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'We Are Ready To Protect Our Country,' Ukrainian Leader Says

While emphasizing he wants a diplomatic solution to the crisis and conceding his nation's military is far smaller than Russia's, Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Ukraine has "the spirit" to defend itself.
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Pakistan Agrees To Fresh Negotiations With Taliban Reps

Attacks by Taliban splinter groups continue in Pakistan. Retired Pakistani General Talat Masood tells David Greene the Pakistani government's response has not been organized.
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Affleck, Feingold Draw Attention To Violence In Congo

David Greene talks to actor Ben Affleck and Russ Feingold, U.S. special envoy to Congo, about what can be done to stabilize a nation where conflict has been the norm for almost two decades.
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Asset Recovery Workers On The Case Of Ukrainian Kleptocrats

Billions of dollars disappeared from Ukrainian coffers during President Yanukovych's presidency. Stolen asset recovery expert Stuart Gilman tells Linda Wertheimer most of the money won't be recovered.
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Russia May Expedite Passports For Ukraine's Ethnic Russians

With no end in sight to the Ukraine crisis, Russian lawmakers say they're considering a bill to make it easier for ethnic Russians and other Ukrainians to obtain Russian passports.
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U.S. Judge Sides With Chevron In Amazon Pollution Case

He ruled the $9.5 billion verdict against Chevron for oil pollution in the Amazon was obtained illegally and is unenforceable. For more, David Green talks to Paul Barrett of Bloomberg Businessweek.
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Anti-Muslim Video Still Stirring Controversy In The Courtroom

The film ignited protests in the Islamic world, but this copyright claim comes from an American actress who appears in the movie. Google plans to fight a court order to pull the video from YouTube.
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Bin Laden's Brother-In-Law Goes On Trial In Manhattan

Prosecutors say Sulaiman Abu Ghaith agreed to become a spokesman for al-Qaida in the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
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Splinters From Syria Reach Iraqi Kurds

A regional conference in northern Iraq, under way now, is highlighting the shifts and maneuvers set in motion by the Syrian conflict. Alice Fordham reports on the conference from Iraqi Kurdistan.
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Kremlin Tells Reporters Not To Believe Their Eyes In Crimea

Russian President Putin says that there are no extra Russian troops in Crimea — but that claim is being disputed by officials and journalists, who speak of soldiers fanning out across the peninsula.

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