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  • Rouhani: All Happy about Deal except Israel, US Hard-liners

    TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that the official implementation of the landmark nuclear deal has satisfied all parties except radical extremists, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged that Israel would remain vigilant...

    • Posted January 17, 2016
  • Air Regulators Considering Methane Burn-Off from Gas Leak

    LOS ANGELES — Southern California air regulators delayed making a decision Saturday on whether to trap and burn leaking natural gas that has persisted for 12 weeks and driven thousands from their Los Angeles homes. The South...

    • Posted January 17, 2016
  • US, EU Lift Sanctions against Iran amid Landmark Nuke Deal

    VIENNA – The U.N. nuclear agency certified Saturday that Iran has met all of its commitments under last summer’s landmark nuclear deal, crowning years of U.S.-led efforts to crimp Iran’s ability to make atomic weapons. For Iran,...

    • Posted January 16, 2016
  • Atomic Agency Chief: Iran has Met Nuclear Deal Obligations

    VIENNA – The U.N. atomic agency announced Saturday that Iran has met all of its obligations under a landmark nuclear deal with six world powers. Certification by the International Atomic Energy Agency will allow Iran to immediately...

    • Posted January 16, 2016
  • Greece Seeks German Know-how to Tackle Tax Evasion

    ATHENS, Greece – Greece has turned to a German state government to seek help in combating tax evasion. Greek tax officials, initially numbering about 50, will be trained by the tax authorities of North Rhine-Westphalia, a state...

    • Posted January 16, 2016
  • As Primary Race Tightens, Democrats Brace for a Messy Winter

    WASHINGTON – There was a time when Democrats fretted about Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign becoming a coronation and leaving her without the tests of a primary season to prepare for a general election matchup against the Republican...

    • Posted January 16, 2016
  • Burkina Faso Hotel Seizure by al-Qaida Ends

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – The Al-Qaida fighters who stormed a popular hangout in Burkina Faso’s capital at dinnertime came with a mission to kill as many people as possible, survivors and officials said Saturday, firing at people...

    • Posted January 16, 2016
  • Iran Releases US Journalist Rezaian, 3 Others in Swap

    VIENNA – Iran will release four detained Americans in exchange for seven Iranians held or charged in the United States, U.S. and Iranian officials said Saturday in a diplomatic breakthrough announced as implementation of a landmark nuclear...

    • Posted January 16, 2016
  • Iran Transport Minister: Agreement to Buy 114 Airbus Planes

    TEHRAN, Iran – Iran has reached a deal with the European consortium Airbus to buy 114 passenger planes once international economic sanctions are lifted as part of a nuclear deal, Iran’s transport minister said Saturday. Abbas Akhondi...

    • Posted January 16, 2016
  • Taiwan Elects 1st Female President, Rejects Pro-China Party

    TAIPEI, Taiwan – Taiwan elected Tsai Ing-wen as its first female president Saturday, handing her pro-independence party its first majority in the national legislature and rejecting the China-friendly party that has led the self-governing island for eight...

    • Posted January 16, 2016
  • Former Mexico Politician Held in Spain on Suspicion of Fraud

    MADRID – A Spanish court has ruled that a prominent former Mexican politician who was arrested on a Spanish warrant should be held in custody while officers investigate alleged corruption. Former Institutional Revolutionary Party chief Humberto Moreira...

    • Posted January 16, 2016
  • Brazil To Fund Development of Vaccine for Zika Virus

    SAO PAULO – The Brazilian government announced it will direct funds to a biomedical research center to help develop a vaccine against a virus linked to brain damage in babies. Health Minister Marcelo Castro said Friday that...

    • Posted January 16, 2016
  • Obama Proposes New Unemployment Insurance Plan

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Saturday proposed changes to the U.S. unemployment insurance system that he says would offer more security to the jobless and encourage experienced workers to rejoin the workforce, even if it means...

    • Posted January 16, 2016
  • Venezuela President gets Rare Blast of Live TV Criticism

    CARACAS, Venezuela – President Nicolas Maduro first declared an economic emergency due to “catastrophic” inflation and growth figures and then endured the indignity of a nationally televised scolding from the head of a newly empowered opposition Congress....

    • Posted January 16, 2016