• Iran cuts sensitive nuclear stockpile, key plant delayed: IAEA

    By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has acted to cut its most sensitive nuclear stockpile by nearly 75 percent in implementing a landmark pact with world powers, but a planned facility it will need to fulfill the six-month deal has been delayed, a U.N. report showed on Thursday. The monthly…

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  • India holds biggest day of voting with Hindu nationalists gaining strength

    By Ashutosh Pandey and Swetha Gopinath BANGALORE (Reuters) - India held the biggest day of its mammoth general election on Thursday, with a quarter of its 815 million-strong electorate eligible to vote during a week of fresh blows for the ruling Congress party and gains for the Hindu nationalist…

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  • Nigeria local authorities say most of abducted schoolgirls still missing

    Authorities in Nigeria's northeast Borno state denied on Thursday a statement by the armed forces which had said most of the more than 100 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist rebels had been freed in a military rescue operation. "As I am talking to you now, only 14 of the students have returned," an…

  • Privacy concerns? What Google now says it can do with your data

    Against a backdrop of growing privacy concerns, with every week bringing revelations of data breaches at government or corporate websites, online search behemoth Google quietly updated its terms of service Monday, spelling out just how much personal data it mines as part of its normal business…

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  • Marathon bombings: Special restrictions harming Tsarnaev defense, lawyers say

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is not far from Boston. He is just 30 minutes from the city whose marquee event, its marathon, he and his older brother are accused of bombing a year ago. But, given the extremely limited contact he has with the world outside the Federal Medical Center in Ayer, Mass., Mr.…

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  • Obama, Biden pitch job training: Do reforms go far enough?

    Both President Obama and House Republicans offered dueling messages Wednesday on an issue important to getting millions of Americans back to work and the national economy back on track. And for the 3.7 million “long-term unemployed” workers, who haven’t been able to find new jobs for half a year…

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  • Democrats 'whooping' Republicans in fundraising game – or are they?

    One thing is clear from the first-quarter fundraising results: The 2014 midterms are likely to be the most expensive ever. Another: Democrats are doing well, at least when it comes to money. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raised more than $10 million in March, and now sits…

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  • Ukraine: 3 killed after Black Sea base attack

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Three pro-Russian protesters were killed and 13 injured during an attempted overnight raid on a Ukrainian National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol, Ukraine's authorities said.

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  • Nigeria: Fate of 100+ abducted girls unknown

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The fate of more than 100 girls and young women abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday when their school principal denied a report from Nigeria's military that almost all the students were free.

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  • Putin hopes no need to send troops into Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for the first time that the troops in unmarked uniforms who had overtaken Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula before its annexation by Moscow were…

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  • Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew…

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  • Classmates celebrating 60th birthday among missing

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jeong-keun woke up on his cabin bed to find out his friends had smeared lipstick on his face while he had been asleep, a prank harking back to their school days.

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  • UN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran has converted most of a nuclear stockpile that it could have turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium into less volatile forms as part of a deal with six world powers, the U.N. atomic agency reported Thursday.

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  • Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy

    PARIS (AP) — Tiny nuclear power plants that could be far cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts could herald the future for an energy industry that has come under scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster.

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  • Ukraine PM says Putin trying to wreck election

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's prime minister on Thursday accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of trying to sabotage the country's upcoming presidential election and said Moscow was responsible for deaths in recent clashes in eastern Ukraine. "Russia is playing only one game: further aggravation,…

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  • Three dead in east Ukraine, Putin warns of 'abyss'

    By Aleksandar Vasovic MARIUPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) - Separatists attacked a base of the Ukrainian national guard overnight and Kiev said three separatists were killed, the worst bloodshed yet in a 10-day pro-Russian uprising in east Ukraine, overshadowing crisis talks to resolve the conflict. …

  • Nadal eases into Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals

    MONACO (AP) — Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal had little trouble reaching the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters, beating Italian Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-3 on Thursday.

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  • Krakow's deputy mayor to lead Winter Games bid

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Krakow's deputy mayor is the new leader of the Polish city's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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  • EU warns Russia against using gas for politics

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is warning Russia that interfering with gas deliveries to Ukraine to apply political pressure would backfire by damaging its reputation as a reliable supplier for the EU.

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  • Chairman of China conglomerate being investigated

    BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party says the chairman of a massive state-owned conglomerate is being investigated for corruption, nine months after the government audited the company.

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