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Iran and six powers entrenched as clock ticks to nuclear deadline

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Iran and major powers were struggling on Monday to reach a preliminary nuclear accord as "gloom" set in, with both sides sticking to their positions a day before a self-imposed deadline. | Video

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Buhari extends lead in tight Nigerian election

ABUJA - Nigerian opposition contender Muhammadu Buhari built a lead of over 2.5 million votes with only six states uncounted on Monday, raising the prospect of a stunning ballot box victory for a man who first came to power three decades ago via a military coup. | Video

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Soros says ready to invest $1 billion in Ukraine if West helps

VIENNA - George Soros is ready to invest $1 billion in Ukraine if Western countries help private investment there, and sees a 1 in 3 chance Greece will leave the euro, the billionaire financier told Austrian newspaper Der Standard.

George Soros, Greece 2:16pm EDT

Libyan oil guards demand state firm to reopen the two biggest oil ports

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya - A Libyan state oil security force has called on state oil firm NOC to reopen the Ras Lanuf and Es Sider oil ports, the country's two biggest, after a rival force pulled out from the area following months of fighting, a spokesman said on Monday.

Libya 7:21pm EDT

Children's lives at stake as donors meet for Syria summit: aid chiefs

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Syrian families are making "terrible sacrifices" to survive, marrying off young girls and sending children to work, aid agencies said ahead of the third global conference to raise funds for victims of the world's biggest humanitarian crisis.

United Nations, Syria 8:02pm EDT

Greek PM says wants 'honest compromise' but not at any cost

ATHENS - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday appealed for an "honest compromise" with lenders but warned Greece would not agree to an "unconditional" one, after its biggest creditor demanded it do more to show commitment to reform. | Video

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