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Ex-U.S. Marine Kills 3 Policemen in Racially Tense Baton Rouge

By Sam Karlin BATON ROUGE, L.A, July 17 – A decorated ex-U.S. Marine sergeant opened fire on police in Baton Rouge on Sunday, killing three officers, nearly two weeks after the fatal police shooting of a black man there sparked nationwide protests, one of them shattered by the massacre of five Dallas policemen. The Baton

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U.S. To Transfer Yemeni, Tajik Guantanamo Inmates to Serbia

WASHINGTON, July 11 – Two inmates from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are being transferred to Serbia, leaving 76 detainees at the facility, the U.S. government said on Monday. The Department of Defense announced the transfer of Yemeni national Mansur Ahmad Saad al-Dayfi and Tajik national Muhammadi Davlatov. It is the first

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Obama, India’s Modi to Meet Next Month in Washington: White House

WASHINGTON, May 20 – U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with India’s Narendra Modi at the White House next month to discuss security and other issues when the prime minister visits Washington, the White House said on Friday. In a statement, the White House said Obama and Modi will discuss economic growth, climate change, clean

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Guantanamo, Rights Issues in Defense Bill Divide U.S. Congress

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, May 18 – The top Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee announced his opposition on Wednesday to the 2017 defense authorization bill, underscoring the partisan divide over the $602 billion defense policy measure. Representative Adam Smith said changes in the bill this week by Republicans, who control

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Greenpeace Publishes Confidential U.S-EU Trade Deal Documents

By Caroline Copley BERLIN, May 2 – A sweeping free trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States would lower food safety and environmental standards, Greenpeace said on Monday, citing confidential documents from the talks. But the European Commission said the documents reflected negotiating positions, not any final outcome, and the

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U.N. Says in Principle Open to Helping in Iran-U.S. Assets Dispute

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, April 29 – The United Nations on Friday suggested it would be willing to assist in a dispute between Tehran and Washington after Iran requested U.N. help in convincing the United States to stop what the Islamic Republic says are violations of state immunity. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

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U.S. Poised to Approve Boeing Fighter Jet Sales to Qatar, Kuwait

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON, April 18 – The U.S. government is poised to approve two long-delayed sales of Boeing Co fighter jets to Qatar and Kuwait, and could announce the multibillion-dollar deals during President Barack Obama’s visit to the Gulf this week, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Both deals have been stalled

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Israel Affirms its Hold on Golan Ahead Talks With Putin on Syria

By Rami Amichay GAMLA, Golan Heights, April 17 – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared on Sunday that Israel would never relinquish the Golan Heights, in a signal to Russia and the United States that the strategic plateau should be excluded from any deal on Syria’s future. “The Golan Heights will remain in Israel’s hands forever,”

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