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Exclusive: Obama says Iran must halt key nuclear work for at least a decade

WASHINGTON - Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but the odds are still against sealing a final agreement, U.S. President Barack Obama told Reuters on Monday. | Video

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Georgia halts execution of state's only female death row inmate

ATLANTA - Georgia halted the planned Monday execution of the only woman on death row in the state due to problems with the drugs to be used in the lethal injection, officials said.

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Brent crude up $1 to over $60.50 as global markets firm

SINGAPORE - Brent crude oil prices rose more than a dollar to above $60.50 a barrel on Tuesday, tracking firmer Asian markets, but analysts warned the market remained oversupplied.

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Ben Carson creates committee to explore presidential bid: WSJ

- Ben Carson, a retired surgeon popular with Tea Party conservatives, has formally created an exploratory committee to run for president, according to his campaign chief executive, Terry Giles, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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Investor survey shows 38 percent chance of euro zone break-up in 12 months

LONDON - Investor expectations of the euro zone breaking apart have risen to their highest level in two years, a survey showed on Tuesday, even after Greece agreed a financial lifeline with its euro zone partners.

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Exclusive: Obama sharply criticizes China's plans for new technology rules

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Monday sharply criticized China's plans for new rules on U.S. tech companies, urging Beijing to change the policy if it wants to do business with the United States and saying he had raised it with President Xi Jinping. | Video

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Families of victims of California mass shooter sue county, apartment

- The families of three victims slain during a southern California rampage last year that left dead six college students and the killer are suing the county, the sheriff's department and the apartment building where the victims were killed.

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Ukraine says return of Crimea a must for mending ties with Russia

TOKYO - No normalization of ties between Ukraine and Russia is likely unless the region of Crimea, now under Russian control, is returned to Kiev's sovereignty, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said on Tuesday.