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US sets new record for denying federal files under Freedom of Information Act

The US has set a new record for denying and censoring federal files under the Freedom of Information Act, analysis by the Associated Press reveals.<p>For the second consecutive year, the Obama administration more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them under the …

HUFFPOLLSTER: Where Israel's Polls Missed

<i>Israel's pre-election polls miss the mark. Americans continue to be more sympathetic and supportive to Israel. And back in the U.S. another poll shows Hillary Clinton leading in the primary and general elections. This is HuffPollster for Wednesday, March 18, 2015.</i><p>Despite 14 polls conducted during …

Hillary Clinton crushes Dem, GOP rivals in new poll

<b>(Reuters/Yuri Gripas)</b><p>Email imbroglio doesn’t seem to be damaging Clinton’s White House prospects<p>Luke Brinker<p>March 18, 2015 1:33pm (UTC)<p>Between intensifying scrutiny of foreign governments' donations to her family foundation and persistent questions over her exclusive use of a private email server …

US, Iran race to fill out contours of a nuclear agreement

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With less than a week to the deadline for an Iran nuclear deal, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry worked with top …

Greek leader defiant ahead of bailout meeting

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras insisted Wednesday his government will honor an election promise to end budget austerity — …

U.S. Stocks and Bonds Gain as Fed Signals Caution

Investors embrace easier approach to rates<p>U.S. stocks rose sharply Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled a more dovish approach to raising interest rates than investors had expected.<p>Stocks leaped, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining nearly 200 points in the minutes following the …

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Another month, so Lufthansa pilots must be on strike again

Just over half of the carrier's scheduled 1,400 domestic and European flights taking off or landing in Frankfurt or Munich were cancelled, affecting around 80,000 passengers, a Lufthansa spokesman said.<p>Flights operated by Lufthansa's subsidiaries Germanwings, Eurowings, Swiss and Austrian Airlines …

Tunisia attack: One British woman killed in museum shooting - latest

Tourists from Poland and France among those killed, as Tunisian PM says one of gunmen was known to intelligence services before the attack<p><b>• Nine people arrested by Tunisia police in connection with attack</b> <b><br>• Overall death toll rises to 23, including 20 foreign tourists</b> <b><br>• One of gunmen was known to</b> …

UN pilots killed in Apache helicopter crash in Mali

Two Dutch United Nations peacekeepers were killed when their Apache attack helicopter crashed in northern Mali, the Dutch military said, calling it an accident.<p>The helicopter, from the UN's MINUSMA mission, crashed about 20km from Gao on Tuesday, a source from the city's airport told AFP news …

Pakistan air strikes target militants near Afghan border

Fighter jets pound positions in Tirah Valley as Pakistan hits outlawed groups Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and Lashkar-e-Islam<p>Pakistani air strikes have killed 34 militants near the country’s mountainous border with Afghanistan, security officials said, though tribal residents put the death toll at 20.<p>…

U.S., Iran focus on technical details in nuclear talks

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - American and Iranian nuclear experts homed in on the technical details of a possible framework agreement on curbing Iran’s nuclear program in a fresh round of talks in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Wednesday.<p>Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (C) walks away after …

6 questions about Netanyahu's visit

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is just days away from landing in Washington, where a storm is raging over his plans to address a joint session of Congress.<p>A few dozen Democrats plan to skip the speech, the White House isn't done blasting the prime minister and …

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