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U.S. senators visit Cuba, hope Congress will ease restrictions

A number of Cuba initiatives are pending in the Senate, including a bill to remove the travel ban on Americans and rescind the decades-old U.S. economic embargo.

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Nuclear deal could sharpen political tensions in Iran

Iran, the U.S., Russia, China, France, Britain, and Germany are trying to end a more than 12-year standoff over Tehran's nuclear program.

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China top suspect in U.S. government hacks

U.S. intelligence officials say China is the top suspect in the massive hacking of a government agency that compromised the personnel records of millions of Americans.

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Congress victory moves Obama’s Pacific trade pact forward

Legislation vital to securing the largest U.S. trade deal in decades was passed, advancing President Barack Obama's efforts to strengthen economic ties around the Pacific Rim.

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In policy shift, U.S. won’t prosecute families for paying ransom

The changes are aimed at becoming more sensitive to the needs of families of hostages held abroad.

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Obama’s push for Pacific trade pact nears finish in Congress

The bid to boost economic ties with Asia is poised for a win as a six-week congressional battle comes to an end.

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U.S. airs deep concerns over cyber security in China meetings

The world's two biggest economies are holding annual talks aimed at maintaining working relations in spite of rising tensions.

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Pentagon: U.S. won’t let Russia ‘drag us back to the past’

In an address in Berlin on Monday, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter accused Moscow of trying to re-create a Soviet-era sphere of influence.

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Pope calls for action on environment in historic document

In the first papal document on the environment, Pope Francis demands swift action to save the planet, urging leaders to hear "the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor."

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Yemeni al Qaeda chief killed in U.S. bombing

Al Qaeda in Yemen said its leader was killed in a major blow against the global militant group's strongest branch.

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‘Fast-track’ trade bill derailed in House in blow to Obama

The House blocked legislation to "fast-track" trade deals through Congress as lawmakers defeated a related measure on aid to workers hurt by trade.

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More troops heading to Iraq to help fight Islamic State

Up to 450 more U.S. troops will advise and assist fragile Iraqi forces being built up to try to retake territory lost to ISIS.

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Up to 450 more troops deploying to Iraq

The additional troops and the establishment of a new training base will help Iraqi forces in preparation for a battle to retake territory lost to Islamic State.

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Global warming isn’t taking a break

An apparent slowdown in the pace of global warming is likely an illusion after a new study found no break in the trend of rising temperatures.

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Iran, six powers resume nuclear talks as June 30 deadline looms

Other lingering issues to be resolved include monitoring and verification measures to ensure Iran could not pursue a clandestine nuclear weapons program.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gestures as he addresses reporters during a joint press conference with OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria, at the OECD headquarter in Paris, Thursday March 12, 2015.

Global watchdog slashes US economic forcast

The world economy risks a low-growth spiral unless measures are taken to spur demand and incite businesses to boost sluggish investments.

A woman is helped after being pulled out by divers from a sunken ship in Jianli, Hubei province, China, June 2, 2015. REUTERS/cnsphoto

Hundreds missing after ship capsizes on Chinese river

Rescuers search for more than 400 people missing after a ship capsized on the Yangtze River in one of China's worst shipping disasters.

A fighter with the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic Army sits atop a tank at a checkpoint along a road from the town of Vuhlehirsk to Debaltseve in Ukraine, in this picture taken February 18, 2015.

U.N. finds growing signs of Russian involvement in Ukraine war

A separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine is revealing increasing evidence, but not yet conclusive legal proof, of Russian state involvement.

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