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Israel's Netanyahu to Obama: Don't allow Iran deal that leaves it at nuclear threshold

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WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bluntly told U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday that he must make sure that any final nuclear deal with Iran does not leave it at the “threshold" of being able to develop nuclear weapons.

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Israel's Netanyahu to Obama: Don't allow Iran deal that leaves it at nuclear threshold 01 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bluntly told U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday that he must make sure that any final nuclear deal with Iran does not leave it at the “threshold" of being able to develop nuclear weapons.

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Insight - Saudi Arabia fears Yemeni tumult may boost its main foe Iran 01 Oct 2014

RIYADH - The capture of Yemen's capital by rebels with ties to Iran has jolted Saudi Arabia, prompting a scramble by Riyadh to prevent its Shi'ite Muslim rival from exploiting the takeover to make trouble in the kingdom's backyard.

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Exclusive: NY targets Commerzbank employees in sanctions accord - sources 30 Sep 2014

NEW YORK - New York's financial regulator wants Commerzbank to fire some of its employees as part of a settlement to resolve investigations into its dealings with Iran and other countries under U.S. sanctions, sources familiar with the matter said.

Iran to give military grant to Lebanese army - official 30 Sep 2014

Beirut - Iran is to give a military grant to the Lebanese Army, the head of Iran's national security council said on Tuesday, boosting security forces that are already backed by Saudi Arabia and the United States.

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Israel PM tries to shift focus from Islamic State to Iran at U.N. 30 Sep 2014

UNITED NATIONS - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday tried to shift the spotlight away from the Islamic State militant group and back to Iran, warning the United Nations that a nuclear-armed Tehran would pose a far greater threat than "militant Islamists on pickup trucks." | Video

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Israel's Netanyahu - Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State 29 Sep 2014

UNITED NATIONS - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday tried to shift the spotlight away from the Islamic State militant group and back to Iran, warning the United Nations that a nuclear-armed Tehran would pose a far greater threat than "militant Islamists on pickup trucks." | Video

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No breakthrough in Iran nuclear talks, sides agree to keep talking 27 Sep 2014

UNITED NATIONS - Iran and six world powers made little progress in overcoming significant disagreements in the most recent round of nuclear talks, including on uranium enrichment, Iranian and Western diplomats close to the negotiations said on Friday. | Video

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Commerzbank said to be investigated over money laundering charges - WSJ 27 Sep 2014

- Germany's second-largest lender Commerzbank AG is being investigated by the Manhattan U.S. attorney for alleged violations of money-laundering laws, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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Iran and six powers make little progress in nuclear talks 27 Sep 2014

UNITED NATIONS - Iran and six world powers made little progress in overcoming significant disagreements in the most recent round of nuclear talks, including on uranium enrichment, Iranian and Western diplomats close to the negotiations said on Friday.

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Hong Kong leader plays waiting game, protesters demand he resign

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's leader is willing to let pro-democracy demonstrations blocking large areas of the city go on for weeks if necessary, a source close to him said, while defiant protesters vowed they would not budge. | Video