Hamid Baeedinejad (L), an Iranian official, speaks with the press about negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme outside the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan Smialowski/Pool

Iran talks miss deadline; U.S. threatens to walk away

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Six world powers and Iran negotiated past a March 31 deadline, struggling to conclude an outline accord on Tehran's nuclear program in the face of a U.S. threat to abandon the talks.  Full Article 

Asian stocks sag, dollar falls vs yen as Nikkei recoils 31 Mar 2015

TOKYO - Asian stocks sagged on Wednesday, taking their lead from weaker U.S. shares, while the dollar slid against the yen as Tokyo's Nikkei recoiled in volatile trade.

Members from Hashid Shaabi stand guard during a demonstration to show support for Yemen's Shi'ite Houthis and in protest of an air campaign in Yemen by a Saudi-led coalition, in Baghdad March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Heavy clashes on Saudi-Yemeni border

ADEN - Saudi troops clashed with Yemeni Houthi fighters in the heaviest exchange of cross-border fire since the start of a Saudi-led air offensive last week, while Yemen's foreign minister called for a rapid Arab intervention on the ground.  Full Article 

President Barack Obama delivers remarks before signing a disapproval of S. J. Resolution 8, a joint congressional resolution that would block a National Labor Relations Board rule allowing faster union elections, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Obama lifts hold on U.S. military aid to Egypt

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama told Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi that he would lift a hold on U.S. military aid to Cairo, targeting the aid toward equipment used for counterterrorism, border security and Sinai security.  Full Article 

Andreas Lubitz runs the Airportrace half marathon in Hamburg in this September 13, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Foto-Team-Mueller

Flight school knew of crash pilot's depression

BERLIN - The pilot who crashed a plane last week, killing 150 people, told officials at a Lufthansa training school in 2009 that he had gone through a period of severe depression.  Full Article 

Supporters of presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressive Congress party celebrate in Kano March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Genuine democracy? Nigeria has a chance

LONDON - The victory of opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari in Nigeria's presidential election could mark a turning point toward genuine democracy for the country, improving the image and moral standing of Africa's troubled giant.  Full Article | Related Story 

Dan Demeglio, race and sports book supervisor, cashes a 200-to-1 future bet for Doug O'Neill, trainer of Kentucky Derby winner 'I'll Have Another', at the Primm Valley Casino in Primm, Nevada June 25, 2012. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus

Three tax loopholes for the middle class

NEW YORK - Mitt Romney's legendary tax deduction for his horse may sound like the ultimate boondoggle of the super rich. Ditto for paying the nanny as a corporate employee. But there are some tax loopholes that are within the average person's reach.  Full Article 

Slideshow: Solar France

A general view shows solar panels to produce renewable energy at the photovoltaic park in Les Mees, in the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, southern France March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

The solar farm of the Colle des Mees, the biggest in France, consists of 112,780 solar modules, representing 200 megawatts of power.  Gallery 

Rough Cut
Iran nuclear talks to run on

Negotiators leave for the day after extending a deadline for an agreement on Iran's nuclear programme with talks due to resume hours later. Rough cut (no reporter narration).