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In Seaside Cypriot Town, Russians Of Modest Means Cry Foul

Many are expecting Russian billionaires to flee Cyprus in the face of a tough eurozone bailout plan. But in the city of Limassol, there's a large middle-class Russian community with deep roots. Many are angry that their entire community is being portrayed as a group of money-laundering oligarchs.
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With New Pope, Catholic Women Hope To Regain Church Leadership Roles

A group of American nuns and Catholic women has traveled to Rome for a pilgrimage to the sites where there are traces on frescoes, mosaics and sarcophagi that show how women played an important role in the church in the early centuries of Christianity. Groups say women once held "co-equal roles with men."
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Op-Ed: The Iraq War's Lessons For Syria

Washington Post deputy editorial page editor Jackson Diehl says that the Iraq War taught him a lot about how we should deal with the civil war in Syria. In an op-ed he argues that without U.S. intervention, Syria could produce "a much worse humanitarian disaster" than Iraq.
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U.S. Adds F-22 Fighter Jets To Military Exercise In South Korea

The United States has sent two F-22 Raptor fighter jets to take part military drills in South Korea, a move a Pentagon spokesman told the AP is meant to show U.S. commitment to the defense of the region from its North Korean neighbor.
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Patent Ruling In India Could Boost Exports Of Cheap Medicine To Third World

Novartis lost its bid to patent one of its cancer drugs. Indian authorities say the drug is too much like an earlier version. Novartis says the ruling may dampen drug companies' willingness to work in India. Others say the ruling will help make less expensive drugs available to the world's poor.

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