Iran, powers set to miss nuclear talks deadline, seek extension
VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran, the United States and other world powers are all but certain to miss Monday's deadline for negotiations to resolve a 12-year stand-off over Tehran's atomic ambitions, forcing them to seek an extension, sources say.






U.S. companies supply eavesdropping gear to Central Asian autocrats
Surveillance gear generally falls outside U.S. export controls.

The most amazing train stations
Whether they're blasting over the tracks in Germany or Japan, trains offer travelers a chance to sit back and relax as they ride through some of the world's most incredible scenery.

Growing UK concern about 'lone wolf' terrorist attacks: top policeman
LONDON (Reuters) - Law enforcement authorities in Britain are increasingly worried about the risk of a "lone wolf"-style militant attack and have foiled four or five plots this year, London's top police officer said on Sunday.






Terror at volleyball game
An attack at a volleyball game killed at least 45 people in Southeast Afghanistan.

Obama widens post-2014 combat role for U.S. forces in Afghanistan

U.S. soldiers line up to meet U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel before he departs from Kabul International AirportBy Steve Holland and Mirwais Harooni WASHINGTON/KABUL (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has approved plans to give U.S. military commanders a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month, a senior administration official said. The decision made in recent weeks extends previous plans by authorizing U.S. troops to carry out combat operations against the Taliban to protect Americans and support Afghanistan's security forces as part of the new ISAF Resolute Support mission next year. Obama had announced in May that U.S. ...


US voters crave 'that new car smell': Obama

US President Barack Obama speaks at the Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 21, 2014Barack Obama says voters in the United States are going to want "that new car smell" when the 2016 presidential campaign comes along to choose his successor. Obama's former secretary of state Hillary Clinton is strongly fancied to run on the Democratic ticket for the White House, although she has repeatedly refused to confirm she wants to do so. Obama, in the interview conducted in Las Vegas on Friday, described Clinton as a friend and said they speak regularly.


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