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Domestic pressures in U.S., Iran threaten slow-moving nuclear talks

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VIENNA/WASHINGTON - A seven-month extension in talks between world powers and Iran on a deal to curb its nuclear program emboldened critics in Washington and Tehran, threatening to undermine further talks.

Iran hardliners round on Rouhani but supreme leader backs more nuclear talks

DUBAI - Hardliners rounded on President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday after negotiators failed to end the Iranian nuclear dispute but the man who ultimately matters, the country's supreme leader, tacitly backed a renewed push for a deal. | Video

Davos, World 25 Nov 2014

Iran nuclear talks extended seven months after failing to meet deadline

VIENNA - Iran and six powers failed on Monday for a second time this year to resolve their 12-year stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, and gave themselves seven more months to clinch an historic deal. | Video

World, Davos 25 Nov 2014

Twitter account associated with Iran leader hits out at 'arrogant' powers

DUBAI - A Twitter account Iran experts believe is run by the office of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday "arrogant" powers had tried hard to bring the Islamic Republic to its knees but had failed.

World, Twitter 25 Nov 2014

Extended Iran nuclear talks leave bomb investigation in limbo

VIENNA - A stalled U.N. watchdog investigation into allegations Iran conducted atomic bomb research looks unlikely to be revived by the decision to extend wider nuclear talks, diplomats and experts say.

25 Nov 2014

France says Iran talks progressed on key issues including enrichment

VIENNA - France's foreign minister said on Tuesday that talks between Iran and six world powers over its nuclear program had been "pretty positive" and that progress had been made on key issues including Iran's capacity to enrich uranium.

World, France 25 Nov 2014

Iran nuclear talks extended seven months after failing to meet deadline

VIENNA - Iran and six powers failed on Monday for a second time this year to resolve their 12-year stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, and gave themselves seven more months to clinch an historic deal. | Video

World, Davos 24 Nov 2014

Iran extension prompts calls for more sanctions in U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON - Several U.S. Republican lawmakers insisted on Monday that the extension of nuclear talks with Iran be accompanied by increased sanctions, setting the stage for a battle with the Obama administration after their party takes full control of Congress next year.

24 Nov 2014

Kerry says progress in Iran talks with major powers, tough road ahead

VIENNA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday Iran and the six world powers had made substantial progress toward a final deal over its nuclear program, but the talks would remain difficult in coming months despite new ideas being presented.

24 Nov 2014

Iran takes action to comply with interim nuclear deal: U.N. agency

VIENNA - Iran has taken the necessary steps to continue to comply with an interim nuclear agreement, according to a U.N agency report seen by Reuters on Monday, as Tehran and six world powers gave themselves an extra seven months to clinch a final deal.

24 Nov 2014
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Hong Kong student leaders arrested as police clear protest site

HONG KONG - Hong Kong police cleared activists from one of the largest protest sites in the city on Wednesday and arrested Joshua Wong and Lester Shum, two of the student leaders at the heart of the pro-democracy movement that has shaken the Asian financial hub.