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Iran nuclear talks may be extended as U.S. sees 'big gaps'

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

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West not expected to demand Iran atom bomb 'mea culpa' in deal 22 Nov 2014

VIENNA - World powers are pressing Iran to stop stonewalling a U.N. atomic bomb investigation as part of a wider nuclear accord, but look likely to stop short of demanding full disclosure of any secret weapon work by Tehran to avoid killing an historic deal.

Iran supreme leader moves to break impasse over key cabinet post 22 Nov 2014

DUBAI - Iran's supreme leader moved on Saturday to break a factional deadlock over the sensitive Ministry of Higher Education by reinstating President Hassan Rouhani's moderate pick as interim minister, Iranian media reported.

Chance of final Iran nuclear deal by deadline small - European source 22 Nov 2014

VIENNA - The likelihood of Iran and six world powers reaching anagreement over Tehran's nuclear programme by a Nov. 24 deadline is "very small", a European source close to the talks in Vienna said on Saturday.

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U.S., Iran discussing new ideas to break nuclear impasse - sources 21 Nov 2014

VIENNA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are discussing new ideas aimed at breaking the deadlock in nuclear talks between Tehran and six world powers, sources close to the talks said on Friday.

U.S., Iran discussing new proposals to break nuclear impasse - sources 21 Nov 2014

VIENNA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are working on new proposals aimed at breaking the deadlock in nuclear talks between Tehran and six world powers, sources close to the talks said on Friday.

U.N. nuclear agency says to discuss site access offer with Iran 21 Nov 2014

VIENNA - The U.N. nuclear agency said on Friday it would discuss an Iranian offer for access to a region where explosives experiments may have taken place, but that it was not as straightforward as suggested by Tehran.

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Iran still stalling as nuclear deadline looms - U.N. agency 21 Nov 2014

VIENNA - Tehran has yet to explain away allegations it conducted atomic bomb research, the head of the U.N. nuclear agency said on Thursday, four days before a deadline for Iran and six world powers to reach a deal on the Iranian nuclear programme.

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Insight - France tempers Iran nuclear stance in nod to wider diplomatic needs 21 Nov 2014

PARIS - A year after France scuppered a deal on Iran's nuclear programme it is taking a softer stance in current talks, encouraged by a more inclusive U.S. approach and the knowledge that failure this year could have grim repercussions across the broader region.

Powerful U.S. pro-Israel lobby holds fire as Iran deadline looms 21 Nov 2014

WASHINGTON - As the United States and other powers negotiate down to the wire on a nuclear deal with Iran, one voice has been unusually quiet - the main pro-Israel lobby in Washington.

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Somali Islamists execute 28 non-Muslims on Kenyan bus

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