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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Iraqi PM calls on Iraqi politicians to unite

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, talks with Fuad Hussein, chief of staff for the Kurdish president, as they are accompanied by Kurdish foreign relations minister Falah Mustafa Bakir, right, and other officials at Irbil International Airport on Tuesday. The president of Iraq's ethnic Kurdish region declared Tuesday that "we are facing a new reality and a new Iraq" as the country's Shiite-led government considers new leadership as an immediate step to curb a Sunni insurgent rampage.