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HAVANA (AP) — Cubans cheered the surprise announcement that their country will restore relations with the United States, hopeful they'll soon see expanded trade and new economic vibrancy even though the 53-year-old economic embargo remains in place for the time being.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the six world powers and Iran were "very close" to reaching an agreement on Tehran's nuclear program. He also told his annual end-of-year news conference that economic ties between Moscow and Teheran would benefit if the deal were clinched. (Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska, editing by Elizabeth Piper)