Germany to drop probe into US spying on Merkel: report

Germany is dropping a probe into alleged US eavesdropping on Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone conversationsGermany is dropping a probe into the alleged tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone by US spies, due to a lack of evidence, magazine Focus said Saturday.


Bahrain holds elections, Shi'ite opposition boycotts vote
MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrainis voted on Saturday in the first parliamentary elections since 2011 when mostly Shi'ite protesters took to the streets demanding more democracy.






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Dad leaves 'life of luxury' to fight
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New Kerry, Zarif meeting in Iran nuclear talks: US

The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) shakes hands with US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) as former EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton (C) looks on at nuclear talks in the Palais Coburg in Vienna on November 20, 2014US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Vienna on Saturday afternoon, their first direct talks of the day, a US official said, two days ahead of the deadline for a nuclear deal. "Secretary Kerry will meet with (former EU foreign policy chief Catherine) Ashton and Foreign Minister Zarif this afternoon," the official said. Kerry said meanwhile as he met German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier that there were still "serious gaps" in the nuclear negotiations, two days before a deadline for a deal.


Controversial Washington ex-mayor Marion Barry dies

Former Washington mayor Marion Barry, who left office in disgrace and went to prison on drug charges only to return for a fourth term, has died at a Washington hospital, aged 78Former Washington mayor Marion Barry, who left office in disgrace and went to prison on drug charges only to return for a fourth term, died at a Washington hospital, a spokesperson said Sunday. United Medical Center spokeswoman Natalie Williams confirmed the former mayor's death, but declined to give further details.


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