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Iran says possible response to new U.S. sanctions could not be 'pleasant'

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DUBAI - Iran's possible response to new U.S. sanctions could "not be pleasant", its foreign minister said on Sunday, raising the prospect of tit-for-tat retribution against the Islamic Republic's old adversary weeks ahead of fresh nuclear talks.

Iran nuclear talks to continue on fringes of U.N. assembly: Ashton

MILAN - The six global powers will discuss ways to reach a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September, the European Union's foreign policy chief said on Saturday.

World, United Nations 30 Aug 2014

Iran says new U.S. curbs conflict with spirit of nuclear talks

DUBAI/VIENNA - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday new U.S. sanctions were against the spirit of Tehran's nuclear negotiations with world powers, but added he was not pessimistic about the talks continuing.

World, Davos 30 Aug 2014

U.S. slaps more sanctions on Iranian banks, firms

WASHINGTON - The United States on Friday penalized a number of Iranian and other foreign companies, banks and airlines for violating sanctions against Tehran largely tied to its nuclear program.

Indonesia massacre, Iran sanctions impact infuse Venice film offerings

VENICE - Films about a 1960s massacre in Indonesia and the harsh conditions in Iran under present-day international sanctions and how they affect ordinary people struck sombre notes at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday. | Video

Entertainment, Film 29 Aug 2014

Iran's foreign minister hopes for nuclear accord 'in short time left' till deadline

MOSCOW - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran hoped to reach a "positive result" in talks with world powers on its nuclear programme ahead of a November deadline, thanks in part to support from Russia.

29 Aug 2014

Exclusive: U.S. may use secrets act to stop suit against Iran sanctions group

NEW YORK - The U.S. government is considering using a powerful national security law to halt a private lawsuit against a non-profit group, United Against A Nuclear Iran, according to a source familiar with the case.

29 Aug 2014

Exclusive: U.S. may use secrets act to stop suit against Iran sanctions group

NEW YORK - The U.S. government is considering using a powerful national security law to halt a private lawsuit against a non-profit group, United Against A Nuclear Iran, according to a source familiar with the case.

28 Aug 2014

Indonesia massacre, Iran sanctions impact infuse Venice film offerings

VENICE - Films about a 1960s massacre in Indonesia and the harsh conditions in Iran under present-day international sanctions and how they affect ordinary people struck sombre notes at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday.

Entertainment, Film 28 Aug 2014

Russia sees chance to lift Iran sanctions through international talks

MOSCOW - Russia said on Thursday the possibility of lifting sanctions on Iran had emerged thanks to international talks on Tehran's nuclear program and urged all countries involved to show political will to reach a deal.

World, Russia 28 Aug 2014
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Pakistani protesters push closer to PM house, force TV off the air

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani protesters pushed closer to the prime minister's house in central Islamabad on Monday in their bid to force his removal and closed down national television after clashes turned violent over the weekend. | Video