DUBAI - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told military commanders on Sunday the United States had created the "myth" of nuclear weapons to portray Iran as a threat, hardening his rhetoric before nuclear negotiations resume this week.
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NICOSIA - Turkish Cypriot voters went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president, hoping he or she will succeed in forging a peace deal with Greek Cypriots on the ethnically-split island.
ATHENS - Greece aims for a deal with its creditors over a reforms package but will not retreat from its red lines, the country's deputy prime minister told the Sunday newspaper To Vima, not ruling out a referendum or early polls if talks reach an impasse.
CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Sunday took a step towards imposing the death penalty on 11 men for involvement in deadly soccer stadium violence in 2012, a televised session showed.
HELSINKI - Voters are tipped to oust Finland's pro-European and pro-NATO prime minister in Sunday's election and put in power an opposition coalition that may include Eurosceptic nationalists, hoping it will revive the sagging economy.
BERLIN - Thousands of people marched in Berlin, Munich and other German cities on Saturday in protest against a planned free trade deal between Europe and the United States that they fear will erode food, labor and environmental standards.