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Iran nuclear talks extended seven months after failing to meet deadline

VIENNA (Reuters) – 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.








Posted on 25 November 2014 | 12:12 am

Portugal ex-PM charged with corruption, to remain in custody

LISBON (Reuters) – A Portuguese judge on Monday charged former Prime Minister Jose Socrates with corruption and tax fraud and ordered that he remain in preventive custody.


Posted on 24 November 2014 | 11:20 pm

Iran nuclear talks extended seven months after failing to meet deadline

VIENNA (Reuters) – 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.








Posted on 24 November 2014 | 10:47 pm

Canada ups spending plans as PM says on track to balance budget

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, gearing up for an election next October and taking advantage of improving federal finances, announced C$5.8 billion ($5.1 billion) in new spending on Monday.








Posted on 24 November 2014 | 9:31 pm

Mired in crisis, Mexican president aided by discredited opposition

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Deep anger over the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers has plunged Mexico’s Enrique Pena Nieto into his worst crisis as president, but with no credible opposition in sight, mass protests look unlikely to force him from power.


Posted on 24 November 2014 | 9:23 pm

EU lawmakers trade insults, Juncker set to survive censure motion

STRASBOURG (Reuters) – A no-confidence motion in the EU’s new chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker had no chance of success after the Eurosceptic lawmakers who brought it traded insults with the bigger parties in the European Parliament on Monday.








Posted on 24 November 2014 | 9:21 pm

Role of U.S. troops in Afghanistan to shift to training: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The role of U.S. troops in Afghanistan will shift in 2015 to training Afghan security forces and counter-terrorism activities, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday.


Posted on 24 November 2014 | 8:12 pm

Baghdad car bomb kills 8 people, fighting west of capital

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A car bomb exploded in a market in northern Baghdad’s Shaab neighborhood on Monday, killing eight people and wounding 22, police and medics said.


Posted on 24 November 2014 | 8:04 pm

Saudi Arabia says Islamic State ordered attack on Shi’ites in al-Ahsa

DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia has arrested the four main suspects in an attack on Shi’ite Muslims this month and believes it was ordered by Islamic State militants from abroad, the state news agency cited an Interior Ministry security spokesman as saying on Monday.








Posted on 24 November 2014 | 8:00 pm

Suspected Boko Haram militants attack Nigerian border town

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a Nigerian border town in the restive northeast on Monday, setting fire to houses and killing an unknown number of people, witnesses and government sources said.


Posted on 24 November 2014 | 6:44 pm

Colombia rebel chief says peace talks suspension destroyed confidence

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos “destroyed” confidence in the peace process by suspending talks and violated the terms of an agreement that brought the rebels to the negotiating table, FARC guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londono said.


Posted on 24 November 2014 | 5:39 pm

Turkey, U.S. ease strains on Islamic State but differences remain

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey and the United States smoothed over some differences in the fight against Islamic State during a weekend visit by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, but the talks heralded little in the way of deeper military cooperation between the NATO allies.


Posted on 24 November 2014 | 5:27 pm

‘Handful’ of Libyan troops claim asylum in UK after training: minister

LONDON (Reuters) – A group of Libyan army cadets whose training program in Britain was halted early after a series of sex attacks on local residents have claimed asylum, Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said on Monday.


Posted on 24 November 2014 | 5:22 pm

Britain says it is reviewing arms exports to Israel again

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is undertaking a second review of arms export licenses to Israel to ensure equipment could not be used in a way that would breach international law, the government said on Monday.


Posted on 24 November 2014 | 5:20 pm

Ukraine leader, under pressure from West, pledges new government soon

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine will take the first steps this week towards forming a new government, President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday, seeking to assuage concern among his Western allies that the delay is holding up reform and imperiling Western assistance.








Posted on 24 November 2014 | 5:16 pm

Turkey to host training for 2,000 Syrian rebels: official

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish and U.S. forces will train 2,000 moderate Syrian rebel fighters at a base in the central Turkish city of Kirsehir as part of the campaign against Islamic State insurgents, a Turkish Foreign Ministry official said on Monday.


Posted on 24 November 2014 | 5:07 pm

U.S., allies conduct 24 strikes on Islamic State in Iraq, Syria: CENTCOM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and its allies have conducted two dozen strikes against Islamic State militants since Friday, launching nine strikes in Syria and 15 strikes in Iraq, according to U.S. Central Command.


Posted on 24 November 2014 | 4:55 pm

Putin strengthens ties with Georgia breakaway region; Tbilisi protests

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin signed a “strategic partnership” agreement with Georgia’s breakaway region of Abkhazia on Monday, angering Tbilisi, which said Moscow was looking to annex the territory.








Posted on 24 November 2014 | 4:37 pm

Three more Ukrainian soldiers killed: Kiev military

KIEV (Reuters) – Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed in the past 24 hours in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in the east despite a ceasefire in place since early September, a Ukrainian military spokesman said on Monday.








