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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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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.

Africa 10:04am EDT

UK's Cameron meets Queen, starts knife-edge election campaign

LONDON - Campaigning in Britain's closest election in decades began on Monday after Prime Minister David Cameron met Queen Elizabeth to tell her parliament had been dissolved, teeing up a fraught battle to govern a $2.8 trillion economy.

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Defense sector chiefs to advise EU on reversing research decline

BRUSSELS - Some of the European defense sector's best-known executives will advise the EU on how to reverse a slide in spending on military research which is seen as threatening its long-term viability.

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Dutch MH17 crash investigation focuses on Russian missile theory

AMSTERDAM - Dutch prosecutors said on Monday they are looking for witnesses in eastern Ukraine who may have seen a Russian-made BUK rocket being fired at Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, saying this was the "leading scenario" in their crash investigation.

Russia 10:09am EDT

War crimes court revokes Serb nationalist Seselj's compassionate release

AMSTERDAM/BELGRADE - A Serbian politician charged with war crimes has been ordered to return to The Hague by judges who said he had breached the terms of compassionate release under which he had been allowed to live his remaining days in his homeland.

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