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The United States sanctioned Ante Gotovina when he was a fugitive fleeing war crimes charges. Now he's a free man, but still on the list.
The sensible way to fight back against Russia's anti-gay campaign.
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How the latest mass protests in Ukraine go beyond the revolution of 2004.
Russia's activists are battered and demoralized. But not everyone has given up.
A mounting investigation into the foreign exchange market could be the next black eye for the financial industry.
Havana keeps saying that it's willing to let this U.S. contractor go. But the White House and Congress keep rejecting the offers.
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An aggressive Beijing could be very bad news for the bank -- and lots of other Western businesses operating in China.