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By ANNE BARNARD
Syria is increasingly isolated in the face of a growing economic crisis, more reliant than ever on credit from its main remaining allies.
By CHRISTOPHER DREW
While investigators in London said they had not found the cause of the incident, the damage was not near either of the plane's lithium-ion batteries.
By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
Senior Kremlin officials said Russia's Federal Migration Service had not yet received a formal appeal for asylum from Edward J. Snowden, the former intelligence contractor.
By ANDREW E. KRAMER
To residents of Asbest in Russia's Ural Mountains, living with a pervasive carcinogen is the alternative to having no livelihood at all.
By DAVID LASKIN
Beyond today's festive scene in this neighborhood by the Tiber River is a somber and not so ancient past for the city's Jews.
By STEVEN ERLANGER
The train accident outside Paris on Friday that killed at least six people and injured dozens of others was linked to a loose rail joint.