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Iran's foreign minister summoned to parliament over walk with Kerry

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is to appear before parliament following controversy over a promenade with his American counterpart during intense nuclear negotiations in Geneva, state media reported on Sunday.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with …

South Asia

Burns Night: Top tips for choosing a whisky

Burns Night: Whisky expert Colin Dunn gives Metro his top tips for choosing the ideal Scottish single malt for the annual celebration of the life of …

10 Ways to Save Tons of Cash When You Travel in 2015

<i>By: Matthew Kepnes</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>OK, so 2015 is here. Maybe you made resolutions -- eat more bacon, quit smoking, whatever -- but traveling more is one you can definitely keep. Most people don't because they think they're too busy, or it's too expensive. Well, what if I told you saving money …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Cargo ship: Tug crashes into stricken Hoegh Osaka

<b>One of the tugs holding the stricken cargo ship Hoegh Osaka in the Solent has crashed into the vessel.</b><p>The tug moved from its position during high winds and collided with the ship on Saturday afternoon.<p>No-one was injured but the tug was damaged and had to be replaced.<p>The salvage operation was …


Michigan dubs birthplace of 1960's radical movement official historical site

A Michigan union camp where 1960s radical students signed their manifesto will be recognized as an official historical site, in a development critics say lends unwarranted legitimacy to a movement that was linked to violence and anti-Americanism.<p>The "Port Huron Statement," a 25,700-word document …

University of Michigan

Police say gunman in Idaho shooting spree had multiple weapons | Reuters

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A 29-year-old man who killed three people and critically wounded another during a shooting spree in the northern Idaho city of Moscow had five weapons in his car, police said on Sunday.<p>John Lee, 29, was arrested after the Saturday shootings when he crashed his car during a …


Rep. Nugent bashes Boehner, says speaker shouldn't lead the House

Rep. Richard Nugent is doubling down on his criticism of Speaker John Boehner, telling his constituents in a stunningly critical broadside that he doesn’t think Boehner should be running the House or has any respect for his leadership abilities.<p>Nugent, who was elected to Congress in 2010, voted …


Earthquakes, tsunamis and a naked tribe: how Chile inspired Darwin

Reports of the botanist’s round-the-world voyage are dominated by his findings in the Galápagos. The much longer time he spent in Chile and what he saw there have been overlooked – until today<p><i>“‘</i>The climate is certainly wretched: the summer solstice was now passed, yet every day snow fell on the …

South America

Falling Ruble? Say 'Da!' to Good Travel Deals to Russia

If you don't mind the cold or economic upheaval, the plummeting ruble means you can be a tourist in Russia on the cheap.<p>Read more here.

Travel Deals

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

<b>1.</b> Police are closing in on the Paris terror suspects, who have taken a hostage.<p><b>2.</b> Officials say Said Kouachi, one of the suspects in the Paris attacks, trained with an Al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen.<p><b>4.</b> Oil prices are heading for a seventh weekly loss.<p><b>5</b>. In a surprise outcome, longtime Sri Lankan …


Lawsuit filed against Oregon, coach

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by three Oregon basketball players has sued the university and head men's basketball …

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