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Russia drops plan to disband doping agency after scandal
Russia says it will reform its national anti-doping agency rather than shut it down.
Obama, Putin discuss Syria, Ukraine during climate talks
President Barack Obama is urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to decrease tensions with Turkey following the shoot-down of a Russian jet by Turkish forces.
Israel defense minister says Russian plane breached airspace
Israel's defense minister says a Russian plane recently penetrated Israeli airspace but was not shot down thanks to open communications between the two countries.
Iran's top leader calls Paris attack 'blind terrorism'
Iran's official news agency is quoting the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as calling the recent Paris attacks "blind terrorism."
Hundreds of Russian truck drivers head to Moscow for protest
Russian truck drivers have been protesting across the country, and one of their leaders says hundreds of trucks are now heading toward Moscow to press their demands.
President to head to France for major climate conference
The critical global climate conference kicks off in Paris tomorrow and President Barack Obama is among world leaders arriving today as he tries to cement a legacy of environmental protection.
Bodies of 8 slain men found dumped in southeastern Mexico
Authorities in Mexico say the bodies of eight slain men have been found dumped in a southeastern town.
Iran unveils upgraded model for oil contracts
Iran has unveiled a new model of oil contracts aimed at attracting foreign investment once sanctions are lifted under a landmark nuclear deal reached earlier this year.
In the land of Scrooge, a soft spot for Christmas ads
Forget Black Friday. People in Britain know the Christmas season has arrived when the big budget holiday ads start to appear.
Energy-rich Russia pays little attention to climate change
When forest fires roared through Siberia this summer, so vast that the smoke blocked vast Lake Baikal from satellite view, Russian officials blamed the blazes on arsonists and disorganized fire crews. Environmentalists say there was another culprit: global warming.
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