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Romney Struggles To Find Foreign Policy Footing

Once again, Republican Mitt Romney has come under criticism for statements regarding world affairs. But the nominee and his supporters continue to insist that if elected, Romney would offer firmer leadership abroad than President Obama. Here's what we do know about Romney's worldview.
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Chinese Patrol Boats Stand Down In Islands Row With Japan

Chinese patrol boats turned back from the disputed Senkaku islands, which Japan nationalized earlier this week despite Beijing's long-running claim of sovereignty.
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What Anti-Islam Film Says About Free Speech And The 'Heckler's Veto'

Google took down the YouTube video blamed for inciting Middle East violence — but only in Libya and Egypt. These days, it's often companies, not governments, making these decisions on behalf of millions of people.
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How African Cattle Herders Wiped Out An Ancient Plague

Enlisting nomadic African herders finally helped the world eliminate the cattle plague rinderpest. But the veterinarians, who had the power to shut the program down, had to be rewarded for success, too.
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Ally Or Not? The White House Seeks To Nuance Obama's Remarks On Egypt

President Obama, referring to Egypt, told the Spanish-language Telemundo: "I don't think that we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy."
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Friday Prayers In Muslim Countries Bring Wider Anti-American Protests

The protests against an anti-Islam film have spread beyond Egypt, Libya and Yemen to countries such as Afghanistan and Indonesia.
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Coptic Christians In U.S. Fear 'Terrible' Reaction In Egypt To Muhammad Film

The film Innocence of Muslims, which denigrates Islam and its prophet, Muhammad, has put the spotlight on a little-known community. Egypt's Coptic Christians have been coming to the U.S. since the 1950s, but are emigrating in greater numbers since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak last year.

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