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U.S., Iran discussing new ideas to break nuclear impasse: sources

VIENNA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are discussing new ideas aimed at breaking the deadlock in nuclear talks between Tehran and six world powers, sources close to the talks said on Friday.

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Biden voices support for Ukraine, denounces Russia's Putin

KIEV - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned Russia's behaviour in Ukraine as "unacceptable" and said Moscow should abide by a September peace deal and pull its military forces out of the country.

Russia 21 Nov 2014

New Burkina president vows to identify folk hero Sankara's body

OUAGADOUGOU - Burkina Faso's new transitional president has promised to open an investigation to identify remains believed to be those of the West African nation's murdered revolutionary folk hero Thomas Sankara.

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Portuguese ex-PM Socrates arrested in corruption probe

LISBON - Portuguese police have arrested former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates and three other people in an investigation of suspected tax fraud, corruption and money-laundering, the Prosecutor General's office said on Saturday.

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China building South China Sea island big enough for airstrip: report

WASHINGTON - Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could be its first offshore airstrip in the South China Sea, a leading defense publication said on Friday.

China 12:35am EST

Canadian vets plan to join Kurdish fight against Islamic State

OTTAWA - Several former Canadian soldiers plan to join Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants in coming weeks, with at least one already in Iraq, Canadian media reported on Friday, bolstering the ranks of foreigners fighting alongside the Kurds.

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