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Iranians React To Nuclear Deal On Social Media

When Iran's foreign minister confirmed a landmark nuclear deal, he made the announcement via Twitter. Most Iranians have a hard time accessing Twitter freely. David Greene talks to Babak Rahimi, associate professor of communication, culture and religious studies at the University of California, San Diego.
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A View From China, India On Carbon Dioxide Emissions

In the coming decades, carbon dioxide emissions from China, India and other rapidly developing countries are expected to grow rapidly. China and India have said they won't commit to controlling their carbon dioxide emissions. So how are international concerns about climate change viewed in China and India?
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Why Countries Invest Differently In Environmental Issues

We're not just talking about measures to combat global climate change — we're talking about investments in clean water, forests and biodiversity. A new study explores a novel theory about these differences.
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Violence Increases In Central African Republic

David Greene talks to David Smith, of The Guardian, about the deteriorating situation in the Central African Republic. The former French colony has been described as "on the verge of genocide" as sectarian violence has worsened.
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Ex-White House Official Podesta Calls Karzai 'Erratic'

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is delaying a decision on whether to sign a key security deal with the U.S. that would allow American troops to stay in the region. Former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, who now serves as the Chair of the Center for American Progress, talks to Steve Inskeep about what could happen if the deal isn't signed before 2014.
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Karzai Stalls On U.S. Troop Presence In Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said for months that the traditional gathering of tribal elders was necessary to sign off on a security agreement that would keep thousands of U.S. troops in Afghanistan after 2014. The 2,500 Loya Jirga delegates resoundingly approved the deal and called on Karzai to sign it as soon as possible.
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What's In It For U.S. To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

With more and more carbon dioxide spewing from China, India and other rapidly growing nations, some people are asking why the U.S. should bear the expense involved in slashing our own emissions.
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John Kerry: Risk Ready And Looking For A Legacy

Secretary of State John Kerry has been diving into difficult issues ever since he took up the office at Foggy Bottom. He's managed tough negotiations with Afghan President Hamid Karzai over a future, limited role for U.S. troops there. He's re-launched Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, reached a deal with Russia to rid Syria of chemical weapons and is now making headway with Iran to roll back that country's nuclear program. This is a man clearly looking for legacy.
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Long Road Ahead For Permanent Iran Nuclear Deal To Be Reached

The Obama administration says one of the most important gains in the Iran nuclear deal is that it will buy time for negotiations on a more permanent agreement. If no such agreement is reached, sanctions that have been suspended could be re-imposed. But analysts say the obstacles to a final agreement are still huge, and it may not be easy to regain the leverage that sanctions have achieved so far.
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Syrian Regime, Opposition Groups To Start Peace Talks In January

Newly announced talks on ending the conflict in Syria will bring together representatives of the Syrian government and opposition groups. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced that the talks would convene on Jan. 22.

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