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First on CNN: U.S. officials say Russian missiles heading for Syria landed in Iran – cnn.com

A number of cruise missiles launched from a Russian ship and aimed at targets in Syria have crashed in Iran, two U.S. officials told CNN Thursday. – Barbara Starr and

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Charted: What the landmark Trans-Pacific trade deal really means – qz.com

Trade ministers from 12 Pacific rim countries, including the US, Japan, Mexico and Vietnam, came to terms Monday on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a landmark free-trade deal that’s being described as

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Russia bombs Syrian targets for 4th day as international concerns grow – cnn.com

New day, more bombs Saturday marks the fourth day Russia has carried out airstrikes in Syria. And with every passing day, the international community raises alarms over Moscow’s intentions. In

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Russians Strike Targets in Syria, but Not ISIS Areas – nytimes.com

Russian aircraft carried out a bombing attack against Syrian opposition fighters on Wednesday, including at least one group trained by the C.I.A., eliciting angry protests from American officials and plunging

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Pope Francis ditches political speech for jokes and improvised address on family – theguardian.com

It was billed as a sort of Catholic variety show, with world-class performers from Aretha Franklin to Andrea Bocelli and even a stand-up comic. Nobody thought Pope Francis would be

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Pope Francis gets political in Washington debut – cnn.com

Pope Francis immediately dove into the whirlpool of U.S. politics on Wednesday, using his first direct address to the nation to weigh in on deeply divisive issues including climate change,

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Secret Document Shows NSA Spied on Iran U.N. Delegation in New York – nbcnews.com

The NSA will probably spy on foreign leaders like Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during the UN General Assembly in New York this week, applying a “full court press” that includes

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China’s President Xi Jinping Pledges to Work With the U.S. to Fight Cybercrime – time.com

On Tuesday night in Seattle, China’s President Xi Jinping pledged a united front against cybercrime. Xi, who is on his first state visit to the U.S., vowed that “the Chinese

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Why Did China Devalue Its Currency? Two Big Reasons

 China’s government wants  its economy to remain on an even keel,  the renminbi, to become a pre-eminent global currency. By NEIL IRWIN,AUGUST 11, 2015. NEW YORK TIMES.

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U.S.-Philippine alliance sails on choppy waters – sandiegouniontribune.com

Subic Bay, Philippines — The plan announced recently to re-open a former U.S. naval base on the South China Sea was a complicated one for the Philippines, where a rip current

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