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Israel's Netanyahu to address Congress in speech that has strained ties with Obama

WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will escalate his campaign against U.S. President Barack Obama's Iran diplomacy on Tuesday in a speech to Congress whose staging has put unprecedented stress on the two leaders' already strained ties.

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Kerry and Zarif hold second day of talks on Iran's nuclear program

MONTREUX, Switzerland - The U.S. and Iranian foreign ministers on Tuesday began a second day of talks on curbing Iran's nuclear program with the aim of securing a framework agreement by the end of March.

6:14am EST

North Korea has power to deter U.S. 'nuclear threat:' foreign minister

GENEVA - North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong warned 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.

North Korea 5:09am EST

Exclusive: China investigates second top officer for graft - sources

BEIJING - China is investigating a second former top military officer on suspicion of corruption, two independent sources told Reuters, as President Xi Jinping widens his campaign against deep-rooted graft in the country.

China 7:22am EST

Libya forces hit Tripoli airport, to target Misrata: security official

((This corrected version of the story makes clear forces have not attacked Misrata yet, but plan to do so).)

Libya 7:09am EST

U.N.-Cambodia tribunal charges two more ex-Khmer Rouge cadres

PHNOM PENH - A U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Cambodia charged two former cadres of the 1970s Khmer Rouge regime with crimes against humanity on Tuesday over their alleged roles in the deaths of an estimated 1.8 million people.

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