Nikkie Lerma

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Oman sultan's Iran visit sparks hopes of progress in nuclear standoff

Iran,Oman,Middle East and North Africa,Nuclear weapons,Hassan Rouhani,Media,US news<p>Iranian media speculates that former hostage negotiator will mediate between US and Islamic republic on nuclear programme<p>The first visit by a foreign leader to Iran since Hassan Rouhani assumed the presidency came …

Daughter of Libya's former spy chief Senussi kidnapped

<b>The daughter of Libya's former intelligence chief has been abducted after leaving a prison in Tripoli.</b><p>Justice Minister Salah al-Marghani said police had been escorting Anoud Abdullah al-Senussi from al-Rayoumi prison on Monday afternoon when they were ambushed by heavily armed gunmen.<p>The kidnappers …

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Egypt Protests End In Clashes, Leaving At Least 2 Dead

By Abdelrahman Youssef and Tom Perry<p>ALEXANDRIA, Egypt/CAIRO, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Two people were killed in skirmishes as supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi thronged Egypt's cities and towns on Friday for the third time in eight days, trying to rattle an army-backed government bent on …

France Will Wait For UN Inspectors' Syria Report Before Deciding On Strike, Hollande Says

ST. PETERSBURG, Sept 6 (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande said on Friday France would await the conclusions of U.N. inspectors investigating last month's chemical weapon attack in Syria before deciding on any action.<p>"We shall await the report of the inspectors just as we will await (U.S.) …

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Chinese leader calls for curb on 'hedonism'

<b>A senior Chinese leader is urging Communist Party members to help restrain the "hedonism" that he says has infected Chinese society.</b><p>Politburo member Wang Qishan said party members should live frugally in order to counter decadent lifestyles.<p>Economic reforms have brought prosperity to a country that …

Technical Glitches Spur Confusion About Obamacare Plan Charges

By Sharon Begley<p>NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Technical glitches still plague the display of new healthcare plans to be offered to millions of uninsured Americans starting in 26 days, including how medical charges and deductibles are listed, industry officials say.<p>Health insurers planning to sell …

Atlantic hurricane season: so far, so calm as weather defies forecasts

So far, so calm: despite predictions that this year's Atlantic hurricane season would be unusually busy, the season has entered its second half and a hurricane is yet to form.<p>On 23 May, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said it was "forecasting an active or extremely active …

EPA Quietly Withdraws Two Proposed Chemical Safety Rules

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency this week quietly withdrew two draft rules dealing with the regulation of chemicals. The potential rules were in limbo at the Office of Management for several years.<p>One of the rules was a proposal to add Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical included in …

India baby deaths spark Calcutta hospital negligence row

<b>A government-run hospital in Calcutta has been accused of negligence after the deaths of 30 babies admitted to its care in the last four days.</b><p>The parents of the dead babies say hospital staff did not give their children the correct medicine and were guilty of mismanagement.<p>The BC Roy Post-Graduate …

Minneapolis Courts Chicago's Same-Sex Couples

With the skyline of Chicago behind him, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak stands on a rooftop plaza in Boystown, the heart of a predominantly gay community.<p>He's here on a recruiting mission. Minnesota legalized gay marriage just over a month ago, but Illinois' same-sex measure is stalled in its …