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World Jan 09

Kerry to meet Iranian FM next week in Geneva

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Iran's foreign minister in Switzerland next week to discuss the current state of nuclear negotiations as a March target date for the outline of a deal approaches, the State Department said…

World Dec 17

Cuba releases U.S. prisoner Alan Gross

WASHINGTON — American Alan Gross has been released from a Cuban prison after five years, as part of an agreement that also includes the release of three Cubans jailed in the United States, senior U.S. officials said Wednesday.

World Nov 07

Obama writes Iran’s supreme leader about militants

WASHINGTON — In a rare outreach to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, President Barack Obama has written a letter about the fight against Islamic State militants, a common enemy in Syria and Iraq, according to diplomatic sources.

World Oct 09

Turkey, Kurd tensions worry U.S. in fight for Kobani

WASHINGTON — Even as it prods Turkey to step up in the global fight against Islamic State militants, the United States is worried that Ankara might use military action to target Kurdish fighters who are the last line of defense…

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