GOP demanded say on Iran deal, changing it won't be easy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans demanded a major say on the Iran nuclear agreement two years ago and never got it from Democrat Barack Obama. Now that President Donald Trump has directed Congress to make the international pact more stringent, the GOP is finding it won't be easy.

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  • Written by By RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press

Trump's speech sparks a new war of words between US, Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — President Donald Trump's refusal to certify the Iran nuclear deal has sparked a new war of words between the Islamic Republic and America, fueling growing mistrust and a sense of nationalism among Iranians.

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  • Written by By NASSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press

Rescued hostages home in Canada, getting medical exams

TORONTO (AP) — Former hostage Joshua Boyle returned to his parents' home Saturday where he said full medical exams were being arranged for him and his family after they were rescued from their captors in Afghanistan, the Taliban-linked extremist Haqqani network.

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  • Written by By ROB GILLIES, Associated Press

IMF, World Bank push back against globalization's detractors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank are vowing to fight climate change, combat income inequality and push back against rising populist skepticism over free trade and international collaboration.

  • Written by By PAUL WISEMAN and MARTIN CRUTSINGER , AP Economics Writers

Huge blast rocks Somalia's capital; police say 20 killed

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A huge explosion from a truck bomb killed 20 people in Somalia's capital, police said Saturday, as shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they'd heard in years.

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  • Written by By ABDI GULED , Associated Press