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Russia To Go It Alone On Nuke Disarmament

Russia announced this week that it would no longer work to disarm nuclear and chemical weapons under the U.S. program known as Nunn Lugar. This was a very successful program that reduced Russia's stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction over the past 20 years. U.S. money and expertise drove the program, but now the Russians believe they have plenty of both to continue the job on their own. NPR's Mike Shuster reports.
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Cyprus' Divided Capital A Last Vestige Of War

The Iron Curtain fell more than two decades ago, but one capital in Europe remains divided: Nicosia, in the tiny island-nation of Cyprus. A 1974 war between Cyprus and neighboring Turkey left the two ethnic populations on the island — Greek and Turkish Cypriots — separated and embittered.
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Do Chinese Tech Firms Pose U.S. Security Threat?

The U.S.-China economic relationship is under pressure again with allegations from the House Intelligence Committee that two top Chinese telecom firms are security threats. China responded by saying the report could damage relations with the U.S.
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American Documented Syria's War From Inside

Robert Siegel talks with Obaida Hitto, a 25-year-old Syrian American from Texas who spent five months assisting the Free Syrian Army in Deir al-Zour on the Euphrates River, near the border of Iraq. He documented the violence in the eastern Syrian city through videos he posted on the Internet, until he was injured in a mortar attack by Bashar Assad's forces at the end of September. He is now recovering in Istanbul.
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Ryan Attacks Biden On Libya Post-Debate

One day after Congressman Paul Ryan debated Vice President Joe Biden, Mitt Romney took to the campaign trail in Virginia and Ohio.
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Cemetery For Hezbollah Martyrs Continues To Grow

In the Beirut cemetery where martyrs of Hezbollah are buried, new graves are appearing more frequently. It's unclear where the men were killed, but members of Syria's opposition accuse the militant group, allied with Iran, of sending fighters into Syria to aid the Bashar Assad regime. It's an accusation that Hezbollah denies. One Shiite analyst says Hezbollah members have been disappearing since last year and families have been instructed not to speak about it.

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