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In a sense, NATO has been a victim of its own success. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also known as the Atlantic Alliance, has rested on its post-Cold War laurels and basked in the afterglow of the fall of the Berlin Wall and political freedom throughout Eastern Europe.
 
The bloody weekend attack by Bangladeshi militants that left more than two dozen dead was also an attack on the country's vital garment industry.
 
Britain's tough-talking Home Secretary Theresa May has avoided the Conservative Party in-fighting that dominated the EU referendum campaign, making her a strong contender to replace leader David Cameron as premier.
 
Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena prides itself on being the world's oldest bank but could, along with its peers, turn into Europe's newest problem as some analysts fear its bad debts may trigger a bank crisis in Italy and eurozone turmoil.
 
Japanese voters are suspicious of the government's economic policies and don't trust controversial plans to change the pacifist constitution -- but they are still expected to hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition victory in parliamentary elections.
 
Bangladesh needs a coordinated effort to eradicate the cancer.
 
A wave of terrorist attacks -- from Istanbul to Bangladesh and Iraq to Saudi Arabia -- has shaken the Muslim world.
 
Britain's shock vote to leave the EU is bad news for NATO and for Europe's defense cooperation in general, experts said ahead of this week's NATO summit.
 
Tony Blair was one of Britain's most successful prime ministers but his support for the 2003 war in Iraq has overshadowed his achievements in office and his subsequent career as globe-trotting elder statesman.
 
Disclosures by released bookseller Lam Wing-kee of his treatment in mainland China and the resultant outcry have spurred Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to ask for a review into the notification mechanism between the police forces of Hong Kong and the mainland.
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