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Knox Case Could Put U.S. In An Extradition Quandary

If the Italian government requests Amanda Knox's extradition, it's up to the U.S. to decide whether to comply. It's not necessarily a legal matter; extradition cases are often decided on politics rather than law.
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Maximilian Schell, Oscar-Winning Austrian Actor, Dies At 83

He won a best actor Oscar for his role as a defense attorney in the 1961 film Judgment at Nuremberg, died after what doctors describe as a sudden illness.
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At Least 14 Dead In Eruption Of Indonesian Volcano

Mount Sinabung had been active for months and the latest eruption occurred only a day after authorities, believing the worst was over, allowed thousands of evacuees to return to their homes.
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'A Global Bathtub': Rethinking The U.S. Oil Export Ban

Amid rising production, U.S. oil companies say Congress should end a 1970s-era ban on oil exports. Some energy analysts agree, saying the way we visualize the global marketplace as a sort of chess game is holding us back. They say it's time for a new image: a bathtub.
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What Comes Next In Syria?

More than a week of negotiations in Geneva failed to produce a breakthrough. The two sides may meet again soon, but there's no sign they are capable of establishing a transitional government.
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British Royal Household Needs To Beef Up Reserves

The British royal family is in financial trouble, according to a report by members of the British Parliament. Castles are crumbling and the family is down to its last million in reserves. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with London correspondent Ari Shapiro about ways in which the royals could bring in more money.
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Will A Military Leader Become Egypt's New Strongman?

Egyptian Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi rose to power swiftly after the Arab Spring ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak. Al-Sisi, who is the head of Egypt's military, appears to be next in line for the presidency. Middle East expert Samer Shehata tells NPR's Scott Simon that Egyptians find another military leader reassuring, but his election wouldn't bode well for democracy.
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Gunfire, Explosions Rock Thai Capital Ahead Of Polls

At least seven people, including an American photojournalist, have been wounded in the clashes ahead of Sunday's parliamentary elections.
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Kerry: 'Disturbing' Trend Of Authoritarianism In Eastern Europe

The secretary of state singled out Ukraine as an example of a growing trend of governments willing to "trample the ambitions" of their people.
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Germany's New Defense Minister: More Peacekeeping Missions Welcome

Ursula von der Leyen is the first woman to hold the job. She has no military experience and is best known for social policies such as expanded parental leave. But she has already said that Germany should play a more active role in foreign missions, and that could involve sending troops into conflict zones.

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