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Hoping to Avert Nuclear Crisis, U.S. Seeks Informal Agreement With Iran

By Michael Crowley, Farnaz Fassihi and Ronen Bergman | The New York Times

The Biden administration has been negotiating quietly with Iran to limit Tehran’s nuclear program and free imprisoned Americans, according to officials from three countries, in part of a larger U.S. effort to ease tensions and reduce the risk of a military confrontation with the Islamic Republic.

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Hundreds of Migrants Still Missing After Boat Capsizes in Greek Waters

By Eleni Varvitsioti | Financial Times

Authorities on Thursday revised the death toll to 78 from 79 and said 104 people had been rescued after a fishing boat believed to have set off from Libya capsized south-west of the Peloponnese peninsula on Wednesday. Some 400 people were on board, with survivors estimating that more than 100 children were in the ship’s hold.

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