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  • Iraq army and Shi'ite militias launch attacks north of Baghdad

    Monday, 2:19 AM

    Iraqi security forces and Shi'ite fighters gesture from the top of an armoured vehicle as they gather at Udhaim damBy Dominic Evans BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's armed forces, backed by Shi'ite militia, attacked Islamic State strongholds north of Baghdad on Monday at the start of a campaign aimed at driving them out of the mainly Sunni Muslim province of Salahuddin. The offensive is the biggest military operation in the province since the Sunni Islamist radicals seized swaths of north Iraq last June and advanced towards the capital Baghdad. The pace of their progress in Salahuddin could affect plans to recapture Mosul further north. A U.S. official said the assault on Mosul, the largest city under Islamic State control, could start as early as April but Iraqi officials have declined to confirm that timetable.


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  • Iran says nuclear deal hinges on U.S. will to lift sanctions

    Monday, 4:28 AM

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif attends Human Rights Council at UN in GenevaA deal on Iran's nuclear program could be concluded this week if the United States and other Western countries have sufficient political will and agree to remove sanctions on Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday. "Our negotiating partners, particularly the Western countries and particularly the United States, must once and for all come to the understanding that sanctions and agreement don't go together," he said in Geneva. "If they want an agreement, sanctions must go... We believe all sanctions must be lifted." He told reporters that Iran, whose disagreement with six world powers over how fast sanctions should be dropped is one of the main obstacles to a final nuclear accord, had demonstrated its political will by bringing its highest authorities to the talks and leaving "no stone unturned".


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  • Netanyahu arrives in U.S., signs of easing of tensions over Iran speech

    Monday, 3:33 AM

    Workers prepare the stage at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in WashingtonBy Matt Spetalnick and Dan Williams WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran. Policy differences over the negotiations with Iran remained firm, however, as Netanyahu arrived in the United States on Sunday afternoon for a speech to Congress, which has imperiled ties between the two allies.


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  • Kerry rebukes U.N. Rights Council as 'obsessed' with Israel

    Monday, 6:49 AM

    U.S. Secretary of State Kerry attends Human Rights Council at UN in GenevaU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday of being obsessed by allegations of Israeli abuses and said the United States would defend Israel against efforts to isolate it. In a speech to the Council in Geneva, Kerry also exhorted the 47-member-state group to look into what he described as severe abuses in separatist-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine as well as in Crimea, annexed by Russia from Ukraine last year. For decades the government has subjugated its citizens, starving and torturing and incarcerating them or worse." Kerry offered a strong defense of Israel against what he called the council's unbalanced focus on the country. "It must be said that the HRC’s obsession with Israel actually risks undermining the credibility of the entire organization," Kerry said.


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  • U.S. Senator Mikulski, Maryland Democrat, to retire: media

    Monday, 6:47 AM

    Mikulski rides an escalator into the subway system at the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonU.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, the top Democrat on the powerful Appropriations Committee and the longest-serving female senator, is set to announce that she is retiring, according to media reports. Mikulski, 78, scheduled a news conference on Monday at 11 a.m. EST in Baltimore to make an announcement about her future, her office said. Mikulski has served in the Senate since 1987 and before that in the U.S. House of Representatives.


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  • AP Sources: Democratic Sen. Mikulski to announce retirement

    Monday, 6:45 AM

    FILE - This June 5, 2012 file photo Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mikulski, the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, is making an announcement about her plans for the future. The 78-year-old senator in her fifth term is set to make the announcement at a news conference in Fells Point in Baltimore on Monday morning. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in the history of Congress, is announcing her retirement, Democratic officials say.


