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UN blacklists India-flagged ship carrying oil from Libya

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has blacklisted an Indian-flagged cargo ship for illegally transporting crude oil from a Libyan port not under government control. The council committee monitoring sanctions against Libya put the vessel Distya Ameya on the list Wednesday based on information it received from the Libyan government that it was carrying oil in violation of ...

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Obama, world leaders urge action on nuclear security, terror

President Barack Obama and other world leaders meet during the opening plenary session of the Nuclear Security Summit, Friday, April 1, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — World leaders declared progress in safeguarding nuclear materials sought by terrorists and wayward nations, even as President Barack Obama acknowledged the task was far from finished. Closing out a nuclear security summit on Friday, Obama warned of a persistent and harrowing threat: terrorists getting their hands on a nuclear bomb. He urged fellow leaders not to be ...

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Kerry says Iran may be ‘days away’ from satisfying nuke deal

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that Iran may be “days away” from complying with last summer’s nuclear deal, a step that would compel the U.S. and other Western nations to immediately suspend many sanctions on the Islamic republic. The landmark could usher in a new phase in the budding U.S.-Iranian rapprochement. Kerry told reporters he spoke ...

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Iran deal reached, Obama hails step towards “more hopeful world”

VIENNA – Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of negotiations with an agreement that could transform the Middle East. U.S. President Barack Obama hailed a step towards a “more hopeful world” and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said it proved that “constructive engagement works.” But Israel pledged to do what ...

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Libya says 11 oil fields non-operational after IS attacks

TRIPOLI, Libya — Libya’s state-run oil corporation has declared 11 oil fields in the country non-operational after attacks by suspected Islamic State militants, opting for a force majeure clause that exempts the state from contractual obligations. The National Oil Corporation blamed authorities in the Libyan-capital of Tripoli, set up by Islamist-backed militias, for failing to protect the oil fields. The ...

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