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Ruling Party On Track To Keep Power In Ukraine

Ukraine's parliamentary elections on Sunday pitted an unpopular government against a fragmented opposition. The ruling Party of the Regions is predicted to hang on to its majority, despite widespread allegations of repression and corruption. One of the main opposition leaders, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, is in prison on charges on what her supporters say are trumped up corruption charges. The next most popular opposition leader is a heavyweight boxing champion with no political experience.
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As U.S. States Look To Add Food Labels, Denmark Looks To Subtract Some

The proliferation of informational food labels can be more confusing than helpful to consumers. So some international groups and the country of Denmark are seeking to pare the 400 or so known labels to a more manageable size.
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Is Religious Violence In Nigeria The Whole Story?

A suicide bomber rammed a car loaded with explosives into a Catholic church in Nigeria Sunday, killing at least 10 people in the latest incident of religious violence in that country. But Margee Ensign, the U.S. born president of the American University Nigeria, is hoping her institution can be a force for peace. She talks with host Michel Martin.
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At 79, Ex-Party Official Lambastes Chinese Leaders

Bao Tong was once a senior figure in the Communist Party. He was ousted and jailed for seven years after the Tiananmen Square events of 1989 and is still followed everywhere by security officers. But he doesn't hesitate to speak his mind, and is a scathing critic of the country's current leaders.
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China's New Leaders Inherit Country At A Crossroads

As China approaches a once-in-a-decade leadership transition, fissures in the country's political system are deepening. A scandal involving a top official has left the party reeling, and calls for reforms are mounting steadily. Critics say the communists of today have become what they once opposed.

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