Christopher Weick

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U.S. warns on Iran 'breakout' capability as nuclear talks start | Reuters

VIENNA (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday Iran has the ability to produce fissile material for a nuclear bomb in two months, if it so decided, as Tehran and six world powers swung into a new round of talks in Vienna on resolving their atomic dispute.<p>European Union foreign policy chief …

Agency accused of putting workers at risk with ‘cockamamie’ secret programs

The federal agency responsible for administering civilian foreign aid came under fire Tuesday, accused of endangering its own employees by pursuing risky programs abroad -- including a controversial "Cuban Twitter" project that one lawmaker called a "cockamamie idea."<p>The lawmaker, Sen. Patrick …

Ukraine MPs fight in parliament over protests in eastern Ukraine

MPs come to blows in Ukraine's parliament amid rising tensions in eastern Ukraine following a controversial statement by one of the politicians<p>A fistfight broke out in <b>Ukraine</b>'s parliament on Tuesday as tempers rose between opposing factions provoked by the events in the east of the country, where …

Europe

Philippine top court defies church to back birth control

<b>The Supreme Court in the Philippines has approved a birth control law, in a defeat for the Catholic Church.</b><p>The law requires government health centres to distribute free condoms and contraceptive pills.<p>The court had deferred implementation after the law's passage in December 2012 after church groups …

Asia

Taiwan protesters to end occupation of legislature

Weeks-long protest over China trade pact called off after promise to meet some of the demands<p>Demonstrators protesting against a free trade pact in Taiwan have announced plans to end a weeks-long occupation of the island's legislature on Thursday, after a high-ranking official promised to meet some …

Fourteen killed in bomb blast on Pakistani train | Reuters

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Fourteen passengers were killed and about 50 wounded on Tuesday when militants bombed a train in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province, hospital sources and officials said.<p>The blast came a day after Pakistani security forces said they had killed 30 separatist militants in one …

Pakistani Baby Goes on the Lam After Being Accused of Attempted Murder

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A nine-month-old Pakistani baby accused of attempted murder has gone into hiding in an attempt to …

U.S. accuses Russian agents of stirring eastern Ukraine unrest | Reuters

WASHINGTON/LUHANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russian agents and special forces on Tuesday of stirring separatist unrest in eastern Ukraine, saying Moscow could be trying to prepare for military action as it had in Crimea.<p>Armed pro-Moscow protesters were still …