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Once Home To A Dreaded Drug Lord, Medellin Remakes Itself

The Colombian city was the world's murder capital in the 1990s, but it managed to turn its fortunes around. Homicides were cut by 80 percent and made big gains on a number of fronts. But the city still faces many challenges in a region plagued by violence.
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Strike By French Air Traffic Controllers Ends

French air traffic controllers are back in their towers. They had been on strike for two days — forcing the cancellation of more than 2,000 flights. But the issues at stake remain unresolved and affect the entire continent. They center on plans to reorganize and streamline the control of European airspace.
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Iran's Election May Not Really Be About Picking A President

The candidates vying to become the next president of the Islamic Republic are holding rallies and making promises. But voters have limited choices Friday, and some candidates and voters speak of a redefined purpose for the election: as a social instrument, as a memory of better times.
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Egyptian Author Sentenced To Prison For Book 'Where Is God?'

Filed months after the fall of former president Hosni Mubarak's regime, the charges against Karam Saber reportedly brought the first blasphemy case after Egypt's revolution.
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'Now What?': Greeks Confront Shutting Of Public Broadcaster

The Greek government abruptly shut down ERT and fired its staff in an effort to downsize the public sector, which has been criticized as a bastion of corruption and bloat. But many Greeks see the rushed closure as a dictatorial move that will compromise the country's troubled media.
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Protesters Back In Taksim Square After Being Driven Out

Turkish government leaders are searching for calm. Although the square was generally calm early Wednesday, there were fears of further violence.

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