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NATO Condemns Russian Military Escalation in Ukraine

NATO Condemns Russian Military Escalation in Ukraine
NATO releases a statement and video (on the flip) denouncing Russia's military action in the Ukraine. The Secretary General recalls previous treaties, as well as international law, in the organization's efforts to bring a peaceful resolution to the area's tensions.
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For the Love of Lupita: Kenya's First Major Oscars Win Celebrated at Home

For the Love of Lupita: Kenya's First Major Oscars Win Celebrated at Home
"You are the pride of Africa," Kenya's president exclaimed on Twitter as he celebrated Kenya's first major Oscar win by actress Lupita Nyong'o. Nyong'o, 31, was born in Mexico to Kenyan parents but was mostly raised in Kenya. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Nyong'o had starred in several productions in Kenya before landing her breakout role alongside Brad Pitt.
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Jason Straziuso and Tom Odula
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Syrian Media Says 175 al-Qaeda Linked Rebels Killed by Army in Damascus Ambush

Syrian Media Says 175 al-Qaeda Linked Rebels Killed by Army in Damascus Ambush
Syrian army troops killed 175 rebels in an ambush Wednesday south of Damascus, state media reported, a major attack targeting mostly al-Qaeda-linked fighters as part of a government effort to secure the capital.
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Made in Cambodia: A Multi-Fiber Thread of Tears

Made in Cambodia: A Multi-Fiber Thread of Tears
As 2013 drew to a close, Cambodian garment factory workers began striking in Phnom Penh for a livable wage. Recently, the Ministry of Labor had approved a $95-a-month wage, and while this was more than the $80 a month workers had been living on, they held out for $160, which was the bottom end of a “living wage” for Cambodia, according to labor research.
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Obama to Uganda: Don't Criminalize Homosexuality

Obama to Uganda: Don't Criminalize Homosexuality
President Barack Obama warned Uganda Sunday over its plans to further criminalize homosexuality, saying it would "complicate our valued relationship."
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Civilian Drone Deaths Triple in Afghanistan, UN Agency Finds

Civilian Drone Deaths Triple in Afghanistan, UN Agency Finds
The report, by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (Unama), found that drone strikes accounted for at least a third of all civilian deaths in air strikes last year. Unama notes that it is sometimes difficult to establish which type of aircraft carried out a strike, so the true total could be higher.
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US Ambassador to Ukraine's Bugged Conversation (F-Word Included) Sparks Blame Game with Russia

US Ambassador to Ukraine's Bugged Conversation (F-Word Included) Sparks Blame Game with Russia
US and Ukraine diplomats fired competing verbal salvos at each other after a Russian aide posted a bugged conversation between the US Ambassador and Victoria Nuland, the US' top diplomat to the European Union. A voice assumed to be Nuland can be heard saying, "F--- the E.U." Must be some sort of diplomatic code word.
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Martyr Control: Homeland Security Warns of Toothpaste Bombs En Route to Sochi Olympics

Martyr Control: Homeland Security Warns of Toothpaste Bombs En Route to Sochi Olympics
The US Department of Homeland Security is warning airlines headed to Russia that terrorists may try to smuggle explosives hidden in toothpaste tubes. Russia's Sochi Olympics have been plagued by bad news, from lack of snow to a variety of these terrorist threats.
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Ukrainian Protesters Push Constitutional Changes That Would Weaken Presidential Powers

Ukrainian Protesters Push Constitutional Changes That Would Weaken Presidential Powers
Leaders of the anti-government protests that have gripped Ukraine's capital for more than two months say they will seek constitutional changes that will weaken the president's powers. The changes are expected to be discussed in a Tuesday parliament session that comes as Ukraine's political crisis wades through a stalemate
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Jim Heintz
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Bloc Party: Corruption Costs EU Over $162 Billion Annually

Bloc Party: Corruption Costs EU Over $162 Billion Annually
Corruption affects all member countries of the European Union and costs the bloc's economies around 120 billion euros ($162.19 billion) a year, an official EU report published Monday said. European Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said the estimated amount lost annually due to padded government contracts, covert political financing, bribes to secure health care and other corrupt practices would be enough to fund the European Union's yearly operating budget.
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John-Thor Dahlburg
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