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The NATO Summit And Securing Afghanistan’s Future

Afghanistan tops the agenda of the NATO summit in Chicago. The United States, its allies and sharing the $4 billion-a-year cost for Afghan security.

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Ambassador Crocker Focuses On Afghanistan's Future

Morning Edition's Renee Montagne continues her reporting from the Afghan capital Kabul on the future of Afghanistan. She sits down with the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker.
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Violence In Syria Has Not Abated

Over the weekend, Syrian troops continued their brutal campaign against those who oppose the regime of President Bashar Assad. And a questionable video has been released by a group claiming responsibility for massive explosions that shook Syria's capital last week.
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Voters, Economists Agree: Austerity Not The Answer

Tempers are boiling in Greece and other European nations that traded bailouts for a strict austerity plan. Some say Germany's rigid solution is already failing, and may even fracture the euro zone. If that happens, that'll be very bad news for the U.S., too.
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Opposition Wins Major State Vote In Germany

Voters in Germany's most populous state, North Rhine Westphalia, have delivered a major blow to the ruling party, the Christian Democrats, led by Chancellor Angela Merkel. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz talks with Michael Kolz, the chief political reporter for German station Phoenix, about why the results in North Rhine Westphalia matter and what they mean for the left-wing Social Democrats.
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In Zimbabwe's Media, It's All About Robert Mugabe

Under an agreement three years ago, Zimbabwe's government was supposed to start easing its grip on the media. But that hasn't happened, and Zimbabweans often resort to listening to foreign broadcasts.
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Egyptian Candidate's Broad Appeal Has Risks

In Egypt, a one-time leader of the Muslim Brotherhood is emerging as a leading candidate in this month's presidential election. He's considered a moderate Islamist who appeals to secular and religious Egyptians. But, as we hear from reporter Merrit Kennedy in Cairo, the candidate is walking a tightrope trying to stay true to his agenda.
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Al-Qaida Infiltration 'Important' But 'Not Unheard Of'

Host Rachel Martin speaks with former CIA official Philip Mudd about the British undercover agent who helped thwart terrorists and the newest version of the underwear bomb.

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