A weekend of protests in Russia has forced President Dmitry Medvedev to order an investigation into allegations of electoral fraud during last week's parliamentary vote. There hasn't been demonstrations like this in Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Growing evidence suggests that kids who are allowed to drink in the home are at greater risk of developing alcohol-related problems. That's unwelcome news in France, a nation known for its love of wine that's now grappling with a binge-drinking problem among teens.
By all appearances, China has been one of the countries least affected by the global downturn in recent years. But the Chinese government stepped up spending to keep its economy going, and many local governments now face serious debt problems.
The last American troops are coming home from Iraq this month, and President Obama is marking the occasion with a series of events to commemorate the conclusion of the war. On Wednesday at Fort Bragg, N.C., he and the first lady will thank troops for their service.
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