Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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Netanyahu Warns Against Iran Nuclear Deal in Speech to Congress | The New York Times 

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In a speech before Congress on Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel warned about Iran, saying, “This regime will always be an enemy of America.” Produced by: AP http://www.nyt...
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Netanyahu: "Never my intention" US visit to be seen as political

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Speaking before Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged his visit to the US has been controversial, saying, "I deeply regret that some perceive my being here as political....
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Russians pay tribute to slain opposition leader Nemtsov

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Thousands of mourners on Tuesday filed past the coffin of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, bidding farewell to a charismatic activist whose brazen assassination shocked the country....
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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova Says Russian Politics In 'New Stage'

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Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova says Russian politics has entered a new phase after the killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead near the Kremlin. Speaking by Skype to RFE/RL's Current Time program, she said people could clearly see President Vladimir Putin's policies at work. Thousands queued to pay their last respects to Nemtsov before his funeral on March 3. (www.currenttime.tv)

Thousands of Russians mourn slain opposition leader Nemtsov at funeral (PHOTOS) 

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'We never thought this could happen, but it did,' Gennady Gudkov, a prominent Kremlin opponent, said.

Man On FBI's Most-Wanted Terror List Arrested

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A former taxi driver from Northern Virginia accused of providing support to al Qaeda and al Shabaab is held in Somalia.

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Iran Rebukes Obama Before Netanyahu Speech

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Iran brands the US President's remarks about a nuclear deal "illogical", as the Israeli premier prepares to address Congress.

Iran: Netanyahu trying to disrupt nuclear talks

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As much as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to convince U.S. politicians to be wary of a nuclear deal with Iran, he has two other big players he also wants to sway -- Iranian officials and his own people.
    


Thousands Honor Boris Nemtsov, Putin Critic Killed in Russia

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Diplomats, political allies and family members said their last goodbyes at the viewing and funeral of Boris Y. Nemtsov, who was fatally shot Friday in Moscow.

Ukraine sharply raises rates to 30%

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Move aims to shore up the plunging currency and temper spiralling inflation

Fugitive ex-US spy Snowden in talks on returning home: lawyer - Reuters

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden said on Tuesday the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government's mass surveillance programs was working with American and German lawyers to return home.

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UN drugs body warns US states and Uruguay over cannabis legalisation 

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International Narcotics Control Board report says US and Uruguay are breaking drug treaties and warns of huge rise in abuse of ADHD treatment Ritalin
The United Nations has renewed its warnings to Uruguay and the US states of Colorado and Washington that their cannabis legalisation policies fail to comply with the international drug treaties.
The annual report from the UN’s International Narcotics Control Board, which is responsible for policing the drug treaties, said it would send a high-level mission to Uruguay, which became the first country to legalise the production, distribution, sale and consumption of cannabis for recreational purposes.
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Fugitive ex-US spy Snowden in talks on returning home: lawyer - Reuters Canada

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Fugitive ex-US spy Snowden in talks on returning home: lawyer
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden said on Tuesday the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government's mass surveillance programs was working with American and German lawyers to return home.

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Netanyahu: Iran Nuclear Plan Threatens World

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Iran's nuclear programme is a "grave threat not only to Israel but the world".

New Video Shows 19 Tajiks Killed Fighting Alongside IS In Syria, Iraq

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A new video shared on the Internet shows the photographs of 19 men identified as ethnic Tajiks who are claimed to have died fighting alongside the militant group Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

Netanyahu urging Congress to oppose deal with Iran

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised President Obama during a speech before Congress that has frayed relations between the United States and Israel and laid bare fissures between leading Jewish American groups and Jewish Democrats.Read full article >>






Paris Drone: Al Jazeera Journalist Fined

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A journalist from the UK who was using a drone for a report on several mysterious sightings of the aircraft learns his punishment.

Live Updates: Netanyahu Addresses Congress

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Live video and analysis from New York Times reporters and editors.
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DOJ: Ex-CIA chief admits mishandling classified information

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials, the Justice Department said Tuesday....

Netanyahu Warns Congress Over Iran

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sraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an address to the U.S. Congress that Washington cannot allow Iran to continue developing a nuclear program.

Former CIA Director Petraeus Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge

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Former CIA director and U.S. Army General David Petraeus has pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of unauthorized removal and retention of classified information, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. Documents disclosing Petraeus's guilty plea, which reportedly stemmed from his personal relationship with biographer Paula Broadwell, were filed in federal court in Charlotte, North Carolina. An attorney for Petraeus, Robert Barnett, said he had no immediate comment.

Israeli PM Makes Case Against Iran's Nuclear Ambitions to Congress

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he felt a "profound obligation to speak" to U.S. Congress members Tuesday about an issue that could  threaten the survival of his country: Iran's quest for nuclear weapons.

Netanyahu: 'I Deeply Regret' Tensions Over Iran Speech to Congress | The New York Times 

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Netanyahu: 'I Deeply Regret' Tensions Over Iran Speech to Congress | The New York Times
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said on Tuesdsay that he "deeply regrets" that some people see his speech as being political and thanked Congress for their support of Israel. Produced...
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U.S. envoy to Yemen to work from Jeddah after embassy's closure

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MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Yemen will track Yemeni events from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia following last month's closure of the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday.
  
