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U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years

HAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy.



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Jeb Bush explores 2016 U.S. presidential run

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Jeb Bush is actively exploring a run for the U.S. presidency in 2016, making the former Florida governor with the famous political last name one of the first major Republicans to formally move toward a possible candidacy.

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Europe's main leaders far apart on immigration

PARIS (Reuters) – In less than three weeks, Britain’s David Cameron and France’s Francois Hollande have set out starkly contrasting approaches to immigration, while Angela Merkel has warned fellow Germans against manipulation by far-right xenophobes.



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Jeb Bush to explore possible U.S. presidential bid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will “actively explore” a potential presidential campaign for 2016, he announced on Tuesday. The announcement, in a Facebook post, makes Bush the first major likely Republican candidate to formally move toward a presidential bid.

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'Lone wolf' Australian hostage-taker had violent, unsettled past

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The self-styled sheikh behind a siege at a Sydney cafe had been charged as an accessory to murder and with multiple sexual offences. He also harbored deep grievances against the Australian government and had found little kinship in the city’s large Muslim community, where he was seen as deeply troubled.



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