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AP Analysis: Speech fallout could determine Netanyahu’s fate

JERUSALEM (AP) — With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing a tough re-election fight in two weeks, the U.S. Congress has handed him an unprecedented boost with its effusive welcome to a message that resonates at home: Iran cannot be trusted as a threshold nuclear state….

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AP ANALYSIS: US on sidelines of key Iraqi battle against IS

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iranian-backed Shiite militias and Sunni tribes have joined Iraq’s military in a major operation to retake Saddam Hussein’s hometown from the Islamic State group, while the U.S.-led coalition has remained on the sidelines….

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Yemeni leader proposes Riyadh as venue for talks with rebels

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s president on Tuesday proposed the Saudi capital of Riyadh as a possible venue for the resumption of U.N.-sponsored talks with Shiite rebels who have seized Yemen’s own capital, Sanaa….

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Netanyahu warns US ‘bad deal’ would put Iran on nuclear path

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned the U.S. that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran “paves Iran’s path to the bomb.” President Barack Obama pushed back sternly, saying the U.S. would never sign such a deal and Netanyahu was offering no useful alternative….

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N. Korea shifts more responsibility to factories, farmers

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea is trying to invigorate its hidebound economy by offering more control and possibly more personal rewards to key sectors of its workforce in the country’s biggest domestic policy experiment since leader Kim Jong Un assumed power….

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As Nemtsov buried, Russian opposition faces gloomy future

MOSCOW (AP) — After paying their final tributes Tuesday to slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, many members of Russia’s beleaguered opposition are looking into the future with gloom….

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AP Analysis: Speech fallout could determine Netanyahu’s fate

JERUSALEM (AP) — With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing a tough re-election fight in two weeks, the U.S. Congress has handed him an unprecedented boost with its effusive welcome to a message that resonates at home: Iran cannot be trusted as a threshold nuclear state….

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AP ANALYSIS: US on sidelines of key Iraqi battle against IS

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iranian-backed Shiite militias and Sunni tribes have joined Iraq’s military in a major operation to retake Saddam Hussein’s hometown from the Islamic State group, while the U.S.-led coalition has remained on the sidelines….

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Yemeni leader proposes Riyadh as venue for talks with rebels

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s president on Tuesday proposed the Saudi capital of Riyadh as a possible venue for the resumption of U.N.-sponsored talks with Shiite rebels who have seized Yemen’s own capital, Sanaa….

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Netanyahu warns US ‘bad deal’ would put Iran on nuclear path

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned the U.S. that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran “paves Iran’s path to the bomb.” President Barack Obama pushed back sternly, saying the U.S. would never sign such a deal and Netanyahu was offering no useful alternative….