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When NATO Comes To Wales, The Welsh Plan To Relish The Spotlight

Foreign leaders are descending on Wales for this week's NATO summit, and the influx is a big deal for the small country on the western edge of the UK. Roy Noble of BBC Radio Wales explains just what this means for the region.
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Hong Kong's Drive For Open Elections Runs Low On Steam

Earlier this week, China insisted that the people of Hong Kong would not be allowed to nominate candidates for the territory's next leader. Occupy Central, a local democracy movement, is threatening to shut down the city's financial district in protest — but organizers acknowledge that only 3,000 people have signed pledges to participate.
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From Estonia, Obama Talks Tough On Islamic State And Russia

President Obama visited Estonia, in an attempt to reassure Estonians of the support of the U.S. and NATO. Estonia and its neighbors Latvia and Lithuania are all NATO members, but they have grown increasing concerned about a potential security threat from Russia.
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U.S. Airstrikes Might Narrow Aims Of Somalia's Leading Jihadi Group

U.S. airstrikes in Somalia this week targeted leaders of the al-Shabaab Islamist militant group. The group has claimed responsibility for many bombings in Somalia, as well as the 2013 attack on neighboring Kenya's Westgate mall. What could the death of al-Shabaab's leader mean for the group?
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Health Officials Warn Ebola Is Spreading Faster Than Efforts To Contain It

A high-level delegation from the World Health Organization is in D.C. this week for talks with U.S. leaders about the Ebola outbreak. The United Nations group is seeking commitments from donor countries to meet a projected need of $600 million to control the epidemic. Meanwhile, the outbreak shows no signs of slowing in West Africa.
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Months After Atrocities In Tikrit, Iraqi Parents Demand Answers

Iraq's parliament was overrun Wednesday by men whose sons disappeared and were likely killed when the Islamic State captured Tikrit in June. They brandished sticks as they burst through security, assaulted people and staged a sit-in at the meeting hall. Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch is saying that nearly 800 men were killed in the attack on Tikrit.
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Ukrainian Strife Takes A Turn Toward Peace, In A Confusing Way

There's some confusion in Ukraine, as conflicting reports surface about Moscow and Kiev's conversations on ways to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, President Obama is in Estonia, ahead of this week's NATO meeting.
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U.S. Doctor Didn't Treat Ebola Patients Yet Still Caught The Virus

Dr. Rick Sacra cared for pregnant women and for children in the obstetrics ward of ELWA Hospital in Liberia, run by the Christian Aid group SIM. He is the third American diagnosed with the disease.
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Calm After Ebola Storm: Quarantined Neighborhood Opens Up

They were angry about the treatment center. They didn't all believe the virus was real. But after protests, violence and a quarantine, many residents of West Point are no longer Ebola doubters.
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Can NATO Find A Way To Contain Russia?

The crisis in Ukraine is exactly the type of confrontation that NATO wanted to preempt by expanding eastward over the past two decades. Yet Russia still views NATO as a threat.

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