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For A Third Time, Putin Returns As Russia's President

Vladimir Putin was sworn in Monday for a six-year term as president of Russia. In his inauguration speech, Putin said he was committed to democracy. But anti-Putin activists are not convinced and staged protests on the streets of Moscow.
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Four Possible Post-Election Moves For Greece, France

After a weekend election that created even more potential uncertainty for both countries, observers weigh in on what could happen next.
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Greek, French Voters Hope For Fresh Start

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and a number of Greek incumbents in parliament became the latest victims of growing frustration among voters across Europe over the ongoing debt crisis and widespread austerity measures. President-elect Francois Hollande has promised France a "fresh start."
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What Putin's Latest Election Says About Russia

Protesters and police collided in Moscow as Vladimir Putin again took the oath of office as president of Russia for his third term. Former ambassador Stephen Sestanovich from the Council on Foreign Relations talks about whether the "new" Putin will be different from the Putin of his first two terms.

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