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Home Of The Big 3 Becomes The Latest Battlefield In GOP War On Unions

Michigan, home of the American auto industry and thousands of its unionized workers, is likely to be the latest state to sign so-called right-to-work legislation into law by next week.

Greek Hospitals Suffer In Ailing Economy

The economic crisis in Greece is strangling the country’s hospitals, where budgets have been slashed by more than half. As a result, nearly all doctors in both public and private hospitals have seen their pay cut, delayed or even frozen.

Not Just Patriotic, U.S. Manufacturing May Be Smart

The advantages to making products in the U.S. are starting to stack up — and companies are taking notice. Among them are Apple, whichannounced Thursday it plans to start producing some of its Mac computers here instead of in China, and General Electric, which is making big investments at home.

Egypt: Mohamed Morsi cancels decree that gave him sweeping powers

The Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, has scrapped a decree that had generated widespread unrest by awarding him near-absolute powers. But he insisted a referendum on a new constitution would go ahead as planned this week.

Hugo Chavez announces that his cancer has returned

Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez announced on Saturday night he will return to Havana to undergo surgery for the fourth time following the discovery of new cancer cells during his trip to Cuba last week.

Doha climate change deal clears way for ‘damage aid’ to poor nations

Poor countries have won historic recognition of the plight they face from the ravages of climate change, wringing a pledge from rich nations that they will receive funds to repair the “loss and damage” incurred.

William Hague confirms ‘evidence’ of Syrian chemical weapons

William Hague has said he has seen “some evidence” that Bashar al-Assad‘s regime is preparing to use chemical weapons against Syrian rebels.

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