Posted on 24 November 2014 | 4:18 pm

Unidentified jet targets airport in Libya’s Tripoli: witnesses

TUNIS (Reuters) – At least one unidentified jet carried out an air strike on Monday targeting Mitiga airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli, but the extent of damage was not clear, witnesses and local television said.


Posted on 24 November 2014 | 4:13 pm

World News Headlines – Yahoo News

Pele back in hospital for ‘medical evaluation’

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pele has been hospitalized for a “medical evaluation.”

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 12:58 am

Clemson gets past LSU 64-61 in Paradise Jam

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Damarcus Harrison scored 16 points as Clemson topped LSU 64-61 on Monday in the fifth-place game of the Paradise Jam.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 12:51 am

Coast Guard rescues 6 from sailboat off St. John

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A spokesman for the U.S. Coast says 6 people have been rescued from a sailboat that foundered in rough seas off in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 12:45 am

Brazil and Colombia to meet in Copa America

The president of the Uruguayan Football Federation, Wilmar Valdez, enters the stage holding the championship trophy, before the draw for the 2015 Copa America, in Vina del Mar, Chile, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Chile will host the 2015 international soccer tournament in June and July. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)VINA DEL MAR, Chile (AP) — Brazil will face Colombia and Argentina will play defending champion Uruguay after the group-stage matchups were drawn for the 2015 Copa America.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 12:44 am

Honda admits failing to report deaths, injuries

DETROIT (AP) — Honda is admitting that it failed to report more than 1,700 injury and death claims about its vehicles to U.S. safety regulators, a violation of federal law.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 12:38 am

Top Asian News at 12:30 a.m. GMT

TOKYO (AP) — When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded to Japan’s surprise recession by delaying a sales-tax increase, it was a cause for worry, not celebration, for many young Japanese. This generation, barely aware of their country’s economic heyday, frets that putting off tough decisions now could make the future even worse. Despite Abe’s unprecedented stimulus efforts — almost everything short of dropping money from helicopters — Japan has slipped into recession less than two years after the last one. With the country’s debt rising, population aging and job security fading, young people in particular wonder when, and if, Japan will bounce back.

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 12:32 am

Special team probes killing of Germans in Tobago

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Trinidad & Tobago’s top police commander said Monday that a special team of officers is investigating the killing of an elderly German couple who were found hacked to death on a beach near their vacation home.

Posted on 24 November 2014 | 11:47 pm

Portugal ex-PM charged with corruption, to remain in custody

Police keep members of the media back as Portugal's former Socialist prime minister Socrates leaves the court inside a car in LisbonBy Andrei Khalip LISBON (Reuters) – A Portuguese judge on Monday charged former Prime Minister Jose Socrates with corruption and tax fraud and ordered that he remain in preventive custody. Socrates' arrest on Friday shocked the country and his Socialist party, which hopes to win next year's election. As a court official read out the judge's decision late on Monday, Socrates' lawyer, Joao Araujo, told reporters he considered it "unfair and unjustified" and said he would appeal. …

Posted on 24 November 2014 | 11:20 pm

Catholic officials see pope visit as a rebirth

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput speaks during a news conference Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Philadelphia. Roman Catholic leaders in Philadelphia are predicting as many as 2 million people could turn out to see Pope Francis during his first U.S. visit as pontiff in Sept. 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's archbishop said Monday that hosting Pope Francis in the city next year during his first U.S. visit as pontiff could foster a "rebirth" for an archdiocese that has struggled with financial problems and sex abuse scandals during the last decade.

Posted on 24 November 2014 | 11:13 pm

Cruise ship passenger lost overboard off Sydney

SYDNEY (AP) — An air search was underway Tuesday for an 84-year-old passenger who went overboard overnight from a cruise ship east of Sydney.

Posted on 24 November 2014 | 11:12 pm

World – Google News

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Iran nuclear talks extended after deadline brings no deal – Los Angeles Times


TIME

Iran nuclear talks extended after deadline brings no deal
Los Angeles Times
The failure of six world powers to complete a nuclear deal with Iran by Monday's deadline sets up a political battle between Congress, where lawmakers are calling for tougher sanctions, and the White House, which fears such a move would drive Tehran …
Iran nuclear talks: Optimism as deadline is extendedBBC News
Iran nuclear talks extended, so Congress might turn up the heat (+video)Christian Science Monitor
More Nuclear Time in TehranWall Street Journal
Daily Times -Reuters UK -Xinhua
all 1,479 news articles »

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 12:58 am

Hagel, under pressure, resigns as US defense secretary – Reuters


Reuters

Hagel, under pressure, resigns as US defense secretary
Reuters
1 of 5. U.S. President Barack Obama (L) embraces Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel after announcing Hagel's resignation at the White House in Washington, November 24, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing …
Requiem for Chuck Hagel's many Pentagon reviewsWashington Post
Hagel's exit from Pentagon still leaves administration dividedLos Angeles Times
Hagel's exit is no staff shake-upPolitico
MiamiHerald.com -Wall Street Journal -SFGate
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Posted on 25 November 2014 | 12:56 am

