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For Hungarian Borrowers, A Mortgage Nightmare

In better times, ordinary Hungarians flocked to low-interest mortgages denominated in Swiss francs. Then, the Hungarian currency crashed and the franc soared, and now 1 million Hungarians face exorbitant payments on properties that have lost value.
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Paul French: "Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China"

Historian and China expert uses modern resources to solve a long forgotten murder mystery in the last days of colonial Peking.

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Perspectives On Foreign Policy - Madeleine Albright and Bruce Riedel

A look back at America's role on the global stage since World War II and a look forward at how the U.S. can best use its position of power as it navigates conflicts and crises around the world.

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Sotol Maker Tries To Break Into U.S. Spirits Market

Americans drank more than 100 million liters of tequila in 2010. It's no wonder then, that a little-known spirit from Mexico is trying to make its name in the United States. Introducing Sotol — a smoky smooth liquor distilled in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.
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Most EU Nations To Sign Pact To Stop Overspending

European Union nations — except Britain and the Czech Republic — have agreed to sign a treaty to enforce budget discipline in the eurozone. European leaders meeting in Brussels Monday also promised to stimulate growth and create jobs.

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