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KNOW IT ALL: Tuesday's Top 6 Stories at NBC News

Good morning. Here are some of the stories we’re following today:<p>1. Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress against Obama’s wishes<p>The Israeli prime minister is set to address Congress at 10:45 a.m. ET in a speech meant to be critical of the U.S.-led effort to negotiate with Iran. Netanyahu supports …

Greece vs Europe: who blinked first in the bail-out battle?

Has the defiant new government conceded more ground than its creditors? Or is Syriza just bluffing?<p>The Greek parliament will not be voting on the country's bail-out extension.<p>Following internal turmoil among the ruling Syriza party over the terms of the reprieve, the Greek legislature will only be …

Obama Criticizes China's 'Backdoor' Counterterrorism Law That Requires US Tech Firms Provide Encryption Keys

President Obama criticized a new Chinese counterterrorism law that makes it necessary for all U.S. technology companies to provide the government …

Islamic State: Iraqi soldiers and Shiite militias begin surrounding IS fighters in Tikrit

Thousands of Iraqi forces have begun surrounding Islamic State fighters in Tikrit and nearby towns on the second day of Iraq's biggest offensive yet …

Ten Key Lines From Netanyahu’s Speech Before Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered his high-profile address before a joint session of Congress, receiving an enthusiastic reception from American politicians in attendance.<p>The roughly 40-minute speech— which has caused a major partisan tension and diplomatic row since it was …

Why Pakistan would welcome delayed US withdrawal from Afghanistan

Pakistan's ambassador to Washington, Jalil Abbas Jilani, told reporters at a Monitor Breakfast Tuesday that the country has seen heightened militant …

China Warns U.S. to Stop Its Ukrainian Proxy War Against Russia | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>A much-ignored huge news report from Reuters on Friday, February 27th, was headlined “Chinese diplomat tells West to consider Russia’s security</i> …

Obama wants China to stop copying the NSA's surveillance plans

President Obama has criticized a Chinese plan to force US tech companies to install backdoors into their products for sale in the country. Without stopping for a moment to consider the phrase about glass houses and stones, he told <i>Reuters</i> that China would have to change its stance if it wanted to do …

Benjamin Netanyahu: Israeli prime minister warns US against Iran nuclear deal in address to Congress

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned the US Congress that a proposed deal with Iran would be a "countdown to a potential nuclear …

Netanyahu’s Bet: Congress Will Emerge Dominant in Iran Debate

Israeli leader turns to lawmakers to toughen and broaden nuclear agreement<p>WASHINGTON—In appealing to U.S. lawmakers to steer away from the emerging international nuclear deal with Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is betting he can use Congress to either circumvent the White House’s …

Taliban Assassins Target Pakistan's Polio Vaccinators

PESHAWAR, Pakistan<p>Health workers—many of them women—continue to face bullets and bombs as they inoculate children.<p><i>Editor's Note: This is the third of four articles on the forces that fueled polio's resurgence in the shadow of war. Read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 4.</i><p>Naseer was pacing outside the …

President Obama Complains To China About Demanding Backdoors To Encryption... As His Administration Demands The Same Thing

Back in January, we pointed out that just after US and EU law enforcement officials started freaking out about mobile encryption and demanding …

Netanyahu Speech, Politically Strong, Draws Shrugs From Israelis at Home

At long last, Israelis gathered around TV sets tonight to watch Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address Congress. And I gathered around the …

Hezbollah backs Syrian troops in push for Golan Heights

Syrian forces supported by Iran and Hezbollah are fighting to regain territory from rebels in the south.<p>The area near the Golan Heights is crucial as it would give the allies a new frontline with Israel.<p>Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr explains.

Why are the Chinese so unhappy with Putrajaya? | Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 — Malaysia’s Chinese and other minority ethnic groups have grown more disillusioned with Putrajaya over recent years, analysts …

Turkey remains defiant on Assad | DW | 04.03.2015

As Turkey's foreign minister, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu tried to persuade the Assad government to implement political reforms in the wake of …