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North Korea threatens U.S. with preemptive nuclear strike

North Korea

North Korea threatened the United States on Thursday with a preemptive nuclear strike, raising the level of rhetoric while the U.N. Security Council considers new sanctions against the reclusive country.


U.S. gives Iran until March to cooperate with IAEA

The United States set a March deadline on Thursday for Iran to start cooperating in substance with a U.N. nuclear agency investigation, saying it would otherwise urge reporting the issue to the U.N. Security Council.


New EU sanctions on Iran approved

EU leaders back new sanctions on Iran that are tougher than recent measures adopted by the UN Security Council.


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