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The U.S. Wants Snowden. Why Won't The World Cooperate?

The world has been thumbing its nose at the U.S. government as it seeks the extradition of Edward Snowden, who's accused of espionage for revealing U.S. surveillance programs.
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Angry Chinese Workers Resort To Direct Action

The U.S. executive of a Chinese factory was prevented by workers from leaving the facility following a decision to shut down part of the business and move the some jobs to India where wages are lower. The story shows how widespread labor-related strife is in the world's most populous nation, and how the bottom line dictates where jobs go.
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Russian Official Encourages 'Food Patriotism'

Gennady Onishchenko, Russia's chief sanitary inspector, would like to see more "food patriotism" throughout the country. Translation: More borscht — cut the meals at McDonalds.
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NSA Leaker Case Causes Riff Between U.S. And Russia

Edward Snowden continues to pose diplomatic and security problems for the U.S. He captured world attention when he exposed U.S. surveillance methods he witnessed while working as a contractor for the National Security Agency.
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Belly Dancing For The Dead: A Day With China's Top Mourner

Banned during the Cultural Revolution, China's ancient funeral practices are re-emerging — but with new twists. One of China's most famous professional mourners creates modern funerals with Chinese characteristics — burning paper money, wailing and prostrating, karaoke eulogies and strobe lights.
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Tina Brown's Must-Reads: On Media, The People, And Strife

The editor of The Daily Beast returns to recommend three compelling reads on the topic of the stories media tell about conflict in the world around them — and the surging force of social media, which increasingly sets the storytelling agenda.
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Obama's Africa Trip To Focus On Democracy, Investment

President Obama leaves Wednesday morning for a week-long tour through three African countries. It's his first extended visit to the continent as president. He'll be making stops in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania.
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Sprint Shareholders Approve SoftBank Merger

Sprint Nextel shareholders have signed off on an offer from Japan's SoftBank to acquire a majority stake in the U.S. wireless carrier. The deal which is expected to be approved by U.S. regulators could bring more robust competition to the U.S. mobile market.
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Jordan Accused Of Targeting Online Dissent

The Jordanian government has been cracking down on news and other Internet sites. A new law requires those sites to be registered with the government, pay a large fee and to have a government approved editor for local sites. Some say the new law is another form of censorship.
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Taliban Attack In Kabul Comes Ahead Of Peace Negotiations

Suicide bombers attacked multiple buildings in Kabul, including Afghanistan's presidential palace, early Tuesday. Robert Siegel talks with The New York Times Kabul bureau chief, Alissa Rubin, about the attack and its timing in relation to negotiations with the Taliban.

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