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Intelligence report rocks Bush stance

NEW YORK — US spy agencies dropped a political bombshell six weeks before national elections, with the leak Sunday of a classified report concluding that the war in Iraq has spawned a new wave of radicalism and increased the global threat of terrorism.

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US sanctions push to shadow new round of Iran talks

NEW YORK (AFP) — Reinvigorated negotiations in Europe this week about Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons programme will be shadowed in parallel by a determined US drive to ready a list of sanctions to impose on Tehran if diplomacy fails.

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