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US delegation to Cuba could meet with Raul Castro

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy from Vermont takes pictures from a car as he tours the city during a three-day visit to Havana, Cuba, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. Leahy heads the first congressional delegation visit to Cuba since President Barack Obama announced in December plans for...
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Israeli strikes kill 6 Hezbollah fighters in Syria

FILE – In this Feb. 16, 2009, file photo, Fayez, left, father of Imad Mughniyeh, and Jihad, the son of slain top Hezbollah’s commander Imad Mughniyeh, attend a rally commemorating the first anniversary of Imad Mughniyeh’s assassination in the southern suburb of...
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Israeli strikes kill Hezbollah fighters in Syria

FILE – In this Feb. 16, 2009, file photo, Fayez, left, father of Imad Mughniyeh, and Jihad, the son of slain top Hezbollah’s commander Imad Mughniyeh, attend a rally commemorating the first anniversary of Imad Mughniyeh’s assassination in the southern suburb of...
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Ukraine leader vows to retake separatist-held east

A Ukrainian woman looks through a broken window at their flat after it was hit by Ukrainian Artillery in the Voroshilovsky area, center of Donetsk, Ukraine. Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. The separatist stronghold, Donetsk, was shaken by intense outgoing and incoming artillery fire as a...
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Pope leaves Manila after drawing record crowd of 6 million

Pope Francis waves to the faithful on his last drive through the city before leaving Manila, Philippines, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Millions filled Manila’s main park and surrounding areas for Pope Francis’ final Mass in the Philippines on Sunday, braving a steady rain...
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War crimes court opens probe into Palestinian territories

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during an Arab foreign ministers meeting at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Abbas asked the Arab League to provide a “safety net” of $100 million a month to cover tax revenues withheld...
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Moody’s cuts Russian government’s bond rating

A man walks past an exchange office on a snowy Moscow street in Russia, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. The Russian ruble is edging further down amid a continuing slump in oil prices. The government has predicted that the economy will drop by more than 4 percent this year if oil prices...
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Venezuela crisis deepens as Maduro seeks support abroad

A man carries newly bought disposable diapers past a line of people waiting to enter a private supermarket to buy the same item in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. When Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro returns from an urgent fundraising trip that has taken him to...
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Europe anti-terror raids net dozens amid high anxiety

Police guard the Palace of Justice in Brussels, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. Thirteen people were detained in Belgium and two arrested in France in an anti-terror sweep following a firefight in which two suspected terrorists were killed in the eastern city of Verviers on Thursday. (AP...
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Obama, Cameron pledge unified effort to fight terrorism

President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. Growing fears about the specter of terrorism in Europe and the West are lending themselves to a sense of...