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Cuba's New Mantra: Viva Private Business

Cuban President Raul Castro's economic reforms are taking on a new urgency as the island's biggest benefactor, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, battles cancer and faces re-election. Havana says nearly half of Cuba's economic activity will shift to the private sector in the next several years.
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In Greek Election Campaign, Anger Trumps Civility

This weekend, Greece holds what is expected to be the most fractious parliamentary elections in decades. Voters are so angry they're attacking lawmakers with eggs, yogurt and obscenities. Greeks blame politicians for causing the debt crisis by stealing public money and financial mismanagement.
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Future Unclear For Escaped Chinese Activist

The U.S. and China have agreed to a deal to allow the blind Chinese dissident who sought refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing to resume a normal life. The issue had threatened to overshadow the visit of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to China, probably her last in that role. Under a deal agreed to on Wednesday, the dissident has now left the embassy for a Beijing hospital to be reunited with his family.

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