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July 28, 2014

Sino-Russian Entente Would Move the World a Step Closer to 1914

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The Ukraine crisis may well become a tipping point, sealing the fate of Eurasian alignments. The Western push to punish and isolate Russia is drawing Moscow closer to Beijing, which, tellingly, has taken a stance of benevolent neutrality towards the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine and its takeover of Crimea. One may suspect that, in exchange, Beijing would expect from Moscow the same kind of "benevolent neutrality" regarding its assertions in East Asia and the Western Pacific.

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Syria Suffers Record Death Toll

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'Waiting For The Next Aftershock'

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U.S. Says Images Back Up Claims Russia Fired Rockets Into Ukraine

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U.S.-Israeli Tensions Rise Over Gaza Conflict

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Obama To Rename Africa Program For Nelson Mandela

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UN Security Council Calls For Humanitarian Cease-Fire

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Police Visit To MH17 Disaster Site Canceled

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Court: Russia Owes Yukos Shareholders $50 Billion

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Libya In Crisis

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Battles Rage Around Airport.. U.S. Evacuates Embassy Saturday

Air Algerie Jet's Black Boxes To Be Sent To France

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Israel Acknowledges Mortar Shell Hit UN School

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Mob Kills Woman And Girls Over Facebook Post, Police Say

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Israel And Hamas Launch New Attacks

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French Foreign Ministry Calls On French Nationals To Leave Libya

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Another Reason Why Cutting Pollution Is Essential To Future Generations

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Families Mourn Victims Of Air Algerie Crash In Mali

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Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs: My Fear Is That Putin Is Lighting A Fire He Cannot Control

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Thousands Return Home, Bury Dead In Gaza

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Not In My Backyard: U.S. Sending Dirty Coal Abroad

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EU Hits Russian Businesses, Intel Chiefs With Sanctions

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North Korea Fires Short-Range Missile Into Sea

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Ebola Outbreak Spreads To Africa's Most Populous Country

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Obama Banned From Visiting Chechnya

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Boko Haram Clashes With Cameroon Troops In Deadly Cross-Border Raids

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Video Of First American Suicide Bomber In Syria Emerges

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Obama: Undocumented Migrants Will Be Sent Home

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Brazil To Unleash Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

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Less Pay, More Weekend? Some Americans Are Ready To Say Yes

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