Iran nuclear talks extended seven months after failing to meet deadline
By Louis Charbonneau and Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and six powers failed for a second time this year on Monday to resolve their 12-year dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and gave themselves seven more months to overcome the deadlock that has prevented them from clinching an historic deal. Western officials said they were aiming to secure an agreement on the substance of a final accord by March but that more time would be needed to reach a consensus on the all-important technical details. ...
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:15:31 -0500
Unidentified jet targets airport in Libya's Tripoli: witnesses
TUNIS (Reuters) - At least one unidentified jet carried out an air strike on Monday targeting Mitiga airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli, but the extent of damage was not clear, witnesses and local television said. Libya is caught up in a conflict between rival political factions, one of which has set up an alternative government after taking over the capital in fighting over the summer. (Writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by Mark Heinrich)
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:13:35 -0500
U.S., allies conduct 24 strikes on Islamic State in Iraq, Syria: CENTCOM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies have conducted two dozen strikes against Islamic State militants since Friday, launching nine strikes in Syria and 15 strikes in Iraq, according to U.S. Central Command. In a statement on Monday, the U.S. military said the strikes in Syria near the border town of Kobani and Raqqa took out three of the militant group's fighting positions, targeted several staging areas and hit one of its headquarter buildings. In Iraq, the strikes hit targets near Mosul, Asad, Baghdad, Ramadi, Tal Afar and Hit. ...
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:13:11 -0500
UK faces biggest terrorism threat in its history: minister
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is facing the biggest terrorism threat in its history and has foiled around 40 major plots since suicide bombers attacked London in 2005, Home Secretary Theresa May said on Monday. The government would on Wednesday set out new laws to take on the militants, May added, including legislation making it easier for security services to track attackers online, and check if radicalized fighters were flying into Britain. ...
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:03:05 -0500
Three more Ukrainian soldiers killed: Kiev military
KIEV (Reuters) - Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed in the past 24 hours in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in the east despite a ceasefire in place since early September, a Ukrainian military spokesman said on Monday. Ukraine lost four other serviceman on Saturday, and the death toll among Ukrainian soldiers since the ceasefire came into force now stands at about 150, according to Kiev's military. There has been continued shelling from both sides, even after a peace deal signed by Ukraine, Russia and separatist leaders on Sept. ...
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:40:40 -0500
Italy's Renzi wins regional vote, low turnout sends warning
By James Mackenzie ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's center-left Democratic Party (PD) won regional elections in Calabria and Emilia Romagna on Sunday but an exceptionally low turnout suggested growing disillusion among many voters. After years of economic crisis that has created hardship among a growing number of Italians, the lackluster turnout was a clear warning sign for Renzi as he faces pressure to push through potentially unpopular financial belt-tightening. ...
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:48:41 -0500
Congo: Amnesty says Belgian firm evicted hundreds
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) A Belgian company destroyed hundreds of homes near a mine in southeastern Congo and lied about it for years with the help of a government cover-up, Amnesty International said in a report released Monday.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:24:08 -0500
Death toll in southern Morocco floods rises to 32
RABAT (Reuters) - Floods triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 32 people, swept away buildings, vehicles and roads and forced the evacuation of more than 200 people in southern Morocco, authorities said on Monday. Flooding, which is quite common in the mostly arid desert region at this time of year, has in the past triggered violent protests by local people angered by what they see as a tardy or ineffective official response. State television channel 2M showed local residents expressing anger after their homes were submerged near the town of Errachidia. ...
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:39:34 -0500
Pope to take on hot EU topics in Strasbourg visit
STRASBOURG, France (AP) Pope Francis is set to deliver his first major speech on Europe, focusing on complex continental issues such as joblessness and immigration.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:36:40 -0500
Israel leader vows to pass nationality law
JERUSALEM (AP) Israel's prime minister vowed Monday to pass a contentious nationality law that has threatened the stability of his fragile coalition government, but he left the door open for negotiations to soften it.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:47:07 -0500
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