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Up to 1,500 gallons of motor oil leak into Washington state creek, Yakima River

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As much as 1,500 gallons of used motor oil leaked from an above-ground storage tank in Washington state into a creek that flows into the Yakima River, vital to the apple-growing state's agricultural hub, officials said on Monday. The cause of the spill on Sunday from...(more) 



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OSCE should play greater role in eastern Ukraine, leaders say

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By Katya Golubkova, Erik Kirschbaum and Geert De Clercq MOSCOW/BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - The leaders of Russia, Germany and France agreed to Ukraine's proposal to ask the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to help with the implementation of the ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine,...(more) 



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Bomb near top Cairo court house kills two; other blasts hit capital

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Two people were killed when a bomb exploded near a top court building in central Cairo, the health ministry said, the deadliest attack in three blasts to hit the Egyptian capital on Monday.  



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Homeless man 'reached for LAPD gun'

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The Los Angeles police chief says a homeless man shot dead by police had reached for an officer's weapon before being killed. 



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Russia and Ukraine strike gas delivery deal

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Russia and Ukraine reached a deal Monday to supply gas to Europe until the end of March after President Vladimir Putin and Western leaders admitted there was still progress to be made in implementing a ceasefire. The deal struck after tense talks in Brussels secures gas...(more) 



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Exclusive: Nemtsov killing sign of worsening climate in Russia - Obama

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By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Monday that the killing of opposition figure Boris Nemtsov is a sign of a worsening climate in Russia where civil rights and media freedoms have been rolled back in the last several years. Nemtsov was...(more) 



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OSCE will be asked to play role in Ukraine: France

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The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine have agreed to ask the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to help with the implementation of the cease-fire agreement, France said in a statement. French President Francois Hollande's office said on Monday the four leaders...(more) 



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Mexico calls on U.S. to probe police killings of its nationals

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Mexico's government on Monday called on the United States to investigate a string of killings of its nationals by American police, voicing "profound consternation and irritation" at what it called a presumed excessive use of force. The Mexican foreign ministry said it had asked the U.S....(more) 



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

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By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that Iran should commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on its nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but said the odds were still against sealing...(more) 



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LA police chief defends officers over fatal shooting

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The Los Angeles police chief defended Monday officers who fatally shot a man in the Skid Row homeless district, after a video of the killing went viral and triggered widespread condemnation. Under intense pressure over the incident -- just the latest to put police tactics in...(more) 



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Legal gears turn slowly for U.S. reporter jailed in Iran

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The newly appointed attorney for a Washington Post journalist jailed for more than seven months in Iran said Monday that she had begun the lengthy process of reviewing confidential files in the high-profile case. 



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Sweden eyes fingerprint scans to stop passport fraud

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Sweden needs to beef up its border security to stop passport fraud, a government inquiry argued Monday as the country grapples with unprecedented levels of immigration. The inquiry proposed fingerprint scans for all nationalities entering Sweden from outside the passport-free Schengen Area in a move that...(more) 



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