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Putin Meets Advisors to Discuss Olympics

President Vladimir Putin met with high-placed government officials in the Kremlin on Friday in connection with preparations for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Romney Wins Key Republican Iowa Poll

AMES, Iowa -- With a victory in the Republican straw poll here Saturday, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney entered the next phase of the presidential nomination battle, pitting his traditional early-state strategy against a more unorthodox approach by national front-runner Rudolph Giuliani.

Bush Makes Sarkozy at Home in Maine

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine -- During Nicolas Sarkozy's visit Saturday, there was no fishing trip like the one President Vladimir Putin enjoyed last month. Not even a game of horseshoes, a family tradition on Walker's Point.

Terrorism Talks Held in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The presidents of Pakistan and Afghanistan pledged on Sunday to work together to combat the common security threat of Taliban and al-Qaida militants.

80,000 Islamists Gather in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Over 80,000 people gathered in the Indonesian capital on Sunday for a conference hosted by a radical international Muslim group, Hizb-ut-Tahrir.

Envoys Push for Kosovo Agreement

PRISTINA, Serbia -- Envoys from the United States, the European Union and Russia were working with a sense of urgency to help Serbia and Kosovo's independence-seeking ethnic Albanians find common ground on the province's future, one diplomat has said.

Computer Glitch Strands 20,000 at L.A. Airport

LOS ANGELES -- More than 20,000 international passengers were stranded for hours at Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday, waiting on airplanes and in packed customs halls while a malfunctioning computer system prevented U.S. officials from processing the travelers' entry into the country.

China Gives Backing to U.S. Dollar

BEIJING -- China on Sunday delivered a vote of confidence in the dollar, saying dollar assets form an important part of its foreign exchange reserves and the U.S. currency plays a prominent role in the global monetary system.

Wall Street Investors Hold on Tight

NEW YORK -- It was a weekend of high anxiety for investors on Wall Street, as they braced themselves for what was likely be another rollercoaster ride for the battered financial markets.

ABN Takeover Clears a Final Hurdle

EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Royal Bank of Scotland shareholders overwhelmingly approved the proposed 71 billion euro ($97.2 billion) takeover of ABN Amro on Friday, the third and final leg of backing from investors in the RBS-led consortium.

Airlines, Flyers Adjust a Year After Liquid Ban

NEW YORK -- Hairspray and hand lotion may still hold travelers up at airport security checks, although U.S. airlines and their passengers have generally adjusted to tighter rules enacted last year.

Chavez Says Oil is Headed for $100

CARACAS, Venezuela -- World oil prices are headed for $100 per barrel, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez predicted Saturday, and he said he would cut supplies to the United States if the U.S. government ""attacks"" his country again.

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