U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier pose for photographers before a meeting in Vienna November 22, 2014.   REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

West seen easing demands on Iran atom bomb in deal

VIENNA - World powers will press Iran to cease stonewalling a U.N. atomic bomb investigation as part of a wider nuclear accord, but will likely stop short of demanding full disclosure of any secret weapon work by Tehran to avoid killing an historic deal.  Full Article | Video 

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Kenyan bus attack kills 28; Islamists claim responsibility 4:02pm GMT

NAIROBI - Somalia's al Shabaab Islamists said they staged an attack in Kenya on Saturday in which gunmen ordered non-Muslims off a bus and shot 28 dead, while sparing Muslim passengers.

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U.S.-led strikes have killed 910 people in Syria - monitor

12:15pm GMT

BEIRUT - Air strikes by U.S.-led forces in Syria have killed 910 people, including 52 civilians, since the start of the campaign against Islamic State and other fighters two months ago, a group monitoring the conflict said on Saturday.

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Portuguese ex-PM Socrates arrested in corruption probe

11:45am GMT

LISBON - Portuguese police have arrested former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates and three other people in an investigation of suspected tax fraud, corruption and money-laundering, the Prosecutor General's office said on Saturday.

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Aviva in £5.6 billion deal to buy Friends Life after pensions shake-up

21 Nov 2014

LONDON - British insurer Aviva said on Friday it had agreed terms on a possible deal to buy rival Friends Life for 5.6 billion pounds ($8.8 billion) as British pension reforms put pressure on insurance companies to find new business.

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China rate cut, European stimulus hints lift markets

21 Nov 2014

NEW YORK - World stock markets and oil prices rallied on Friday, fuelled by hopes for global growth after China rolled out a surprise interest rate cut and the European Central Bank indicated it would step up asset purchases to boost the euro zone economy.

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Obama signs order expanding U.S. Afghanistan role - New York Times

5:48am GMT

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday.