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After deadline, Iran says held serious nuclear talks with IAEA

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DUBAI/VIENNA - Iran held serious discussions with the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Sunday about issues that are part of an investigation into suspicions Tehran has conducted atomic bomb research, official media reported on Monday.

Miranda and Mandzukic lead champions Atletico home

BARCELONA - Joao Miranda and new signing Mario Mandzukic led Atletico Madrid to a 2-1 home win in La Liga on Saturday as visitors Eibar were unable to cope with the aerial threat of the champions.

31 Aug 2014

U.S. slaps more sanctions on Iranian banks, firms

WASHINGTON - The United States on Friday penalized a number of Iranian and other foreign companies, banks and airlines for violating sanctions against Tehran largely tied to its nuclear program.

Indonesia massacre, Iran sanctions impact infuse Venice film offerings

VENICE - Films about a 1960s massacre in Indonesia and the harsh conditions in Iran under present-day international sanctions and how they affect ordinary people struck sombre notes at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday. | Video

29 Aug 2014

UPDATE 1-Iran's foreign minister hopes for nuclear accord 'in short time left' till deadline

MOSCOW, Aug 29 - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran hoped to reach a "positive result" in talks with world powers on its nuclear programme ahead of a November deadline, thanks in part to support from Russia.

29 Aug 2014

Asian buyers take 29.4 pct more Iran oil in July on-year

* Asia's July Iran imports at 7-mth low; China imports firm

29 Aug 2014

Indonesia massacre, Iran sanctions impact infuse Venice film offerings

VENICE - Films about a 1960s massacre in Indonesia and the harsh conditions in Iran under present-day international sanctions and how they affect ordinary people struck sombre notes at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday.

29 Aug 2014

U.S. may use secrets act to stop suit against Iran sanctions group

NEW YORK - The U.S. government is considering using a powerful national security law to halt a private lawsuit against a non-profit group, United Against A Nuclear Iran, according to a source familiar with the case.

29 Aug 2014

Deadline passed, no sign of breakthrough in Iran nuclear probe

VIENNA - Iran may have failed to meet a deadline for addressing U.N. concerns about suspected nuclear bomb research, but it could still act to influence a key report due next week, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday.

27 Aug 2014

Iran says testing new nuclear enrichment machine, may irk West

DUBAI/VIENNA - Iran has conducted "mechanical" tests on a new, advanced machine to refine uranium, a senior official was quoted as saying on Wednesday, a disclosure that may annoy Western states pushing Tehran to scale back its nuclear programme.

27 Aug 2014
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Ukrainians pull back from airport; Poroshenko slams Russia

KIEV - Ukraine's military said on Monday it had pulled its forces back from defending a vital airport in the east against Russian tanks, as President Petro Poroshenko accused Moscow of "direct and open aggression".