Leap in NATO-Russia scrambles

NATO has scrambled fighter jets more than 400 times this year to intercept Russian military flights close to alliance members' airspace in Europe, the alliance's secretary general said this week.
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Nuclear talks: Deadline looms

Days ahead of a deadline to strike a deal, Iran's foreign minister engaged Friday in what Britain's top diplomat deemed "complex" but "useful discussions" on Tehran's controversial nuclear program that -- despite positive vibes on both sides -- have yet to produce a breakthrough.
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