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Greek Finance Minister Becomes A Hero Back Home During Bailout Talks

Once again, Greece and Europe are at an impasse. The new Greek government wants to replace the existing bailout program, but its Eurozone partners have rejected that idea. The negotiations have been difficult and at times contentious. But the flashy Greek minister at the center of the storm has become a hero back home.
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EU-Greek Drama Deepens As A Deadline Approaches

Greece has threatened to quit the euro if an agreement over its debt isn't reached. There were hints that a deal with the new Greek government could be worked out. But turmoil looms if the talks fail.
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At His Villa, Pakistan's Musharraf Awaits Trial And Holds Court

Pakistan's former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, faces charges of treason and murder. But in an interview with NPR, he says he has no regrets about returning to his homeland to face trial.
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Fat Tuesday Nordic-Style Means Big, Sweet Buns

Few of the rollicking traditions of Catholic Mardi Gras remain in heavily Lutheran Scandinavia. But the Nordic countries and their culinary outposts in the U.S. still celebrate with the yeasty treats.
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Tough As Nails: Women Scientists Rise Up In Nigeria

Working as a professor isn't an easy job anywhere. But try doing innovative research with only four hours of electricity a day, no access to the Internet and hostility from male colleagues.
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French Prosecutor Asks To Acquit Strauss-Kahn On Pimping Charges

In what could be the end of a headline-grabbing trial, a prosecutor in France has asked that Dominique Strauss-Kahn be cleared of charges that he procured prostitutes for orgies.
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Carnival Parade Float Hits Power Line In Haiti; At Least 16 Dead

A power line came into contact with a crowded float during a large parade early Tuesday. Conflicting reports on the number of people killed range from 16 to 20, with dozens more wounded.
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Solar Energy May Light The Way For Villagers Not On India's Grid

One quarter of India lives with little or no light when the sun goes down. Green entrepreneurs are looking to spread the light with renewable energy and alleviate poverty in the bargain.
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Ukrainians Watch To See How Cease-Fire Plays Out

The cease-fire meant to end nearly a year of fighting in eastern Ukraine looks increasingly fragile. David Greene talks to Katerina Malofeyeva, a resident of Donetsk, who assists journalists.
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Defense Posts In Libya's Rival Governments Illustrate Country's Decline

Libya is a country divided. We hear from the defense ministers for the rival governments at war with each other. Extremism is thriving in the security vacuum.

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