Christianity reunited in Cuba

HAVANA - Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed in a historic meeting nearly 1,000 years after the Eastern and Western branches of Christianity split apart.

Young blacks more open to Bernie Sanders' White House bid 6:06pm EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. If Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders has a chance of drawing African-American voters away from rival Hillary Clinton in South Carolina's presidential nominating contest on Feb. 27, his best opportunity will be among the young.

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Russia keeps bombing despite Syria truce; Assad vows to fight on

MUNICH/AMMAN Major powers agreed on Friday to a pause in combat in Syria, but Russia pressed on with bombing in support of its ally President Bashar al-Assad, who vowed to fight until he regained full control of the country. | Video

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Michigan warning on Flint Legionnaires' outbreak came late

DETROIT State officials knew about an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and its suspected link to water system issues in impoverished Flint, Michigan, at least 10 months before a public announcement was made, documents released on Friday showed.

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Late-day buying could be start of turnaround

NEW YORK As U.S. stocks continue to struggle in 2016, equities are showing some signs selling pressure may be reaching an end.

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Thousands of Iraqi refugees leave Finland voluntarily

HELSINKI Thousands of Iraqi refugees who arrived in Finland last year have decided to cancel their asylum applications and to return home voluntarily, citing family issues and disappointment with life in the frosty Nordic country.

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Shunned for years, gold stages comeback as equities melt down

NEW YORK Gold's prospects for a sustained price rally are better than they have been for years as a weaker dollar, crashing oil prices and concerns about the global economy have revived its safe-haven status after years as the dog of global financial markets.


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Help wanted for Google's car project

Google's postings show it wants manufacturing expertise amid speculation it wants to build its own cars. Fred Katayama reports.

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) waves during the opening ceremony of the new Suez Canal, in Ismailia, Egypt, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Egypt’s iron-fisted ruler won’t last

One day, Sisi will be replaced — probably not democratically.  Commentary