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Russia May Expedite Passports For Ukraine's Ethnic Russians

With no end in sight to the Ukraine crisis, Russian lawmakers say they're considering a bill to make it easier for ethnic Russians and other Ukrainians to obtain Russian passports.
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U.S. Judge Sides With Chevron In Amazon Pollution Case

He ruled the $9.5 billion verdict against Chevron for oil pollution in the Amazon was obtained illegally and is unenforceable. For more, David Green talks to Paul Barrett of Bloomberg Businessweek.
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Anti-Muslim Video Still Stirring Controversy In The Courtroom

The film ignited protests in the Islamic world, but this copyright claim comes from an American actress who appears in the movie. Google plans to fight a court order to pull the video from YouTube.
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Bin Laden's Brother-In-Law Goes On Trial In Manhattan

Prosecutors say Sulaiman Abu Ghaith agreed to become a spokesman for al-Qaida in the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
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Splinters From Syria Reach Iraqi Kurds

A regional conference in northern Iraq, under way now, is highlighting the shifts and maneuvers set in motion by the Syrian conflict. Alice Fordham reports on the conference from Iraqi Kurdistan.
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Kremlin Tells Reporters Not To Believe Their Eyes In Crimea

Russian President Putin says that there are no extra Russian troops in Crimea — but that claim is being disputed by officials and journalists, who speak of soldiers fanning out across the peninsula.
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Kerry And Russian Diplomat Talk Crimea In Paris

Secretary of State John Kerry met with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in the first direct high-level meeting between the U.S. and Russia since Russia sent troops into Crimea.
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The Baltics Eye Crimea Closely, Concerned Over Russian Intentions

Baltic states are growing increasingly nervous as they watch Russia's aggressive actions in nearby Ukraine. Lithuanian ambassador Žygimantas Pavilionis reflects on the implications of recent events.
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India Sets Date For What Will Be World's Largest Vote

More than 800 million people are eligible to cast ballots to choose a new lower house of Parliament. The vote, which observers call a defining moment for India, will start April 7 and last nine days.
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Israel Says It's Seized Iranian Arms Shipment Bound For Gaza

The Israeli military said the shipment included advanced rockets that were of the type used to target civilians.

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