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Russian jets pound Aleppo as U.S. clings to diplomacy

AMMAN Russian war planes struck rebel-held areas north of Aleppo on Saturday as the army shelled the besieged old quarter in a major offensive, rebels and a monitoring group said.

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Exclusive: EU wants Google to stop anti-competitive Android practices, fine expected

BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators plan to order Alphabet's Google to stop paying financial incentives to smartphone makers to pre-install Google Search exclusively on their devices and warned the company of a large fine, an EU document showed.

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German government believes Trump would ravage U.S. economy: Spiegel

BERLIN Germany's economy ministry believes a Donald Trump presidency would severely damage the U.S. economy, according to an internal memorandum reported by Der Spiegel magazine on Saturday.

Germany's Merkel cannot afford to bail out Deutsche Bank: media

FRANKFURT German Chancellor Angela Merkel cannot afford to bail out Deutsche Bank given the hard line Berlin has taken against state aid in other European nations and the risk of a political backlash at home, German media wrote on Saturday.

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China paper says U.S., South Korea will 'pay the price' for planned missile system

BEIJING The United States and South Korea are destined to "pay the price" for their decision to deploy an advanced missile defense system which will inevitably prompt a "counter attack", China's top newspaper said on Saturday.

China's yuan joins elite club of IMF reserve currencies

BEIJING China's yuan joins the International Monetary Fund's basket of reserve currencies on Saturday in a milestone for the government's campaign for recognition as a global economic power.

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Appeals court says U.S. 'motor voter' law preempts Kansas ID rules

A U.S. appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling requiring Kansas to allow thousands of people who registered to vote at motor vehicle offices to stay on election rolls, despite not showing proof of citizenship as mandated by a state law.

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U.N. atomic agency chief says Iran sticking to nuclear deal

PARIS Iran has kept to a nuclear deal it agreed with six world powers last year limiting its stockpiles of substances that could be used to make atomic weapons, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) told French daily Le Monde.