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Ukraine begins artillery withdrawal, recognizing truce is holding

PARASKOVIYVKA/DONETSK, Ukraine - Ukrainian troops towed artillery away from the front line in the east on Thursday, a move that amounted to recognizing that a ceasefire meant to take effect on Feb. 15 was holding at last. | Video

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Greek protesters clash with police in first backlash against Syriza

ATHENS - Dozens of black-clad protesters clashed with riot police in central Athens on Thursday, smashing shop windows, throwing petrol bombs and burning cars after an anti-government march, the first since the leftist Syriza party took power a month ago.

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Russia's Khodorkovsky: Putin is a 'naked king' facing economic ruin

LONDON - Former Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky said on Thursday Vladimir Putin was a "naked king" presiding over an economy that will weaken further, eventually provoking a battle between rival clans in Moscow.

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Argentine judge throws out cover-up allegation against president

BUENOS AIRES - An Argentine judge on Thursday dismissed allegations that President Cristina Fernandez tried to cover up Iran's purported involvement in the deadly bombing of a Jewish center in 1994.

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Nigeria's opposition will not tolerate any more vote delays: Buhari

LONDON - Any further delays to Nigeria's election would be unacceptable and the opposition will take the government to court if the election commission chief is forced out, presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday.

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With sledgehammer, Islamic State smashes Iraqi history

ARBIL/BAGHDAD - Ultra-radical Islamist militants in northern Iraq have destroyed a priceless collection of statues and sculptures from the ancient Assyrian era, inflicting what an archaeologist described as incalculable damage to a piece of shared human history. | Video

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