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Iran nuclear talks may be extended as U.S. sees 'big gaps'

VIENNA - World powers and Iran struggled on Saturday to overcome crucial differences that are preventing them from ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran's atomic ambitions, raising the prospect of another extension to the high-stake talks. | Video

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U.S. plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars

WASHINGTON - The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, according to a Pentagon document prepared for Congress.

Politics, Iraq 3:03pm EST

Demonstrators clash with French police over protester death

TOULOUSE France - Protesters clashed with police in southern France on Saturday over the death of a young activist killed by a police grenade, in the latest of a series of demonstrations which have embarrassed the Socialist government.

France 3:24pm EST

Irish PM's party popularity hit by water levy protests: poll

DUBLIN - The popularity of Irish prime minister Enda Kenny's party has slumped since it announced the first non-austerity budget in seven years last month and mass protests against new water charges began, an opinion poll showed on Saturday.

4:51pm EST

Poland's ruling party wins most seats in regional elections

WARSAW - Poland's ruling Civic Platform (PO) party has secured the highest number of provincial assembly seats in last week's vote, the state election commission said, a surprising result seen as likely to further aggravate tensions over the already contentious vote.

6:41pm EST

Suspected Islamist fighters in Mali kill two children, abduct 10

BAMAKO - Suspected Islamist fighters kidnapped 10 children and killed two others who tried to escape near two towns in Mali on Saturday, capping a week of violence in the West African country's desert north, a senior Malian military official said.

Africa, Mali 5:43pm EST

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