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Worried By The Debt Crisis, Soccer Distracts Europe

Beset by economic problems caused by the eurozone financial crisis, Europeans have been turning to one of their favorite sports, soccer, for a distraction. Over the weekend, they were watching the quarterfinals of the Euro 2012 soccer championships.
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European Leaders To Meet To Consider Eurozone Fix

When European Union leaders gather later this week, it will be their 19th summit since the Greek financial crisis began to undermine the euro. That was three years ago. After so many inconclusive summits, markets are anxious to see if leaders can finally agree on how to save the euro.
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Putin Visits Israel During Middle East Uncertainty

Russian President Vladimir Putin is making a rare visit to Israel, with an entourage of some 300 officials and businessmen. The war in Syria and Iran's suspect nuclear program will figure prominently in Putin's talks with Prime Minister Netanyahu and other Israeli officials.
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Despite Election, Egypt's Military Wields Real Power

Mohamed Morsi has been named the winner of Egypt's presidential election. His victory has many Egyptians worried about a member of the Muslim Brotherhood heading the country. Still, Egypt's ruling military leaders are not likely to give up power any time soon.
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Djokovic, Sharapova Top Seeds At Wimbledon

Action begins Monday in the Wimbledon tennis championships in London. John Wertheim of Sports Illustrated talks to Steve Inskeep about the most prestigious tournament in tennis. Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova are the top seeds.
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Tough Road Ahead For Egypt's New President, Islamists

Millions of unemployed young people, a corrupt oligarchy, a massive underclass and religious tension are just a few of the problems Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood face. Also, the ruling military council has effectively stripped most of Morsi's powers and dissolved the Brotherhood-dominated Parliament.

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