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Special Report: How the U.S. made its Putin problem worse

WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK - In September 2001, as the U.S. reeled from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Vladimir Putin supported Washington's imminent invasion of Afghanistan in ways that would have been inconceivable during the Cold War.

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Bomb blast in Cairo kills police officer: Egyptian state media

CAIRO - A bomb exploded in a Cairo square late on Friday, killing one police officer and wounding another, the Egyptian state newspaper Al Ahram reported on its website.

Egypt 9:05pm EDT

Obama-Abe summit to aid trade talks, not seal deal: U.S. official

WASHINGTON/TOKYO - Next week's meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is a good opportunity to give impetus to Pacific trade negotiations but will not seal a deal, a senior U.S. administration official said on Friday.

Japan 6:48pm EDT

Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico, shakes buildings

MEXICO CITY - A powerful earthquake shook Mexico on Friday, damaging more than 100 homes in the southwestern state of Guerrero and opening cracks in some buildings but there were no reports of deaths.

France denies veto threat looms over Western Sahara negotiations

UNITED NATIONS - France's U.N. envoy on Friday vehemently denied threatening to use its Security Council veto power to block any proposals to have U.N. peacekeepers in Western Sahara monitor the human rights situation in the disputed North African territory.

United Nations, France 9:24pm EDT

Avalanche kills at least 12 guides in deadliest incident on Mount Everest

KATHMANDU - An avalanche sweeping down Mount Everest killed at least 12 Nepali guides on Friday in what may be the deadliest single incident on the world's highest peak.

Environment 4:46pm EDT

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