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Pakistan Deals With Flooding, Terrorism Accusations

Severe flooding in Pakistan's Sindh Province has affected eight million people, and covered millions of acres of cropland. This disaster follows last year's epic floods, which were also in southern Pakistan. The country is also dealing with the fallout of an accusation by a top American military official that Pakistan's intelligence agency supported insurgent attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.
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Europe's Debt Crisis Casts Cloud Over U.S. Economy

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's trip to Europe last week reflected American concerns over Europe's economic woes. The Americans would like to see a swift European response, but that's a tall task when so many nations must agree on a plan.
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Yemen's President Returns Months After Attack

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has returned to the country after more than three months in Saudi Arabia for medical treatment. He had left Yemen after being seriously injured in a rocket attack. The country has faced turmoil in recent months as anti-government demonstrators called for the ouster of Saleh. Freelance journalist Tom Finn talks to Steve Inskeep about Saleh's return.
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Pakistan Responds To Sharp Accusation From U.S.

Pakistan lashed out at the U.S. for accusing the country's most powerful intelligence agency of supporting extremist attacks against American targets in Afghanistan. Steve Inskeep talks to Alex Rodriguez, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, about what Pakistan had to say.
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A Greek Default Would Spread Debt Contagion

European leaders insist they will take all necessary measures to ensure Greece does not default on its debt. A default would throw Greece's economy — and the European banking system — into deeper crisis. But many financial experts are advocating an orderly default. They argue it will be painful but preferable to round-after-round of painful austerity measures and more uncertainty.
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U.S. Rebukes Pakistan For Ties To Afghan Extremists

During a hearing Thursday on Capitol Hill, the top U.S. military officer, Adm. Mike Mullen, issued a stern warning to Pakistan over ties between that country's spy agency and groups attacking U.S. forces in Afghanistan. But it's unclear what the U.S. proposes to do in response.

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