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Iran election tactics drive nuclear deal timetable | Reuters

VIENNA (Reuters) - Failure to solve Iran’s nuclear dispute by a Sunday deadline may dismay weary negotiators in Vienna and stir fresh Middle East tension, but an extension of talks could reap political gains at home for the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader.<p>Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali …

Israel ground forces invade Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The heavy thud of tank shells, often just seconds apart, echoed across the Gaza Strip early Friday as thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion, escalating a 10-day campaign of heavy air bombardments to try to destroy Hamas' rocket-firing abilities and the …

US INTELLIGENCE: Surface-To-Air Missile Was Fired At Malaysian Plane In Ukraine

But the intelligence has not confirmed the origin of the missile, according to the report, and it is "divided" over its source. The White House declined to comment on the reports.<p>None of the 295 passengers and crew aboard MH 17 survived Thursday's crash near the Ukrainian border. An adviser to …

Iraq insurgents seize oilfields, hit air base as U.S. advisers arrive | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Militants attacked one of Iraq’s largest air bases and seized control of several small oilfields on Wednesday as U.S. special forces troops and intelligence analysts arrived to help Iraqi security forces counter a mounting Sunni insurgency.<p>Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, …

As Libya teeters near chaos, U.S. keeps hands-off policy | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Among all countries swept by the Arab Spring uprisings, few today are as dysfunctional as Libya.<p>Troops and vehicles from the national army in Kufra, are seen taking part in a "Operation Dignity" mission, at the Libyan-Egyptian border, near Kufra, June 4, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer<p>…

Aereo Is 'Over Now,' Backer Barry Diller Says

One of Aereo's key backers appears to have thrown in the towel on the online TV service now that the Supreme Court ruled that it violates copyright law. "We did try, but it's over now," Diller told CNBC's Becky Quick soon after the ruling. Diller said that while the decision wouldn't cause his …

US forces arrive in Baghdad to advise Iraqi troops

<b>The first US troops deployed to assist the Iraqi army in combating a growing Sunni militant insurgency have arrived and begun work, the Pentagon has said.</b><p>Nearly half the 300 special operations soldiers promised by US President Barack Obama are in Baghdad or on the front lines of the fight.<p>The rest …