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By Larisa Epatko
President Barack Obama announced Friday that after a year of "intense negotiations" with Russia, he and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev have agreed to reduce nuclear weapon stockpiles by a third.
The United States and Russia have agreed to the most comprehensive arms treaty in twenty years, after the previous treaty expired in December. Judy Woodruff reports on the plans to slash nuclear arsenals.
In other news Thursday, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced a relaxation of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gays serving in the military and a new taped message reportedly of Osama bin Laden surfaced on Al-Jazeera.
In other news Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appealed to Israel and the Palestinians to resume peace talks after high tensions over new Jewish settlements planned for East Jerusalem and the Northeastern U.S. planes states braced for major flooding…
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton advised continuing to pressure Iran on its nuclear ambitions after her return from the Middle East Wednesday. Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, accused Clinton of lying and condemned the "bullying" of Western nations over…
In other news Tuesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned that Tehran would swiftly counter any new sanctions placed against it and Russia joined the U.S. and France to urge Iran to stop enriching uranium.
By Tom LeGro
You can watch Vera Pavlova read poems not shown on the program below and also check out our Poetry Series page for additional material.
A profile of Russian poet Vera Pavlova, who will release her first collection of poems in English, "If There is Something to Desire," next month.
A roundup of art headlines.
In other news, the U.S. and Russia moved closer to reaching a new deal on nuclear arms control, and Democrats blocked a potential GOP filibuster of the Senate health bill.
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