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Why Is Guinea's Ebola Outbreak So Unusual?

The virus does not typically spread as far afield as it has in Guinea — and that makes it much harder to stop.
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Still Reeling From Crisis, Ukraine Prepares For Presidential Vote

A former prime minister and a candy billionaire lead the pack of presidential contenders for the May election. One big question is whether voters in Crimea, which Russia now controls, will have a say.
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Russians Beyond Russian Borders Spell Distress For Eastern Europe

Stephen Sestanovich, the former U.S. ambassador-at-large to the Soviet Union, speaks about potential flashpoints where, like Crimea, large concentrations of Russians live outside Russia.
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Kerry Weighs Wildcard In Mideast Talks: Freedom For Israeli Spy

The U.S. might release a notorious Israeli spy in order to keep peace talks with the Palestinians going — but the idea faces backlash both in the U.S. and abroad.
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With Egyptian Elections Little In Doubt, Can Its Democracy Survive?

Dr. Mohamed Aboulghar, the leader of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, discusses the upcoming presidential elections in Egypt and the state of democracy more generally in the country.
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Not An April Fools' Joke: Russians Petition To Get Alaska Back

After Crimea, is Alaska next? A petition on the White House website calling for just that has more than 37,000 signatures.
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As Peace Talks Falter, Kerry Cancels Meeting With Abbas

John Kerry made the announcement after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas asked to join international organizations, a move that is opposed by the U.S. and Israel.
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Global Airlines Call For Better Tracking Method After Flight 370

"We cannot let another aircraft simply vanish," the head of the International Air Travel Association says.
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The Arguments For And Against Releasing Jonathan Pollard

The formal naval intelligence analyst is serving a life term for spying for Israel. This is not the first time his case has cropped up in the larger context of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.
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China's Military Latest Target In Anti-Corruption Drive

A former top general of the People's Liberation Army has been indicted for his allegedly lavish lifestyle and investigators say there's evidence of wrongdoing at key military units.

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