FBI Director Robert Mueller, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and CIA Director David Petraeus appear before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Fishing boats are seen in front of oil tankers on the Persian Gulf waters, south of the Strait of Hormuz. The European Union has announced plans to join U.S. efforts to slow the flow of oil from Iran, the world's third largest exporter. Kamran Jebreili/AP hide caption

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Catherine Ashton, the European Union foreign policy chief, speaks in Brussels on Monday following a meeting of EU foreign ministers. The EU has agreed to an embargo on buying oil from Iran in the latest sanction against that country for its nuclear program. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, known as ICANN, is forging ahead with plans to sell new domain categories despite vocal opposition. The decision raises questions about who should govern the Internet. mipan/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A member of the Iranian military takes position in a military exercise on the shore of the Sea of Oman in December. Mohammad Ali Marizad/AP hide caption

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Reporters interview Iranian Minister of Petroleum Rostam Ghasemi before the start of the 160th meeting of the OPEC Conference in Vienna, Dec. 14. The global market for oil complicates the issue of U.S. sanctions against Iran. Xu Liang/Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad waves in Pakdasht, southeast of Tehran, Nov. 23. Ahmadinejad on Wednesday said he was surprised at European moves to isolate Tehran's central bank. HO/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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