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Three Capitals Observe 60th Anniversary Of Korean Armistice

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Pyongyang, Seoul and Washington marked the end in 1953 of a brutal Cold War conflict that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives.

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Train Driver Held In Spain Following Deadly Derailment

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Authorities says the man, released on Saturday from a hospital, is being detained on suspicion of negligent homicide.

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Scores Killed As Egypt Demonstrations Turn Deadly

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Protests escalated into a bloody standoff with security forces overnight, with the Muslim Brotherhood saying protesters were shot by police.

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Call Clouseau! 'Pink Panther' Thief Escapes From Swiss Jail

Friday, July 26, 2013

Three members of a gang that gets its name from the famous movies have now escaped custody. Oh, if only the famous French detective were around to track the down.

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French Court Charges Strauss-Kahn With 'Aggravated Pimping'

Friday, July 26, 2013

Prosecutors say the former head of the International Monetary Fund and would-be French presidential candidate was involved in a prostitution ring in the northern city of Lille.

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The Takeaway

Mass Protests Expected in Egypt Today

Friday, July 26, 2013

The military deposed democratically-elected President Mohamed Morsi earlier this month. He remains under house arrest. Protesters, both for and against the military, have been filling the streets of Cairo and other major Egyptian cities. Rhetoric and violence continue to escalate. Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Egypt and professor of Middle East Policy Studies at Princeton University, joins us to discuss the situation in Cairo.

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North Korea Still Gets Propaganda Mileage Out Of U.S. Spy Ship

Friday, July 26, 2013

The USS Pueblo, captured by North Korea in 1968, is expected to be the centerpiece of the country's "Victory Day" ceremonies marking the armistice that officially ended hostilities with the South.

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Egypt Opens Murder, Conspiracy Investigation Against Morsi

Friday, July 26, 2013

The charges against the ousted Egyptian leader stem from his 2011 escape from prison in the final days of the Hosni Mubarak regime.

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Snowden Wouldn't Face Death Penalty, Holder Tells Russia

Friday, July 26, 2013

The U.S. wants Russia to send the "NSA leaker" home for prosecution. In a letter to his Russian counterpart, Attorney General Eric Holder gives what he says are assurances that Edward Snowden should not be "treated as a refugee or granted asylum."

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If You Think The French President Is 'Stupide,' Just Say So

Friday, July 26, 2013

France's parliament has bowed to European Union pressure and removed a 130-year-old ban on "offending the head of state."

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Another Political Assassination Throws Tunisia Into Turmoil

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Tunisia was the birthplace of the Arab Spring, and experts fear the latest assassination could send the country into an Egypt-like crisis.

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In Pictures: Pope Visits Brazilian Favela

Thursday, July 25, 2013

By visiting a shanty town, Pope Francis highlighted his affinity for the poor. As night fell, Francis headed to the iconic, and much wealthier, Copacabana beach.

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Teen Passengers Rescued As Tall Ship Sinks Off Irish Coast

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The young sailors aboard the Astrid were on a training cruise and part of a 50-ship flotilla promoting tourism to Ireland.

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Transportation Nation

Speed Likely Cause of Spain High-Speed Train Crash that Killed at least 78

Thursday, July 25, 2013

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Excessive speed around a tight curve is suspected as a cause of the deadliest high-speed train crash to happen in Europe in recent memory. The BBC reports 78 people died and more than 140 were injured, when a Renfe train derailed last night near Santiago de Compostela.

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Bo Xilai, Disgraced Chinese Official, Is Indicted

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Once a rising star among China's political elite, Bo's career crashed in 2012 after his wife was connected to a British businessman's murder. That led to accusations of corruption and taking bribes.

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'Scene From Hell' At Site Of Spanish Train Crash

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Speed is suspected as a factor in Wednesday's derailment and crash. The death toll is around 80 people and scores more people were injured. "The scene is shocking, it's Dante-esque," a local official says.

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Steam And Groundwater Raise Concern At Japanese Nuclear Plant

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Water in all its forms has caused trouble at the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant this week. They are reminders that the problems are far from over.

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Train Derailment In Spain Leaves Dozens Dead

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The train, carrying 218 passengers, was traveling on a high-speed rail between Madrid and Ferrol, when it derailed. Images on TV showed bodies strewn near the rails, as emergency personnel attempted to rescue others stuck inside the mangled remains of commuter train carriages.

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In First Public Mass In Brazil, Pope Francis Urges Humility, Charity

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Francis celebrated mass in the town of Aparecida, where he first cemented his place as a church leader in 2007. After a mob scene on Monday, however, the subtext of today's events was that of security.

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The Takeaway

21st Century Cold War? Tensions Rise Between U.S. and Russia, China

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Snowden case has caused friction between the United States and Russia and China, as the U.S. believes China may have played a role in Hong Kong's decision to allow Snowden to leave the country. Ambassador Stephen Young, outgoing American consul general in Hong Kong and Macau and Kimberly Marten, Professor of Political Science at Columbia University's Barnard College, examine the relationships between the U.S. and its former Cold War foes.

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