Washington, D.C.

Clinton camp urges former aide to testify

Aides to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton urged a former State Department employee who helped set up her private e-mail server to appear before a House investigative panel. But Bryan Pagliano said he will assert his constitutional right not to testify about the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.

More senators back Iran nuclear deal

The Iran nuclear agreement gained the backing of three more senators — Cory Booker of New Jersey, Mark Warner of Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. It boosted supporters’ hope that they can collect the 41 votes they need to block a disapproval resolution in the Senate and spare President Obama from resorting to a veto. Heitkamp raised the number of backers to 37.

 

Iran

Ayatollah sends deal to parliament

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, ordered parliament to vote on a deal to curb the country’s nuclear program, the state media said. Parliament is expected to approve the agreement, but it represents a blow for President Hassan Rowhani and his nuclear negotiators who insisted that such a vote was not constitutionally required.

 

France

Wing part belongs to Malaysian plane

French investigators examining a piece of aircraft debris found on an Indian Ocean island in July have concluded “with certainty” that the wing part came from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that went missing March 8, 2014, with 239 people aboard. The prosecutor said investigators matched a serial number found on the wing part with maintenance records provided by Boeing.

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