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In Battered Ukraine, Spirit Of Defiance Lives On In Maidan Square

A year ago, Kiev's central square was the center of the protest movement that ousted Ukraine's president. The square remains a home for free speech, including criticism of the current government.
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Egyptian Blogger Sentenced Amid Opposition Crackdown

An Egyptian blogger who was an emblem of the democracy movement was sentenced Monday to five years in prison as the government cracks down on opposition.
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U.S. Federal Jury Finds PA And PLO Liable For Israel Attacks

A federal jury has found the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization liable for attacks that occurred in Israel more than a decade ago.
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Israeli Candidate Made A Name For Himself By Slashing Cell Phone Rates

An Israeli candidate in next month's elections is making a name for himself on economic issues — including the role he played in lowering cell phone rates.
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France Seizes Passports Of 6 Allegedly Planning To Join Islamists In Syria

It's the first time the French government has used a measure that was approved in November to limit the number of French citizens joining Islamist groups in the Middle East.
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Iran Nuclear Talks Report Progress, While Critics Ratchet Up The Rhetoric

U.S. and Iranian delegates are trying to settle on the framework for an accord on the future of Iran's nuclear program. Not everyone is impressed with this nuclear diplomacy.
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Honda's President Resigns, After A Troubled Year For Carmaker

Takanobu Ito, who has led Honda since 2009, will leave his post in June, giving way to Takahiro Hachigo, an executive who began his career as an engineer.
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Egyptian Court Orders Prominent Activist Jailed For 5 Years

Blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah and 24 others were convicted of violating a law banning unlicensed protests. Activists said the sentences underscore the lengths the government will go to to stifle dissent.
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Obama Tree Isn't Dead; It Just Looks That Way

During his visit to India, President Obama planted a tree. It was covered in leaves just three weeks ago, and now it is bare. Authorities say that type of tree often loses leaves this time of year.
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Ukraine Says It Can't Withdraw Weapons, Citing Attacks During Truce

Noting deadly attacks by Russian-backed separatists who have renewed a push near the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine says it can't withdraw heavy weapons from the front lines.

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