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Brazil election may change diplomatic direction

  SAO PAULO (AP) — More than a decade of Workers Party rule has seen Brazil prioritize ties with its leftist regional neighbors, from helping muscle socialist Venezuela into the Mercosur trade bloc to financing a billion-dollar transformation of an industrial port in Cuba. But if President Dilma Rousseff fails to fight off the surging [...]

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Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east

  KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president promised Wednesday to introduce a bill as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to the pro-Russian east, where separatists have been battling government troops for almost five months. But President Petro Poroshenko said the regions would remain part of Ukraine and rejected the idea of [...]

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Serbia caught in middle over Ukraine

  NOVI SAD, Serbia (AP) — Radivoje Miljanic, the owner of “Putin Cafe,” has no dilemma over the course Serbia should take over Ukraine: turn off the pro-Western path and forge a strong alliance with Slavic ally Russia. “Our government cannot sit on two chairs,” Miljanic, said sipping vodka in his smoky joint under a [...]

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NATO approves new force aimed at deterring Russia

  NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Seeking to counter Russian aggression, NATO leaders approved plans Friday to create a rapid response force with a headquarters in Eastern Europe that could quickly mobilize if an alliance country in the region were to come under attack. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said a command headquarters would be [...]

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