U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry waits with others before a meeting with P5+1, European Union and Iranian officials at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne March 30, 2015, during Iran nuclear talks.  REUTERS/Brendan Smialowski/Pool

Iran deal: The final push

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The foreign ministers of Iran and six world powers met in a final push for a preliminary accord less than two days before their deadline to outline a deal to end Tehran's nuclear standoff with the West.  Full Article 

Heavy fighting in Aden as Yemen's Houthis make gains 9:51am EDT

ADEN - Iran-allied Houthi militiamen pushed into the northeastern outskirts of the Yemeni port city of Aden on Monday amid heavy clashes with loyalists of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi apparently backed by Saudi-led air strikes. | Video

A compilation photo of President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. REUTERS

A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.  Commentary | Raw look at the data  

Pump jacks are seen in the Midway Sunset oilfield, California, April 29, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Oil prices to stabilize as demand rises: poll

Oil prices should stabilize in the second half of this year and rise in 2016 and 2017 as consumers respond to a period of much cheaper fuel, according to a Reuters poll of analysts.  Full Article 

Demonstrators gather at Monument Circle to protest a controversial religious freedom bill recently signed by Governor Mike Pence during a rally in Indianapolis March 28, 2015. REUTERS/Nate Chute

Indiana governor defends religious freedom law

WASHINGTON - Indiana Governor Mike Pence defended a new state law that opponents worry may support discrimination against gay people, saying he had no plans to add extra protections but would consider new suggestions from state legislators.  Full Article 

BMG artist John Legend poses at Essence Magazine 8th Annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon in Beverly Hills, California February 19, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Alibaba inks BMG deal to stoke music ambitions

BEIJING - BMG signed a music digital distribution deal with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd , as the world's largest e-commerce firm firms up its bid to become a digital media empire.  Full Article 

A car sits amongst the rubble after an explosion destroyed four buildings in New York March 27, 2015. REUTERS/Nancy Borowick/Pool

Two men found dead at NYC explosion site

NEW YORK - Two bodies found at the site of a gas explosion that destroyed three New York City apartment buildings last week were believed to be those of two unaccounted-for men.   Full Article 

On the dark side

A combination picture shows St. Basil's Cathedral before (L) and during Earth Hour in Moscow March 28, 2015. Earth Hour, when everyone around the world is asked to turn off lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. local time, is meant as a show of support for tougher action to confront climate change. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Some of the world's most famous sites observing Earth Hour, when people turn off lights for an hour to support tougher action to confront climate change.  Slideshow 

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Iran nuclear talks in final stretch

With a March 31 deadline approaching, Iran and six world powers are in the final stages of negotations aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear capabilities although sources say, significant hurdles are still to be overcome. Mana Rabiee reports.