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IAEA asks member states to pay extra cost of Iran nuclear deal | Reuters

VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. atomic watchdog said on Friday it needed extra money from member states to fund the 6 million euro ($8.2 million) cost of verifying a landmark nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers.<p>EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian …

Vladimir Putin: gay people at Winter Olympics must 'leave children alone'

Russian president vows no discrimination but says gay people must observe law banning 'homosexual propaganda'<p>Vladimir Putin has said that gay people will be not be subjected to harassment at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, as long as they stay away from children.<p>Putin is currently in Sochi reviewing …

China's Xi warns of grim fight against corruption | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday the fight against corruption was grim and complicated but nevertheless, it had to be solved quickly with “drastic medicine”.<p>China's President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with former U.S. President Bill Clinton (not pictured) at the …

IAEA says Iran asked for nuclear talks postponement to February 8 | Reuters

VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Tuesday a planned meeting with Iran next week to discuss steps meant to ease concerns over its nuclear program has been pushed back to February 8 at Tehran’s request.<p>The flag of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) flies in front of its …

How is South Korea doing these days?

"How are you all doing nowadays?" The question has been bothering South Korea ever since early December when Ju Hyun-woo, an economics student at Korea University, put up a <i>dazibao</i> – a handwritten poster commonly used by opponents of the dictatorship in the 1980s, taking a cue from the propaganda …

Western Sahara Looms Heavy Over Morocco's Energy Aspirations

Nearly completely dependent on imports to meet its domestic needs, Morocco’s energy sector has finally shown signs of life over the last three years, including oil and gas efforts, as well as expansive renewable options. Boosted by new research, a fresh enthusiasm for solar power and unrest to the …

Syrian government forces advance as rebel infighting rages | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government has retaken territory around the northern city of Aleppo, the military said on Tuesday, after two weeks of rebel infighting that has weakened the insurgency against President Bashar al-Assad.<p>The internecine conflict among various rebel groups will allow …

Deadly car bomb strikes Nigeria's Maiduguri

A car bomb has exploded in front of the state television offices in the north eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri killing at least 17 people, according to a senior police official.<p>The bomb, planted in a three-wheel rickshaw taxi, exploded outside the state television offices at about 1.30pm (1230 …

Iran nuclear deal means 'surrender' for western powers, says Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani has praised a landmark nuclear deal struck in Geneva as a victory for Iran, telling a crowd it in effect meant the "surrender" of western powers to his country's demands.<p>His comments were part of the moderate Rouhani's efforts to bring around hardliners who claim the deal …

Pollution isn’t the only thing killing tourism in Beijing

Tourism to China’s capital, home of the Forbidden City and springboard to the country’s most-visited attraction, the Great Wall, is plummeting. The overall number of tourists coming to Beijing in the first 11 months of 2013 dropped by more than 10% to 4.2 million from a year earlier, according to …

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Man shot dead at movies after texting

A retired Florida policeman has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting a man who texted during a film.<p>Authorities said Curtis Reeves, 71, and Chad Oulson, 43, got into an argument before the screening of the film Lone Survivor when Reeves asked Oulson to stop texting.<p>“Somebody throws …

Kalashnikov rifle designer felt 'spiritual pain' from mass deaths | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the AK-47 rifle, wrote a letter to the Russian Orthodox Church before his death expressing concern that the weapon had killed so many people, Izvestia newspaper reported.<p>Mikhail Kalashnikov, the Russian inventor of the globally popular AK-47 …

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Israeli Defense Minister reportedly says Kerry 'obsessed' with peace talks

An Israeli newspaper has published comments purportedly made by Israel's defense minister in which he says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is "acting out of misplaced obsession and messianic fervor" in pushing for a resumption of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.<p>According to the …