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Kerry says demanding Iran's 'capitulation' is no way to secure nuclear deal
News ImageBy Arshad Mohammed MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Simply demanding Iran's capitulation is no way to get a nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday as he wrapped up three days of talks with a veiled dig at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Kerry said he and Iranian counterpart Mohammad Jawad Zarif made some progress in their negotiations in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux and would resume them on March 15. Kerry aides said many obstacles remained before a late March deadline for an outline accord between Iran and six world powers. On Tuesday, Netanyahu said in a speech in the U.S. Congress that Washington was negotiating a bad deal with Iran that could spark a "nuclear nightmare," drawing a rebuke from President Barack Obama and exposing a deepening U.S.-Israeli rift.
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:21:32 -0500
U.S., Europe weighing potential deeper Russia sanctions: Nuland
News ImageBy Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. sanctions team is in Europe this week discussing possible deeper sectoral penalties against Russia if a ceasefire deal with Ukraine is further violated, a senior State Department official said on Wednesday. Victoria Nuland, U.S. assistant secretary of state for European affairs, told a congressional hearing there were new concerns about heavy shelling and fighting around Donetsk and on the road to Mariupol by pro-Russian separatists. "Our sanctions team is in Europe this week," Nuland said, adding that there had been more than 100 violations of the European-brokered ceasefire agreements. She said it was important that the United States was in line with Europe on additional sanctions that will be imposed on Russia if the ceasefire worked out in Minsk last month is "further violated or if there is a further land grab." Earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Russia that any serious violation of the ceasefire, which she described as fragile, would prompt more sanctions.
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:19:16 -0500
Alien abduction? Stolen by Russia? MH370 theories keep coming
News ImageBy Jane Wardell SYDNEY (Reuters) - A year on from the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, an extraordinary amount of key data remains unknown - fuelling conspiracy theories and heated online debate about one of aviation's biggest mysteries. The resulting theories range from the wild - alien abduction, MH370 and its doomed fleetmate MH17 were the same plane - to sober, science-based arguments that the plane is in the southern Indian Ocean, but not necessarily in the current search area. "It's amazing how much information we don't have after looking at this case for all this time," said Jeff Wise, an aviation expert whose recently published Kindle book 'The Plane That Wasn't There' reached No.1 on Amazon's bestseller lists.
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:11:12 -0500
U.S. ambassador to South Korea slashed in face by assailant
The U.S. ambassador to South Korea was slashed in the face by an unidentified assailant at a public forum in the capital early on Thursday, police and a witness said. Ambassador Mark Lippert was attending a breakfast forum in central Seoul when a man attacked him, slashing him in the face, a witness at the event told Reuters. A police officer said the suspected attacker was being investigated and could not immediately comment further. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:27:23 -0500
Despite Netanyahu claim, cheap oil not seen swaying Iran behavior
News ImageBy Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the United States this week to take a tough line against Iran, he argued that world powers could always push for a better nuclear deal because the Islamic Republic was vulnerable to low oil prices. They noted that Iran has withstood extreme fluctuations in crude prices before and that sanctions have blunted the effect of oil on its economy. Others said Iran would likely view any further concessions as humiliating and would be prepared to forego a deal if the current talks collapsed.
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:55:13 -0500
Rebels attack Aleppo security building, monitor says dozens killed
News ImageInsurgents attacked a Syrian government security building in the northern city of Aleppo on Wednesday, bombing it and then launching a ground assault, sources on both sides and a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 20 members of the security forces and 14 insurgents were killed in the attack on the Air Force Intelligence building. Jihadist groups including the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and the Muhajireen and Ansar army claimed responsibility for the attack, which partly destroyed the building. The Syrian army said it had "thwarted attempts by terrorist groups to infiltrate the Air Force Intelligence building in Aleppo".
