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 10:46pm 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. | Video


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.


Obama approves fresh guidelines for U.S. military in Afghanistan

10:47pm GMT

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has approved plans giving U.S. military commanders broader authority in helping Afghanistan forces repel Taliban fighters after U.S. and NATO combat operations formally end in December, a senior administration official said.


Portuguese ex-PM Socrates arrested in corruption probe

9:35pm 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. | Video


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.