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European Allies Defy U.S. In Joining China-Led Development Bank

Germany, Italy, and France have become members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, one week after the U.K. joined. The U.S. says there's no need for another international lending institution.
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France, Germany, Italy Defy U.S. In Joining China-Led Development Bank

The three nations said they would join the fledging Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which is largely funded by China. But the U.S. sees the new bank as a rival to the World Bank.
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U.N. Peacekeeping Behind The Curve Technologically, Experts Say

The Obama administration describes U.N. peacekeeping as a "growth industry," but experts warn that troops and police sent to global hotspots are "way behind the curve" when it comes to technology.
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Ukraine Finance Minister On Rebuilding The Economy In The Midst Of War

NPR's Don Gonyea speaks with Ukraine Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko about strengthening and rebuilding Ukraine's economy. She took her position just a few months ago.
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Bhutan One Step Closer To World Cup After Shocking Victory Over Sri Lanka

Bhutan, the world's lowest-ranked soccer team, shocked the world on Tuesday when they beat Sri Lanka in a 2018 World Cup qualifier.
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French Interior Ministry Blocks Websites Promoting Terrorism

In the first use of government powers enacted after the Charlie Hebdo attacks, the French Interior Ministry on Monday blocked five websites on the grounds that they promote or advocate terrorism.
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If These Two Teenagers Ran The World, We'd All Jump For Joy

Memory from Malawi and Achie from Ethiopia met at the U.N. last week. Now they're best friends in real life and on Facebook, bound by their determination to build a better world for girls.
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Thailand Cautions Women Against 'Underboob Selfies'

Citing both potential harm to society and a 2007 law, Thailand's Culture Ministry warns women to resist a trend of taking photos that focus on the midriff and the lower portion of their breasts.
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To Eat Authentically Irish This St. Patrick's Day, Go For The Butter

From 3,000-year-old peat bogs to 19th-century Brazil to modern foodies, the love of Irish butter has spread far. The secret to Ireland's deliciously rich, creamy butter is in its rolling green hills.
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Ikea To 32,000 People: No Hide-And-Seek At Our Stores

The company brought the hammer down at its locations in the Netherlands, after more than 32,000 people signed up via Facebook to play at a store in Eindhoven.

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