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Anti-terrorism police investigating knife attack in Paris

In Paris, near the former office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, at least two people were stabbed Friday, with one suffering serious injuries. And, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has apologized for the killing of a South Korean government worker who was shot and burned after crossing into the North just off the shore. Also, Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for a cyber truce between Moscow and Washington.

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Russian doctors reverse block allowing Navalny's transfer to Germany; Florida approves GMO mosquitoes; Belarus authorities detain strike leader

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Russian doctors have now given permission to opposition leader Alexei Navalny to be transferred to Germany for medical treatment after previously blocking the transfer. And, Florida officials have approved the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys. Also, Belarusian authorities detained a leader of the striking factory workers on Friday after daily demonstrations protesting the controversial reelection of the country's authoritarian president.

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Putin critic in coma after suspected poisoning; Steve Bannon arrested; Trump administration calls for Iran sanctions

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is fighting for his life in a Siberian hospital after what his spokeswoman is calling a poisoning. And, former White House adviser Steve Bannon was arrested Thursday and charged with fraud by federal prosecutors. Also, the Trump administration on Thursday will formally ask the United Nations Security Council to reimpose UN sanctions on Iran.

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Strikes grow, add to ongoing Belarus protests; UN-backed tribunal announces Hariri ruling; Captain of ship in Mauritius arrested

For a second day, factory workers in Belarus continued their strike protesting the controversial reelection of President Alexander Lukashenko to his sixth term. And, a UN-backed tribunal on Tuesday convicted one member of the Hezbollah militant group and acquitted three others of involvement in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Also, Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar, the captain of the ship that spilled hundreds of tons of oil off the coast of Mauritius, was arrested on Tuesday.

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Belarus opposition leader flees country; Russia approves coronavirus vaccine; Trump proposes additional limits on US-Mexico border

The main challenger in Belarus' presidential vote, who has refused to concede defeat amid a massive police crackdown on protesters, has left the country and is now in neighboring Lithuania. And, Russia has became the first country in the world to clear a coronavirus vaccine. Also, the Trump administration is reportedly considering additional ways to limit entry at the US-Mexico border.

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Russia's new president

Russia got a new president today: Dmitry Medvedev took over from Vladimir Putin but no one thinks that Putin is going to fade away into obscurity, as The World's Matthew Bell reports.

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Bush and his political friends

President Bush built up close, personal relationships with Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, but have those relationships paid off? The World's Jason Margolis has more.

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Putin takes a dive

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has dived in a tiny submarine to the bottom of the world's deepest lake � Lake Baikal in Siberia. Anchor Marco Werman has details.

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Putin's 10th anniversary in power

Vladimir Putin is celebrating an anniversary today. The Russian prime minister has been at the top, or near the top, of the power pyramid in Russia for a decade. Jessica Golloher reports on Mr. Putin's successes and failures.

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Yuri Shevchuk and Vladimir Putin

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Russian journalist Seva Novgorodsev about a heated public exchange between a well-known Russian rock star and Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The topic was freedom of speech in Russia.

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Who is boss in Russia?

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is seen as a sportsman, a hunter, an athlete, a �manly man.' But what about Russian President Dmitry Medvedev? Jessica Golloher reports from Moscow on the very different public images of Russia's leaders.

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Smoking ban for Russia

Russia is set to implement a smoking ban. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is all for it, but many Russians don't think the ban will fly. Reporter Jessica Golloher has the story.