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Russia Backs Iran's Story, Says Last-Minute Amendments Killed Nuclear Talks

Russia Backs Iran's Story, Says Last-Minute Amendments Killed Nuclear Talks
Russia's foreign minister says Iran had accepted a U.S.-draft proposal on a nuclear deal, but last-minute amendments blocked an accord last week in Geneva.
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Whistleblowers Meet with Edward Snowden, Find Him at Ease and Comfortable in New Russian Life

Whistleblowers Meet with Edward Snowden, Find Him at Ease and Comfortable in New Russian Life
American whistleblowers have met with Edward Snowden in Moscow, and report that he is settling in to life there. In conversation, they say he seems at ease and has no regrets over the massive information leak that caused him to flee the United States.
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Complete Video of Obama's UN Speech on Syria: 'This Body Continues to be Tested'

Complete Video of Obama's UN Speech on Syria: 'This Body Continues to be Tested'
President Obama calls for UN action to back up the agreement reached to remove chemical weapons from Syria. Full video and transcript of the speech is available on the jump.
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Russia Pushing Syria to Surrender Chemical Weapons

Russia Pushing Syria to Surrender Chemical Weapons
The Russian foreign minister says Moscow will push Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control. Sergey Lavrov said Monday that if such a move would help avert a possible U.S. strike on Syria, Russia will start work "immediately" to persuade Syria to relinquish control over its chemical arsenals.
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Vladimir Isachenkov
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Los Angeles City Leaders Urged to Cut Ties with Repressive Russia

Los Angeles City Leaders Urged to Cut Ties with Repressive Russia
The ACLU of Southern California and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center are urging Los Angeles city leaders to sever sister city ties with St. Petersburg, Russia, following the passage there of increasingly repressive laws directed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
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Romney's Foreign Policy: Don't Agree With Obama on Anything

Over the course of his presidential run, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney has made some outlandish comment on foreign policy, including that he would "do the opposite" of President Barack Obama on Israel, and that Russia is the United States' "number one geopolitical foe." Romney has earned condemnations from multiple public officials for his statements, including from Vice President Joe Biden and former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell. In addition, the Los Angeles Times found last month that despite his heated rhetoric, Romney has yet to offer any specifics of what he would do differently than Obama-especially on Iran.
Now, Romney's policies have been examined by Fred Kaplan, a noted foreign policy expert and writer for Slate. Kaplan's judgment? That "Romney doesn't seem to understand - nor do some of his advisers - the extent to which the world has changed since the end of the Cold War," and that his "statements on foreign policy range from vague to ill-informed to downright dangerous."
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