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Putin, citing national security, signs Turkey sanctions decree

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin signed a decree imposing a raft of punitive economic sanctions against Turkey on Saturday, underlining the depth of the Kremlin's anger toward Ankara four days after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.

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Greek PM fails to get opposition backing on pension reform

ATHENS Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras failed to secure the backing of Greek opposition parties on Saturday for tough pension reforms the country has promised to submit by December under its international bailout.

Greece 2:10pm EST

Twin suicide attacks kill five people in north Cameroon: sources

YAOUNDE Suspected Boko Haram militants detonated two suicide bombs in a village in northern Cameroon on Saturday afternoon, killing at least five people, security sources and an official told Reuters.

Africa 3:24pm EST

Congo president urges national dialogue before elections

KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila made a long-anticipated public call on Saturday for a national dialogue to prepare for elections next year, an idea regarded with suspicion by his opponents.

Congo, Africa 4:16pm EST

Police, migrants clash on Macedonia border; soldiers build fence

IDOMENI, Greece Police in Macedonia fired tear gas and stun grenades at desperate migrants stranded for days at the Greek border and who are demanding passage to western Europe, as soldiers began erecting a metal fence to keep them out. | Video

Greece, Migrant Crisis 12:13pm EST

Boko Haram claims responsibility for Kano suicide bomb: SITE

LAGOS Militant Islamist group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a procession of Shi'ite Muslims that killed at least 21 people in northern Nigeria's Kano state, the SITE monitoring service reported on Saturday.

Africa 12:58pm EST

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