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Iraq Joins U.A.E., Qatar in Call to Keep Oil Cuts

Iraq joined the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Oman in calling for OPEC and allied producers to stick with their agreement to cut oil output until the end of the year, despite recent price gains. Output cuts by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and fellow producers have contributed to stability in the oil market,…

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Czech president takes early lead in poll

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Milos Zeman remains popular in rural areas Czech President Milos Zeman has taken an early lead as votes are counted in the presidential election. With 30% of results in, he had 42% with nearest rival Jiri Drahos on 24%. However, the BBC's Rob Cameron in Prague says there are indications…

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Will Fiat Chrysler be bought by the Chinese?

CLOSE In today's political environment, a sale of Fiat Chrysler, the Italian-American automaker, to a Chinese company seems far-fetched. But analysts say it could happen. Here's why: USA TODAY Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne. (Photo: MARCO BERTORELLO, AFP/Getty Images) Nearly a decade after he helped rescue Detroit's third-largest automaker from liquidation with the help…

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Mennonites split over tolerance of homosexuality

CLOSE BETTER UNDERSTAND PA. ISSUES WITH THESE VIDEOS Watch newbies struggle to pronounce these Pa. places | 2:23USA Today Network employees, both locals and newbies, talk through some of central Pennsylvania's most difficult places to pronounce. Joel Shannon, USA Today Network 1 of 14 CLOSE BETTER UNDERSTAND PA. ISSUES WITH THESE VIDEOS 'Released time' lets…

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Pro-Russian Czech Leader Vies for Re-Election

Czechs concluded voting in a presidential ballot on whether to re-elect incumbent Milos Zeman, a frequent critic of European Union policies and a supporter of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, for a second five-year term. Opinion polls show Zeman will probably garner the most votes but too few to avoid a Jan. 26-27 runoff with one…

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‘On the fence’ about Hoffman allegations

Actor Liam Neeson has said he feels there is a now witch hunt around sexual harassment in Hollywood. He told RTE that harassment needed to be looked into, but he was on the fence about allegations surrounding Dustin Hoffman. Mr Hoffman's lawyers have described as "defamatory falsehoods" claims by three women.

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Spartak Moscow criticised for “racist” tweet about own players

A tweet by Spartak Moscow on SaturdayA social media message containing "racist references" posted by Russian club Spartak Moscow "shows a shocking level of ignorance", says the chief of anti-discriminatory body Fare. Spartak tweeted a video of some black players training in sunny conditions with a message translating as "see how the chocolates melt in…

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Abe in Latvia Calls for Pressure on North Korea

The international community should step up pressure on North Korea to help defuse the stand-off over the isolated country’s pursuit of long-range nuclear weapons, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Saturday during a visit to Latvia. “As the international order founded on the rule of law is being challenged, our two nations need to closely…

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