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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, talks with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, right, as they meet with foreign ministers from China, Germany and France at an hotel in Vienna, Austria Monday, July 6, 2015. (Carlos Barria/Pool Photo via AP)

Iran pushes for end to arms embargo in nuclear deal

- Associated Press

A day before the new deadline for a nuclear accord, Iran pushed Monday to lift the U.N. arms embargo on the country as a parallel deal — a demand that the United States opposes as it seeks to limit Tehran’s Mideast clout.

Hillary Rodham Clinton turned over to the State Department 55,000 pages containing some 30,000 emails from a larger collection. The remaining emails were deleted from her server, she said. (Associated Press)

Classified Clinton emails require seizure of server, Judicial Watch says

- The Washington Times

The president of a conservative watchdog group says now that it is known that classified information was contained in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private stash of State Department emails, it is time for the government to seize her personal server and related storage disks to determine whether security was breached during her tenure as secretary of state.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, smiles during his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a hotel in Vienna Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Talks continued in Vienna Tuesday on Iran's nuclear program. (Carlos Barria/Pool, via AP) ** FILE **

John Kerry says Iran nuclear talks could go either way

- Associated Press

Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts “could go either way,” cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes described as the only alternative to war.

Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

John McCain: U.S. must reassess Afghanistan troop withdrawal

Associated Press

The ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration’s current plan to drawdown U.S. forces, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday during a visit to the country’s capital.

A Nigerian soldier walks at the scene of an explosion suspected to be set by a Boko Haram extremist in Abuja, Nigeria, June, 25, 2014. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Bombs at mosque, restaurant in central Nigerian city kill 44

- Associated Press

Two bombs blamed on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram exploded at a crowded mosque and an elite Muslim restaurant in Nigeria’s central city of Jos, killing 44 people, officials said Monday.

Smoke and dust rise after an Israeli strike hit Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Adel Hana) ** FILE **

Hard-hit Gaza neighborhood still trying to recover from war

- Associated Press

After weeks of sharing cramped quarters with relatives during last year’s war between Hamas and Israel, 39-year-old Mohammed al-Selek thought nothing of it when he heard the incoming roar of two mortar shells. But once a suffocating cloud of acrid smoke filled the stairwell, his heart sank — the family’s home had been struck by Israeli fire.

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VA hospital that once treated Civil War veterans could close

- Associated Press

Perched atop a bluff in the remote Black Hills, a veterans hospital built of thick blocks of pink sandstone and topped with red-tiled roofs in a Spanish mission style overlooks the tiny town of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and has provided recovering soldiers a bucolic haven for more than a century.

Rescuers help passengers from a capsized ferry boat, center, in Ormoc city on Leyte Island, Philippines, Thursday, July 2, 2015. A ferry capsized Thursday as it left a central Philippine port in choppy waters, leaving dozens dead and many others missing, coast guard officials said. (Ignatius Martin/Miquicar Photostudio via AP)

Capsized Philippine ferry death toll rises to 38; 15 missing

- Associated Press

At least three more bodies have been recovered from a ferry that capsized in choppy waters in the central Philippines, raising the death toll in the accident to 38 with 15 others missing, the coast guard said Friday.

James Soong displayed his ability to jolt the political landscape by announcing that he just might jump into Taiwan's crucial 2016 presidential race. (Associated Press)

James Soong: Taiwan's kingmaker in action again

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Documents: Mexican army ordered troops to 'kill criminals'

- Associated Press

A human rights group said Thursday that military documents show high-ranking officers had given Mexican soldiers standing orders to kill criminals ahead of an army mass slaying of suspected cartel members after they surrendered.

US drone strike kills Islamic State leader

- Associated Press

A coalition airstrike in Syria has killed a senior Islamic State leader, who has been responsible for moving fighters and weapons from Libya to Syria, the Pentagon said Thursday.

Egyptian soldiers sit atop a military personnel carrier securing the Egyptian side of the border between Egypt and Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Dozens of Islamic militants unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, killing at least 64 soldiers, officials said. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ebaid)

Egypt's warplanes strike back at militants in troubled Sinai

- Associated Press

Egyptian warplanes launched new airstrikes and troops went house-to-house Thursday in the troubled Sinai Peninsula, a day after Islamic State-linked militants set off the area's bloodiest fighting in decades in an unprecedented, coordinated attack.