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Carnival Receives U.S. Permission To Operate Cruises To Cuba

Carnival has received U.S. permission to begin operating cruises to Cuba. The cruises will be offered through the company's new fathom brand, a cruise line that specializes in what the company calls "social impact travel." Passengers will travel under the categories approved by the Treasury Department, allowing people to visit only if they engage in activities that support the Cuban people.
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Greece Stalls On New Bailout Proposal As European Leaders Meet

European leaders met in Brussels on Tuesday for an emergency summit on the Greek debt crisis. They expected a new Greek proposal for a bailout but ended the day empty-handed.
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Peruvians Love Their Chicha Street Art. The Government ... Not So Much

Walk down a street in Peru and you'll likely see an example of the glow-in-the-dark posters and murals. Lots of people love them. But the upper crust — and the government — aren't impressed.
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Malaysia Freezes Bank Accounts Amid Report Of Cash Transfers To Premier

Authorities investigating the troubled state investment fund traced nearly $700 million into Prime Minister Najib Razak's bank accounts, The Wall Street Journal reports.
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Above The Law, A Militia Threatens To Push Burundi To The Brink

They like to cast themselves as Boy Scouts, but dress as police and often resort to violence to quell dissent in the run-up to a controversial election. A rare interview with one militia member.
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How One Israeli Educator Turned His School Around

At this high school perched on a mountain in Israel, every single senior passed the exams that the principal calls "a ticket ... to better places." Fifteen years ago, only 12 percent passed.
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EU Leaders Call On Greece To Offer 'Serious And Credible' Proposals

European leaders were scheduled to meet to discuss the Greek debt crisis. Meanwhile, the French and German leaders called on Greece to present "precise proposals" to try to find a way forward.
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Man Re-Enacts Scene From Pixar's 'Up'

A Canadian man attached giant helium-filled balloons to a lawn chair -– and soared for miles over Calgary during a promotional stunt. But things went wrong, and he had to skydive back to land.
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Beijing Hosts 'Space Out' Competition

Contestants had to sit still — oblivious to distraction — for two hours. Judges monitored movement, composure and heart rate. Only things like head scratching and nose picking were permitted.
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Iran, World Powers Will Work Past Deadline Toward Nuclear Deal

Six world powers and Iran said they will not be pressured into accepting a bad deal by a deadline. The two sides had already extended a previous deadline for a final deal in June.

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