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World Jul 14Iran agrees to landmark nuclear deal
Any deal will go to the U.N. Security Council, which is expected to endorse it by the end of the month, to start the mechanics of implementation — long-term, verifiable limits on Iranian nuclear programs that could be used to…
Politics Jul 13Iran nuclear agreement expected to come Tuesday
VIENNA -- Disputes over attempts to probe Tehran's alleged work on nuclear weapons unexpectedly persisted Monday, diplomats said, threatening plans to wrap up an Iran nuclear deal by midnight -- the latest in a series of deadlines for the negotiations.
World Jul 02Iran takes hard line on inspections, sanctions at nuke talks
VIENNA — Iran took a hard line Thursday on two of the biggest demands of world powers in a final nuclear accord, rejecting any extraordinary inspection rules and threatening to ramp up enrichment of bomb-making material if the United States…
World Jun 19Report: Islamic State, Boko Haram contribute to spike in global terrorism
Extremists in Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria unleashed a savage rise in violence between 2013 and 2014, according to new statistics released by the State Department. Attacks largely at the hands of the Islamic State and Boko Haram raised the number…
World May 29Cuba removed from U.S. terror list
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday formally removed Cuba from a U.S. terrorism blacklist as part of the process of normalizing relations between the Cold War foes.
Politics May 23Sliver of Clinton emails hint at lingering political trouble
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified "secret" at the request of the FBI, underscoring lingering questions about how…
Nation May 22Clinton received now-classified Benghazi info on private email
WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that has now been classified.
World May 17Kerry in South Korea to talk security, cyber issues
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in South Korea where he will be discussing security issues amid fresh fears of North Korean belligerence and delivering a speech on cyber policy.
World May 16Kerry: Iran nuclear deal could have ‘positive influence’ on North Korea
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday he is hopeful that the successful conclusion of a nuclear deal with Iran will send a positive message to North Korea to restart negotiations on its own atomic program.
World May 16U.S., China still at odds over South China sea dispute
The United States and China held firm Saturday to deep disagreements over increasingly assertive Chinese activity in disputed areas of the South China Sea, as Beijing politely but pointedly rejected U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's push for it to…