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What Will Happen If Greece Leaves The Eurozone?

Robert Siegel talks with Greek economist Gikas Hardouvelis in Athens about his skepticism over Greece leaving the Eurozone.
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Turkey Drawn Into Iraq, Iran Oil Dispute

Officials in northern Iraq caused a stir in Baghdad in May when they brought Turkey's oil minister to endorse a pipeline deal that would bring Kurdish-produced oil directly to Turkey and markets beyond. Outraged Baghdad officials said Ankara was playing a dangerous game, insisting on central government approval rights of all Kurdish oil exports. Analysts say Turkey may be enjoying a rare period of better ties with the Kurdish Regional Government than with Baghdad at the moment, but it's running the risk of cutting off lucrative economic opportunities in the rest of Iraq.
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Americans Appear At NGO Trial In Egypt

Egyptian-American Dawat Soulam wanted to be a part her country's revolution and got a job training political parties with the democracy promotion group, the International Republican Institute. Soulam quit soon after, complaining that the U.S.-funded group refused to work with Islamist parties. She raised concerns with Egyptian authorities about that and questioned IRI's other activities. Months later, the IRI and other U.S. and Egyptian NGO's had their offices raided and shut. These revelations come at a complicated time as U.S. and Egyptian NGO's are back in court in Cairo.
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U.S. Drone Strike Kills One Of Al-Qaida's Top Leaders

U.S. officials say a drone strike killed al-Qaida's number two operative. Abu Yahya al-Libi had risen to the top ranks within the terrorist group after the death of Osama bin Laden. He gained notoriety in 2005 after escaping from the prison at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. A U.S. official says Abu Yahya's death is a major blow to the group. Robert Siegel talks to Tom Gjelten for more.
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Queen Elizabeth 'Humbled' By Diamond Jubilee

The four day celebration of Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the throne drew to a close in London on Tuesday. There was a service of thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral. Prince Phillip was ailing so the Queen's throne was moved to the same row as her family so she wouldn't have to sit alone. Then there was lunch at Westminster for 700 people including some commoners. Finally, a carriage ride to Buckingham Palace where the Queen appeared once again on the famous balcony.

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