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NATO Chief: No Sign Russian Troops Leaving Ukraine Border

The secretary general of the alliance says he's seen no evidence of such a move a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly promised a partial withdrawal.
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Missing Malaysian Jet May Never Be Found, Head Of Search Warns

With no firm data on how fast the plane was flying and how far it actually went, the operation to find it is "the most challenging ever," retired Australian Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston cautions.
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Post Arab Spring, Where Do Islamist Parties Stand?

Steve Inskeep talks with author Shadi Hamid about his new book, Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East.
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What 'The Simpsons' Says About Ukraine's Language Divide

Some Ukrainians insist the show is funnier when dubbed in Ukrainian rather than Russian. In the recent crisis in Ukraine, much has been made of the country's language divide.
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Latvia's Ex-President: 'We Have To Worry' About Russia

Latvia joined NATO and the European Union a decade ago. Its former president sees these strong ties to the West as vital to maintaining its security and independence.
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I'm Darth Vader, And I Approve This Message

Promising that he knows what it takes to rebuild an empire, Darth Vader has declared his candidacy for Ukraine's highest office.
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Is The Latest Climate Report Too Much Of A Downer?

One researcher who participated in the latest U.N. report on climate change says the final product is simply too depressing. Others say the somber tone is justified — but that humans can also adapt.
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At Indictment, Pakistan's Musharraf Asserts His Innocence

The former president and general is accused of treason. "Is this the way to reward someone for being loyal to the country and for loving the country?" he asked the court.
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Russia May Withdraw Some Troops From Near Border With Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reports being told by Russian President Vladimir Putin of his plan to pull back some forces. That might reduce some tensions in the region.
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In A Former Afghan Hot Spot, The Taliban Are Subdued For Now

The Taliban have threatened to disrupt Afghanistan's presidential election this Saturday. But in some areas where the group once wreaked havoc, the Afghan security forces are now in control.

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