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IAEA worried about slow progress in Iran nuclear probe- sources

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VIENNA - The U.N. nuclear watchdog is concerned about Iran's current lack of engagement with an investigation into its suspected atomic bomb research, ahead of a deadline next month for Tehran to step up cooperation, diplomatic sources said on Tuesday.

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West still struggles to cut feared bomb risk in Iran nuclear talks 21 Jul 2014

VIENNA - Major powers appear to have made only limited headway in making sure Iran will not be able to build an atomic bomb any time soon, underlining the uphill task they face after talks that began in February were extended by four months.

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Iran eliminates sensitive stockpile under interim nuclear deal - IAEA 20 Jul 2014

VIENNA - Iran has moved to eliminate its most sensitive stockpile of enriched uranium gas under an interim nuclear deal reached with six world powers last year, according to a monthly update by the U.N. nuclear watchdog obtained by Reuters on Sunday.

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Iran warned of 'last chance' in nuclear talks after deadline missed 20 Jul 2014

VIENNA - Iran faced Western pressure on Saturday to make concessions over its atomic activities after it and six world powers failed to meet a July 20 deadline for a deal to end the decade-old dispute but agreed to keep talking. | Video

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Iran warned of 'last chance' in nuclear talks after deadline missed 19 Jul 2014

VIENNA - Iran faced Western pressure on Saturday to make concessions over its atomic activities after it and six world powers failed to meet a July 20 deadline for a deal to end the decade-old dispute but agreed to keep talking. | Video

Extension of Iran nuclear talks gets mixed Israeli response 19 Jul 2014

JERUSALEM - Israel responded sceptically to the extension of Iranian nuclear talks with world powers on Saturday, saying it saw no cause for the optimism voiced by some Western diplomats about prospects for an accord.

Ashton to 'complete' Iran talks despite EU job change- diplomat 19 Jul 2014

VIENNA - World powers expect European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton to lead nuclear negotiations with Iran during a four-month extension of the talks, even though she leaves her EU job in late October, a senior Western diplomat said on Saturday.

France says Iran faces crucial choices as nuclear talks extended 19 Jul 2014

CAIRO - France said on Saturday it hoped the extension on nuclear talks between the West and Iran would convince Tehran to make the "indispensable choices" needed to reach a long term deal, but warned that major differences still remained.

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Nuclear talks extended as 'significant gaps' remain - Iran, EU 19 Jul 2014

VIENNA - Iran and six world powers have agreed to a four-month extension of negotiations on a nuclear deal with Tehran after failing to meet a July 20 deadline due to "significant gaps" between the two sides, the European Union and Iran said on Saturday.

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Iran, six powers haggle over extending nuclear talks -diplomats 18 Jul 2014

VIENNA - Iran and six world powers haggled on Friday over the terms of extending negotiations on a nuclear deal for four more months after failing to bridge wide gaps on limits for Tehran's atomic programme, diplomats said.

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Abbas-led Palestinian body backs Hamas truce demands in Gaza

GAZA/JERUSALEM - The Palestinian decision-making body led by U.S.-backed President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday endorsed demands by Hamas for halting Gaza hostilities with Israel, a closing of ranks that may help Egyptian-mediated truce efforts. | Video