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Conservative Parties Gain Traction in Czech Elections

Concerns over the economic crisis in Greece helped give a leg up to conservative parties in the Czech Republic's parliamentary elections over the weekend. The parties are now working to build a coalition to tackle the country's budget deficit.

President Bush secured NATO endorsement Thursday for his plans to construct a missile defense shield in Europe despite firm Russian opposition but failed to win backing for the quick accession of Ukraine and Georgia to the alliance.

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