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Obama 'Embarrassed' For Republicans Who Wrote Iran Letter

In two interviews, the president weighs in on controversies over the letter 47 Republicans wrote to the leaders of Iran and Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account.
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Kremlin Says Putin Is Fine, Just Fine

The Russian president hasn't been seen in public in more than a week. That sparked all sorts of buzz. The Kremlin released photos of a healthy-looking Putin and chalks up the rumors to "spring fever."
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France Wins Battle Against Belgium's Plan For A Waterloo Coin

A two-euro coin commemorating the bicentennial of Napoleon Bonaparte's defeat will not be widely released, after France objected to what it called a "negative symbol."
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Assange And Sweden Agree: He'll Be Questioned In London

Julian Assange's lawyers say the WikiLeaks founder is happy with a plan for Swedish prosecutors to question him in London, after Sweden eased its demand that he be extradited over assault allegations.
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Singing About Chikungunya Might Not Cure You But Will Make You Laugh

As one song puts it, the painful disease is "a crazy mess that you can't contain." So why not sing about it? Music videos from Latin America are going viral, just like chikungunya.
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Rowdy Soccer Fans Get An Offer To Be Civilized

When rowdy soccer fans clashed with riot police in Rome a few weeks ago, the mayor was furious. As a punishment, game tickets for some matches include free entry to museums so they could get cultured.
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Iraqi Army Faces Critical Test In Battle Over Tikrit

The Iraqi city is the centerpiece of a battle between the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, and Iraqi government forces. Renee Montagne talks to Anne Barnard of The New York Times.
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India's Prime Minister Makes A Swing Through Indian Ocean Nations

Narendra Modi aims to deepen India's strategic footprint. China has been investing in the islands, raising concern in New Delhi that India is being challenged in its own backyard.
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Mexico Takes Out Cartel Heads, But Crime Continues To Climb

Mexican authorities have scored some big arrests of major drug cartel leaders in recent weeks. But most experts say that's not enough: Police, legal and judicial institutions need strengthening.
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2 Israeli Candidates Struggle With Nation's Uncertain Future

The women, running for the Israeli parliament, share little beyond that concern. One sees a two-state solution as hopeless and supports West Bank settlers. The other sees them as an obstacle to peace.

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