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NATO Head Warns Russia to Pull Back From Ukraine Border

NATO Head Warns Russia to Pull Back From Ukraine Border
NATO's secretary-general warns Russia there would be "grave consequences" if it invades the Ukraine. "If Russia were to intervene further in Ukraine it would be a historic mistake," says Anders Fogh Rasmussen. "It would have grave consequences for our relationship with Russia and would further isolate Russia internationally."
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Defense Secretary Tours Chinese Aircraft Carrier as First Foreign Visitor Aboard

Defense Secretary Tours Chinese Aircraft Carrier as First Foreign Visitor Aboard
The United States' campaign to encourage China to be more open about its military growth and intentions got a symbolic boost Monday, but efforts to get the Asian giant to be more transparent about other defense operations, including cybersecurity, have so far lagged behind. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a rare tour of China's first aircraft carrier, becoming the first foreign visitor to go aboard the ship, according to Chinese leaders.
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Lolita C. Baldor
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Snitches Brew? Anheuser-Busch Avoids Fines in Massive European Beer-Price Fixing Case

Snitches Brew? Anheuser-Busch Avoids Fines in Massive European Beer-Price Fixing Case
An investigation launched on information from the German branch of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA, which wasn't fined as a result of its cooperation, has resulted in fines of 231.2 million euros ($319 million) for beer-price fixing in Europe.
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Obama to Russia: Our Illegal Invasions Nicer Than Your Illegal Invasion!

Obama to Russia: Our Illegal Invasions Nicer Than Your Illegal Invasion!
This is what happens when you don't have an open and honest reckoning with the mistakes of history. This is what happens when the whole world knows the mistakes that were made, and how it impacts the future.
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New Search Area for Missing Malaysian Plane

New Search Area for Missing Malaysian Plane
The search area for the lost Malaysian jetliner moved 1,100 kilometers (680 miles) to the northeast on Friday, following a new analysis of radar data, and a plane quickly found objects that a ship set out to investigate. The search area has changed several times since the plane vanished as experts analyzed a frustratingly small amount of data from the aircraft, including the radar signals and "pings" that a satellite picked up for several hours after radar contact was lost.
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Gillian Wong and Rob Griffith
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Admiral Dennis Blair: We Sent Troops to Middle East for Oil

Admiral Dennis Blair: We Sent Troops to Middle East for Oil
The U.S. and allied forces launched the ongoing occupation in Iraq and occupy large swaths of the Middle East to secure the flow of oil to the U.S. and its global allies, explained Blair.
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Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 Found? French Satellite Spots Possible Debris Field in Indian Ocean

Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 Found? French Satellite Spots Possible Debris Field in Indian Ocean
A French satellite scanning the Indian Ocean for remnants of a missing jetliner found a possible plane debris field containing 122 objects, a top Malaysian official said Wednesday, calling it "the most credible lead that we have." Eighteen days into the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, the latest satellite images are the first to suggest that a debris field from the plane — rather than just a few objects — may be floating in the southern Indian Ocean, though no wreckage has been confirmed.
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Rob Griffith and Todd Pitman
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Pieces of Missing Malaysian Plane Spotted in Indian Ocean, No Reported Survivors

Pieces of Missing Malaysian Plane Spotted in Indian Ocean, No Reported Survivors
(UPDATED) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says a new analysis of satellite data shows that the missing Malaysia Airlines plane plunged into the southern Indian Ocean. If confirmed, the news would be a major breakthrough in the unprecedented two-week struggle to find out what happened to Flight 370, which disappeared shortly after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew aboard.
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In Sign of Improving Women's Civil Rights, Indian Court Sentences Four Men to Life For Textile Mill Gang Rape

In Sign of Improving Women's Civil Rights, Indian Court Sentences Four Men to Life For Textile Mill Gang Rape
An Indian court sentenced four men to life in prison on Friday for raping a call-center operator last year inside an abandoned textile mill in the financial hub of Mumbai.
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Apocalypse Now: 'Carrying Bloody Machetes and Severed Body Parts' Won't Get You Arrested in Central African Republic

Apocalypse Now: 'Carrying Bloody Machetes and Severed Body Parts' Won't Get You Arrested in Central African Republic
The Central African Republic is mired in a bloody sectarian war between Muslims and Christians. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, pleaded with member states to focus attention on the increasingly barbaric atrocities being committed there.
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