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Friday News Roundup - International

Talks between the U.S and Russia to disarm Syria of chemical weapons start with tension. Syrian President Bashar Assad insists the U.S. stop threatening military action and arming Syrian rebels. In Egypt, suicide bombers kill soldiers in Sinai as the new government extends its state of emergency and broadens its crackdown on Islamist militants. A satellite image suggests North Korea is restarting a plutonium reactor. And an Indian judge sentences four men to death for raping and killing a student. A panel of journalists joins guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Bill Cunningham, Iconic 'New York Times' Photographer, Dies At 87

Cunningham worked at the Times for almost 40 years, capturing the fashion trends of the day with a timeless eye.
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With A Zap, Scientists Create Low-Fat Chocolate

Scientists say they've figured out how to reduce the fat in milk chocolate by running it through an electric field. The result is healthier, but is it tastier?
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Tracing The 43-Year History Of The U.K. In The European Union

The U.K. joined the European Union in 1973, hoping to gain from the booming economies on the continent. Historian Timothy Garton Ash explains the reasons why, and how the relationship soured.
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President Obama Acknowledges 'Brexit' To Silicon Valley Crowd

President Obama delivered a speech Friday at Stanford University, and remarked on the Brexit vote in front of a crowd of young, tech-forward, pro-globalization attendees from 170 countries.

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