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Greece Has New Prime Minister

New Democracy party leader Antonis Samaras has been sworn in. He framed last weekend's election as a referendum on keeping the euro as Greece's official currency.
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If WikiLeaks' Assange Steps Out, He's Due To Be Arrested

He's reportedly still inside Ecuador's embassy in London, where he showed up Tuesday and asked for political asylum.
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Will Egypt's Generals Use News About Mubarak To Further Delay Democracy?

Some Egyptians fear the military is going to further "bamboozle the democratic process," NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports. The concern: Generals will cite Mubarak's declining health — or death if that happens — as a reason to put off reforms.
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Oxford To Honor Suu Kyi After Years Of House Arrest

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is getting an honorary doctorate from Oxford Wednesday. Last week, she formally accepted the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. As she tours Europe, Suu Kyi is being honored for her nonviolent political protest against a military junta that kept her under house arrest for most of the last 20 years. But her philosophy of civil disobedience might have to change to fit her new role as a politician back home.
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G-20 Leaders Promise To Promote Economic Growth

Leaders of the world's biggest economies wrapped up the G-20 summit in Mexico Tuesday with a promise to work together to promote jobs. The meeting comes amid worrisome signs of slowing growth in the United States and elsewhere.
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Assange Seeks Asylum At Ecuador's London Embassy

WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange has taken refuge at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. He's seeking asylum in the South American country. Assange is trying to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he's wanted for questioning related to allegations of sexual assault.

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