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Illegal Fishing, Molotov Cocktails, A Daring Escape

Vannak Prum was forced to work on a Thai fishing boat for three years before he escaped by jumping overboard. With little oversight, rogue captains buy men like Prum from traffickers and use them to plunder the fishing grounds of surrounding nations. One expert calls it "a perfect storm of slavery and environmental degradation."
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As G-20 Summit Closes, A Look At Its History

As this year's G-20 Summit comes to an end, Robert Siegel talks to David Shorr, program officer and foreign policy specialist at the Stanley Foundation, about the summit's history and why it's so difficult for its members to reach a consensus.
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Russian Ship Carting Helicopters To Syria Turns Back

A Russian ship carrying attack helicopters to Syria has turned back to Russia. The ship's insurer lifted its coverage when it learned it was carrying arms. The Pentagon says supplying Syria with arms that could be used against civilians would be "intolerable."
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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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