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  • Exclusive: Obama says Iran must halt key nuclear work for at least a decade

    Monday, 3:36 PM

    U.S. President Obama speaks during an interview with Reuters at the White House in WashingtonBy Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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. Interviewed at the White House, Obama moved to dial back tensions over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress on Tuesday opposing the Iran deal, saying it was a distraction that would not be "permanently destructive" to U.S. Israeli ties. Talks between major powers and Iran to restrict Tehran's nuclear capabilities in exchange for an easing of sanctions have reached a critical stage ahead of an end of March deadline for a framework deal and a June 30 date for a final agreement.


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  • Obama, Israel's Netanyahu clash over Iran diplomacy

    Monday, 3:26 PM

    By Jeff Mason, Dan Williams and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu clashed over Iran nuclear diplomacy on Monday on the eve of the Israeli prime minister’s hotly disputed address to Congress, underscoring the severity of U.S.-Israeli strains over the issue. Neither gave any ground ahead of Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on Tuesday when he plans to detail his objections to ongoing talks between Iran and world powers that he says will inevitably allow Tehran to become a nuclear-armed state.... read more

  • U.S. spy chief says 40 Americans who went to Syria have returned

    Monday, 1:30 PM

    Director of U.S. National Intelligence James Clapper speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in New YorkAbout 180 Americans have traveled to Syria to join Islamist militants and around 40 of them have returned to the United States, the U.S. National Intelligence director, James Clapper, said on Monday. Clapper said not all those who went to Syria, where Islamic State militants and other factions are fighting each other and the forces of President Bashar al-Assad, had engaged in the Islamist campaign. Some might have been aid workers, he said.  The United States and its allies believe that more than 20,000 foreign fighters from more than 90 countries have gone to Syria.


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  • United Airlines won't accept rechargeable battery shipments

    Monday, 8:06 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing safety concerns, United Airlines on Monday became the second major U.S. airline to announce it will no longer accept bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries of the kind that power everything from smartphones to laptops to power tools.... read more

  • Marijuana enthusiasts seek to capitalize on evolving US pot laws

    Monday, 7:52 PM

    T-shirts with marijuana slogans are displayed during the "Cannabis Academy" conference on February 28, 2015 in Washington, DCFrom aspiring "bud tenders" to research scientists and Wall Street analysts, marijuana enthusiasts of every stripe gathered in Washington looking for ways to capitalize on America's evolving pot laws. Billions of dollars could be up for grabs in years to come as states allow medical marijuana or fully decriminalize the drug -- even though it remains illegal under federal law.


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  • Anti-Islamist general named Libya army chief

    Monday, 7:50 PM

    A Libyan man waves his national flag in the eastern coastal city of Benghazi on February 27, 2015A once-retired general leading a sweeping offensive against Islamists has been named head of the Libyan army loyal to the country's internationally recognised parliament, an official said, in a move expected to deepen divisions in the conflict-riven nation. "I've chosen Major General Khalifa Belgacem Haftar for the post of commander-in-chief of the army after promoting him to the rank of lieutenant general," Aguila Salah, the speaker of the internationally recognised parliament, told AFP. Libya has been awash with weapons since the 2011 uprising that toppled dictator Moamer Kadhafi, and opposing militias have since been battling for control of its cities and oil wealth. It has two rival governments and parliaments -- those recognised by the international community sitting in the far east of the country and the others with ties to Islamists in the capital, Tripoli.


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  • Victim's sister takes stand in ex-NFL star's murder trial

    Monday, 3:58 PM

    Aaron Hernandez sits with his attorney Charles Rankin during the murder trial of the former New England Patriots tight end in Fall RiverBy Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Massachusetts (Reuters) - The sister of a man allegedly shot to death by former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez said on Monday she saw her brother get into a car outside their family's Boston home shortly before he was killed. Shaquilla Thibou, 21, said in Massachusetts Superior Court in Fall River that she was sitting in a parked car with her boyfriend in the early hours of June 17, 2013, when her brother, Odin Lloyd, got into the silver car before it sped away. Prosecutors say Hernandez was driving the silver Nissan Altima that picked up Lloyd accompanied by two friends, Ernest Wallace and Carlos Ortiz. They say the men drove Lloyd, 27, to an industrial park near Hernandez's house in North Attleborough, Massachusetts, where Lloyd's body was found later that day.    "He walked toward the car and he attempted to get into the passenger seat," she told prosecutor William McCauley, referring to Lloyd.


