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Egypt's military OKs El-Sisi for presidential run

Egypt's military leadership council on Monday gave newly promoted Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi -- the army chief who helped oust the country's first democratically elected president -- its blessing to run for the presidency, the state-run Middle East News Agency reported.

France's former first lady: I'm doing fine

With the world's eyes on her after a media frenzy over her former partner's alleged affair, France's former first lady, Valerie Trierweiler, said Monday she was doing fine and told people not to worry about her.

Welcome to Sochi, the security Games

A trip to the Winter Olympics should be all about superhuman feats of skill or endurance. But to hear the talk of security plans in the run-up to the Games in Russia next month, visitors may think they are entering a war zone.

How Choco Pie infiltrated N. Korea

The first time the South Korean factory owner watched his North Korean employees nibble on a Choco Pie, they appeared shocked -- even overwhelmed.

Your guide to Sochi's volatile neighbors

The Black Sea resort of Sochi, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics, is close to several volatile regions. This interactive map explains the region and the dangers.

Shark cull aims to end attacks

Australia is hoping a controversial shark cull will put an end to attacks on humans. Australia's Seven Network reports.

Ukraine justice minister warns of state of emergency

Ukraine's justice minister has warned anti-government protesters occupying her ministry that she will call for a state of emergency if they do not leave as unrest spreads in the Eastern European country.

Are the Olympics safe?

Sergey Kislyak, Russia's Ambassador to the U.S., on what his country is done to keep the Sochi Olympics safe.

Cossacks watching over Olympics

Once Russian henchmen, hundreds of Cossacks are patrolling the streets of Sochi, Russia, as the 2014 Winter Olympic Games approach to help with security.

Russian man faces WMD charges in U.S.

Authorities in Pennsylvania arrested a 19-year-old Russian man Friday and charged him with possession of a weapon of mass destruction, Altoona police said in a written statement.