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Nuts and bolts of this week's Iran nuclear talks

10/15/2013 1:00am
The five permanent U.N. Security Council members and Germany meet Iran in Geneva on Tuesday and Wednesday to try to reduce concerns that Tehran wants to build nuclear weapons while satisfying Iran's demands to recognize its right to peaceful nuclear activities. A look at the players, the talks and the issues:

Noble says gas could meet Cyprus needs by 2016

10/15/2013 4:34am
A senior Noble Energy official says the U.S. firm is looking at the possibility of piping offshore gas to Cyprus to meet the bailed-out country's domestic energy needs by mid-2016.

Rare Sumatran tiger cub dies in London Zoo

10/15/2013 4:47am
A rare Sumatran tiger cub has died at the London Zoo three weeks after its birth was recorded by a hidden camera.

Giant panda at Edinburgh Zoo not pregnant

10/15/2013 5:00am
Disappointed officials at Edinburgh Zoo say giant panda Tian Tian, who was thought to be pregnant, apparently has suffered a miscarriage.

Charles Taylor flown to Britain to serve sentence

10/15/2013 6:18am
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor has been flown to Britain to serve his 50-year sentence for sponsoring atrocities in Sierra Leone's brutal civil war.

New York Times goes global by rebranding IHT

10/15/2013 6:21am
The New York Times Co. has rebranded its Paris-based daily, the International Herald Tribune, as the International New York Times _ a bid to lure readers abroad amid the upheaval of the digital era facing traditional newspapers.

Troubled telecoms: Alcatel-Lucent job cut protest

10/15/2013 7:10am
Wearing black trash bags marked with crosses, more than a thousand Alcatel-Lucent workers marched to the Eiffel Tower on Tuesday, staging a mock funeral that the chief executive warned could easily become a reality for a company with its roots in the earliest days of the telephone.

Muslim ceremony disturbed by pro-animals group

10/15/2013 7:18am
Animal rights activists in Poland have disturbed the start of an Islamic holiday which involves the recently banned slaughter of conscious animals.

Sweden elects its first female archbishop

10/15/2013 7:38am
The Church of Sweden says it has elected the country's first female archbishop, who will join a growing number of female church leaders around the world.

Merkel party took BMW money before emissions call

10/15/2013 7:40am
Germany blocked the introduction of tougher European Union emissions rules for cars shortly after Chancellor Angela Merkel's party received a large donation from three major BMW shareholders.

UK soldier dies in southern Afghanistan

10/15/2013 7:50am
Britain's defense ministry says a soldier has been killed by enemy fire in southern Afghanistan.

France's retirement reform: too little, too late?

10/15/2013 9:21am
President Francois Hollande has managed to do what was once thought impossible: make changes to France's cherished and generous retirement system with little resistance from unions. His secret? The changes are so small and put off so far into the future that economists say they aren't worthy of the name "reform."

Russia: Attack on chemical weapons facility foiled

10/15/2013 9:56am
Russian investigators say they have arrested two hard-line Muslim men from the North Caucasus who are suspected of planning to attack a chemical weapons storage and disposal facility.

UK bank poised to pull plug on Somali remittances

10/15/2013 10:31am
A British bank could soon be cutting a financial lifeline for millions of Somalis.

German gummi bear baron Hans Riegel dies at 90

10/15/2013 11:17am
Hans Riegel turned little gold bears into a global candy juggernaut.

Report: 276 held in Moscow over stabbing protest

10/15/2013 12:48pm
Moscow police on Tuesday detained 276 people who were protesting the stabbing death of an ethnic Russian man, a state news agency reported, while authorities said a suspect in the slaying had been arrested.

Greenwald, who broke NSA stories, leaving Guardian

10/15/2013 4:05pm
Glenn Greenwald, the American journalist who broke the first stories about the U.S. National Security Agency's global spying program, says he is leaving the Guardian newspaper.

Iran's foreign minister in pain at nuclear talks

10/15/2013 4:35pm
Beyond having to deal with six world powers making demands on his country's nuclear program, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has another pressing problem: back pains so intense he's had to use a wheelchair.