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Iran rejects Obama nuclear call before Netanyahu speech

Iran has rejected as "excessive and illogical" a demand by US President Barack Obama that it freeze sensitive nuclear activity for at least 10 years. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was quoted saying Mr Obama spoke in "unacceptable and threatening" terms. Mr Zarif said talks on Iran's...
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Clinton used personal email account as Secretary of State

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, rather than a government-issued email address, potentially hampering efforts to archive official government documents required by law. Clinton's office said nothing was illegal or improper...
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For Netanyahu and Obama, Difference Over Iran Widened Into Chasm

WASHINGTON — Over six years of bitter disagreements about how to deal with the Iranian nuclear threat, President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel kept running into one central problem: The two leaders never described their ultimate goal in quite the same way. Mr. Obama has...
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Dozens hurt when Southern California train crashes, derails

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California commuter train crashed into a truck and derailed early Tuesday, injuring dozens of people. Three cars of the Metrolink train tumbled onto their sides in agricultural country 65 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Metrolink spokesman Scott Johnson told...
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Monitoring Group Says ISIS Has Abducted 90 Christians in Syria

Islamic State militants have abducted at least 90 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria, a monitoring group that tracks violence in Syria said on Tuesday. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the militants carried out dawn raids on rural villages...
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Facebook’s privacy policy breaches European law, report finds

A report commissioned by the Belgian privacy commission has found that Facebook is acting in violation of European law, despite updating its privacy policy. More on this topic Seven things we learned from Facebook's latest financial results Conducted by the Centre of Interdisciplinary Law and ICT...
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Document Reveals Growth of Cyberwarfare Between the U.S. and Iran

WASHINGTON — A newly disclosed National Security Agency document illustrates the striking acceleration of the use of cyberweapons by the United States and Iran against each other, both for spying and sabotage, even as Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart met in Geneva to try...
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Amid a Slump, a Crackdown for Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela — For a glimpse into Venezuela’s economic disarray, slip into a travel agency here and book a round-trip flight to Maracaibo, on the other side of the country, for just $16. Need a book to read on the plane? For those with hard currency, a new copy of “50 Shades of Grey” goes...
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IAEA: Iran limiting but also hiding nuclear activities

Iran is limiting its testing of its uranium refinement capacities yet failing to cooperate with international nuclear inspectors, the U.N. atomic watchdog said. The International Atomic Energy Agency made the assertions in a report released Thursday, the Deutche Welle newspaper reported. “The...
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Firefighters Battle Industrial Blaze In Erith

Almost 100 firefighters have battled to get a blaze inside a block of industrial units under control. The smoke and fire from the blaze in Erith, South East London, could be seen from miles away. More than 50 people called emergency services to report the fire, which happened at around 2am in...
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