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10 Downright Dreamy Trains to Take Before You Die

The most romantic — and civilized — way to travel.<p>If you've had enough of the indignities of air travel (and there are so very many) and long car …

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'China miscalculated US response to reclamation'

MANILA, Philippines – China's massive reclamation in the South China Sea was meant to undermine the Philippines' historic legal case but Beijing …

CIA chief makes secret visit to Israel ahead of Iran deal

United States Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan came to Israel last week for a secret visit dealing mainly with the agreement …

Philippines to allow Japan to use its military bases against Chinese aggression

Talks on allowing Japanese military aircraft and naval vessels to use Philippines bases as Chinese warship reportedly fires on Filipino fishing boat<p>The Philippines and Japan are to start talks on allowing Japanese military aircraft and naval vessels to use bases in the Philippines.<p>Use of the bases …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Chinese hackers reportedly stole data from up to 4 million US federal employees. The Obama administration is scrambling to assess the impact of the unprecedented data breach.<p><b>2.</b> The Football Association of Ireland CEO John Delaney confirmed that the body accepted a €5 million (£3.67 million) …

Iran, six powers resume nuclear talks as June 30 deadline looms: IRNA | Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers resumed negotiations on its nuclear program on Thursday, the Iranian state news agency IRNA said, seeking to overcome remaining differences with a self-imposed June 30 deadline looming to end a 12-year standoff.<p>Negotiators of Iran and six world powers …

Israel, Saudi Arabia admit secret diplomacy for first time

Israel and Saudi Arabia have a common interest in seeing Iranian influence thwarted in the Middle East.<p>><br>• ><p>Dore Gold. (photo credit: REUTERS)<p>Israel and …

Iraq: ISIS fighters close Ramadi dam gates, cut off water to loyalist towns

<b>Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) —</b> ISIS has closed off a dam to the north of the Iraqi city of Ramadi -- seized by its forces last month -- cutting water supplies to pro-government towns downstream and making it easier for its fighters to attack forces loyal to Baghdad, local officials and residents said.<p>ISIS …

The ax is about to fall on Greece

Or will it, in the absence of a new deal with its official creditors, dare default on the global crisis lender that has joined two massive bailouts of the Greek economy?<p>Athens is scheduled to repay $1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion) to the IMF in four steps between now and June 19. The first …