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Putin takes NATO back to the future

BRUSSELS — He may regard it as Russia's arch-adversary, but Vladimir Putin has unwittingly given NATO a new lease on life by reminding Europeans and Americans what the alliance was originally created for.

NATO accused of killing up to 10 civilians in Afghanistan's Kunar province

Civilian casualties in airstrikes have become one of the biggest bones of contention between the Afghan government and the US-led coalition force.

Chatter: Is Syria's war spreading to Turkey?

Tension flares on the Syrian-Turkish border, Mitt Romney wins round one, and Mexico gets an incongruous new landmark.
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Tension flares on the Syrian-Turkish border, Mitt Romney wins round one, and Mexico gets an incongruous new landmark.
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Chatter: Turkey brings NATO into Syria dispute

NATO meets on Turkey's spat with Syria, Arizona loses its immigration law - kind of, and the Shanghai subway tells women to put some more clothes on.
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NATO meets on Turkey's spat with Syria, Arizona loses its immigration law - kind of, and the Shanghai subway tells women to put some more clothes on.
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Chatter: NATO accused of killing Afghan civilians

NATO denies its forces killed Afghan women and children in an air strike, Scott Walker makes history by surviving a recall, and nasty things just keep turning up in Canadian mail boxes.
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NATO denies its forces killed Afghan women and children in an air strike, Scott Walker makes history by surviving a recall, and nasty things just keep turning up in Canadian mail boxes.
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Chatter: Pakistan to attend NATO summit

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has confirmed he'll be attending NATO's summit on Afghanistan in Chicago this weekend.
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Pakistan's president gets an invite to NATO's Afganistan summit, the majority becomes the minority in the United States, and Chen Guangcheng gets a passport.
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Afghanistan: 2 American soldiers shot dead by Afghan gunmen

According to a statement, two gunmen fired "indiscriminately" on International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops and Afghan security forces in southern Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Quran burning riots force closure of Talokan military base

In Herat, protesters reportedly attempted to storm the US consulate, while others in Kabul marched on the US embassy and NATO headquarters.

Afghanistan: 2 US soldiers reportedly killed by Afghan, as Obama apologizes over Quran burning (VIDEO)

Afghans have been protesting and in some cases rioting since the US government on Tuesday apologized for "improper disposal" of religious books.

Afghanistan: NATO 'Quran burning' protests continue, at least 6 dead

The US Embassy in Kabul announced it was on lockdown, after warning that protests at a nearby American military base were turning violent. "Please, everyone, be safe out there," it tweeted.
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