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Russia and Turkey refuse to back down in row over jet downing

ISTANBUL/NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia Russia sent an advanced missile system to Syria on Wednesday to protect its jets operating there and pledged its air force would keep flying missions near Turkish air space, sounding a defiant note after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet. | Video

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Russia's past and present collide at ceremony to honor former leader

YEKATERINBURG, Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday inaugurated a museum dedicated to Boris Yeltsin, the former president whose legacy, many former Yeltsin associates say, Putin has spent the past 15 years dismantling.

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Germany's Merkel vows more support for France after attacks

PARIS Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she would think about how Germany could further support France in fighting terrorism following the Nov. 13 attacks by Islamist militants in Paris that killed 130 people.

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Argentine president-elect taps ex-central banker as finance minister

BUENOS AIRES Argentine President-elect Mauricio Macri named former JP Morgan executive and central bank chief Alfonso Prat-Gay his finance minister on Wednesday in a sign that he will move quickly to restore the bank's autonomy and free up the economy.

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U.S. using sex, money to infiltrate Iran, supreme leader says

DUBAI The United States is using sex, money and Western lifestyles to infiltrate Iran's decision-making elite, the Islamic republic's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday.

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Obama congratulates Argentine President-elect Macri: White House

WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama congratulated President-elect Mauricio Macri of Argentina on his election in a phone call on Wednesday, the White House said in a statement.

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