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Putin and Poroshenko Shake Hands at Minsk Talks
Russia's Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko greeted each other with a handshake at the start of talks, held in Belarus, on the Ukraine crisis, the first time the two presidents have met since June.

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Faces of Spain's economic crisis
Despite boasting Europe's fourth-largest economy, hundreds of thousands have been forced into destitution by Spain’s housing crash. Msnbc.com spoke to some of those affected.
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  Austerity in Ireland
Irish voters shared their views on austerity and the economy as they prepared to vote in a referendum on the European Union's new fiscal treaty.

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  Istanbul: An emerging power's ancient heart
With its economy growing at a breathtaking speed and its influence growing, Turkey will play a key role in the region in the years ahead. Istanbul, the cultural and commercial capital which straddles Europe and Asia, offers a glimpse of the country's history as well as its future.

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