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Spain's Prime Minister May Have Received 'Black Money' For Years

The Spanish newspaper El Pais has published excerpts of accounting logs that allegedly belonged to the former treasurer of Spain's ruling party. Luis Barcenas is accused of handing out envelopes stuffed with cash at party headquarters for years. His notebooks reveal payments to most top Spanish politicians — including Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who was a deputy party secretary at the time. If the documents are authentic, they are evidence that Rajoy received "black money" for years. The ruling party has denied all charges.
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As Clinton Bows Out, Analysts Debate Her Influence On Foreign Policy

Friday was Hillary Clinton's final day at the State Department. As her staff bid farewell, many analysts are wondering what kind of lasting impact she's had on U.S. foreign policy. In an interview, Clinton says it was important for the U.S. to "again assume a leadership position that was in concert with our values." She says she helped repair frayed alliances and brought some longer term issues to the forefront including the role of women, climate change and Internet freedoms. "There is nothing fast or easy about diplomacy," she says.
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Suicide Bombing At U.S. Embassy In Turkey Kills Security Guard

A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to the U.S. embassy in Ankara, Turkey, on Friday. One embassy guard was killed and several other people were wounded. No party has claimed responsibility.
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Taxi! Chinese Company Finds Fair Deal In London Cab Maker

The iconic black cabs of London got a lift Friday when a Chinese company rescued the British automaker that manufactures the taxis. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group said it will pay $17.5 million to buy Manganese Bronze Holdings, which has been making the cabs since 1899.
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Are We Losing The Race Against Climate Change?

China burns nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined--and has 300 more coal plants in the works. But China also leads the world in solar panel exports and wind farms, and has a national climate change policy in place. Is the U.S. falling behind on climate? Ira Flatow and guests discuss how the world is tackling global warming--with or without us--and what it might take to change the climate on Capitol Hill.
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China's Incoming Leader Bans Extravagant Banquets

China's incoming president Xi Jinping wants to be seen as a man of the people. So for this year's opening of parliament he has banned extravagant banquets, gifts and flowers in delegates' rooms.

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