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6/12/2014 8:59 AM
Iran scaling down plutonium plans
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran says it’s scaling down plutonium production plans at the country’s only, partially built heavy-water reactor, an announcement seen as a gesture toward next week’s negotiations with world powers over the Islamic Republic’s controversial nuclear program.

6/12/2014 6:51 AM
Kim Jong Un complains about weather service
SEOUL, South Korea — Many people may grumble about inaccurate weather forecasts, but North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is doing something about it.

6/12/2014 6:48 AM
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

6/11/2014 9:56 PM
Brazil averts subway strike on eve of World Cup
SAO PAULO — A subway strike in Sao Paulo that threatened to disrupt the opening of the World Cup was averted tonight even as airport workers in Rio de Janeiro declared a 24-hour work stoppage in the main destination for soccer fans traveling to Brazil.

6/11/2014 9:52 PM
CIA drone kills 4 in Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Ending a five-month hiatus, the CIA resumed its drone campaign in Pakistan today with a missile strike that killed at least four people at a compound in the tribal district of North Waziristan, Pakistani officials said.

6/11/2014 9:51 PM
Iraq said to seek U.S. strikes
WASHINGTON — As the threat from Sunni militants in western Iraq escalated last month, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki secretly asked the Obama administration to consider carrying out airstrikes against extremist staging areas, according to Iraqi and U.S. officials.

6/11/2014 9:50 PM
US eyes new aid to Iraq to curb insurgent march
WASHINGTON — The United States is preparing to send new aid to Iraq to help slow a violent insurgent march that is threatening to take over the nation’s north, officials said today. But the Obama administration offered only tepid support for Iraq’s beleaguered prime minister, and U.S. lawmakers openly questioned whether he should remain in power.

6/11/2014 7:30 PM
Costa Rica seizes 4 tons of cocaine
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Costa Rican officials say they have seized more than four tons of cocaine from three boats disguised as fishing vessels off the Central American country’s Pacific Coast.

6/11/2014 7:28 PM
Car bomb in N. Mali kills peacekeepers
BAMAKO, Mali — A suicide attack at a U.N. camp in northern Mali killed four peacekeepers today, the country’s peacekeeping mission said, raising concerns of worsening security as government officials warn about the possible return of Islamic extremists to the region.

6/11/2014 2:41 PM
Germany: looted Matisse belongs to Jewish family
AMSTERDAM  — The German task force investigating a huge trove of art recovered from a Munich apartment says one of the paintings — Henri Matisse’s 1921 “Woman Sitting in an Armchair” — was looted from Jews by the Nazis and belongs to the descendants of Paris art dealer Paul Rosenberg.