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Australia’s Abbott Drops Health-Care Fee Plan

Tony Abbott, Fee, Health-care, drops

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Tuesday dropped plans to introduce an unpopular patient co-payment fee to offset rising costs in the nation’s health-care system. Mr. Abbott unveiled the proposal ...

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Anti-Netanyahu protesters try to storm AIPAC conference, get dragged out by cops

Protests held in Washington against Netanyahu’s congress speech

A group of protesters gathered in Washington DC, shouting slogans against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and accusing him of war crimes against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Police arrested ...

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Spain asks US to press Cuba for return of Eta fugitives in talks on terror blacklist

Spain, US, Cuba, return, Eta, fugitives, terror, blacklist

Spain has asked the United States to use its talks on taking Cuba off the blacklist of countries sponsoring terrorism to help obtain the extradition of two members of the ...

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Argentina president criticises Alberto Nisman and Israel over 1994 bombing

Argentina, president, criticise, Alberto Nisman, Israel, bombing

Argentinian president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said on Sunday the prosecutor who had accused her of a criminal cover-up had also praised her, characterising the late Alberto Nisman’s actions as ...

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US intelligence chief warns Congress of danger of failing to renew Patriot Act

US, intelligence, chief, Congress, danger, renew, Patriot Act

If Congress fails to renew a controversial provision of the Patriot Act by June, the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, says opponents of the bill on Capitol Hill should ...

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Mexico calls on US to monitor investigations of fatal police shootings

Mexico calls on US to monitor investigations of fatal police shootings

Mexico has called on the United States department of justice to monitor investigations into three US police shootings of Mexican nationals within the past month, arguing that the incidents “cannot ...

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Cleveland mayor apologizes for blaming Tamir Rice for own fatal shooting

Cleveland, mayor, apologize, blame, Tamir Rice, shooting

Cleveland’s mayor has apologized after the city’s lawyers suggested in court documents that a 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun when he was shot by police died as a ...

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Obama: Iran should halt nuclear work for decade

Obama, Iran, halt, nuclear, decade

Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but the odds are still against ...

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LAPD: Homeless man grabbed officer’s gun

LAPD, Homeless, officer, gun, shooting

The homeless man killed by Los Angeles police officers on the city’s Skid Row “forcibly grabbed” an officer’s pistol, Los Angeles police chief Charlie Beck told reporters on Monday, as ...

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Barack Obama goes on offensive ahead of Netanyahu’s speech to Congress

Barack Obama, ahead, Netanyahu, speech, Congress

The White House has delivered a pre-emptive strike against Binyamin Netanyahu’s anticipated attack on US negotiations with Iran – with Barack Obama revealing key details of an emerging deal that ...

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