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Iran says it spoiled nuclear sabotage plots

Iran has disrupted plots by foreign spies to recruit its nuclear experts and stopped sabotage attempts through faulty foreign equipment supplied for its facilities, the deputy head of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear department told the Associated Press.

Record support for Scottish independence

A poll showing support for Scottish independence at its highest ever level threw the fate of the United Kingdom into question Tuesday, just two weeks before Scots vote on whether to secede.

Dollar/euro rate to affect Turkish economy

As Europe’s economic recovery stutters and the U.S. shows strong signs of progress, experts are estimating that a euro/dollar ratio – how many U.S. dollars are needed to purchase one euro – could hit Turkey’s economic performance.

Dollar jumps after U.S. data; bond prices slump

The dollar jumped to its highest this year against the yen Tuesday, lifted by strong U.S. economic data, while the euro slipped to a one-year low on speculation the European Central Bank will move toward looser monetary policy later this week.

A state held hostage

The March 14 coalition put forward an initiative Tuesday to solve the impasse over electing a new Lebanese president, after the failure of the latest bid to hold a vote in Parliament.

A state held hostage

The March 14 coalition put forward an initiative Tuesday to solve the impasse over electing a new Lebanese president, after the failure of the latest bid to hold a vote in Parliament.

Abbas should exploit Palestinian unity more

Credible press reports and recent hints by Palestine Authority President Mahmoud Abbas indicate that Abbas will soon unveil a diplomatic initiative aimed at achieving Palestinian statehood and the end of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. As is usually the case with this kind of political development by the Palestinian leadership, it includes very sensible and very foolish elements, diminishing its chances of success.

Roumieh has become a radicalism factory

The Lebanese judiciary has announced that it intends to speed up of the trials of Islamist prisoners. This represents a last-ditch effort to defuse the hostage crisis in Arsal.

Germany, Argentina set for World Cup rematch

Just 50 days after winning the World Cup for the fourth time, the German national team assembled in Duesseldorf Monday for Wednesday’s repeat of the final against Argentina.

Germany, Argentina set for World Cup rematch

Just 50 days after winning the World Cup for the fourth time, the German national team assembled in Duesseldorf Monday for Wednesday’s repeat of the final against Argentina.

Serena Williams, Djokovic into U.S. Open quarters

Serena Williams gave a premature victory leap in her fourth-round match and later allowed herself a self-deprecating celebration after beating Kaia Kanepi to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals Monday.

Marquez’s 11th win of season at Silverstone

MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez returned to his winning ways Sunday, with a thrilling 11th victory of the season, in a British Grand Prix battle with fellow Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo.

Anger over no third foreigner ruling

Lebanese basketball clubs are fuming after the federation’s decision to deny their request to field three foreigners simultaneously next season, and instead limit the number to two.

Westwood, Poulter, Gallacher wildcards

Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Stephen Gallacher were named as Europe’s wildcard picks for this month’s Ryder Cup against the United States by captain Paul McGinley Tuesday.

Rocking the music and fashion worlds

The lead singer of local rock band Mother Mantra paused between songs with an unusual request Saturday night at the group’s debut concert at the Garten nightclub in Downtown.

Rocking the music and fashion worlds

The lead singer of local rock band Mother Mantra paused between songs with an unusual request Saturday night at the group’s debut concert at the Garten nightclub in Downtown.

Palau: Sharks off the menu, on the tourist trail

In many places swimmers might prefer to avoid sharks, but wetsuit-clad tourists in Palau clamor to dive among the predators, thanks to a pioneering conservation initiative that has made sharks one of the country’s main visitor attractions.

Mount Everest on speed

Raise your game, skip the queues and scale the world’s highest peak in 42 days: That’s British guide Adrian Ballinger’s ambitious pitch to climbers preparing to summit Mount Everest.

Electric car sales under fire in Norway

Ministers in Norway – a major and rich oil-producing country – are under increasing public pressure to reduce perks and tax breaks for booming electric car sales.

Why your favorite song takes you down memory lane

Music triggers different functions of the brain, which helps explain why listening to a song you like might be enjoyable but a favorite song may plunge you into nostalgia, scientists said on Thursday.

FBI investigates naked celebrity photos

The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photos online.