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Will Blood Be Shed In Crimea Before Diplomacy Can Work?

Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to deflect the concerns of Western leaders. Meanwhile, fears grow about confrontations between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian groups.
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Fate Of Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane Still A Mystery

The jet with 239 people on board disappeared early Saturday on a flight to Beijing. So far, a search in the sea between Malaysia and Vietnam hasn't turned up any definitive sign.
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U.S. Still Exploring Diplomatic Ways To End Crimea Standoff

Ukraine's prime minister travels to Washington this week for talks with President Obama. On Sunday, leaders of Germany and Great Britain spent time on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Search Goes On For Jetliner That Mysteriously Disappeared

Authorities continue to piece together scant clues as to why a Malaysia Airlines flight disappeared over the weekend. The plane was headed from Malaysia to China with 239 people aboard.
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Military Conflict Decisions: Why Weakness Leads To Aggression

Can a behavioral economics theory explain military standoffs such as the one in Crimea? Research on military conflicts shows that weakness, not strength, often leads to aggression.
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'Sherlock,' 'House Of Cards' Top China's Must-Watch List

A popular cafe in Shanghai named after Sherlock Holmes' London address opened last year and features near-shrine-like treatment of the show's actor, Benedict Cumberbatch.
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China's Crackdown On Corruption Opens Door To Abuse

A local official says he was detained and tortured by the Communist Party after being accused of taking bribes. The Associated Press reports these investigations occur without judicial oversight.
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Keeping The French Language Alive In Quebec

The Parti Quebecois is leading the polls for next month's provincial election in Canada. If they win a majority, they intend to tighten Quebec's already established language laws. NPR's Arun Rath talks with linguist Julie Sedivy about keeping Quebec's language French.
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The Role Of 1994 Nuclear Agreement In Ukraine's Current State

In 1994, Ukraine signed an agreement with the U.S., the UK and Russia under which it gave up its nuclear arsenal in return for certain assurances. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Steven Pifer, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, about the agreement.
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Search Teams Work Around The Clock To Find Malaysian Airlines Flight

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Beijing correspondent Anthony Kuhn about the latest news on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The plane had been carrying 239 people when it apparently vanished.

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