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A Look At Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Candidate

On Monday, the Muslim Brotherhood announced their candidate Mohamed Morsi had won the presidential elections in Egypt, defeating the former prime minister during President Hosni Mubarak's regime. The 60-year-old, American-educated engineer represents the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party. Official results are due Thursday. Melissa Block speaks with Samer Shehata, Assistant Professor of Arab Politics at Georgetown University, about Morsi's life and political agenda if elected President.
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Ukraine's $13 Billion Bid For European Relevance

Ukraine was hoping that co-hosting the Euro 2012 soccer championship would showcase its entry into the European community of nations. It hasn't turned out that way. Several leaders, including Germany's Angela Merkel, have stayed away to protest the jailing of Ukraine's former prime minister.
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Germany Resists Concessions To Greek Bailout Terms

At the G-20 summit in Mexico, German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated her tough line that bailout terms for Greece are not negotiable. Since accepting the tough conditions of the bailout, there's been talk that Greece's new ruling party wants to seek some concessions on the terms of the rescue package.
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Syria Creates Hand-Wringing, But No Intervention

The death toll keeps rising in Syria. But after a decade of fighting in the broader region, the U.S. and other Western countries have shown no interest in military action this time.
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For One Counterfeiter, It's Art, Not A Crime

Hans-Jurgen Kuhl started painting at ten and in his 20s, experimented with clothing design. Later in life he discovered his greatest art form — counterfeiting money. In a piece for Wired, contributing editor David Wolman tells the story of Kuhl, who viewed his work fabricating $100 bills as art.
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Russian Ship Carrying Helicopters Bound For Syria Turns Back, U.K. Says

After a London-based firm canceled the ship's insurance policy, it reversed course, according to British Foreign Secretary William Hague. The MV Alaed was off the coast of Scotland when it turned back.
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La Source: Helping a Haitian Village Survive

A university janitor is the unlikely subject of a documentary film. But in his home country of Haiti, Josue Lajeunesse is helping his village survive.

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Disqualified From Office

The top court in Pakistan ruled Tuesday that Prime Minister Yousuf Reza Gilani is not eligible to hold office because of an earlier contempt conviction. For more on this development, Steve Inskeep speaks to Declan Walsh of The New York Times.

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