The world in brief

Posted: March 21, 2013 at 5:01 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “We will do what is necessary to prevent Iran from obtaining the world’s worst weapons.” President Barack Obama, at a joint news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Article, 1A Venezuela cuts off U.S. contact lines CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s government has halted lines of communication established by a top U.S. diplomat to protest what it says has been U.S. interference in the country’s internal affairs ahead of an election set next month to replace the late President Hugo Chavez.

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