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The United States and Cuba Begin Restoring Relations

The two countries have started a process of reconciliation, promising to restore a relationship that has been nonexistent since 1961.

A Russian ruble coin is pictured in front of the Kremlin in central Moscow on Nov. 20. (ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia's Economic Crisis Reveals Fault Lines

Recent economic instability is increasing pressure on the Russian people and highlighting divisions within the government.

Supporters rally on behalf of Alan Gross across from the White House in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 3, 2013. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S.-Cuba Relations Thaw Amid Prisoner Exchange

Cuba's release of American citizen Alan Gross is the most significant shift seen in the countries' relationship in several decades.