The tiny Gulf nation of Qatar has been "punching above its weight" diplomatically in the region in recent years. Now, it's taking a prominent role in Syria, arming rebels there. The U.S. wants to see such aid go to moderates. Qatar has its own approach.
The cause of the blaze at a facility near Moscow is under investigation. Police tell Russian media that most of the estimated 38 victims likely had been under sedation and died in their sleep. Only three people are reported to have survived. A nurse was able to lead two patients to safety.
Spain's jobless rate has exceeded even the most dire predictions. As Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy prepares to release a slate of economic changes, Spaniards are hoping he will heed their calls for mercy after years of budget cuts and austerity.
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