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Khamenei comfortable with nuclear talks extension

Iran’s supreme leader made it clear Thursday that he backed extended nuclear talks with world powers, shoring up Tehran’s negotiating team against attacks by his hard-line acolytes for failing to secure a deal that could have meant major relief from sanctions.

Venezuela to charge opposition leader over plot

Venezuelan opposition leader Maria Corina Machado will be charged with involvement in an alleged plot to kill President Nicolas Maduro, authorities said Wednesday, a move Machado slammed as an effort to silence her.

Khalil determined to pass draft budget

Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil said Wednesday it was imperative to remove all obstacles before the endorsement of the draft budget, and that he had a constitutional formula to do so.

Khalil determined to pass draft budget

Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil said Wednesday it was imperative to remove all obstacles before the endorsement of the draft budget, and that he had a constitutional formula to do so.

EU Parliament votes in favor of Google breakup

The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly for the breakup of Google Thursday in a largely symbolic vote that nevertheless cast another blow in the four-year standoff between Brussels and the U.S. Internet giant.

GCC approves steps to protect foreign workers

Gulf and Asian labor ministers agreed Thursday on a series of initiatives aimed at boosting protection and improving conditions of employment for millions of foreign workers in the Gulf, officials said.

March into middle ages

The unfolding situation in Yemen looks set to secure the country among the world’s failed states, but in such a way that it will make Somalia appear like Sweden.

March into middle ages

The unfolding situation in Yemen looks set to secure the country among the world’s failed states, but in such a way that it will make Somalia appear like Sweden.

The U.S. is crippled in the Middle East

The next time a presidential campaign tries to convince you that its candidate has foreign policy experience by virtue of having spent a few years overseas as a child, remember Barack Obama.

Heads of state should approach ideas with passion

When I met Irish President Michael Higgins recently, sharing a platform for a speech in which he connected his newly launched “ethics initiative” to a book I co-wrote with my son – “How Much is Enough?

Williams have Mercedes in their sights

Williams are back among Formula One’s top trio of teams but deputy principal Claire Williams does not hesitate when asked whether she senses a return to the Williams of old.

Hughes death leaves sport heartbroken

The cricket world was in mourning Thursday following the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who died in a Sydney hospital two days after being hit in the head by a ball.

On the demands of etiquette

Etiquette. The word carries with it many misconceptions, and it’s time to set the record straight. According to experts in the field, adhering to its code is meant to make life easier.

On the demands of etiquette

Etiquette. The word carries with it many misconceptions, and it’s time to set the record straight. According to experts in the field, adhering to its code is meant to make life easier.

U.K. wallows in warmth of Christmas ads

As Christmas gets nearer, British television screens are filled with heartwarming tales of lonely penguins, family reunions and homesick soldiers, in an attempt to get customers to part with their cash.

Hungary, where goose is king - and eaten

It isn’t to everyone’s taste, and animal rights activists wish the custom would vanish entirely, but anyone who ever fancied eating foie gras – fattened goose liver – would have done well to be in the Hungarian capital this past month.

E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times carcinogens

E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the level of cancer-causing agents in regular tobacco, Japanese scientists say, the latest blow to an invention once heralded as less harmful than smoking.

Celebrities call for 'Black Friday' boycott

US celebrities called for a boycott to take place Friday -- one of the busiest US shopping days -- to protest a grand jury's decision not to prosecute a police officer who fatally shot a black teen.

Celebrities call for 'Black Friday' boycott

US celebrities called for a boycott to take place Friday -- one of the busiest US shopping days -- to protest a grand jury's decision not to prosecute a police officer who fatally shot a black teen.

One Direction makes Billboard history

British boy band One Direction became the only group to score four consecutive No. 1 debuts on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, ousting Taylor Swift from her chart-topping reign.

Unknown letter from Camus to Sartre found

A previously unknown letter between two of France’s most famous writers, Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre, has been discovered after having been kept in a frame above an autograph collector’s fireplace since the 1970s.