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To Understand Putin's Policy, Dissect The Kremlin's Inner Circles

Some foreign policy analysts say that factions in Moscow are competing to influence Russian President Vladimir Putin as he decides policy on Ukraine. Others say that Putin is pursuing his own line.
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For Two Sarajevo Women, A Chance Friendship Forged In The Ashes Of War

A chance encounter in Sarajevo brings together two women of different generations, survivors of different wars, who connect over their shared loss.
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In Gaza, A Day That Begins In Fear Ends In Cease-Fire Agreement

The day began with Israel's military calling up 16,000 more reservists, stoking fears of a widening offensive in Gaza; it ended with a 72-hour cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas.
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Israel Allowed To Tap U.S. Munitions Cache For Gaza Offensive

The stockpile, located on Israeli soil, was set up in the 1980s as an emergency supply during wartime. The last time the U.S. granted Israel permission to use it was during the 2006 Lebanon war.
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Kidnapping Is A Lucrative Business For Al-Qaida, Documents Show

Last year, journalist Rukmini Callimachi found thousands of al-Qaida documents in Timbuktu in Mali. She tells Fresh Air about al-Qaida's strategy of kidnapping Europeans and demanding ransoms.
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Flight Delays In China Leave Travelers Feeling Squeezed

Air traffic snarls at some of eastern China's busiest airports have stranded thousands of travelers and highlighted the increasing competition for airspace between military and civilian flights.
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'Africa Is Champion': Reporting From A Changing Continent

Tell Me More has been dedicated to covering stories from Africa. Host Michel Martin speaks to NPR's Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about reporting on the changing continent.
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Mexican Journalist Hopes His Reporting Can 'Bridge The Gap'

Tell Me More has regularly turned to Alfredo Corchado for insight on Mexico. He gives host Michel Martin one last look into his reporter's notebook.
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Despite Progress Of LGBT Rights In U.S., Challenges Remain Abroad

Around the world, it can still be very hard to live as an openly gay man. Host Michel Martin learns more from two LGBT activists: Jamaican Maurice Tomlinson and Nigerian Bisi Alimi.
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Ghanaian Rapper Hopes To Take His 'Afropolitan Dreams' Back Home

Host Michel Martin speaks with rapper Samuel Bazawule, better known as Blitz the Ambassador, about his new album, "Afropolitan Dreams."

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