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Iran and US close in on historic nuclear deal at Vienna talks

Diplomats arriving in Austrian capital warned that failure to agree end to deadlock over Iran’s nuclear programme is not an option<p>Iran, the US and other world powers meeting in Vienna this week are close to a historic, comprehensive agreement that could bring a permanent end to 12 years of deadlock …

Pope denounces euthanasia as 'sin against God'

Pope Francis came out against the right-to-die movement Saturday, denouncing euthanasia — or assisted suicide — as a "false sense of compassion."<p>His comments, made during a meeting with the Association of Italian Catholic Doctors, come on the heels of American Brittany Maynard's advocacy efforts to …

4 things Obama should do -- fast (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Jason Johnson is a professor of political science at Hiram College in Ohio and author of "Political Consultants and Campaigns: One Day to Sell." He is a frequent guest on CNN. Follow him on Twitter: @DrJasonJohnson The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely his.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- …

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Obama sends 1,500 troops to Iraq

President Barack Obama is sending up to 1,500 more soldiers to Iraq to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces to fight ISIS, in a deployment that would almost double the total number of American troops there to 2,900.<p>The White House said in a statement that it will also ask Congress for another $5.6 …

President Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch as attorney general

<b>6:06 p.m. EST</b> -- The White House confirmed Friday night that President Obama will nominate Loretta Lynch to become the next attorney general.<p>Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, is expected to be President Barack Obama's pick for attorney general, U.S. officials briefed on the matter …

4th victim dies after shooting at high school cafeteria in Washington state

A teen shot by his cousin during last month's rampage at a Washington state high school has died, bringing the total fatalities to five, including the gunman.<p>Andrew Fryberg, 15, was hospitalized after the October 24 shooting in the cafeteria of Marysville Pilchuck High School. He died Friday.<p>In a …

Two Americans freed by North Korea flying to U.S. base

After months in detention, two Americans who had been held prisoner in North Korea soon will be back in the United States following a rare visit by a top U.S. official to the reclusive nation and a letter from President Barack Obama.<p>Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, the last two Americans …

Obama approves sending up to 1,500 more US troops to Iraq

President Obama has approved sending up to 1,500 additional U.S. troops to Iraq, doubling the number being deployed to help Iraqi forces fight the Islamic State.<p>The president also requested an additional $5.6 billion on Friday for the war against the Islamic State, in part to cover the additional …

Bush: One regret about Iraq

George W. Bush has only one regret about invading Iraq: that it paved the way for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.<p>“I think it was the right decision [to go into Iraq],” Bush tells CBS News’ Bob Schieffer in excerpts of an interview that will air on Sunday. “My regret is that…a violent …

George Osborne: Britain to pay half of disputed European Union £1.7billion bill

UK will pay £850 million in two instalments in July and September next year because Britain’s rebate from Brussels is now being applied to the bill<p>George Osborne has declared victory over the <b>European Union</b> and said he had forced Brussels to halve the UK's £1.7billion budget bill.<p>Mr Osborne said he …

Detroit pensioners hit as city ends largest municipal bankruptcy in US history

Detroit, which built up debts of $18bn, will slash more than $7bn from its liabilities by cutting pensions 4.5pc<p>A judge has approved Detroit's plan to turn around its finances and end the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history.<p>The city, which was struggling with $18bn (£11.4bn) of debt, will …

Abandoned Buildings

Britain seeks new prisoner deal with Ireland

New agreement could see Irish criminals transferred back to the Republic, as document exposes human rights threat to major new EU drive on repatriating foreign offenders<p>Britain is in negotiation with Ireland to transfer potentially hundreds of prisoners back to serve their terms in the Republic, it …

Obama authorises plans to double number of US troops in Iraq

1,500 further American soldiers will be deployed to train Iraqi troops to help them fight Islamic State<p>President Barack Obama has authorised US generals to more than double America's troop deployment to Iraq in a significant escalation of the campaign against the Islamic State.<p>The Pentagon said Mr …

