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August 22, 2014 | NPR · The standoff between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine has raised the specter of a new Cold War. David Greene talks to Julie Ioffe, of the New Republic, about what Russia's next move may be in Ukraine.
 
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August 22, 2014 | NPR · It's been another rough August for President Obama. He's wrapping up a summer vacation marred by events in Ferguson, Mo., and the murder of an American journalist in the Middle East.
 
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August 23, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the epidemic.
 

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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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Aug 16, 2014 — The demonstrators allege election fraud by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and are demanding he step down. The political instability has prompted fears of a possible army coup.
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Oct 24, 2013The Washington Post says CIA documents and diplomatic memos expose one of the worst-kept secrets of recent years: That while they condemn them in public, Pakistani leaders privately endorse U.S. strikes aimed at terrorists in their country.
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Oct 22, 2013 — On the eve of a White House visit by Pakistan's prime minister, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have released reports critical of U.S. policy.
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Jun 24, 2013 — Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Musharraf, who returned to Pakistan from self-imposed exile earlier this year, violated the constitution when he suspended it in 2007.
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Jun 16, 2013 — There is no more graphic example of the daunting challenges facing Pakistan's new prime minister than the bloody events playing out in the west of his nation. The fractured country is as threatened as ever by forces committed to its destruction.
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May 13, 2013 — Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted by a coup in 1999, is returning to power in the first transfer of control from one democratically elected government to another since Pakistan was founded in 1947.
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May 12, 2013 — Nearly 14 years after being ousted from power by a military coup, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is poised to lead the country once again. The victory would mark a distinct turnabout for Sharif, who was toppled in 1999 and replaced by Gen. Pervez Musharraf.
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