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U.S. says ready to work past deadline for Iran nuclear deal if needed

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The United States said it was prepared to work past a midnight deadline into Wednesday if progress was being made towards clinching a preliminary nuclear deal between Iran and global powers. | Video

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Iraqi forces drive Islamic State out of central Tikrit: PM

TIKRIT, Iraq - Iraqi troops aided by Shi'ite paramilitaries have driven Islamic State out of central Tikrit, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Tuesday, but the fight to retake all of Saddam Hussein's home town continued.

Iraq 11:12am EDT

As many Americans fear pilot crashes as they do hijacking

- Americans fear pilots purposely crashing an airliner as much as they are afraid of a hijacking, and over a quarter are more scared of flying than they were before a copilot crashed a jet in France last week, killing 150 people, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found.

U.S. 2:03pm EDT

Psychological profiling, doors focus of French Germanwings probe

BERLIN/PARIS - French air accident authority BEA said its probe into the Germanwings crash would study "systemic weaknesses" that might have led to the disaster, such as psychological profiling and cockpit door locks. | Video

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Merkel and Hollande edge closer after tragedies

BERLIN - The leaders of Germany and France announced plans on Tuesday to work more closely on economic and security issues after years of strain, saying the tragedies of the Charlie Hebdo killings and air crash in the French Alps had brought them closer.

France, Germany 1:17pm EDT

Russia denies seeking to buy political sway with Hungarian nuclear deal

MOSCOW - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday Russia was not seeking to buy political influence in the European Union member state Hungary through a nuclear deal, defending Moscow's cooperation with Budapest as mutually beneficial.

Russia, Nuclear Power 1:54pm EDT

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