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NY Times World News

Listening Post: Between Obama and Putin, a Game of He Said, He Said

U.S. and Russian summaries of a telephone conversation between Presidents Obama and Putin seemed to be talking about two different calls.

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Ukraine Push Against Rebels Grinds to Halt

Pro-Russian militias commandeered vehicles from the Ukrainian Army as a military operation by the Kiev government in the eastern part of the nation fell apart.

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Jordanian Jets Strike Vehicles Trying to Enter From Syria

Jordan’s armed forces said in a statement that warplanes fired on the three vehicles after they failed to heed security forces’ demands to stop.

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Taliban End a Cease-Fire With Pakistan

The group said they would continue to pursue peace talks after accusing the military of torturing prisoners and killing 50 militants during the cease-fire.

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Reuters World News

Hundreds still missing in deadly Korea ferry sinking

JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean coastguard and navy divers resumed searching on Thursday for about 290 people still missing, many of them students from the same high school, after a ferry capsized in sight of land.
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Graft trial of son of Senegal's ex-president to start in June

DAKAR (Reuters) - Karim Wade, son of Senegal's ex-president, will go on trial in two months to face corruption charges, a year after he was accused of illegally amassing a fortune of $1.4 billion during his father's rule, a government official said.

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U.S. calls for more investment-friendly Indian government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday urged the Indian government that emerges from ongoing elections to follow economic policies that encourage investment, saying Washington would like to see bilateral trade grow to $500 billion a year.
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Obama, Abe to battle negative images at U.S.-Japan summit

TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When President Barack Obama meets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a summit next week, they will be battling negative undercurrents that could undermine their message that Asia's most important security alliance is firm.

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