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Haiti leader names Evans Paul as new prime minister

Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Haitian President Michel Martelly named veteran politician Evans Paul prime minister to lead a new government, as he seeks to defuse a crisis over long-delayed elections.
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Interim prime minister named in politically fractious Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume was named as Haiti's interim prime minister on Sunday following the resignation of her predecessor a week ago amid a stalemate over delayed legislative elections....
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Cuba not returning to capitalism despite U.S. deal: Castro's daughter

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba will defend its socialist principles and will not return to capitalism just because it has agreed a detente with the United States, the daughter of President Raul Castro said, dispelling any notion that U.S. companies would be free to roll into Cuba....
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Cuba's Castro hails new era of 'living together' with U.S.

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Raul Castro hailed a landmark exchange of prisoners with the United States on Wednesday and praised U.S. President Barack Obama as the two countries agreed to normalize relations after more than five decades of hostility....
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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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Sydney gunman was 'wanted in Iran'

Iran says it requested 14 years ago the extradition of Man Haron Monis - the gunman behind the Sydney siege - but Australia refused to hand him over....
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Haiti takes more steps to end political standoff

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti was in a state of political flux following the resignation over the weekend of the country's prime minister because of an ongoing stalemate with opposition lawmakers in the Senate....
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Sydney Hostage-Taker Says He is ISIL Member

TEHRAN (FNA)- Haron Monis, a 49-year-old man who was gunned down after taking dozens of people hostage in a cafe in Sydney for 16 hours, had expressed his allegiance to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi in a public statement on November 18....
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Mexican farmer immolates self during protest

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (AP) — A young farmer in southern Mexico set himself on fire outside the Chiapas state legislature building to demand the release of his father, an indigenous leader who was arrested last year on charges stemming from a series of demonstrations in 2011 that turned violent....
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IMF head warns of bumpy road for Latin America

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Latin America faces a rocky road ahead despite social and economic achievements in recent years, the head of the International Monetary Fund said Friday....
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