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  • Netanyahu flies to U.S., signs of some easing of tensions over Iran speech

    By Matt Spetalnick and Dan Williams WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran. Policy…

    Reuters
  • More than 30 arrested as Hong Kong anti-China protesters scuffle with police

    More than 30 people were arrested as a group of about 400 demonstrators in Hong Kong clashed with police in the latest sign of tensions caused by China's influence in the city. Protesters in Yuen Long, in Hong Kong's New Territories just a stone's throw from mainland China, chanted to "cancel the…

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  • Australia bars travel to Mosul ahead of planned offensive

    By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Monday barred its citizens from traveling to Mosul in northern Iraq, in a push to combat what the government calls growing radicalization among young Australian Muslims, some of whom have fought overseas with militant groups. The announcement by…

    Reuters
  • How can we prevent the next 'Jihadi John'?

    The Islamic State fighter who first appeared in the video of the beheading of journalist James Foley last August was formerly known only as ‘Jihadi John’, but Thursday he was revealed to be Mohammed Emwazi, a British citizen. Then, years of conflict and frustration with the British security…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Netanyahu speech to Congress: Low point in US-Israel relationship?

    "Politics stops at the water's edge," Senator Arthur Vandenberg famously declared when he chaired the Foreign Relations Committee in the late 1940s – an ideal obviously not always met since those early post-war years. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the US Congress this week…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Major Supreme Court challenge threatens to gut Obamacare

    After narrowly surviving a bitter constitutional showdown in 2010, President Obama’s Affordable Care Act is once again in serious peril as the US Supreme Court prepares this week to take up a new legal challenge that threatens to gut Obamacare. A decision in favor of the challengers could block…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Why Russians march: to replace 'campaigns of hate'

    In unexpected numbers, about 50,000 Russians marched in Moscow on Sunday in memory of Boris Nemtsov, a prominent pro-democracy figure gunned down just two days before. A state-run hate campaign has indeed escalated against domestic critics of the policies of President Vladimir Putin, especially…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Israeli court orders state to raze West Bank outpost

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's supreme court has ordered Israeli authorities to demolish one of the oldest and most contentious Jewish settlement outposts in the West Bank.

    Associated Press
  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

    During the week that was in Latin America, Mexico underwent its latest spasm of violence as students, politicians and police eyed each other from opposite sides while 43 missing students failed to reappear alive or dead.

    Associated Press
  • China's Zhang Yiwei wins snowboard halfpipe in US Grand Prix

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — China's Zhang Yiwei won the men's snowboard halfpipe in the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday executing a massive double cork 1,260 in a 98.00-point final run.

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  • Top Asian News at 3:30 a.m. GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and warned of "merciless strikes" against its enemies as allies Seoul and Washington launched annual military drills Pyongyang claims are preparation for a northward invasion. North Korea regularly…

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  • Japanese firm behind Ebola drug says tests offer 'hope'

    The Japanese company behind an experimental Ebola treatment says it offers new hope for thousands of people infected with the deadly virus in west Africa, but acknowledged it is "not a miracle drug". In their first comments to media since the release of early clinical trials last week, executives…

    AFP43 mins ago
  • Seoul: North Korea test fires 2 short-range missiles

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and warned of "merciless strikes" against its enemies as allies Seoul and Washington launched annual military drills Pyongyang claims are preparation for a northward invasion.

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  • Britain's Prince William takes on diplomatic role in China

    BEIJING (AP) — Prince William told a boy he might be able to make his dream of singing opera in a palace come true as he met with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds on Monday on the first official visit to mainland China by a senior British royal in a generation.

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  • At AIPAC, papering over cracks in US-Israel ties

    They file into AIPAC by the thousands, intensely supportive of Israel, fearful of a nuclear Iran, and aware that -- at least at leadership level -- Washington's ties with the Jewish state are under strain. Are they accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of overstepping his bounds by agreeing…

    AFP59 mins ago
  • Asia stocks mostly rise as China rate cut offsets US data

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday as a weekend interest rate cut by the Chinese central bank lifted sentiment following the release of lackluster U.S. growth data.

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  • Stars trade forward Erik Cole to Red Wings

    DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars traded forward Erik Cole to the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night.

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