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Obama reveals nuclear breakthrough on landmark India trip

NEW DELHI - In a glow of bonhomie, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled plans to unlock billions of dollars in nuclear trade and to deepen defense ties, steps they hope will establish an enduring strategic partnership. | Video

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Netanyahu defends planned Congress speech as anti-Iran strategy

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended on Sunday a planned speech to the U.S. Congress about Iran, saying he had a moral obligation to speak out on an issue that poses a mortal threat to Israel.

World, Politics, Israel 10:21am EST

Nigeria repels suspected Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri city

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Nigeria's military repelled an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants on Borno state capital Maiduguri in the northeast, security sources said on Sunday, but the insurgents captured another Borno town.

World, Africa 12:55pm EST

Japan condemns IS execution, demands remaining hostage release

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday called the killing of a Japanese captive by Islamic State militants "outrageous" and again demanded the group release a second Japanese national they are holding. | Video

World, Japan, Tony Abbott 5:49am EST

U.S. ambivalence towards Moscow talks shows pressure easing on Syria's Assad

BEIRUT - An ambivalent U.S. response to a Moscow peace conference on Syria, despite a firm boycott by the main opposition, shows how the fight against Islamic State fighters has reduced international pressure against President Bashar al-Assad.

World, Syria 8:15am EST

Perpetrators of violence in Nigeria will be denied visas for U.S.: Kerry

LAGOS - The United States will deny entry to anyone responsible for stoking violence during Nigeria's election next month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday, while urging the government not to delay the poll. | Video

Politics, World, Africa 12:22pm EST
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East Coast on alert for blizzards as storm system approaches

- A winter storm expected to dump hefty amounts of snow bore down on a wide swath of the U.S. East Coast on Sunday, prompting a blizzard warning stretching from New Hampshire to Philadelphia, the National Weather Service said.

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Latam ex presidents blocked from prison visit to Venezuela's Lopez

CARACAS - Two former Latin American presidents were blocked on Sunday from visiting jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who was arrested last year after leading protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro.