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How the Obama-Vladimir Putin relationship died

By Brian Hughes | 07/30/14 02:50 PM

There have been so many new lows in the relationship between President Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, that it's easy to forget how confident Obama was in forging a new partnership with the Kremlin after his election in 2008.
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Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly

By LAURA MILLSJUERGEN BAETZ | 07/30/14 04:11 PM

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents. The U.S. and European Union released details...
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First lady asks leaders to change gender attitudes

By STACY A. ANDERSON | 07/31/14 12:27 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama called on young African leaders to change traditional attitudes and beliefs that harm girls and women, adding that educating and making women financially literate is not enough. "No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and...
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