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Koichi Nakano, a professor of politics at Sophia University in Tokyo, saying that closer scrutiny of the proposed new security bills has prompted questions about the exact circumstances under which Japanese troops could fight overseas – questions that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has failed to answer. (Christian Science Monitor)

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Yahoo said on Thursday that it is testing letting Google put its online search skills to work at some of its online properties.

The pioneering Silicon Valley Internet firm was looking at whether having a mix of players handling search results or search ad placement at its websites would benefit…

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Iran took a hard line Thursday on two of the biggest demands of world powers in a final nuclear accord, rejecting any extraordinary inspection rules and threatening to ramp up enrichment of bomb-making material if the United States and other countries re-impose sanctions after the deal is in place.

Speaking…

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The International Monetary Fund said Thursday that its Ukraine mission had reached agreement with Kiev authorities on the steps needed to release $1.7 billion in much-needed bailout funds to the government.

The mission has been reviewing the country's reform achievements since the IMF awarded Ukraine a new four-year, $17.5 billion…

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Costas Christoforidis hasn't decided how to vote in Sunday's referendum on a bailout deal for Greece's troubled economy. The problem is, the 37-year-old farmer isn't sure what he's voting for.

"If it's saying 'No' to austerity, then it's a 'No' from me too. But if we are rejecting Europe, I…

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Gunmen ambushed a U.N. convoy in conflict-wracked northern Mali on Thursday killing six peacekeepers and wounding five others, the U.N. said. All the victims were from Burkina Faso.

The U.N. mission in this west African nation has the highest number of casualties of the world body's 16 far-flung peacekeeping operations.…

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Koichi Nakano, a professor of politics at Sophia University in Tokyo, saying that closer scrutiny of the proposed new security bills has prompted questions about the exact circumstances under which Japanese troops could fight overseas – questions that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has failed to answer. (Christian Science Monitor)

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A coalition airstrike in Syria has killed a senior Islamic State leader, who has been responsible for moving fighters and weapons from Libya to Syria, the Pentagon said Thursday.

A senior U.S. official said that Tariq bin Tahar al-'Awni al-Harzi, a Tunisian, and another fighter with him were killed by…

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Koichi Nakano, a professor of politics at Sophia University in Tokyo, saying that closer scrutiny of the proposed new security bills has prompted questions about the exact circumstances under which Japanese troops could fight overseas – questions that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has failed to answer. (Christian Science Monitor)

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The untroubled advance of the heavy hitters at Wimbledon was spectacular halted on Thursday when twice champion Rafa Nadal was bundled out 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, by German qualifier Dustin Brown who played the match of his life.

Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Petra Kvitova all cruised into the third…

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