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Crocker On Afghanistan's 'Extraordinary Achievement'

Renee Montagne speaks with U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker as he prepares to step down from his posting.
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Geithner Meets With European Financial Officials

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is meeting Monday with his German counterpart; he's also set to talk with the head of the European Central Bank. The U.S. has been stepping up pressure on Europe to fix its debt crisis.
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Paris Transit Launches Politeness Campaign

The public transport authority received complaints about train etiquette. New billboards poke fun at bad manners, featuring Frenchmen with giant animal heads: a donkey spitting out gum, a frog leaping the turnstile, a chicken clucking loudly on her cellphone.
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Cars For Clunkers: Myanmar Swaps Old Rides For New

Until recently, few people in Myanmar had cars because only the ruling elite could afford imported vehicles. But a new policy that lets ordinary Burmese buy imported cars, too, has rusting jalopies slowly disappearing from city streets. The car policy is emblematic of the country's rapid and chaotic reforms.
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Olympic Flame Missed From London Skyline

One of the most recognizable symbols of the Olympics is invisible to all but a relative few.

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