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Even Turkey's President Evades Its New Twitter Ban

A Turkish court is trying to ban Twitter, setting off condemnation of the government's increasingly heavy hand and prompting Turks to find a workaround for the social media site.
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A View On The Torture And Terror Of Egyptian Prisons

Fadi Samir, a Christian, was swept up in Egypt's security crackdown and accused of being an Islamist extremist. The abuse he suffered in jail is common treatment for prisoners now.
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Missing Jet Dredges Raw Memories, Sympathy Of Air France Families

Dr. Bernd Gans, the president of the Air France 447 Families Association, discusses an open letter that the group wrote in support of the families of passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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NATO Finds A New Focus In Eastern Europe

Russia's actions in Ukraine have brought NATO's mission into much clearer focus. The military alliance now faces a political crisis in its own backyard, in Eastern Europe and the Baltics.
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Without Orders, Ukrainian Troops Are Anchorless In Crimea

As Russia has consolidated its control over Crimea, the Ukrainian government in Kiev has sent mixed messages. Many troops on the ground are feeling increasingly abandoned, with no clear orders at all.
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Putin's Perspective Abroad Swayed By Quest For Popularity At Home

Lilia Shevtsova of the Carnegie Moscow Center explains what motivated Russian President Vladimir Putin to seek the annexation of Crimea, as well was what may come next in the unrest.
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Two Answers To The Crimean Question: How Should The U.S. Respond?

For more on how the U.S. should respond to the turmoil in Ukraine, Robert Siegel speaks with Stephen Hadley, George W. Bush's former national security adviser, and Strobe Talbott, the former ambassador-at-large to the newly independent states of the dissolved Soviet Union.
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So You Want To Evade Your Country's Twitter Ban? A Workaround

Governments can block sites that they deem dangerous, and for Turkey, that now includes Twitter. How does it work? And how are Turkish residents using it anyway?
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Former White House Official: Putin Wants 'New Russian Empire'

Former Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott and former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley tell NPR that the U.S. and EU must stick together on sanctions.
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Can Europe Wean Itself Off Russian Gas?

Europe has been trying to reduce its energy dependence on Russia for years. The crisis in Crimea has given the effort a greater sense of urgency.

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