Israel's Netanyahu says Iran is threat to Israel, world

WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday said Iran and its leaders pose a threat not only to Israel and the Middle East, but also to nations worldwide and called for action over Iran's nuclear program.

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Boehner says U.S. House to vote on security bill: source

WASHINGTON - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner told Republican members the House would vote Tuesday on the Senate's plan to fund the Department of Homeland Security, which could end the impasse over the agency, according to a person who was at the meeting.

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Citi to sell OneMain to Springleaf for $4.25 billion

- Citigroup Inc said it has agreed to sell its consumer finance unit OneMain Financial Holdings Inc to subprime lender Springleaf Holdings Inc for $4.25 billion in cash.

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Hillary Clinton may have broken federal record-keeping laws: NY Times

WASHINGTON - Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have violated federal records laws by using a personal email account for all of her work messages, the New York Times reported on Monday.

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Iraqi forces try to seal off Islamic State around Tikrit

BAGHDAD - Thousands of Iraqi soldiers and Shi'ite militiamen sought to seal off Islamic State fighters in Tikrit and nearby towns on Tuesday, the second day of Iraq's biggest offensive yet against a stronghold of the radical Sunni Islamist militants. | Video

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North Korea warns U.S. about pre-emptive strike 'if necessary'

GENEVA - North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong said on Tuesday that his country had the power to deter an "ever-increasing nuclear threat" by the United States with a pre-emptive strike if necessary.

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Former CIA director Petraeus pleads guilty to federal charge: DOJ

WASHINGTON - Former CIA director and U.S. Army General David Petraeus has pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of unauthorized removal and retention of classified information, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.


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.