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Israel's Netanyahu draws rebuke from Obama over Iran speech to Congress

WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Tuesday that it was negotiating a bad deal with Iran that could spark a "nuclear nightmare," drawing a rebuke from President Barack Obama and exposing a deepening U.S.-Israeli rift. | Video

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Charities that funded Cage, one time supporter of IS's Emwazi, under pressure

LONDON - The financial backers of a campaign group that had contact with the man later known as 'Jihadi John' are under pressure from British politicians and a regulator's investigation to explain why they gave it several hundred thousand pounds.

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U.S.-Venezuela diplomacy row deepens over embassy staffing

WASHINGTON - The United States said on Tuesday it would respond through diplomatic channels to Venezuela's demand for a cut in U.S. Embassy staff in Caracas, but added that Caracas had drastically underestimated its own diplomatic presence in the United States.

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China defense budget rise to defy slowing economy

BEIJING - China's defense budget this year will rise about 10 percent compared with 2014, a top government official said on Wednesday, outpacing the slowing economy as the country ramps up investment in high-tech equipment such as submarines and stealth jets.

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Nobel Peace Prize chairman demoted, first time in 114-year history

OSLO - The committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize demoted its chairman on Tuesday, for the first time in the 114-year history of the award after his right-wing opponents won a majority on the prestigious panel.

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China says detained ship involved in 'normal trade cooperation'

BEIJING - China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that a ship detained in Colombia for illegally transporting arms and operated by China's largest shipping group was involved in "normal trade cooperation".

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