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Greece rules out early election

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece s state minister on Wednesday ruled out that the leftist government was considering an early election. Speculation has been rife in recent days that Prime Minister Alexis Tsi

Congress will not derail nuclear talks, Iran says

Iran will not allow U.S. domestic politics to derail nuclear negotiations, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said on Wednesday, after U.S. President Barack Obama conceded that Congress will

Colombia's Santos restarts bombing of FARC after ambush

By Julia Symmes Cobb and Nelson Bocanegra BOGOTA/HAVANA (Reuters) - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos ordered the resumption of bombing raids against FARC rebels on Wednesday after an attack he

EU alleges Google abuses hurt consumers, innovation

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union s escalating legal attack on Google is likely to ignite a debate about whether the Internet search leader makes life more convenient for consumers or abuses its powe

Orbital, GenCorp spar over cause of October rocket crash

By Andrea Shalal COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - Orbital ATK Inc and engine maker GenCorp Inc on Tuesday offered competing explanations for what caused the Oct. 28 explosion of Orbital s Antares r

U.S. study calls into question tests that sequence tumor genes

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - New cancer tests that sequence only a patient's tumor and not normal tissue could result in a significant number of false positive results, potentially leading

UN envoy on sexual violence heads to Mideast on first visit

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special representative on sexual violence said Wednesday she is making her first trip to the Middle East where extremist groups are increasingly using rape and sexual at

Iraq PM says Yemen could stoke regional war, slams Saudi operations

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Wednesday the fighting in Yemen could engulf the region in war, and suggested after talks in Washington that U.S. le

White House standoff with Congress over Iran bill not over

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation empowering Congress to reject an emerging Iran nuclear pact is expected to sail through both houses of Congress, leaving President Barack Obama with the tough task of sel

Taiwan not among 57 charter members of China's Asian Bank

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday announced the 57 charter members of the proposed Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, with longtime rival Taiwan left off the list despite expressing a d