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Russia's Prominent Prisoners Reflect Tension With Its Neighbors

Russia is jailing three prominent figures from Ukraine and Estonia on what critics say are highly questionable charges. The cases also reflect the friction between Russia and its neighbors.
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Syrian Opposition Groups Wary Of Russia's Invitation To Moscow

Russia is proposing peace talks in Moscow, and the U.S. seems to be backing the idea, but some opposition groups resist cooperating with a country that's been backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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Greece Arrests Four In Latest Anti-Terror Raids

The arrests are said to include Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who is believed to have been the mastermind behind a foiled plot to conduct attacks in Belgium.
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MTV Pimps Cars, Brazil Pimps Trash Carts

It's the brainstorm of a street artist, who wanted folks to pay more respect to the pickers who collect recyclable garbage that would otherwise pile up in landfills.
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Undersea Tunnel In Europe Shut Down After Fire; No Injuries

The Channel Tunnel that connects England and France was shut down after the fire broke out on a truck that was being transported by rail.
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France Approves Secret Burials For 'Charlie Hebdo' Attackers

Said Kouachi has reportedly already been buried at the city of Reims, where he lived before the deadly attack. His brother, Cherif, is to be buried at his hometown of Gennevilliers, outside of Paris.
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Hollande: Anti-'Charlie' Protesters Don't Understand French Values

As demonstrations against the satirical magazine are staged in many parts of the Muslim world, the French president defends what he says is his country's principle of freedom of expression.
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Traveling To Cuba Getting Easier, But Expect Turbulence On The Way

Miami businesses expect an upsurge in trade and travel to Cuba under new rules, but travel for tourism is still prohibited and the island has only a limited number of hotel rooms.
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United Noshes: Dinner Party Aims To Eat Its Way Through Global Cuisine

A couple is cooking its way through meals from all 193 members of the United Nations. The series of dinner parties for friends and strangers is also a fundraiser and way to foster global connections.
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Gunmen Kidnap Top Official In Yemen

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi's chief of staff was kidnapped from his car in the heart of the capital Sanaa. Security officials blame Houthi rebels.

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