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Major Ukrainian Air Base In Crimea Handed Over To Russia

One of the last important military installations in the region that was still at least partially under Ukrainian control is now firmly in Russia's hands.
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Russia-U.S. Tensions Could Stall Syrian Chemical Weapons Removal

Under international agreement, the chemicals were to be destroyed aboard a U.S. ship escorted by Russian naval vessels. As the two nations square off over Crimea, that collaboration is over for now.
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Russia Warns It May Undercut Iran Talks Over Sanctions

Russia has implied that it may act as a spoiler in the Iran nuclear talks in retaliation for Washington-imposed sanctions over events in Ukraine. Correspondent Peter Kenyon joins Scott Simon.
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In A 'Brilliant' Move, Hamas Puts A Woman Out Front

Isra al-Modallal is the first woman to be the public face of Hamas, the conservative group that rules the Palestinian territory. "Brilliant" is how one Gaza observer describes the decision.
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How Much Will Russian Sanctions Hurt The EU?

Will the sanctions imposed by the U.S. and EU have serious economic consequences? NPR's Scott Simon takes up the question with Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group.
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Leaving Behind The Cartel's 'Songs Of Death'

Narcocorrido singer El Imperial was once the favorite balladeer of the Sinaloa Cartel, living a life that mirrored his songs about drugs, women and death. Then he decided to walk away from it all.
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Polish See Shades Of 1939 In Russia's Crimea Grab

As one of Ukraine's neighbors and a former Soviet satellite state, Poland is deeply affected by Russia's recent annexation of Crimea. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Polish columnist Konstanty Gebert.
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A Tatar's Death Chills Those Who Suffered Under Russia Before

As Russia takes control, the story of Reshat Ametov sends an ominous signal to Crimea's Tatars.
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Russia Formalizes Its Takeover Of Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin completed the annexation of Crimea, signing legislation to take control the contested province. NPR's Gregory Warner gives NPR's Scott Simon the latest from Simferopol.
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More Satellite Images, But Still No Sure Sign Of Missing Jet

Images taken four days ago by a Chinese satellite show something large floating in the same general area of the Indian Ocean as in earlier pictures. But searchers didn't find anything Saturday.

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