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Danes May Bring Back Butter As Government Rolls Back Fat Tax

Denmark plans to abolish its fat tax after barely a year, citing hardships on business and the poor. And while some Danes might celebrate by spreading on the "toothbutter," other countries are watching closely for signs of whether regulating food works as a way to get people to eat healthier.
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Far-Right Greek Party Rides Wave Of Economic Anger

When Golden Dawn arrived on the political scene three years ago, many Greeks dismissed the party as neo-Nazi thugs. But in June, Golden Dawn won 18 of the 300 seats in Parliament, after campaigning on an anti-immigrant and anti-establishment message. Polls now show the party would double its share of seats if elections were held today.
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The Role Of Diplomats In The 21st Century

After the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens in Libya, there's new focus on what it means to be a diplomat in a dangerous world. Kojo explores the role diplomacy plays in American foreign policy.

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Crisis At BBC Spreads As Two News Execs Step Aside

The moves come just days after the BBC's director-general resigned over a news program that wrongly accused a former lawmaker of child abuse. The scandal, which follows another one involving a late BBC star who's been revealed to be a pedophile, has raised big questions about journalistic standards in the modern age.
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A German City With Debt Problems Of Its Own

Oberhausen — Germany's most indebted city — borrows nearly $500,000 daily. It needs the funds not just to keep itself afloat but also to make regular payments intended to revitalize former East German cities. Critics say the payments are unwarranted when Oberhausen itself is in such dire straits.

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