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  • NHL concussion lawsuit following a path blazed by the NFL

    Monday, 5:13 AM

    By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gary Leeman suffers from memory loss, dizziness, headaches and other symptoms associated with repeated head trauma. He also has anger issues, although it may be hard to discern whether it's from the concussions he suffered as a Toronto Maple Leafs forward or his contempt for the National Hockey League. "Obviously part of the entertainment value of the NHL is fighting," he said. "If you did that on the street, you'd be in jail." Leeman, an all-star who played 15 seasons in the NHL before retiring in 1997, is one of about 70 players suing the league for knowingly withholding information about the long-term effect of concussions.... read more

  • Former European champion Welp dead at 51

    Monday, 2:11 AM

    German center Christian Welp, who won the European championship with Germany and also played in the NBA, has died of heart failure aged 51, the University of Washington said on Monday. He also played for the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs before returning to Europe to play in Greece, Germany and Italy, winning nine championships in as many seasons. Welp became a household name in Germany when he scored the last three points in their 71-70 European Championship win over Russia in the 1993 final, "This is an extremely sad loss," Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar said on the Huskies website.... read more

  • Golf-Race to Dubai rankings

    Sunday, 10:11 PM

    March 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Race to Dubai rankings 1. (1) Danny Willett (Britain) 971413 2. (2) Anirban Lahiri (India) 687044 3. (3) Ross Fisher (Britain) 666789 4. (4) Branden Grace (South Africa) 636444 5. (5) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 631978 6. (6) Bernd Wiesberger (Austria) 577152 7. (15) Andy Sullivan (Britain) 491947 8. (7) Gary Stal (France) 491373 9. (8) Marc Warren (Britain) 395176 10. (10) Alexander Noren (Sweden) 351384 11. (9) Thongchai Jaidee (Thailand) 344391 12. (11) Luke Donald (Britain) 324886 13. (12) Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thailand) 318671 14. ...... read more

  • Wall St. inches up in wake of February rally

    Monday, 6:43 AM

    Traders works on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeNEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks little changed on Monday, on the heels of the S&P 500's best month in more than three years, as data showed consumer spending remained soft in January and ahead of a report on the manufacturing sector.


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  • T-Mobile wants your WiFi spectrum to boost its coverage

    Monday, 6:43 AM

    Wireless spectrum is expensive, which is why carriers are eyeing up at the portions of our airwaves that are currently reserved for WiFi. According to GigaOm, T-Mobile is planning to stick its tanks on ...... read more

  • Janus' Bill Gross warns on dangers of low interest rates

    Monday, 6:41 AM

    Bill Gross, co-founder and co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), speaks at the Morningstar Investment Conference in ChicagoClosely watched bond investor Bill Gross criticized ultra-low interest rates on Monday, saying they could harm global growth instead of boosting it in the way that many central banks intend. "Low interest rates globally destroy financial business models that are critical to the functioning of modern day economies," Gross, who oversees the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund , wrote in his monthly investment outlook. "Negative/zero bound interest rates may exacerbate, instead of stimulate, low growth rates ... by raising savings and deferring consumption," he wrote. Central banks around the world, particularly in developed markets, have slashed interest rates in recent years to boost sluggish growth.


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  • Wall St. inches up in wake of February rally

    Monday, 6:43 AM

    Traders works on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeNEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks little changed on Monday, on the heels of the S&P 500's best month in more than three years, as data showed consumer spending remained soft in January and ahead of a report on the manufacturing sector.


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  • Surrogate mothers in India unaware of risks

    Monday, 6:23 AM

    By Frederik Joelving (Reuters Health) - Renting out their wombs may ease financial problems for poor women in India, but new research suggests surrogate mothers there are unaware of the risks and often left out of key medical decisions about their pregnancy. “Of the 14 surrogate mothers I interviewed, not a single one could explain the risks from having multiple embryos placed in their uterus, or having a fetal reduction or a Cesarean section,” said Dr. Malene Tanderup from Aarhus University in Denmark. “They have to know what they are agreeing to.” Most countries ban commercial surrogacy, but India remains a popular destination for “rent-a-womb” tourism, which brings in an estimated $500 million to $2.3 billion annually. The women in India who become surrogate mothers are mostly poor and uneducated.... read more

  • Survey: Parents increasingly ask doctors to delay vaccines

    Monday, 6:15 AM

    FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2015 file photo, a pediatrician uses a syringe to vaccinate a 1-year-old with the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine in Northridge, Calif. A national survey of doctors in 2012 suggests that parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, a study suggests.


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