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Russia Oil Talks Pose New Hurdle to Iran Nuke Pact

Reports of multibillion-dollar oil talks between Iran and Russia are emerging as the latest obstacle to a comprehensive pact eliminating the threat of an Iranian nuclear arsenal. The Obama administration…

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Hagel, Chang Air Differences Over Disputed Islands

The defense chiefs of China and the U.S. faced off Tuesday over Beijing’s escalating territorial disputes in the region, with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel telling his Chinese counterparts they do…

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Pro-Russians Call East Ukraine Region Independent

Kiev Fears Invasion Pro-Russian activists barricaded inside a government building in eastern Ukraine proclaimed the region independent Monday and called for a referendum on seceding from Ukraine — an ominous…

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Roadside Bomb Kills 15 People in Afghanistan

A roadside bomb killed at least 15 people traveling in vehicles that had been diverted from a main road Monday after an earlier attack in southern Afghanistan, officials said. The…

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Source: Syria Used Chemical Weapons Recently

Syrian government forces deployed a non-lethal chemical weapon on March 27 on the outskirts of Damascus, an Israeli security source said Monday, The Jerusalem Post reported. The source confirmed claims…

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Afghan Election Hailed as Taliban Threat Remains

Afghans and the international community hailed its presidential election as a triumph of democracy over violence Sunday, despite complaints about ballot shortages and sporadic fraud after millions of people braved…

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