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With Cyprus On The Ropes, Which Country Will Become The Next Tax Shelter?

Robert Siegel talks to Joseph Cotterill, writer for the Financial Times, about what may happen if the European Union's bailout plan for Cyprus succeeds and which country may be poised to take on the role as the next Cayman Islands of Eastern Europe.
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Long After Its Fall, Berlin Wall Is Focus Of New Protests

A developer wants to knock down a remnant of the Berlin Wall to make way for luxury apartments. Some Berlin protesters — and actor David Hasselhoff — have been trying to stop it.
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Divisions Remain In Syrian Rebel Coalition

Robert Siegel talks to professor Joshua Landis about the leadership and future of the shaky Syrian opposition coalition.
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What If You Couldn't Take Your Money To Another State?

You'd be free to leave the state, as long as you left your money behind. That's essentially what it's like now for people in Cyprus.
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In Crackdown, Some Russian Groups Labeled As 'Foreign Agents'

A new law places the tag on human rights and other private groups that receive funding from abroad. In Russia, the label is nearly synonymous with "spy." Critics say the law is part of an effort by President Vladimir Putin to stifle dissent.
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The Fear That Drives Russia's Support For Syria's Assad

Russian President Vladimir Putin has consistently supported President Bashar Assad through Syria's violent crisis. Fiona Hill, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, argues that Putin's support is linked to Russia's own history.

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