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Europe's Far Right And Putin Get Cozy, With Benefits For Both

15 hours 27 min ago

Despite tensions between Russia and the West, Moscow is forging links with far-right, anti-EU parties in Europe. They're attracted to the traditional social values of Vladimir Putin's Russia's.

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Oregon Woman Released From East Timor Prison

17 hours 6 min ago

Stacey Addison of Portland was arrested in September after crossing from Indonesia into East Timor. She shared a taxi with a stranger who had picked up a package that police say contained drugs.

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A Decade After Tsunami, Asia's Shattered Coasts Are On The Mend

December 25, 2014 - 11:30pm

On Dec. 26, 2004, a massive earthquake in the ocean east of the Indonesian island of Sumatra triggered waves that killed 230,000 people in 11 countries.

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'The Interview', Greeted By Sold-Out Shows, May Net Millions This Weekend

December 25, 2014 - 11:24pm

The North-Korea-infuriating comedy received a limited release on Christmas, mostly in independent theaters, after hacker-threatened Sony Pictures first pulled the film then made it available.

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Somalia's Al-Shabab Attacks African Peacekeepers

December 25, 2014 - 5:43pm

Eight gunmen fired on the African Union's main based in Somalia, killing three soldiers and a civilian contractor.

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How 'The Interview' May Change How Big Studios Do Business

December 25, 2014 - 4:16pm

Sony's release of The Interview via streaming Internet services and in theaters at the same time is unprecedented for a major studio film and raises questions about the economics of future releases.

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Blind Syrian Refugee Writer Seeks To Make New Home In Sweden

December 25, 2014 - 4:16pm

An aspiring writer who has fled the civil war is now adjusting to life in Sweden. She longs for home, but for now receives the assistance she needs — housing, language courses, transportation.

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Economy Weathers A Bad Winter And Other Storms To Finish 2014 Strong

December 25, 2014 - 4:16pm

Early in 2014, the economy was floored by the polar vortex — plus, businesses and consumers were dazed by a government shutdown and debt limit fight. But it rebounded, and analysts are optimistic.

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In Britain, A Christmas Tradition Of Slapstick And Silliness

December 25, 2014 - 4:16pm

For centuries, British families have celebrated the Christmas season by attending "pantomimes," silly musical comedies of stories such as Aladdin and Cinderella. The tradition is alive and well today.

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For Venezuela, Drop In Global Oil Prices Could Be Catastrophic

December 25, 2014 - 4:16pm

The South American nation is home to the world's largest oil reserves and earns most of its foreign reserves from oil. It faced a deep economic crisis even before petroleum prices began their plunge.

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Low Gas Prices Predicted For 2015 And Beyond

December 25, 2014 - 4:16pm

Prices at the pump have dipped below $2 a gallon in some parts of the country this month, with average prices more than one-third lower than this summer. Analysts say that trend is likely to continue.

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Employers Help Legal Immigrants On Path To Citizenship

December 25, 2014 - 4:16pm

Some firms are helping their legal immigrant employees by bringing citizenship workshops and legal assistance to the jobsite. About 100 companies in seven cities are participating in the program.

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What Would Jesus Drink? A Class Exploring Ancient Wines Asks

December 25, 2014 - 4:16pm

The details of wine and winemaking practices in biblical times are debated among experts. But we do know that vino in Christ's day was very different from what we imbibe today.

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Why Bury Fig Trees? A Curious Tradition Preserves A Taste Of Italy

December 25, 2014 - 4:16pm

For generations, Italian-American fig growers in the Northeast have buried their trees in trenches for the winter. It's a tradition that preserves both flavor and ancestral ties to southern Italy.

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Where Ebola Has Closed Schools, A Radio Program Provides A Faint Signal Of Hope

December 25, 2014 - 4:16pm

1.5 million children are out of school in Liberia. It's possible kids may not return to class until spring.

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Father Of Jordanian Pilot Held By ISIS Issues Plea For His Release

December 25, 2014 - 3:33pm

The father of 26-year-old Flight Lt. Moaz al-Kaseasbeh, urged his son's Islamic State captors to treat him well and set him free because "we are all Muslims."

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After 522 Years, Spain Seeks To Make Amends For Expulsion Of Jews

December 25, 2014 - 12:11pm

Spain's monarchy decimated the Jewish population by expelling, killing or forcibly converting Jews in 1492. Now the country may offer their descendants Spanish citizenship.

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Sierra Leone Puts North On Lockdown Amid Ebola Spread

December 25, 2014 - 10:59am

The country that has been hardest-hit by the ongoing outbreak of the deadly virus, has shut down shops, markets and most travel in the north.

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Sierra Leone Puts North On Lockdown Amid Ebola Spread

December 25, 2014 - 10:59am

The country that has been hardest-hit by the ongoing outbreak of the deadly virus, has shut down shops, markets and most travel in the north.

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Sierra Leone Puts North On Lockdown Amid Ebola Spread

December 25, 2014 - 10:59am

The country that has been hardest-hit by the ongoing outbreak of the deadly virus, has shut down shops, markets and most travel in the north.

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