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Exclusive: Obama says Iran must halt key nuclear work for at least a decade 02 Mar 2015

WASHINGTON - Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but the odds are still against sealing a final agreement, U.S. President Barack Obama told Reuters on Monday. | Video

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Cuba signals readiness to fast-track U.S. diplomatic ties

MIAMI/HAVANA - Cuba is willing to restore diplomatic relations with the United States as soon as the Obama administration declares its intent to take the country off a list of state sponsors of terrorism, according to a senior Cuban official.

World, Cuba 02 Mar 2015
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U.S. spy chief says he got a mixed reception in North Korea

WASHINGTON - U.S. spy chief James Clapper said that when he made a secret visit to North Korea in November to bring home two jailed Americans he was first given a 12-course banquet and then later told by his hosts that his security could not be guaranteed.

U.S. air safety threatened by possible hacking: senators

WASHINGTON - Major security vulnerabilities in the Federal Aviation Administration's information systems are putting air traffic control programs, along with plane passengers, at risk, two U.S. senators said in a letter to the transportation secretary on Monday.

U.S., Tech 02 Mar 2015
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Washington says waiting for China response on tech rule concerns

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is waiting for China to respond to concerns raised about planned new rules pushing Chinese banks to purchase high-tech products from domestic vendors, a senior State Department official said on Monday.

Tech, China 02 Mar 2015