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US, EU lift sanctions against Iran amid landmark nuke deal

VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency certified Saturday that Iran has met all of its commitments under last summer's landmark nuclear deal, crowning years of U.S.-led efforts to crimp Iran's ability to make atomic weapons. For Iran, the move lifts Western economic sanctions that have been in place for years, unlocking access to $100 billion in frozen assets and unleashing new opportunities for its battered economy.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016

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Burkina Faso begins 3 days of mourning after al-Qaida attack

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso began three days of national mourning Sunday and the president said security would be stepped up in the capital and the country's borders after al-Qaida militants killed at least 28 people in an attack on a hotel and cafe popular with foreigners.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016

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UN panel: $40 billion needed to aid people in war, disasters

 

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An estimated $40 billion is needed annually to help the rapidly growing number of people needing humanitarian aid as a result of conflicts and natural disasters — and one possibility to help fill the $15 billion funding gap is a small voluntary tax on tickets for soccer games and other sports, concerts and entertainment events, airline travel, and gasoline, a U.N.-appointed panel said.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016

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Taiwan elects 1st female president, rejects pro-China party

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan elected Tsai Ing-wen as its first female president Saturday, handing her pro-independence party its first majority in the national legislature and rejecting the China-friendly party that has led the self-governing island for eight years.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016

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Obama signs emergency order over Flint water

DETROIT (AP) — President Barack Obama signed an emergency declaration Saturday that clears the way for federal aid for Flint, Michigan, which is undergoing a drinking water crisis.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016

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Man dies after taking part in botched French clinical trial

PARIS (AP) — A man died in a French hospital Sunday after taking part in an experimental drug trial for a painkiller, and five other participants remain hospitalized after one of France's most troubling medical incidents.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016

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Warehouse worker takes third of $1.6 billion Powerball pot

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A small-town warehouse supervisor turned in one of three tickets splitting the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot on Friday, and swiftly announced that he would take his money now, giving up hundreds of millions of dollars in the future.

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 January 2016

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Top US, Iranian diplomats focus on clinching nuclear deal

VIENNA (AP) — Iran's foreign minister suggested Saturday that the U.N. atomic agency is close to certifying that his country has met all commitments under its landmark nuclear deal with six world powers, as he began a series of meetings with his European Union and U.S. counterparts on implementing the accord.

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 January 2016

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