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Kerry urges Iran to make 'hard choices', says U.S. ready to walk

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VIENNA - An Iranian nuclear agreement is possible this week if Iran makes the "hard choices" necessary, but if not, the United States stands ready to walk away from the negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday. | Video

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Iran's Zarif says differences remain in nuclear talks with major powers 1:22am BST

VIENNA - Iran's foreign minister said on Monday some differences still remained between Iran and the six powers over the country's disputed nuclear programme ahead of Tuesday's deadline for a final agreement to end a 12-year-old dispute.

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Kerry urges Iran to make 'hard choices', says U.S. ready to walk 12:20am BST

VIENNA - An Iranian nuclear agreement is possible this week if Iran makes the "hard choices" necessary, but if not, the United States stands ready to walk away from the negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday. | Video

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Iran's Zarif says some differences remain in nuclear talks with major powers 12:20am BST

VIENNA - Iran's foreign minister said on Monday some differences still remained between Iran and the six powers over the country's disputed nuclear programme ahead of Tuesday's deadline for a final agreement to end a 12-year-old dispute.

U.S. and Iran - the unbearable awkwardness of defending your enemy 05 Jul 2015

VIENNA - It's always awkward to defend your enemies. But that's the position U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has found itself in with Iran as it pushes for an historic accord that would end a 12-year nuclear standoff.

Factbox - A timeline of Iran's nuclear programme, efforts to curb it 05 Jul 2015

VIENNA - Iran, the United States and five other major powers are labouring to reach an agreement by Tuesday to restrain the Iranian nuclear programme in exchange for relief from economic sanctions.

Iran deploys new home-built long-range radar 05 Jul 2015

DUBAI - Iran says it has deployed a new domestically built long-range radar system, signalling a strengthening of its air defences as it holds what may be the final days of talks on a nuclear deal with world powers.

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Despite progress in Iran nuclear talks, dispute over U.N. sanctions persists 04 Jul 2015

VIENNA - Iran and world powers made progress on future sanctions relief for Iran in marathon nuclear talks on Saturday, but remained divided on issues such as lifting United Nations sanctions and the development of advanced centrifuges.

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Iran nuclear talks in endgame, negotiators push on sticking points 04 Jul 2015

VIENNA - A year and half of nuclear talks between Iran and major powers were creeping towards the finish line on Friday as negotiators wrestled with sticking points including questions about Tehran's past atomic research. | Video

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Clinton says hopes Iran talks yield deal in the next week 04 Jul 2015

HANOVER, N.H. - Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton said on Friday she hoped 18 months of nuclear talks between Iran and major powers would yield a deal in coming days to curb Iran's nuclear program.

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Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming referendum 'No'

ATHENS - Greeks overwhelmingly rejected conditions of a rescue package from creditors on Sunday, throwing the future of the country's euro zone membership into further doubt and deepening a standoff with lenders. | Video