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Setbacks and progress as Iran, six powers meet to end nuclear impasse

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The foreign ministers of Iran and six world powers met on Monday in a final push for a preliminary nuclear accord less than two days before their deadline as Tehran showed signs of backing away from previous compromise offers. | Video

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Germany says Greece must flesh out reforms to unlock aid

ATHENS/BERLIN - Greece's biggest creditor Germany said on Monday that the euro zone would give Athens no further financial aid until it has a more detailed list of reforms and some are enacted into law, adding to scepticism over plans presented last week.

Greece, World, Germany 8:34am EDT

Special Report: Inside Hungary's $10.8 billion nuclear deal with Russia

BUDAPEST - Its currency is wounded and its economy besieged by sanctions, yet Russia still has money to spare for potential allies overseas. Even as it scrabbles for foreign funds, Moscow is poised to make a 10 billion euro ($10.8 billion) loan to Hungary, one of the European Union members most sympathetic to it.

Dufry details $4 billion fundraising plan for WDF buy

ZURICH - Dufry AG has fleshed out plans for its takeover of Italy's World Duty Free SpA (WDF) , as the Swiss company seeks to consolidate its position as the biggest player in the fast-growing airport retail sector.

Italy, Deals 5:39am EDT

Nigeria election results due to start trickling in

ABUJA - Results from Nigeria's elections, potentially the closest since the end of military rule in 1999, were due to start trickling in on Monday after a weekend vote marred by confusion, arguments and occasional violence.

World, Africa 8:24am EDT

Second blogger hacked to death this year in Bangladesh

DHAKA - A blogger was hacked to death by machete-wielding assailants in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Monday, the second attack in five weeks on a critic of religious extremism in the Muslim-majority South Asian nation.

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Prosecution in Boston bombing trial seen wrapping case on Monday

BOSTON - Federal prosecutors are expected to wrap up their case against the accused Boston Marathon bomber on Monday with more testimony about the grievous injuries the blasts inflicted on the three people killed in the April 15, 2013, attack.