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Romney, GOP Pounce On Obama's Russia Comment

President Obama might have thought he was getting a break from domestic politics when he traveled to South Korea. But one remark to the Russian president, which wasn't meant for public consumption, has given Republicans fodder to criticize Obama on foreign policy.

Abuse Claims Follow Mafia Crackdown In Chinese City

The downfall of ambitious politician Bo Xilai exposed a bitter, high-level political power struggle in China. Now, victims of his crackdown on organized crime are breaking their silence, with stories of torture and disregard for the law that reveal the campaign's dark side.

Tsunami 'Ghost Ship' Crosses Pacific

After one year and thousands of miles, a Japanese fishing boat has made its way across the Pacific — with no one on board. The rusty ship was apparently sent adrift during the Japanese tsunami. Nancy Wallace, director of the Marine Debris Program with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, discusses the "ghost ship."

Syria OKs Annan Plan, But Violence Persists

U.N. officials say the Syrian government has accepted a peace plan put forward by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. But there is no sign of a let-up in the violence across Syria.