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Sinosphere Blog: ‘The Storm of Reality’: Chinese Poetic Voices From the Lower Tier of Society


Reacting to a far more complicated, and in some ways tougher, reality than when a last wave of poetry caught public attention in the 1980s, new voices are emerging from China’s working class.






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BelÉm Journal: Daring Fare, From the Amazon’s Mouth to Yours


A Brazilian chef who passed up the glamour of São Paulo is helping change his country’s cuisine with the help of flavors from the rain forest.






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Assassination in Tunisia Draws Spouse Into Politics


Mbarka Brahmi is campaigning for the seat of her husband, Mohamed Brahmi, the left-wing politician whose assassination by an Islamist extremist group last year sent Tunisia into a crisis.






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Oil Gives Kurds a Path to Independence, and Conflict With Baghdad


Kurdish officials are desperately trying to sell oil abroad, even as the Iraqi government and the United States are blocking their attempts.






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Uruguay votes for new president; marijuana reform hangs in balance

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguayans vote on Sunday in a presidential election with the ruling leftist party trying to fend off a young center-right challenger who promises to undo a pioneering marijuana law.






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Brazil votes in tight presidential runoff split along class lines

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilians vote on Sunday in a bitterly-contested election that pits a leftist president with strong support among the poor against a centrist senator who is promising pro-business policies to jumpstart a stagnant economy.
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Ukraine votes in poll likely to strengthen president's hand

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainians voted on Sunday in an election that is likely to install a pro-Western parliament and strengthen President Petro Poroshenko's mandate to end separatist conflict in the east, but may fuel tension with Russia.






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Japanese PM Abe's public support slumps in wake of resignations: Yomiuri poll

TOKYO (Reuters) - Public approval of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government slumped after the resignation of two high-profile cabinet ministers last week, according to a poll published on Sunday, adding more pressure on Abe as he struggles to turn around the Japanese economy.






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