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U.S. Conferred With Iran Before Iraq Invasion, Book Says

WASHINGTON — Senior American officials held confidential talks with Iran about Iraq’s future in advance of the United States-led invasion to topple Saddam Hussein, and secured a promise that the Iranian military would not fire at United States warplanes that strayed into Iranian airspace, according to a new book by ...

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World Briefing: Syria: United Nations Says Food Aid Will Be Restored

The United Nations announced on Monday that it would fully restore all food aid to hundreds of thousands of war-ravaged Syrians that had been cut by funding shortfalls. In a statement, the World Food Program, the main United Nations anti-hunger agency, said $ 675 million pledged at a London donor conference in February ...

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Report Says Networks Give N.S.A. Less Data Than Long Suspected

The National Security Agency’s headquarters at Fort Meade, Md. By CHARLIE SAVAGE February 16, 2016 WASHINGTON — A newly declassified report by the National Security Agency’s inspector general suggests that the government is receiving far less data from Americans’ international Internet communications than privacy advocates have long suspected. The report indicates that when ...

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Zika Virus a Global Health Emergency, W.H.O. Says

The World Health Organization declared the Zika virus and its suspected link to birth defects an international public health emergency on Monday, a rare move that signals the seriousness of the outbreak and gives countries new tools to fight it. An outbreak of the Zika virus, which is transmitted by ...

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Vietnam's biggest fund says it's time to buy after stock rout

Vietnam’s largest fund manager is boosting his equity holdings, saying the benchmark gauge’s recent slump to a 13-month low has made stocks attractive. Andy Ho, managing director and chief investment officer at VinaCapital Group, said he favors property and consumer companies, as Vietnam’s economy will continue to expand despite the global ...

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Thai BJC says Casino's Vietnam unit M&A target

Thailand’s Berli Jucker Pcl , the flagship in consumer business of TCC Group controlled by Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, said the Vietnam unit of France’s Casino Group is one of the company’s acquisition targets. Berli, which has been actively buying assets overseas to offset weak demand at home, is keen ...

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WB says VN economy to expand 6.5%

WB says VN economy to expand 6.5% Vessels in Da Nang City’s Tho Quang Fishing Port. Viet Nam’s GDP growth is predicted to reach 6.5 per cent this year, the World Bank said yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Van Nhieu HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam’s GDP growth is likely to ...

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Don’t forget plankton in climate change models, says study

A new study from the University of Exeter, published in the journal Ecology Letters, found that phytoplankton — microscopic water-borne plants — can rapidly evolve tolerance to elevated water temperatures. Globally, phytoplankton absorb as much carbon dioxide as tropical rainforests and so understanding the way they respond to a warming ...

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