The EU's 'Shameful Directive'

European Union member states are now able to detain undocumented people for periods up to 18 months without any form of due process. Before, this was only possible for a maximum period of 6 months.

EU Ministers End Sanctions against Cuba

The European Union agreed on Thursday to revoke its sanctions against Cuba, reported the bloc’s foreign relations commissioner, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, quoted by Reuters.

Vietnam, UK seek cooperation in climate change

Vietnam and the UK have discussed ways to promote bilateral cooperation in coping with climate change and controlling environmental pollution during a week-long visit by Minister of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) Pham Khoi Nguyen.

Europe Entangled over Lisbon Treaty

The six-month summit of heads of state and governments of the European Union (EU) ends Friday with no accord on a foreseeable date to approve the Lisbon Treaty, rejected in a referendum by Ireland.

After, Irish NO Vote, Greek Communists Demand Referendum on Lisbon Treaty

The NO vote of the Irish people proves that the arguments about the so-called 'Irish model' and 'the most favored country' concerned the interests of the bourgeois and not the people.

Scottish Trades Union Congress welcomes British Communist report

The Scottish TUC welcomed a new economic report by the Communist Party of Britain Scottish committee on Friday as an important contribution to the debate on enhancing democratic control of the economy.

French Government Seeks Fight Over 35-Hour Work Week

There can no longer be any doubt about it: The government has chosen to fight the trade unions in order to adopt, come what may, its destructive labor plans.

London Police Attack Bush Protesters with Truncheons

The intensity of the physical assault by police on the anti-war demonstrators in London on Sunday evening should not really have surprised anybody, although it has shocked a considerable number.

China and Russia in a Changing World

The new Russian President Medvedev traveled to China on his first visit abroad. Beyond the new announced cooperation agreements, which confirm the forward momentum of the commercial relations between China and Russia, the two countries also signed a joint statement on some important international issues.

Ireland Votes No on Lisbon Treaty

Despite the all the resources and political bullying and blackmail from both the the Irish and the EU establishments and a hostile mass media they overcame all of them and secured a victory for national democracy not just for Ireland but for all the peoples of EU.

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