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Brent crude at 2008 low as market rout heads into Christmas

By Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Brent crude prices fell on Monday to their lowest since 2008 on renewed worries over a global oil glut, with production around the world…

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Number of global migrants rises dramatically, especially in Asia: U.N.

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The number of international migrants soared to 244 million this year, an increase of more than 40 percent from the year…

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Russia calling the shots as nations lock down Syria plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the United States & world powers gather again in an attempt to end Syria's civil war, Russia appears to be calling the shots. Nations meeting Friday…

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Syrian crisis simplified: Who's fighting whom, and why?

WASHINGTON (AP) — One nation, two wars, a quarter-million lives lost, millions forced from their homes, & still no end in sight for the pitiless, seemingly bottomless crisis in Syria….

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US, Russia bring ambitious Syria peace plan to UN

New York (AFP) – Senior international envoys have begun gathering in New York to seek UN backing for an ambitious US & Russian plan to seek a negotiated ceasefire in…

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Arsenals of weapons deployed against IS and Syrian rebels

Paris (AFP) – The United States, Russia, France & Britain are deploying an arsenal of weapons in the Syrian conflict, although some experts question whether they are best suited to…

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Putin says Russia prepared for any economic situation

Moscow (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin said Thursday Russia was prepared to face any economic situation as the country's energy-dependent economy reels from lower oil prices. "The government, of course,…

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The Latest: UN chief says Assad fate must not block solution

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest news on developments in the Syrian conflict. All times local: 9:10 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says it's unacceptable that a solution to the Syrian…

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Russian airstrikes restore Syrian military balance of power

BEIRUT (AP) — Weeks of Russian airstrikes in Syria appear to have restored enough momentum to the government side to convince President Bashar Assad's foes & the world community that…

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US, Russia agree to push ahead with Syria talks

Moscow (AFP) – The United States & Russia agreed to plough on with efforts to halt Syria's brutal civil war, with a fresh round of international crisis talks set for…

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