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Austerity Deal Spurs Backlash In Greece

Melissa Block speaks with economist Elena Panaritis — a member of the Greek parliament and an economic adviser to Prime Minister Loukas Papademos — about her vote for the Greek austerity deal and the vehement backlash against it.
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Should U.S. Constitution Be An International Model?

Egypt is set to start rewriting its constitution in March, a year after the fall of president Hosni Mubarak in February 2011. During a visit to Egypt, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she "would not look to the U.S. Constitution if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012."
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Op-Ed: U.S. Should Use 'Tough Love' In Syria

In an op-ed in The Washington Post, Georgetown professor Daniel Byman says U.S. policy focuses too much on removing the dictator and not on filling the void left behind. He says that to help in Syria, the U.S. and its allies should train the rebels and use "tough love to cajole and reward the opposition."
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Backlash Over Eurozone Austerity Measures

The Dutch government falls and Spain slips back into recession. Fallout from German-imposed austerity measures and new concerns over eurozone economies

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Israel Blames Iran For Twin Attacks On Diplomats

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blames Iran and Hezbollah for a blast that ripped through a diplomatic car in India and what officials said was a foiled car bombing in Georgia.
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Greeks Clash With Police Over Latest Austerity Measures

Riots break out after the Greek parliament passes harsh new austerity measures aimed at saving the country from default.
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Greek Protesters Rally Against Drastic Cuts

Greece's capital city was in flames Sunday night as thousands of Greeks rioted over proposed austerity measures. Despite the violence, Greek lawmakers signed off on the measures as part of a bailout deal to save the country from a chaotic default. European leaders now need to approve the deal.
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Fierce Winter Devastates Parts Of Europe

Europe is experiencing its worst winter weather since the eighties. Another snowstorm struck over the weekend — blocking food, urgent deliveries and isolating rural residents. Hundreds of people, mainly the homeless, have died in sub-zero temperatures.

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