Osborne defends deal over EU bill

George Osborne, the Chancellor, says the government has "achieved a real win for British taxpayers"<p>George Osborne has defended the deal that will leave Britain paying an extra £850 million towards the European Union budget, insisting it was a "real win" despite accusations he has resorted to "smoke …

Barack Obama nominates first black female attorney general

NY federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch would be first African-American woman to serve as top law enforcement officer<p>President Barack Obama plans to nominate veteran New York federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as US attorney general, the White House said Friday.<p>If confirmed by the …

Barack Obama

Obama to Nominate Loretta Lynch as Attorney General: White House

President Barack Obama will announce Saturday that he plans to nominate U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as attorney general of the United States, White House officials said in a statement Friday. If her nomination is approved, Lynch will become the first African-American woman to …

The White House

Economy Creates 214K Jobs in Oct.; Jobless Rate Slips

The U.S. economy generated 214,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate slipped slightly to 5.8 percent, but wage growth remained sluggish, the Labor Department reported on Friday.<p>The jobless rate, which edged lower from 5.9 percent in September, is the lowest since July 2008. Job growth has …

Unemployment

White House, GOP Remain at Odds Over Immigration After Meeting

Republicans in Congress emerged from a bi-partisan lunch at the White House on Friday steadfast in their opposition to President Obama taking executive action on immigration, but open to working together on other issues like Ebola and combating ISIS.<p>“We talked about the idea of trying to move …

Immigration

Here to Stay: Why the New Republican Congress Can't Gut Obamacare

Republicans may have promised to repeal or at least do a big makeover of Obamacare now that they control both the House and the Senate, but most experts believe it’s lip service only.<p>The 2010 Affordable Care Act is in full force across the country, with internet-based health insurance exchanges up …

Health Care

Pot Legalizations Push U.S. Closer to Weed Business Boom

Voter legalization of recreational marijuana in two more states plus the District of Columbia this week mounts pressure on the federal government to decriminalize cannabis — nudging America closer to a weed business boom, pot advocates and opponents agree.<p>A federal law banning marijuana sales …

Cannabis

Obama Deploys Up to 1,500 More Troops to Iraq

President Barack Obama on Friday authorized the deployment of up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq in an expansion of the American fight against ISIS militants, the Pentagon said.<p>If all 1,500 are deployed, it would almost double the American presence in Iraq. The troops will serve in a non-combat role, …

National Security

Marysville High School Victim Andrew Fryberg Dies After Shooting

A fourth teenager has died after being shot by a classmate in a Washington state high school last month, hospital officials said late Friday.<p>Andrew Fryberg, 15, died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He was shot Oct. 24 along with four others at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, …

Imaging

North Korea Captives Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller Land in U.S.

The last two Americans imprisoned in North Korea returned home safely Saturday evening, arriving at a U.S. air force base in Washington state.<p>Kenneth Bae, 46, and Matthew Todd Miller, 25, landed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord at about 9:00 p.m. PST, hours after they were unexpectedly freed from North …

North Korea

Obama authorises deployment of 1,5000 more US troops in Iraq, says Pentagon - video

US President Barack Obama has authorised the deployment of up to 1,500 more US troops in Iraq, says the Pentagon's press secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby. This would almost double the number of US troops already in Iraq, strictly to advise and retrain Iraqi forces battling Islamic State (Isis). …

North Korea releases US citizens Bae and Miller after James Clapper visit

Director of national intelligence brings Americans home Officials: release not related to nuclear question, no quid pro quo<p>The US citizens Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller were back in America on Sunday after being released from jail in North Korea.<p>The pair were accompanied back to the US by James …

US air strikes near Mosul destroy Isis convoy but reports leader hit unconfirmed

Fighter jets from the US led coalition have destroyed a moving Islamic State (Isis) convoy near Mosul in northern Iraq. Iraqi officials said a number of top militants had been killed.<p>A US defence official was however unable to confirm reports that the group’s top commander, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, …