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U.S., Russia At Odds Over Moscow's Plan To Arm Syria

Russia's talk of sending advanced surface-to-air missiles and fighter jets to Syria has increased tensions between Washington and Moscow.

Turkish Police, Anti-Government Protesters Clash

What started out as a peaceful sit-in against redevelopment plans for a park in Istanbul has erupted into wider political protests.

Top Khmer Rouge Leaders Apologize For Regime's Atrocities

Nuon Chea, the number two leader in the genocidal Cambodian regime, and head of state Khieu Samphan, say they regret the killings of the 1970s.
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A New Era In Prosecuting Crimes Against Humanity?

With the trial of Gen. Jose Efrain Rios Montt, Guatemala became the first country to try a former leader domestically for genocide.


Nordic Diet Could Be Local Alternative To Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest styles of eating in the world. But in many regions, including Denmark and Sweden, it's not easy to follow when olive oil is hard to find. Now Nordic researchers are exploring the health benefits of a Nordic diet, based on local foods like herring and bilberries.

Rio Goes High-Tech, With An Eye Toward Olympics, World Cup

New technology is changing the way cities are run, with cutting-edge urban innovations around the globe. Sprawling, chaotic Rio de Janeiro has built a state-of-the-art operations center as it gears up for two major events.

Can A Huge Hog Deal Pose A National Security Risk?

A Chinese company plans to buy U.S. pork giant Smithfield Foods for nearly $5 billion. The deal may undergo review by an interagency panel known as the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. The panel has played a significant role in shaping foreign investments in this country for nearly four decades.