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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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Arms removal or relocation? Ukraine ceasefire observers in the dark

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Government forces in Ukraine and the pro-Russian separatists they have been battling for 10 months insist they are withdrawing heavy weapons from the frontline, as called for by a February ceasefire deal. I've lived through seven months of bombardments so I can tell you it's very...(more) 



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Fallen to the IS: Iraqi and Syrian towns

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- Mosul: IS overran Iraq's second largest city on June 10, two weeks before declaring a "caliphate" in the swathes of territory it controls in Iraq and Syria. Located 350 kilometres (217 miles) from Baghdad, and on the right bank of the Tigris river, it had...(more) 



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Fame for North Korean defectors brings money, suspicion

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By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - Kang Myung-do, then son-in-law of North Korea's premier, made a spectacular claim about Pyongyang's nuclear capability when he defected to the South over two decades ago, asserting the secretive country had built five atomic bombs. His testimony at a news...(more) 



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Dutch government says sorry for gas field causing quakes

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch government apologized on Monday for ignoring risks posed by earthquakes caused by production of natural gas in the northern province of Groningen.  



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Nina Pham, Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola, sues hospital

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A nurse who contracted Ebola last fall in Dallas while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease now claims that the hospital where she worked failed her. 



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