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Kerry's In Kiev And He Comes Bearing Gifts — One Billion Of Them

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Kiev Tuesday, offering $1 billion in American loan guarantees and promises of technical assistance to the new Ukrainian government.
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Russian TV Host Who Slammed Moscow Says She Won't Go To Crimea

After RT America host Abby Martin blasted Russia's intervention in Ukraine, the English-language network said she'd be sent to Crimea to "make up her own mind." But Martin says she's not going.
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'The Fact Is These Are Russian Forces,' Says Ukraine's Ambassador To U.S.

"The whole world witnessed the act of aggression of Russia against Ukraine," Olexander Motsyk says. "And they ... participate in toppling local government in Crimea."
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Ukraine: From Breadbasket To Basket Case

The international community is expected to pump billions into Ukraine in hopes of stabilizing a country with a record of economic instability and widespread corruption.
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Obama And Kerry Criticize Russia's Actions In Ukraine

Russia's explanation for its military response to the crisis in Ukraine doesn't match real events, President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry say.
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Virus Locked In Siberian Ice For 30,000 Years Is Revived In Lab

A team of scientists says it has reawakened an ancient pathogen. It's not dangerous to humans, but they warn that climate change could free potentially deadly organisms locked in permafrost.
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Nepal Cracks Down On Messy Everest Climbers

Authorities say that from now on, climbers on the world's tallest peak will be expected to return 18 pounds of garbage on their way down or lose a $4,000 deposit.
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For Those Itching To Etch, Great Wall Now Has A Graffiti Zone

Many tourists can't seem to resist leaving their marks on China's famous wall. Authorities are hoping to contain the damage by creating a place where it's OK to do so.
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Putin Says Those Aren't Russian Forces In Crimea

Contradicting reports from the ground, the Russian leader insists that the armed men are "local self-defense forces." He also says Russia has no plans to annex Crimea.
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Syria Falls Behind Destroying Its Chemical Weapons

Linda Wertheimer gets a progress report on Syria's disposal of chemical weapons from Amy Smithson, an expert at the Center for Non-Proliferation Studies.

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