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February 27, 2013
US military may take over part of CIA drone war
Washington (AFP) Feb 27, 2013
President Barack Obama's administration is looking at easing the secrecy around the drone war against Al-Qaeda by shifting control for some air strikes from the CIA to the US military, officials say. But the move would likely not apply to drone attacks in Pakistan, where most of the bombing raids take place. And even if the policy change is carried out, Obama has no intention of abandoning a tactic that his advisers say has decimated the Al-Qaeda network. Faced with growing calls in Congress ... read more
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N. Korea says nuclear weapons can reach US
North Korea warned Wednesday that the US mainland was "well within" the range of its nuclear weapons, as Pyongyang continued to ramp up the bellicose rhetoric after its recent nuclear test. ... more

Israel's cyberwar center goes operational
Israel's military has inaugurated a cyberdefense control center as the Jewish state grapples with a sharp increase in cyberattacks, most of them supposedly from Iran. ... more

Outside View: Alarm on Iran's nukes
With talks scheduled between Iran and the P5+1 nations - China, England, France, Russia, the United State and Germany - on Tehran's nuclear program, a world leader is expressing urgency the negotiations yield concrete results. ... more
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World powers, Iran wrap up crunch nuclear talks
World powers and Iran on Wednesday wrapped up two days of talks in Kazakhstan aimed at breaking a decade of deadlock over the Iranian nuclear programme, but there was no sign they had achieved any breakthrough. ... more


Iran on edge of recession as sanctions bite: US study
Tough sanctions on Iran are biting hard, slashing oil revenue and pushing the country close to recession as it seeks ways such as bartering to stay afloat, a US government report said Tuesday. ... more
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Korean kids lose out after Pyongyang's nuclear test
As the world rushed to condemn North Korea for its nuclear test, the shockwaves from international politics rippled into the daily lives of ethnic Korean children living in Japan. ... more

A police colonel vows justice for all in Mali's Gao
Amid the chaos of Gao in strife-torn northern Mali, paramilitary police Colonel Salihou Maiga describes himself as a "law-abiding man" who will bring wrongdoers to justice, including Malian soldiers. ... more
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EADS lifts profits, sales in 2012
European aerospace giant EADS said Wednesday it achieved a strong rise in sales and earnings last year on the back of record sales at commercial aircraft maker Airbus and stable defence business. ... more

Hagel confirmed as next US secretary of defense
The US Senate confirmed Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense Tuesday, ending a long and acrimonious nomination process and handing President Barack Obama a boost as he fills his second-term cabinet. ... more

Ten years on, Blair admits Iraq is not as he'd hoped
Former British prime minister Tony Blair admitted on Tuesday that the situation in Iraq is "not nearly" what he hoped it would be when Britain joined the US-led invasion to depose Saddam Hussein ten years ago. ... more
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Karzai's demand takes US military by surprise
Afghan President Hamid Karzai's demand that US special forces leave a flashpoint province came as a surprise to American commanders, who had no advance warning of the order, officials said Monday. ... more

Kerry sees 'diplomatic path' on Iran nuclear issue
US Secretary of State John Kerry insisted on Tuesday there was a "diplomatic path" to be forged with Iran on its disputed nuclear programme, as world powers and Tehran held crunch talks. ... more
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Iran, world powers respond to counter-offers
World powers and Iran were due Wednesday to respond to offers presented by both sides in a final day of talks aimed at breaking a decade of deadlock over Tehran's nuclear drive. ... more

Report on decline in Taliban attacks wrong: US
The US-led force in Afghanistan has incorrectly reported a decline last year in Taliban attacks, officials said Tuesday, casting doubts on NATO's claims of progress in the war. ... more

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Syria missile strikes in Aleppo leave 58 dead: NGO

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Fortress Damascus now center of Syrian war
Damascus, the world's oldest continually inhabited city, is now a key battleground in Syria's civil war, which enters its third year in March. ... more

China navy gets new "stealth frigate": state media
China's navy has taken delivery of a new type of stealth frigate that is expected to bolster the country's maritime defences amid territorial disputes, state media reported Tuesday. ... more

North Korean leader monitors 'actual war' drill
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un oversaw a live-fire artillery drill aimed at simulating an "actual war", state media said Tuesday, a day after South Korea swore in its first female president. ... more

Obama to highlight cuts impact in shipyard
President Barack Obama will Tuesday paint a devastating picture of looming government budget cuts, at a fabled shipbuilding yard in Virginia that provides the US Navy's nuclear powered aircraft carriers. ... more
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Syria missile strikes in Aleppo leave 58 dead: NGO

US special forces told to leave key Afghan province

Japan coastguard says more China ships in disputed waters

Syria regime denies firing Scud missiles at rebels: report

West Bank fury over prison 'torture death'

Two Obama cabinet nominees face key votes Tuesday

Mali Islamists have 'destructive power' of army: colonel

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China slams Japan's Abe over interview comments

Russia, China proclaim unity ahead of Xi visit

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Iran refuses to go beyond nuclear obligations

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China turns to all-boys classes as girls progress

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