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Public Opinion May Give Russia An Edge In Snowden Case

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden remains in diplomatic limbo in the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, an irritant to Russian President Vladimir Putin. He has little sympathy for Snowden, but doesn't want to appear to cave in to U.S. demands for his return.
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When It Comes To Extraditions, Russia Often Cooperates

Moscow has refused to extradite NSA leaker Edward Snowden to the U.S., but the country cooperates with former Soviet states. Russia has also cooperated with Western governments in some cases.
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Morsi Supporters Fear Nearing Crackdown On Islamist Groups

There have been more mass protests in Cairo and other cities. Analysts fear more violence amid expectations of a crackdown on Islamists by the army and police.
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Church Invested In Pay Day Loan Companies It Admonished

The archbishop of Canterbury says he is embarrassed by revelations that the Church of England indirectly invested in a payday loan firm that he had pledged to put out of business.
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Fight Brews Over Who Will Pay To Clean Up Quebec Train Crash

More than two weeks after a fiery train crash left 47 dead in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, the town's center remains in shambles, while a criminal investigation and lawsuits are underway.
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MERS Virus Update

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is an illness caused by a newly discovered virus in the same family as SARS. Most of the documented cases have come from Saudi Arabia, which has seen a 54 percent mortality rate in those patients. Martin Cetron, director of the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses the emerging virus.
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A Tale Of Two Massive Rallies In Egypt

Egypt's army chief called this week for rallies to give him a mandate to stage a "war against terrorism" against Islamists. His call drew a huge response from opponents — as well as supporters — of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
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French Court Charges Strauss-Kahn With 'Aggravated Pimping'

Prosecutors say the former head of the International Monetary Fund and would-be French presidential candidate was involved in a prostitution ring in the northern city of Lille.
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Stamps, Jeans, Beer: What Americans Want From North Korea

U.S. citizens who want to buy stuff from North Korea have to send a letter to the government asking for special permission. We got copies of those letters.
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The North Korea Files

Read letters sent by U.S. citizens and businesses, asking for special permission to do business with North Korea.

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