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[Newsmaker] Ex-CIA chief admits leaking military secrets

RALEIGH, North Carolina ― Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose once-bright political future was all but destroyed over an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he sha...

Updated : 2015.03.04 20:17

U.S. will 'confront aggressively' Iran's regional expansion

The United States will "confront aggressively" Iran's bid to expand its influence across the Middle East even if a nuclear deal is reached, a State Department official said Tuesday.The official's comments came as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a controversial address to the ...

Updated : 2015.03.04 09:36

Netanyahu takes fight over Obama Iran plan to Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to address the U.S. Congress Tuesday in an increasingly heated battle with the White House over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, as tough talks resumed in Switzerland. Netanyahu has repeatedly attacked the emerging Iran deal and is reportedly planni...

Updated : 2015.03.04 09:31

IS says U.S. suicide bomber carried out Iraq attack

An American jihadist carried out a suicide truck bomb attack against Iraqi forces involved in an operation to recapture the city of Tikrit, the Islamic State group said Tuesday."The brother Abu Dawud al-Amriki (may Allah accept him) launched himself with his explosives-laden truck against ...

Updated : 2015.03.04 09:27

Van bomb kills nine in southern Afghanistan

A Taliban suicide attacker driving an explosives-laden van carrying goats killed nine people including five civilians in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said. The attacker targeted a joint Afghan army and police base in the Sangin district of the volatile southern province of He...

Updated : 2015.03.04 09:23

Volcano erupts in southern Chile, 3,000 people evacuated

A volcano in southern Chile began erupting early Tuesday forcing the evacuation of some 3,000 people in nearby villages, the government said.The Villarrica volcano, one of Chile's most active, began erupting around 3:00 a.m., prompting authorities to declare a red alert and cancel classes ...

Updated : 2015.03.04 09:21

Obama, European leaders to hold Ukraine crisis call: White House

The White House on Tuesday said President Barack Obama will hold a secure video conference with European leaders to discuss the crisis in Ukraine and other "global security issues."Obama will confer with British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, German Chanc...

Updated : 2015.03.03 22:21

Villarica volcano erupts in southern Chile, thousands flee

A volcano in southern Chile erupted early Tuesday, spewing heavy smoke and lava and prompting officials to evacuate thousands of people in the surrounding area.The Villarica volcano erupted around 3 a.m., according to the National Emergency Office, which issued a red alert and ordered evac...

Updated : 2015.03.03 21:27

Japan P.M. facing questions over political funding breach

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has already lost three ministers to political funding scandals, faced questions Tuesday over claims that a branch of his ruling party received illegal donations.Abe, who swept to power in late 2012 on a ticket to revive the economy, told parliament h...

Updated : 2015.03.03 19:38

Bomb blast near Egypt court kills two, wounds nine: govt

Two people were killed and nine wounded, including seven policemen, in a bomb explosion Monday outside the Egyptian supreme court in Cairo, the health ministry said.Ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffar told AFP that a 22-year-old man "died of injuries sustained in his backbone" in the a...

Updated : 2015.03.03 15:33

Iraq launches major assault to retake Tikrit from IS

Iraqi troops and militia backed by aircraft pounded jihadists in and around Tikrit on Monday in the biggest offensive yet to retake one of the Islamic State group's main strongholds.Government forces have battled their way north for months, notching up key victories against IS, but Tikrit ...

Updated : 2015.03.03 09:42

Obamacare in court again as opponents seize on wording

President Barack Obama's health care overhaul has survived a barrage of Republican-led repeal votes and, barely, a Supreme Court challenge to its constitutionality. Now it's back before the high court facing another line of attack. If Obama loses, many Americans could end up without insura...

Updated : 2015.03.03 09:37

Latest Charlie Hebdo takes dig at far-right party's makeover

The latest issue of Charlie Hebdo -- the satirical weekly which has become the top-selling newspaper in France since its offices were attacked by Islamist gunmen in January -- takes a dig at the country's far-right National Front.The cover of the weekly, seen by AFP before it goes on sale ...

Updated : 2015.03.03 09:30

U.S., Iran launch new round of nuclear talks

Top diplomats from Iran and the U.S. began a new round of marathon talks on a nuclear deal late Monday, as Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu warned the emerging accord could threaten his country's survival.U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif...

Updated : 2015.03.03 09:27

U.S. drone kills 2 suspected al-Qaida militants in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) _ Tribesmen and witnesses say a US drone strike killed two suspected al-Qaida militants in southern Yemen.The witnesses, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, say the suspected militants were traveling in a car when the strike took place at dawn on M...

Updated : 2015.03.02 21:38