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  • Harden suspended a game for kicking James below the belt

    Monday, 3:55 PM

    NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Houston Rockets(Reuters) - Houston Rockets guard James Harden has been suspended one game without pay for kicking Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James in the groin, the NBA announced on Monday. Closely guarded by James, Harden lost his footing, fell to the floor and then lifted his left leg and kicked James below the belt. "Obviously that's not a basketball play," James told reporters after the game.


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  • Top receivers Bryant, Thomas get 'franchise' tag

    Monday, 1:05 PM

    Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys attempts a catch during the 2015 NFC Divisional Playoff game on January 11, 2015 in Green Bay, WisconsinTwo top National Football League receivers, Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys and Demaryius Thomas of Denver, were among those given a "franchise player" tag on Monday by their clubs. On the deadline day for teams to decide which players will be given the label, Dallas made the move to keep Bryant off the free agency market.


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  • United Airlines sees potential fit for Boeing 777-300ER, not yet 777X

    Monday, 8:18 PM

    United Continental Airlines CFO John Rainey speaks during Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit in Washington(Reuters) - United Airlines has no immediate interest in purchasing 777X aircraft from Boeing Co but views the plane's predecessor, the 777-300ER, as a potentially good fit for its network, the carrier's Chief Financial Officer, John Rainey, told Reuters in an interview Monday.


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  • Asian shares lifted by Wall Street records; RBA stands pat

    Monday, 8:13 PM

    A man walks past an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei averages outside a brokerage in TokyoMost Asian stock markets edged higher on Tuesday, bolstered by another record day on Wall Street, while a resurgent yen helped knock the U.S. dollar index off an 11-year high. The Australian dollar jumped after the Reserve Bank of Australia held policy steady, confounding investors who had bet it would deliver a back-to-back interest rate cut instead of holding off for a few months to gauge how the economy digested last month's cut. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added about 0.1 percent, while Japan's Nikkei stock average erased early gains and slipped about 0.3 percent after the yen rebounded from a three-week low against the greenback touched earlier in the session. On Wall Street on Monday, the Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 both posted fresh record closing highs, while the Nasdaq Composite broke 5,000 for the first time in 15 years.


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  • Netflix plots summer release dates for 'Sense8', OITNB and more

    Monday, 7:47 PM

    Netflix plots summer release dates for 'Sense8', OITNB and more


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  • United Airlines sees potential fit for Boeing 777-300ER, not yet 777X

    Monday, 8:18 PM

    United Continental Airlines CFO John Rainey speaks during Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit in Washington(Reuters) - United Airlines has no immediate interest in purchasing 777X aircraft from Boeing Co but views the plane's predecessor, the 777-300ER, as a potentially good fit for its network, the carrier's Chief Financial Officer, John Rainey, told Reuters in an interview Monday.


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  • Origins of HIV virus strains traced to gorillas

    Monday, 8:07 PM

    Two of four strains of the virus that can cause AIDS come from gorillas in southwestern Cameroon, an international team of scientists has reported in the United StatesTwo of four strains of the virus that can cause AIDS come from gorillas in southwestern Cameroon, an international team of scientists reported in studies published Monday in the United States. The new information means that researchers now know the origins of all strains of the HIV virus that occur in people. HIV (HIV-1) has at least four strains. Known as Groups M, N, O and P, each one had its own origin -- from ape to man, on at least four separate occasions.


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  • North Korea lifts Ebola ban on foreign tourists: tour groups

    Monday, 8:02 PM

    Holidaymakers ride on a snowmobile at the Masik Pass ski resort in North Korea's Kangwon provinceNorth Korea has lifted a four-month ban on foreign tourism imposed over concerns of the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, tour agencies said on Tuesday. US-based Uri Tours and China-based Young Pioneer Tours both said they had been told the ban imposed back in October had been lifted, and they could now resume tour bookings to the North. Uri Tours said it had received a communication from the North's state carrier, Air Koryo, that North Korea's borders were "now open for travel". "According to Air Koryo, everything is back to normal!" the tour agency said in a statement.


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