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Putin says Russia economy will be cured but offers no remedy

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia's economy would inevitably rebound after the ruble's dramatic slide this year but offered no remedy to a deepening financial crisis.

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'Another Wall falls': Europe hails U.S.-Cuba breakthrough

BRUSSELS - Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall reunited Europe, the European Union hailed a "historic turning point" in the Caribbean with the renewal of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States.

World, Politics, U.S. 5:55am EST

Accused Boston Marathon bomber due in court today

BOSTON - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is due in court on Thursday, his first appearance in public in more than a year, as his lawyers prepare for the January start of his trial on charges of carrying out the deadly 2013 attack.

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EU's top court opens door to some stem cell patents

BRUSSELS/LONDON - Europe's top court has opened the door to certain stem cell patents in the European Union by ruling that an organism incapable of developing into a human being is not a human embryo and may be patented.

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Cameroon army kills 116 Boko Haram militants, defense ministry says

YAOUNDE - Cameroon's army killed 116 Boko Haram militants on Wednesday when they attacked a base in the far north of the country, said defense ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Didier Badjeck.

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EU bans investment in Crimea, targets oil sector, cruises

BRUSSELS - The European Union banned investment in Crimea on Thursday, halting European help for Russian Black Sea oil and gas exploration and outlawing European cruise ships from calling at Crimean ports.

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Anger and grief as Pakistan buries students massacred at school

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistan on Wednesday began burying 132 students killed in a grisly attack on their school by Taliban militants that has heaped pressure on the government to do more to tackle an increasingly aggressive Taliban insurgency. | Video