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After speech, White House could determine Netanyahu’s fate

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ith 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.

Which way it goes for Netanyahu may hinge on whether Israel is in some perceptible way punished by the White House for its leader's extraordinary offensive against a U.S. president. If he is seen as having bravely spoken truth to power...
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China plays down US concerns over anti-terror legislation

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Shanghai, Mar 4 (AP) - China played down U.S. concerns that proposed anti-terror legislation would give the Chinese government sweeping power to police electronic communications and marginalize foreign companies fighting for a share of China's $465 billion technology market, saying Tuesday that...
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As Ebola wanes, other countries remain vulnerable

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Chad, Mar 03 (AP) - Arriving airline passengers lined up outdoors to have their temperatures checked, the screens in the nighttime darkness like glowing lightning bugs.

Some of the travelers checked by workers with surgical masks had traveled through a West African country affected by Ebola, or...
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Students face off against Myanmar police outside Yangon

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Letpadan, Mar 3 (AP) - Hundreds of police have formed a human chain around student protesters staging a sit-in on a road Tuesday after being blocked from marching to Myanmar's biggest city.

The demonstrators - who have been rallying for more than a month and gaining public sympathy - want the...
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Iraq launches operation to retake Tikrit from IS

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acked by Iranian-supported Shiite militias, Iraqi forces launched a large-scale offensive Monday to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State group, the first in a series of campaigns to try to reclaim large parts of northern Iraq from the Sunni extremists.

Previous attempts to...
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