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At Nuclear Talks: West Will Float 'Sanctions Relief;' Iran Will Take 'Hard Line'

Talks start Tuesday in Kazakhstan. The U.S. and its allies want Iran to give up any ambitions for nuclear weapons. Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.
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South Korea's New Leader Aims For Middle Path In Relations With North

Park Geun-hye, daughter of the late dictator Park Chung-hee, faces an uphill battle in her efforts to forge a new relationship with Pyongyang.
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Horse Meat Found In Ikea's Meatballs

The Swedish furniture giant has become the latest retailer swept up in Europe's widening horse meat scandal. The affected meatballs have been pulled from stores in more than a dozen countries.
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Pope Moves Up Start Of Conclave; British Cardinal Resigns Amid Allegations

The church's cardinals can start the process of choosing a new pope right after Benedict's resignation takes effect later this week — rather than wait the 15 days that rules had required. One cardinal, Keith O'Brien of Britain, has stepped down after being accused of inappropriate behavior.
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E.U. Governments Cautioned Against Cutting Tech Budgets

Europe's telecommunications industry is lagging, despite having some of the most successful companies serving some of the most connected populations in the world. The European Union's official in charge of the digital agenda says the bloc is making a huge mistake by not investing more in this sector — depriving itself of a source of income and jobs it can ill afford to ignore.
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Germany Evaluates Its Global Military Role

For decades after the devastation of World War Two, Germany recoiled from any prospect of military engagement. Now the country is under pressure to get involved in foreign military conflicts as the U.S. cuts back its role as the world's policeman. Germany's growing military role is now being debated in government and academic circles.

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