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What would a nuclear deal with Iran look like?

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CNN's Jim Sciutto explains the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran.
    


U.S.-led coalition launches 14 air strikes against Islamic State: task force

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its coalition partners staged 14 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq since early Monday, according to the Combined Joint Task Force leading the operations.
  

Netanyahu Tells Congress Iran Deal ‘Paves Path To A Bomb’

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasted the emerging nuclear agreement with Iran Tuesday in an address to a joint meeting of Congress, saying the deal to prevent the regime from obtaining nuclear weapons would have the opposite result.
Addressing a spirited Congress in the House chamber, Netanyahu warned the P5+1 nuclear deal “could well threaten the survival of my country and the future of my people,” encouraging lawmakers to oppose the agreement being negotiated by President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry.
“It doesn’t block Iran’s path to the bomb, it paves Iran’s path to the bomb,” Netanyahu said, saying it would only embolden the Iranian government. “That deal will not prevent Iran from nuclear weapons, it would all but guarantee that Iran gets those weapons—lots of them.”
“This is a bad deal,” he added. “It’s a very bad deal. We’re better off without it.”
Netanyahu’s speech was repeatedly punctuated by applause and standing ovations, often bringing both Democrats and Republicans to their feet. The image and the speech was a thumb in the eye to Obama, who was not consulted before Netanyahu was invited to address lawmakers and who sees the potential agreement a capstone to his legacy in office. National Security Advisor Susan Rice even called Netanyahu’s visit “destructive” to the U.S.-Israel relationship.
The speech fell just two weeks before Netanyahu stands for re-election in a close race at home, shading the speech with elements of his domestic politics as much American divisions.
The Israeli leader said he didn’t intend his visit to become the partisan lightning rod it had become and praised Obama’s commitment to Israel, including record levels of security assistance under his administration. “I know that my speech has been the subject of much controversy,” he said. “I deeply regret that some perceive my being here as political. That was never my intention.”
But Netanyahu did not pull any punches in outlining why he believes Obama is on the wrong path, painting a picture of a Middle East engaged in a furious nuclear arms race. “This deal won’t be a farewell to arms,” he said. “It would be a farewell to arms control. And the Middle East would soon be crisscrossed by nuclear tripwires. A region where small skirmishes can trigger big wars would turn into a nuclear tinder box.”
Netanyahu raised objection that the emerging deal does not lengthen the so-called breakout time—the time it would take Iran to construct a nuclear weapon—and that it would lift sanctions on the country without requiring it to stop funding terrorist groups like Hezbollah.
“Would Iran be less aggressive when sanctions are removed and its economy is stronger,” he asked. “If Iran is gobbling up four countries right now while it’s under sanctions, how many more countries will Iran devour when sanctions are lifted? Would Iran fund less terrorism when it has mountains of cash with which to fund more terrorism? Why should Iran’s radical regime change for the better when it can enjoy the best of both world’s: aggression abroad, prosperity at home?”
Netanyahu rejected the notion that the alternative to a deal is war, as Obama allies have maintained. “The alternative to this bad deal is a much better deal,” he said. But he offered no path toward a deal that Iran would agree to, other than calling for the continuation of global sanctions, until Iran halts funding terror and aggressive actions against its neighbors, and stops calling for the destruction of the State of Israel.
“If Iran threatens to walk away from the table, and this often happens in a Persian bazaar, call their bluff,” he said. “They’ll be back. They need a deal a lot more than you do.”
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Hitman murdered woman to stop indecent assault claim, court told 

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Justin Robertson, 36, is accused of being paid £1,500 to kill Pennie Davis by the son of her former partner
A woman was stabbed to death as she tended her horses in the New Forest by a hitman recruited to stop her from making indecent assault allegations, a court has heard.
Pennie Davis, 47, who worked at a supermarket, was found dead by her husband on 2 September in a field at Leygreen Farm, Beaulieu, Hampshire.
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Transcript of Netanyahu’s Remarks to Congress

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The full text of Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks on Iran to a joint meeting of Congress.

Nobel peace prize committee chairman Thorbjørn Jagland demoted 

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Former Norwegian prime minister, who drew criticism for awarding prestigious prize to Barack Obama, to be replaced by deputy in unprecedented move
Norway’s Nobel peace prize committee has demoted its chairman, Thorbjørn Jagland, in a move unprecedented in the long history of the award.
The committee, which said the former Norwegian prime minister would remain as a committee member, gave no reason for its decision.
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Boris Nemtsov murder: girlfriend and only known witness flies to Kiev from Russia - The Guardian

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Boris Nemtsov murder: girlfriend and only known witness flies to Kiev from Russia
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“This is an indication of a climate at least inside of Russia in which civil society, independent journalists, people trying to communicate on the internet, have felt increasingly threatened, constrained. And increasingly the only information that the ...

Open Source: A Viral Defense of Russian Imperialism, Addressed to Obama 

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A Russian video blogger defends his nation’s invasion and occupation of its neighbors, in the form of an open letter to President Obama.