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Iran’s president says won’t return to past of isolation, sanctions even if nuclear talks fail

Published June 14, 2014Associated Press Facebook0 Twitter0 TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the international sanctions regime has crumbled and will not be rebuilt even if Iran and world powers fail to reach a final nuclear deal by a July 20 deadline….

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Netherlands thrashes Spain 5-1 in rematch of 2010 World Cup final

SALVADOR, Brazil — The Netherlands thrashed the world champions 5-1 Friday in the World Cup’s first shocker, toying with an aging Spanish team that has dominated global football for the past six years and avenging a loss in the 2010 final. Although Spain could still advance out of the group stage, the game may have signaled the end of the ...

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Syria Islamist militants pause and reinforce from Iraq

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syria branch of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has put fighting on hold in Syria while it brings in weapons seized inside neighboring Iraq, a monitoring group that tracks the violence said on Friday. ISIL, a Sunni Islamist splinter of al Qaeda, has battled rival rebel groups in Syria for months and ...

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Stocks fall on weak economic reports, Iraq turmoil

NEW YORK: A combination of so-so economic news and violence in Iraq helped push the stock market sharply lower Thursday. Stocks fell from the start of trading on a government report that retail sales…

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Brazil Beats Croatia as World Cup Begins

VOA News The 2014 World Cup is underway, with consensus-favorite Brazil seeking to win a record sixth World Cup title and its first since 2002, beating Croatia 3-1 in a Group A matchup at the Arena Corinthians, also referred to as Arena de Itaquera and Arena de Sao Paulo Itaquera, in Sao Paulo. It is the only game scheduled for ...

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Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo to be tried at Hague for election violence

By Thomas Escritt and Joe Bavier AMSTERDAM/ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo is be tried at the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity during post-election violence in which around 3,000 people were killed, judges said on Thursday. Gbagbo is accused of plunging his country into civil war rather than relinquish his grip on power ...

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Pitt joins Jolie at war rape summit

Hollywood heart-throb Brad Pitt added even more star power as he joined partner Angelina Jolie and “Team Hague” at a global summit to end rape in war zones. Human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, who has become engaged to Pitt’s friend and fellow pin-up George Clooney was also at the event – the third day of the summit to End Sexual ...

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California to add child care, transitional kindergarten slots in budget deal

California will add thousands of additional transitional kindergarten and child care slots for young children, according to a budget deal taking shape at the Capitol, while falling short of a broader program expansion Democratic lawmakers originally proposed. The Legislature’s budget-writing committee met late into the night Wednesday, convening for the first time in nearly a week to close out a ...

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Iraq Asked The White House For Air Support Against Militants — But They Said No

Civilian children stand next to a burnt vehicle during clashes between Iraqi security forces and al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, June 10, 2014. See Also Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki asked last month for the U.S. to consider carrying out air strikes against its growing insurgency and the ...

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4 of 5 soldiers killed during friendly fire incident in Afghanistan ID’d

MOKENA, Ill. (AP) — The five American troops killed in a friendly fire airstrike included an Illinois soldier who went to Afghanistan a month after his father died, an Ohio man who was engaged to be married, a California Green Beret who only deployed in January, and Washington state man who loved the outdoors. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby ...

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