Vladimir Putin Sparks Georgia Fury With ‘Annexation’ Deal in Rebel Region – NDTV


NDTV

Vladimir Putin Sparks Georgia Fury With 'Annexation' Deal in Rebel Region
NDTV
Moscow, Russia: Russia cemented control over neighbouring Georgia's rebel Abkhazia region Monday with a "strategic partnership" deal that the Georgian government said amounts to annexation. President Vladimir Putin signed the "alliance and strategic …
John Ivison: Continue taking hard line with Putin, former Russian PM tells WestNational Post
Another Decade of Vlad?Newsweek
Former Russian spy Anna Chapman features in Putin military recruitment videoTelegraph.co.uk
Los Angeles Times -Firstpost -ABC News
all 820 news articles »

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 12:56 am

Turkey’s Erdogan: Women Not Equal to Men – Voice of America


Voice of America

Turkey's Erdogan: Women Not Equal to Men
Voice of America
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that women are not equal to men, saying Islam has defined a position for women: motherhood. Speaking to a conference in Istanbul on women and justice, Mr. Erdogan said that it is against nature to put …
Women are not equal to men, Turkish president declaresCTV News
Women not equal to men, says Turkish premierIrish Examiner
Turkish president rounds on feminists, says men and women not equalReuters
ABC Online -Los Angeles Times -Washington Post (blog)
all 216 news articles »

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 12:44 am

Afghanistan: Fifty dead after suicide attack during volleyball match – euronews


Irish Independent

Afghanistan: Fifty dead after suicide attack during volleyball match
euronews
At least fifty people are now known to have been killed instantly when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device during a popular volleyball game. It is the deadliest attack in Afghanistan this year. Dozens of wounded were brought to hospital in the …
Blast in AfghanistanDaily Times
The Long, Hard Slog ContinuesTIME
Two US Soldiers Killed in Kabul Bombing: OfficialsNDTV
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty -CBS News -U.S. News & World Report
all 1,240 news articles »

Posted on 25 November 2014 | 12:17 am

Britain Plans to Expand Police Powers With New Antiterror Legislation – New York Times


Reuters UK

Britain Plans to Expand Police Powers With New Antiterror Legislation
New York Times
LONDON — The British government said Monday that it would introduce legislation giving the police the power to seize the passports of British and foreign nationals suspected of traveling to participate in terror-related activities and would make it easier for …
UK faces biggest terrorism threat in its history – ministerReuters
Terrorism laws: 'Time is right' for new police powersBBC News
UK Bans Insurance Firms From Paying Ransoms to Terrorist GroupsVICE News
Irish Times -The Australian -ABC Online
all 405 news articles »

Posted on 24 November 2014 | 11:59 pm

UN Report Shows an Increase in Trafficking of Children – New York Times


expressandstar.com

UN Report Shows an Increase in Trafficking of Children
New York Times
One in three human trafficking victims is a child, most victims are female, and traffickers operate with wide impunity, the United Nations said Monday in a report on modern-day slavery. The 2014 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, produced by the United …
UN: Child trafficking on the riseRappler
Nigeria Not Doing Enough To Curb Human Trafficking – UNODCLeadership Newspapers
Child trafficking on the rise: UNSBS
euronews -Winsford Guardian
all 58 news articles »

Posted on 24 November 2014 | 11:26 pm

Australia cruise ship passenger missing off Sydney – BBC News


The Australian

Australia cruise ship passenger missing off Sydney
BBC News
A search is under way for an 84-year-old man believed to have gone overboard from a cruise ship east of the Australian city of Sydney. The man, who has not been named, went missing from the Sun Princess overnight, Australian maritime officials said.
Man missing after falling from cruise ship off SydneyTheCelebrityCafe.com
The cruise ship, Sun Princess, is helping in the search of an 84-year-old The Australian
Cruise ship passenger lost overboard off SydneyJakarta Post

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Posted on 24 November 2014 | 11:02 pm

Deadly floods in southern Morocco – euronews


Mashable

Deadly floods in southern Morocco
euronews
Most victims were swept away by swollen rivers which also submerged cars, buildings and roads. Flooding is not uncommon in the mostly arid, desert region at this time of year but the storms of recent days have been described as the worst in decades.
Morocco floods death toll rises to 32 as torrents of water wash away buildingsDaily Mail
Heavy rain kills at least 17 in southern MoroccoReuters

all 254 news articles »

Posted on 24 November 2014 | 9:55 pm

Joe Biden visits Kiev as pro-EU parties sign coalition deal – Irish Times


Irish Times

Joe Biden visits Kiev as pro-EU parties sign coalition deal
Irish Times
US vice-president Joe Biden has visited Kiev on the anniversary of the start of huge anti-corruption and pro-western protests, triggered by the decision of Ukraine's then leaders to reject a landmark trade and political deal with the European Union. Photograph: …

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Posted on 24 November 2014 | 1:04 pm