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Ignore the naysayers – a nuclear deal with Iran is close

<i>Susan Khazaeli is a PhD Candidate at the University of Ottawa and a fellow at the NESA Center for Strategic Studies in Washington. She acknowledges the assistance of the Program on Strategic Stability Evaluation and the Carnegie Corporation.</i><p>Iran and the P5+1 group have agreed to a four-month …

New U.S. sanctions hit top Russian firms; Kiev says Russia shoots down its jet | News Home | Reuters

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on some of Russia’s biggest firms for the first time, striking at the heart of Vladimir Putin’s powerbase by targeting companies closest to him over Moscow’s failure to curb violence in Ukraine.<p>A pro-Russian separatist from the …

Shootout in Pakistan's Lahore, northwestern bus blast kill nine | News Home | Reuters

LAHORE Pakistan (Reuters) - Two Pakistani policemen and a militant were killed in a shootout in the city of Lahore on Thursday a short distance from the prime minister’s family home, police said.<p>In a separate incident underlining the threat Pakistan faces from Islamist militants, six people were …

West considers early sanctions moves in troubled Iran nuclear talks | News Home | Reuters

BRUSSELS/VIENNA (Reuters) - With talks between world powers and Iran over a broad nuclear accord at an impasse, Western governments are considering offering a significant easing of sanctions early on in the process to try to wring concessions from Tehran, diplomats say.<p>Iran's Foreign Minister Javad …