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Deal Would Allow Activist To Leave China

The U.S. and China formed the outlines of a deal Friday in an attempt to resolve the dispute over Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said progress was made to fulfill Guangcheng's request to take his family abroad. David Greene talks to NPR's Michele Kelemen for the latest on the story.
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'Elegant Solution' Possible For Chinese Activist; He May Study Abroad

China's Foreign Ministry said today that Chen Guangcheng may apply to study at a university outside China. If he is allowed to do that, it could resolve the diplomatic crisis over the activist's fate.
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Political Change Slow To Come To Bahrain

Opposition activists in Bahrain are still fighting for political change. David Greene talks to opposition leader Khalil Al-Marzooq, and Maryam Al-Khawaja, the daughter of a prominent imprisoned human rights activist, about the pace of change, and the fate of jailed democracy activists in Bahrain.
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China: Chen May Apply To Study Abroad

In a statement on its website Friday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said activist Chen Guangcheng would be allowed to apply to study abroad. Chen, who had escaped from house arrest, earlier said he wanted asylum in the U.S. But before that, he had told U.S. officials he would like to remain on Chinese soil.
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Spaniards' Hopes For Economic Relief Dashed

After months of punishing austerity measures, some in Spain want a break and maybe even some stimulus from Europe. But that didn't happen at Thursday's meeting of the governing board of the European Central Bank.
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Diplomats Up Efforts To Avert War Between Sudans

Critical, unresolved quarrels over issues such as oil and borders have led the two Sudans to the brink of war. A U.N. Security Council resolution gives the nations until Friday to stop fighting — or face possible sanctions. Then, they have two weeks to begin negotiating a way out of their disputes.

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