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UN nuclear chief : Deal with Iran reached on probe

GEORGE JAHN Associated Press= VIENNA (AP) — Despite some differences, a deal has been reached with Iran that will allow the U.N. nuclear agency to restart a long-stalled probe into suspicions that Tehran has secretly worked on developing nuclear arms, the U.N. nuclear chief said Tuesday. The news from International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano, who returned from Tehran ...

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Suicide bomber kills nearly 100 soldiers in Yemen

SANA, Yemen – A suicide bomber targeting soldiers rehearsing for a military parade killed as many as 96 people Monday in a sign that Islamic militants are taking their fight to the capital after intense battles in the provinces with U.S.-backed government forces in recent weeks. The blast appeared to mark a shift in tactics by an al-Qaida-linked group that ...

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Separatists in Indian Kashmir strike on anniversary of cleric’s slaying; protest plans blocked

SRINAGAR, India – An annual strike called by separatists in Indian-controlled Kashmir shuttered shops and businesses Monday to mark a top Muslim cleric’s assassination 22 years ago, but police blocked a planned protest rally in the disputed region. The cleric, Mirwaiz Mohammed Farooq, had argued for Kashmir’s right to vote on whether it should be independent or governed either by ...

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Egypt vote: The Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty

Very few elections anywhere in the world are won and lost on foreign policy issues. Just ask the first President Bush who enjoyed an 88% approval rating after his victory in the first Gulf War. He went on to lose the 1992 presidential race to Bill Clinton, who ran on the slogan: "It's the Economy Stupid." Egypt's presidential poll will ...

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Putin dominates new Russian government

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled a government dominated by loyalists on Monday, tightening his grip on the economy and limiting Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s ability to pursue his reform agenda. Igor Shuvalov, a powerful Putin ally, kept his post as first deputy prime minister in overall charge of economic policy and Anton Siluanov, a career bureaucrat, remained ...

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Nato and G8 summits: what did we learn on Afghanistan, aid and the euro?

Barack Obama was joined by world leaders in Camp David and Chicago for intensive talks. But did they make any progress? A smiling Barack Obama at the Nato summit in Chicago. Did the summits help his re-election chances? Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images World leaders will fly home from Chicago on Monday night after completing some of the most intensive negotiations ...

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Solar Eclipse 2012: Annular Eclipse Makes ‘Ring of Fire’

If you live in a band across the southwestern United States, twilight likely seemed to come early this afternoon, well before the sun actually sets. The cause: a rare annular solar eclipse — a ring of sunlight as the new moon, passing between Earth and the sun, blocks most, but not all, of the sun’s disc. This is not the ...

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President Gül’s May 19 message

President Abdullah Gül said in a message that May 19 has become the symbol of national progress. President Gül’s message reads as follows: “Never having conceded on the will to live free and independent, our nation has never accepted the conditions forced upon us; and we have proved this once again with our unique struggle in the War of Independence.” ...

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Families of Lockerbie victims still seek answers

NEW YORK — The death of the only man convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing has left some victims’ relatives relieved and others raising questions about his guilt and whether others went unpunished. Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, a former Libyan intelligence official died Sunday of cancer, his family said. His death renewed pleas from some victims’ relatives for further investigation of ...

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Protesters clash with police at NATO summit

Protesters have clashed with riot police as they tried to march towards the venue of the NATO summit in the US city of Chicago. The two sides were locked in a standoff for nearly two hours, with the police blocking the protesters’ path and the crowd refusing to leave. More than a dozen protesters were roughly pushed onto the ground, ...

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