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at 12:27 on February 10, 2016, EST.

US Senate leaders vow fast action on NKorea sanctions bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate leaders pledged on Wednesday to take swift action on legislation imposing more stringent sanctions on North Korea for wilfully violating international law by pushing ahead with its nuclear weapons program.

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at 12:23 on February 10, 2016, EST.

AP Exclusive: Iran's drone first over US carrier since 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The unarmed Iranian drone that flew over a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf last month is similar to those that can carry missiles and was the first to conduct an overflight of an American carrier since 2014, U.S. Navy records obtained Wednesday showed.

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at 12:22 on February 10, 2016, EST.

Romania upholds sentence for communist-era prison commander

BUCHAREST, Romania - A Romanian appeals court on Wednesday upheld a 20-year prison sentence for a 90-year-old communist-era prison guard convicted of crimes against humanity, the most high-profile case against former communist authorities since dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was tried and executed in 1989.

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at 12:22 on February 10, 2016, EST.

Trump, Sanders face challenges after commanding primary wins

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders were moving on Wednesday from commanding wins in the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary to more diverse states that will challenge their transformation from outsider candidates to their parties' presidential nominees.

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at 12:17 on February 10, 2016, EST.

Turkish leaders lash out at UN demands to open border

KILIS, Turkey - Turkey's leaders lashed out Wednesday at the United Nations and others who are pressing the country to open its border to thousands more Syrian refugees, accusing them of failing to shoulder the refugee burden or stop the Russian bombings that have triggered the exodus.

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at 11:46 on February 10, 2016, EST.

Yellen: Slower rate hikes if economy disappoints

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. economy faces a number of global threats that could hamper growth and compel the Fed to slow the pace of future interest rate hikes.

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