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The S&P financial sector gained 1.8 percent, putting it on track for its best day in about two months. Deutsche Bank's U.S.-listed shares jumped 15.2 percent, a day after sinking to a record low. French news agency AFP reported that Deutsche Bank was nearing a $5.4 billion settlement with U.S. officials over charges related to selling toxic mortgage bonds.
BEIRUT (AP) — A year of Russian airstrikes on areas outside government control in Syria have killed more than 9,000 people, displaced tens of thousands and caused widespread destruction, an opposition monitoring group said Friday.