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Interview with Fred Weir

Moscow correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, Fred Weir, thinks it will take some time for the political parties in Ukraine to form any coalitions.

Then two bombs exploded almost simultaneously in central Baghdad killing at least 88 people and wounding more than 150, according to reports from Associated Press news agency.
 
The first blast occurred shortly after midday when a bag was left in a stall selling DVDs and clothes. It was followed almost immediately by a bomb in a parked car.

Police say the explosions came hours after gunmen killed a female teacher on her way to work in a mainly Sunni area in western Baghdad.

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