U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L), Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (R) and EU envoy Catherine Ashton pose for photographers before a meeting in Vienna November 22, 2014.  REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Iran nuclear talks extension likely as U.S. sees 'big gaps'

VIENNA - World powers and Iran struggled to overcome crucial differences that are preventing them from ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran's atomic ambitions, raising the prospect of another extension to the high-stake talks.  Full Article | Video 


Somali Islamists execute 28 non-Muslims on Kenyan bus 5:49pm GMT

NAIROBI - The Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab said it had staged an attack in Kenya on Saturday in which gunmen ordered non-Muslims off a bus and shot 28 dead, while sparing Muslim passengers.


France's Sarkozy wants EU to lose half its powers

6:07pm GMT

PARIS/BORDEAUX - The European Union must hand back half of its powers, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy said on Saturday, stepping up his criticism of the 28-nation bloc as he seeks to be elected head of France's conservative party next week.


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.


Portuguese ex-PM Socrates arrested in corruption probe

7:16pm 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.


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.


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.

Shi'ite opposition boycotts Bahrain elections

Bahrainis cast their ballots in elections boycotted by the Shi'ite Muslim opposition over accusations that constituency changes would still favor the Sunni Muslim majority represented by the ruling family. Jillian Kitchener reports.