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Clinton Kicks Off A Busy Week Of Diplomacy

The U.N. General Assembly opens at a time when U.S. embassies and consulates have been the target of protests across the Muslim world. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has met with the presidents of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Libya and Egypt. She says one of her messages is that people in that region don't want to trade the tyranny of the dictator for the tyranny of the mob.
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Americans In China Feel Pinch Of Shifting Economies

In recent years, China's status — like its economy — has continued to rise as the economies in America and Europe have struggled. That shift isn't just reflected in economic numbers, and some American business people in China say they don't feel as respected or as valued as before.
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IMF's Lagarde: Uncertainty Slows Global Recovery

The risks to the global economy from trouble in Europe have diminished somewhat in recent weeks, according to Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund. But she says the dangers from the so-called "fiscal cliff" in the U.S. have increased.
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Mideast: 'Traditionally A 2nd-Term Problem' For U.S.

The peace process in the Middle East has been a back-burner issue for President Obama. Steve Inskeep talks to Jeffrey Goldberg, a correspondent for The Atlantic and a columnist for Bloomberg View, about whether the issue can get more attention after the November presidential election.
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Controversial 'Anti-Jihad' Ads Posted In New York City

A controversial advertisement that equates Muslim jihad with savagery was posted in the New York City subway system on Monday. Pamela Geller, a conservative blogger and so-called "birther," won a court victory last week allowing her to place the ad in 10 stations.

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