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Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

By JULIE PACE | 04/24/14 12:15 PM

TOKYO (AP) — Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" — even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladimir Putin's handling of...
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China splurging on military as US pulls back

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | 04/24/14 05:30 AM

QINGDAO, China (AP) — China's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, it's expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested seas and festering territorial disputes. Those numbers...
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Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

By Ben Fox | 04/24/14 08:13 AM

The planned release of portions of the Senate report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
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