Despite progress, Iran nuclear talks hit impasse on details

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Major powers and Iran were closer to a preliminary accord on reining in Tehran's nuclear program as marathon talks ran into Wednesday, but they hit an impasse over key details such as the lifting of U.N. sanctions and Iran's future atomic research. | Video

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South Korea charges attacker of U.S. envoy with attempted murder

SEOUL - Prosecutors have formally charged a South Korean man with attempted murder after the U.S. ambassador in Seoul was slashed in the face in a knife attack last month, leaving him with wounds needing 80 stitches, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

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Turkey vows to hunt down 'dark forces' behind Istanbul hostage-taking

ISTANBUL - Turkey's justice minister said on Wednesday two hostage takers who seized an Istanbul prosecutor had "held a gun to the nation" and vowed to hunt down the "dark forces" responsible, after all three were killed in a police rescue attempt.

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Clashes in Istanbul after police kill courthouse hostage-takers

ISTANBUL - Protesters clashed with Turkish police overnight in two Istanbul neighborhoods after far-left militants who took a prosecutor hostage in a courthouse were killed by security forces in an attempted rescue mission. | Video

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Greek economy minister sees deal with EU/IMF on reforms next week

ATHENS - Greece should reach a deal with its euro zone partners and the International Monetary Fund next week on a package of reforms, which will help to unlock remaining bailout funds, the country's economy minister said on Wednesday.

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Indonesian court to decide on Bali Nine execution appeal on April 6

JAKARTA - An Indonesian court hearing the appeals of two Australian death row convicts will announce a verdict on April 6, one of the judges determining the case said on Wednesday.

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Exclusive: Republican White House hopefuls attack Obamacare but take money

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Palestinians prepared to trigger case as they join ICC

THE HAGUE - The Palestinian Authority joined the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, a move deeply opposed by Israel, vowing to hand over suspects to The Hague, including their own government officials.