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 10:19am 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

U.S., Britain concerned about Nigeria vote count

ABUJA - The United States and Britain said there were worrying signs of political interference in the counting of Nigeria's votes on Monday as results from the closest election since the end of military rule in 1999 started to trickle in.

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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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Ex-Israeli PM Olmert convicted in another corruption case

JERUSALEM - Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, already facing a six-year prison term after a corruption conviction, was found guilty on Monday in a separate case of accepting illegal payments from a U.S. businessman.