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Iran nuclear talks extended seven months after failing to meet deadline

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VIENNA - Iran and six powers failed for a second time this year on Monday to resolve their 12-year dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and gave themselves seven more months to overcome the deadlock that has prevented them from clinching an historic deal.

Iran cuts uranium gas stockpile under interim nuclear deal - IAEA 3:19pm GMT

VIENNA - Iran has reduced its stockpile of low-enriched uranium gas and taken other action to comply with the terms of last year's interim nuclear agreement with world powers, a U.N. nuclear agency report showed on Monday.

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China says parties to Iran deal will 'eventually reach' agreement 9:53am GMT

BEIJING - Iran and six world powers will "eventually reach" a pact to resolve a 12-year stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, even if talks may have to be postponed over many complex issues, China's foreign minister said on Monday.

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China says parties to Iran deal will 'eventually reach' agreement 9:50am GMT

BEIJING - Iran and six world powers will "eventually reach" a pact to resolve a 12-year stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, even if talks may have to be postponed over many complex issues, China's foreign minister said on Monday.

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Iran and powers set to extend nuclear talks if final push fails 7:46am GMT

VIENNA - Iran and six world powers looked set to miss Monday's deadline for resolving a 12-year stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and are already looking at a possible extension of the negotiations. | Video

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Iraqi forces say retake two towns from Islamic State 23 Nov 2014

BAGHDAD - Iraqi forces said on Sunday they retook two towns north of Baghdad from Islamic State fighters, driving them from strongholds they had held for months and clearing a main road from the capital to Iran.

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Iran and powers set to extend nuclear talks if final push fails 23 Nov 2014

VIENNA - Iran and six world powers looked set to miss Monday's deadline for resolving a 12-year stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and are already looking at a possible extension of the negotiations. | Video

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No easy 'plan B' for Iran if nuclear talks with major powers collapse 23 Nov 2014

VIENNA - Iranian officials say they can turn to Beijing and Moscow if talks in Vienna fail to end Western sanctions, but with oil prices falling, China's economy slowing and Russia in its own sanctions-induced slump, Tehran's "plan B" hardly looks ideal.

No easy 'plan B' for Iran if nuclear talks with major powers collapse 23 Nov 2014

VIENNA - Iranian officials say they can turn to Beijing and Moscow if talks in Vienna fail to end Western sanctions, but with oil prices falling, China's economy slowing and Russia in its own sanctions-induced slump, Tehran's "plan B" hardly looks ideal.

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Iran to push for Saudi oil output cut at OPEC - Mehr news agency 23 Nov 2014

VIENNA - Iran will try to persuade Saudi Arabia to cut oil production when the oil ministers from the two OPEC members meet this week in Vienna, Iran's semi-official Mehr news agency reported on Sunday citing a television interview with the country's oil minister.

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Hagel resigns as U.S. Defense secretary, official says

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned, U.S. officials said on Monday, ending nearly two years in the Pentagon's top job after a bruising mid-term election that undermined President Barack Obama's Democrats in Congress.