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US, Iran nuke talks enter critical round ahead of deadline

Agencies, Washington Nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran entered a critical phase on Thursday with US Secretary of State John Kerry meeting his Iranian counterpart less than a week away from an end-of-month deadline to secure...
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Cutting losses on Iran nuclear deal, Israel eyes small print

Agencies, Jerusalem Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has begun to signal that Israel could resign itself to an Iranian nuclear deal that would leave its enemy with some uranium enrichment capability, a compromise he has long opposed. The shift...
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‘UN moves should not give legitimacy to non-state actors’

Agencies, United Nations India has cautioned that the UN should not give “political legitimacy” to non-state actors by bypassing national governments, saying the access to non- state armed groups should be through a cooperation framework...
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Nigeria’s presidential candidates sign new peace appeal

Agencies, Abuja Nigeria’s main presidential candidates have signed a “peace accord” ahead of hotly contested elections on Saturday in an effort to prevent religious or ethnic violence, the government said on Thursday. President Goodluck...
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Saudi Arabia leads air strikes against Yemen’s Houthi rebels

Agencies, Sanaa/ Aden Warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies struck Shi’ite Muslim rebels fighting to oust Yemen’s president on Thursday, in a major gamble by the world’s top oil exporter to check Iranian influence in its backyard...

Terrorism Unlikely in Germanwings Crash, French Officials Say

Agencies, Paris Rescuers on Wednesday resumed the difficult task of searching for the 150 victims of a deadly plane crash in the French Alps, as France’s interior minister said that terrorism was not at the top of the list of potential causes. The...
Greece's PM Tsipras addresses a news conference during a EU leaders summit in Brussels

In skeptical Berlin, Merkel to hear Greek PM’s reform plans in person

Agencies, Berlin/Athens Germany’s Angela Merkel does not expect talks on Monday with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to resolve his differences with the euro zone over Greece’s bailout but she does want to hear from him in person about...
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Pope Francis swarmed by nuns on Naples trip

Naples, This makes a lot of nun-sense. Pope Francis got mobbed by a bevy of black-clad nuns on a weekend trip to Naples. “And these are the cloistered ones. Just imagine the noncloistered ones,” quipped Crescenzio Cardinal Sepe, as he watched...