Pakistani activists accuse outed US spy of murder

ISLAMABAD - Rising anger over deadly drone attacks spurred a Pakistani political party Wednesday to reveal the secret identity of what it said was the top U.S. spy in the country. Read more

New president says Iran ready for nuclear negotiations

UNITED NATIONS - Iran's new president said Wednesday his country is ready to negotiate and has "nothing to hide" as world powers prepare to revive stalled talks over Tehran's disputed nuclear activities. Read more

Critics lukewarm on US plans in Arctic region

WASHINGTON - A new U.S. strategy for the Arctic region has gotten a lukewarm response from a think tank that says the plan amounts to a "lengthy wish list" with few specifics. The tepid feedback from the Washington-based Arctic Institute comes as U.S. Read more

Too much money spent in Iraq for too few results

WASHINGTON - Ten years and $60 billion in American taxpayer funds later, Iraq is still so unstable and broken that even its leaders question whether U.S. efforts to rebuild the war-torn nation were worth the cost. Read more

Released American was working alone in Iraq

BAGHDAD - The American who was released this week after being held captive nine months by an anti-U.S. militia was working alone in Iraq and was not on a government contract, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad said Sunday. Read more

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