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NSA accused of further spying on Germans – Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerThe NSA has stepped up its surveillance of senior German government officials since being ordered by Barack Obama to halt its spying on chancellor Angela Merkel, Bild am Sonntag reported yesterday. Frank-Walter Steinmeier: Doubts…


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UNSC unites on humanitarian aid to Syria – The Hindu

The HinduThe United Nations Security Council has passed a unanimous resolution on the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria — the decision flowing from a consensus that the government and the armed opposition would be…





















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Russian Police Question Pussy Riot in Sochi – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaSOCHI, RUSSIA — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s carefully controlled Winter Olympics are now running into unexpected, unscripted moments from protesters. On Tuesday, sporting their colorful red, pink and yellow balaclavas, members of Russia’s…


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Nolan made Latvia believe in upset – ESPN

ESPNSOCHI, Russia — There won’t be any miracles in Buffalo this season, but Ted Nolan sure has pulled one off here in Sochi, coaching Latvia into its first Olympic quarterfinal after a 3-1 upset of…


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Russia survives Norway, advances to face Finland – ESPN

ESPNBut this imperfect, top-heavy Russian team faces incalculable pressure in Sochi, with everyone from President Vladimir Putin on down eagerly anticipating a medal run in the nation’s first home Winter Olympics. Although Norway was unexpectedly…





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Hard work yields bronze for Deibold – ESPN

ESPNAlex Deibold Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Few expectations were placed on Alex Deibold in Sochi. The lack of pressure helped him relax. KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — They went to sleep Monday night in the same room…




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Maze wins giant slalom for 2nd Sochi gold – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comKrasnaya Polyana, Russia (SportsNetwork.com) – Downhill co-champion Tina Maze of Slovenia won her second gold medal of the Sochi Olympics on Tuesday in the women’s giant slalom. Maze edged super-G champion Anna Fenninger of Austria…





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Alex Deibold 3rd in snowboardcross – ESPN

ESPNKRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Pierre Vaultier of France held off hard-charging Nikolay Olyunin of Russia to win gold in men’s Olympic snowboardcross Tuesday. Vaultier fended off several advances by Olyunin in the final, drawing clear…





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Meryl Davis, Charlie White win gold – ESPN

ESPNSOCHI, Russia — Through 17 years of grueling practices, of defeats and victories, Meryl Davis and Charlie White insist they’ve never considered parting ways. A perfect pairing, they were nearly flawless at the Sochi Olympics,…




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USA women blast Sweden, head to final – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSOCHI, Russia – The stage is almost set for yet another gold medal matchup after the U.S. women’s hockey team blasted Sweden 6-1 in Monday’s semifinal game. If Canada beats Switzerland as expected, the…

















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Electric win for the Americans – ESPN

ESPNSOCHI, Russia — At one point, U.S. coach Dan Bylsma looked around for T.J. Oshie and couldn’t find him anywhere. It was after a rare miss from the shootout specialist, who disappeared down to the…




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