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:08:37 -0500
Lawyer slain in Mozambique received threats
News ImageA prominent lawyer and academic who was shot dead on Tuesday in Mozambique's capital Maputo, had recently received threats on Facebook, the country's prosecution said Wednesday. Gilles Cistac, a constitutional law professor at Eduardo Mondlane University who favoured more autonomy for Mozambique's provinces, was gunned down in broad daylight on a main street in Maputo. Last week Cistac had filed a complaint after insulting remarks against him by a Facebook user going under the pseudonym "Calado Calachnicov", Portuguese for "silent Kalashnikov", prosecution spokesman Marcelino Vilankulo told AFP.
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:02:02 -0500
'It was him' Boston bombings trial hears
News ImageLawyers for the student on trial for the Boston marathon bombings bluntly admitted Wednesday that he was responsible for the attacks, but insisted he had been led astray by his brother. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face the death penalty and -- while survivors recounted the carnage in graphic detail -- the defense sought to put the bulk of the blame on his slain older sibling. Prosecutors said Tsarnaev carried out the attacks to avenge the deaths of fellow Muslims overseas after learning how to build pressure-cooker bombs through an Al-Qaeda publication. The Kyrgyzstan-born US citizen faces the death penalty if convicted of the bombings which killed three people and wounded 264, on April 15, 2013.
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:00:35 -0500
General: US will walk not run in engaging Myanmar military
WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. Army commander for the Pacific says Southeast Asian nations are eager for the U.S. to engage with Myanmar's military and he's looking for an opportunity to visit the country. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:58:18 -0500
FARC demands Colombia government release classified files
News ImageColombia's FARC rebels called on the government Wednesday to release classified military and intelligence files about the half-century old civil war, saying full disclosure is key to any future reconciliation between the two sides. The Bogota government should "proceed to open up its official archives and definitively declassify information regarding various issues related to the conflict," said Joaquin Gomez, a negotiator for the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia group. Gomez called for the creation of a special commission that would oversee the documents and, in consultation with members of the FARC, determine which records would be declassified and made available to the public. He said among the documents that the FARC is keen to have access to are records from the Colombian military, police and intelligence agencies.
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:56:30 -0500
All England Open: Chen, Lin Dan advance after early trouble
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) No. 1-ranked Chen Long and five-time champion Lin Dan shrugged off early trouble Wednesday to reach the second round of the All England Open, while Olympic gold medalist Li Xuerui made a winning start in the women's draw. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:54:56 -0500
Injuries 'not life-threatening' for U.S. ambassador to South Korea: White House
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to South Korea has been injured, but his injuries are not life threatening, a White House official said on Wednesday, speaking on background. Ambassador Mark Lippert, 42, was attending a breakfast forum in central Seoul when an unidentified assailant attacked him, slashing him in the face, a witness at the event told Reuters. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Doina Chiacu) Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:51:22 -0500
Barcelona beats Villarreal 3-1, reaches Copa del Rey final
News ImageMADRID (AP) Two goals by Neymar and one from Luis Suarez gave Barcelona a 3-1 victory over 10-man Villarreal on Wednesday and a place in the final of the Copa del Rey.
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:49:23 -0500
New Uruguay govt in 'no rush' to sell pot at pharmacies
News ImageThe government of newly sworn-in Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez is in no hurry to implement his predecessor's controversial world-first law allowing marijuana sales at pharmacies, an official said Wednesday. We don't work with time frames, we work with guarantees so everything is done right," said the new secretary of the National Drug Council, Milton Romani. We're in no hurry," he told newspaper El Observador. The patron of the trailblazing plan, former president Jose Mujica, stepped down on Sunday, handing power back to his predecessor Vazquez in this country that bars presidents from serving consecutive terms.
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:48:11 -0500
Cuba, EU renew talks on relations; will discuss human rights
News ImageBy Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba and the European Union renewed talks on improving relations on Wednesday, advancing on several issues but leaving the major topics of trade and human rights until Thursday, Cuba said. This was the third round of talks, but the first since Cuba opened a similar dialogue with the United States following the landmark announcement on Dec. 17 that the two longtime adversaries would restore diplomatic relations. In almost three hours on Wednesday, Cuba and the Europeans made progress on labor, culture, education, health and agriculture, said Abelardo Moreno, Cuba's deputy foreign minister and chief negotiator in the EU talks, which were due to resume on Thursday.
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:46:24 -0500
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