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Tentative Nuclear Agreement Doesn’t Mean Iran’s Open for Business

The agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1 countries offers the sanctions relief that Tehran demanded. But that won't translate into a stampede of fresh investment or a gusher of Iranian oil exports anytime soon.

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Why are superpowers squabbling over rocks in the South China Sea?

China’s aggressive behavior in the South China Sea is alarming the Navy and prompting calls for a more vigorous U.S. response.

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White House Announces Big Climate Change Goals Ahead of Paris Summit

The U.S. pledges to accelerate cuts in greenhouse gas emissions in the hopes of prodding other countries to reach a binding, global accord later this year.

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A Ray of Light for Africa’s Dam of Discord

Egypt and Ethiopia make peace over a hugely controversial Nile dam. And Cairo’s about-face has everything to do with security.

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Yemen Strife Reminds Oil Markets That Mayhem Matters

Military action by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states in Yemen spooked oil traders, a reminder that a world in flames can still rattle energy markets.

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