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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.

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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

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After Juncker, Luxembourg seeks tax gurus' help

BRUSSELS - When Jean-Claude Juncker was voted out after two decades running Luxembourg, his victorious rivals were eager not to alienate tax gurus who had helped him make their tiny state rich.

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Pakistan court bails man accused of masterminding Mumbai attack

ISLAMABAD - A Pakistani court granted bail on Thursday to a man accused of masterminding a deadly 2008 rampage through the Indian city of Mumbai, lawyers said.

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Exclusive: As easy targets thin, Syria air strikes by U.S. allies plunge

WASHINGTON/DUBAI - As U.S. fighter jets pound Islamic State targets in Syria, Washington's coalition allies appear increasingly absent from the air war.

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Suicide bomber kills one on outskirts of Afghan capital

KABUL - One policeman was killed and two were injured on the outskirts of the Afghan capital on Thursday, in a blast caused by a suicide bomber attempting to enter Kabul in a vehicle laden with explosives, an interior ministry spokesman said.