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Updated: March 19, 2015, 6:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid new tensions between two allies, President Barack Obama on Thursday called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to congratulate him on his election victory two days ago, relieving pressure from critics for not embracing the Israeli leader's success sooner.

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TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police said they arrested a man on Thursday accused of making bomb threats against the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, and media reports said he is also a possible suspect in recent death threats against Ambassador Caroline Kennedy.

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Days after winning Israel's election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be backtracking from hard-line statements that ruled out the establishment of a Palestinian state.

Netanyahu says in a TV interview Thursday that he remains committed to Palestinian statehood — if conditions in the region improve. He tells MSNBC: "I haven't changed my policy."

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TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The radical Islamic State Group claimed responsibility Thursday for the attack on a famed Tunis museum that left 23 people dead, scores of tourists wounded and upended the country's struggling tourism industry.

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TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's presidency says security forces have arrested 9 people in connection with the attack on the national museum that killed 23 people, mostly foreign tourists.

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Updated: March 19, 2015, 11:25 AM

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A draft nuclear accord now being negotiated between the United States and Iran would force Iran to cut the amount of hardware it could use to make an atomic bomb by about 40 percent for at least a decade, while offering immediate relief from sanctions that have crippled Iran's economy, officials told The Associated Press on Thursday.

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Updated: March 18, 2015, 4:03 PM

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Gunmen opened fire Wednesday at a major museum in Tunisia's capital, killing at least 20 people, mostly foreigners, in one of the worst attacks in this struggling North African democracy that depends heavily on tourism.

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Updated: March 18, 2015, 9:27 AM

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Gunmen opened fire Wednesday at a leading museum in Tunisia's capital, leaving at least eight dead and six wounded, including foreign tourists, authorities said. It was the first attack on a tourist site in years in Tunisia, a shaky young democracy that has struggled to keep Islamic extremist violence at bay.

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