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Oil ends 2015 down 35 percent; long, painful hangover seen

By Barani Krishnan & Ahmad Ghaddar NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Thursday yet fell as much as 35 percent for the year after a race to pump…

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Russia to rewrite space program as economic crisis bites

By Dmitry Solovyov MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia is to revise its space program, the national space agency said on Tuesday after a newspaper published a report that billions of dollars…

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Giorgi Kvirikashvili confirmed as Georgia PM

Tbilisi (AFP) – Georgia's parliament confirmed Wednesday former foreign minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili as the country's prime minister, six days after Irakli Garibashvili's surprise resignation from the post. "The parliament has…

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Russia hopes US to drop idea for forward basing of arms in Eastern Europe

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday it hoped the United States would drop plans to store military hardware for as many as 5,000 American troops in…

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Russia won't stop bombing mission in Syria after cease-fire

MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian diplomat says Moscow won't stop its air strikes on Islamic State positions in Syria if & when a cease-fire there is announced. The United…

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Egypt hires consultancy to check airport security after Russia crash

By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt has hired global consultancy Control Risks to review security at its airports after the crash of a plane carrying Russian holidaymakers that killed…

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Accusations grow against Russia over Syria civilian killings

BEIRUT (AP) — The three missiles fired on a public market in the northern Syrian town of Ariha took the morning shoppers by surprise. In a few moments, the main…

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AP PHOTOS: Major moments in international sports in 2015

LONDON (AP) — From Serena Williams' near Grand Slam in tennis to Japan's shock defeat of South Africa in the Rugby World Cup & Barcelona's dominance on the football pitch,…

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Cambodia PM stands by hydropower, dismisses critics as 'extremists'

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodia's prime minister defended his government's energy policy on Wednesday & hit back at environmentalists opposed to hydropower plants by suggesting their electricity be cut off…

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Rights watchdog accuses Russia of civilian killings in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — A human rights watchdog on Wednesday accused Russia of using cluster munitions & unguided bombs on civilian areas in Syria in attacks that it says have killed…

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