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Egypt to settle $1.5 billion owned to oil firms
FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 file photo, Egyptian bread vendors look for clients among rival groups of protesters in Tahrir Square, in Cairo. Egypt's prime minister said Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 his government has committed to pay what amounts to 24 percent of the total arrears it owes foreign oil companies in a bid to restore investor confidence in an economy damaged by nearly three years of unrest.(AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

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