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Police: Tunisia museum attack suspect on migrant boat...Iran says 'No' to military site inspections...EU watchdog riled by US trade, terror pact secrecy

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 20, 2015 at 6:41 a.m.



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ROME (AP) — Police in Rome say a Moroccan man arrested for allegedly helping plan the March attack on Tunisia's Bardo museum had arrived in Italy on a migrant boat a month before the assault. Authorities say the man (Touil Abdelmajid) was ordered expelled from Italy, but it's not clear if he ever left. He was arrested last night at his mother's home near Milan. Anti-immigrant politicians have warned that Islamic extremists could slip into Italy among the thousands of people fleeing Libya aboard smugglers' boats.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As negotiators from the U.S. and five other world powers launch a new round of Iran nuclear talks, Iran's supreme leader is saying "No" to including in any agreement the international inspection of his country's military sites or access to Iranian scientists. Tehran and the six powers reached a framework agreement in March, in hopes of striking a final deal by the end of June.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is warning that "we need to act now" on climate change, saying it's a matter of national security. In excerpts of a prepared commencement address Obama is to deliver today to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, the president says global warming threatens to aggravate poverty and political instability around the globe and jeopardize the readiness of U.S. forces.

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's transparency watchdog says a clash of cultures on secrecy and access to documents is undermining trust in trade talks and anti-terror information exchanges with the United States. The trade talks touch on aspects of commerce, from farming to health care to cosmetics. But the EU's Ombudsman says for the first time, U.S. secrecy over a terror financing agreement has blocked the functioning of the EU's institutions by an outside country.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Four Rhode Island residents face federal charges for allegedly stealing more than $1.6 million in U.S. Treasury checks. Authorities say the four Providence residents stole hundreds of checks and sold some on the street for a fraction of their value. Others checks were deposited into phony bank accounts. A special agent with the U.S. Postal Service says two of the suspects worked as night shift clerks sorting mail.

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