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23rd Nov 2013

Switzerland: P5+1 foreign ministers hopeful of Iran nuclear talks breakthrough

    Germany’s Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle is set to join his US counterpart, John Kerry and other world powers in Geneva for talks on Iran’s nuclear program. It is hoped a breakthrough is imminent. Along with Westerwelle and Kerry, … Continued

23rd Nov 2013

Switzerland: Iran nuclear talks enter third day in Geneva II tallks

Iran and world powers haggled Friday over a breakthrough nuclear accord on the third day of talks in Geneva, with Tehran complaining of “no progress.” This third and crucial meeting since President Hassan Rohani was elected in June is seen … Continued

Latvia: 25 killed in Riga’s supermarket roof collapse
22nd Nov 2013

Latvia: 25 killed in Riga’s supermarket roof collapse

RIGA, (Xinhua): The death toll has risen to 25 early Friday with dozens still trapped in the debris after the roof of a supermarket collapsed in a suburb of Riga, the Latvian capital, officials said. Three of the 17 people killed … Continued

22nd Nov 2013

Ukraine scraps plan to sign historic pact with European Union

Ukraine has said it is suspending preparations to sign a landmark trade and political pact with the European Union. It comes after parliament rejected legislation to free jailed ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov issued a decree … Continued

22nd Nov 2013

Switzerland: Iran says “lack of trust” slowing down nuclear talks

Iran’s chief negotiator warned Thursday of a lingering “lack of trust” and “major differences” at nuclear talks with world powers in Geneva, saying it was hampering progress over a deal. Abbas Araqchi, a deputy foreign minister, said Iran would not … Continued

21st Nov 2013

Russia is ‘hopeful’ Iranian nuclear talks will reach a deal soon

World powers aim to reach a preliminary deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program in politically charged talks resuming in Geneva on Wednesday. Seeking to end a long standoff and head off the risk of a wider Middle East war, the … Continued

19th Nov 2013

Germany: Merkel says U.S. spying claims threaten transatlantic ties

BERLIN, (Xinhua): German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that transatlantic ties, including the negotiations on a free trade deal, are being tested by the alleged extensive U.S. spying in Germany and Europe. “The transatlantic relationship and also the negotiations for … Continued

18th Nov 2013

France: Gun attacks hit two Paris locations, injures one

PARIS, (Xinhua): Gun attacks took place at the headquarters of French newspaper Liberation and outside the suburban headquarters of the bank Societe Generale in Paris on Monday, injuring one person, local media reported. The wounded person was shot in the chest before … Continued

17th Nov 2013

Greek leftist group claims Golden Dawn assassinations

An obscure leftist group has claimed responsibility for the shooting deaths of two members of the far-right Golden Dawn party. Counterterrorism officials are investigating the authenticity of the group’s claim. The People’s Struggling Revolutionary Powers, a group previously unknown to … Continued

14th Nov 2013

‘Pink Star’ diamond fetches record price at Geneva auction

A diamond known as the “Pink Star” has sold for a record 68 million Swiss francs (roughly 61 million euros) at an auction in Geneva. It was the highest price ever paid for a gemstone at auction, Sotherby’s reported.  The … Continued

12th Nov 2013

Poland: Polish far-right groups turn violent at national independence day march

Police in Poland have clashed with far-right youths during a march marking national independence day. It is the third year in a row the march has turned violent. Police in Warsaw used rubber bullets and tear gas on Monday to … Continued

12th Nov 2013

UN nuclear watchdog signs ‘roadmap’ deal with Iran

The UN’s nuclear watchdog has reached an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. US Secretary of State John Kerry, meanwhile, has said world powers agreed on a deal at the Geneva talks before Tehran backed out. The “roadmap” agreement … Continued

12th Nov 2013

Kerry seeks Iran nuclear deal to “protect Israel”

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday defended moves to strike a nuclear deal with Iran that would “protect” Israel and Western-backed Gulf monarchies. His comments came as France said world powers were close to an agreement with Iran … Continued

11th Nov 2013

Germany: Telecoms plan shielded European Internet

Deutsche Telekom says the scandal over US and British eavesdropping has prompted German providers to contemplate an inner-German or inner-European Internet. Data would no longer be routed and stored via other continents. Germany’s state-backed Telekom confirmed on Sunday that German … Continued

10th Nov 2013

Iranian businessmen mulling reduction of trade cooperation with France

        Tehran, (IRNA): Iranian businessmen have decided to reconsider their trade relations with France following the “dishonest policies” adopted by Paris during the newly-ended nuclear talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 in Geneva. The 3-day talks were held from … Continued

10th Nov 2013

Switzerland: World powers, Iran to hold another round of talks on Nov. 20

GENEVA, (Xinhua): European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said early Sunday that world powers would reconvene talks with Iran over its controversial nuclear program on Nov. 20. Talks between the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council … Continued

9th Nov 2013

France: Several injured in explosion during rehearsal at Paris theater

More than a dozen people have been injured in an accidental explosion during a rehearsal for a musical in Paris. It wasn’t immediately clear what sparked the blast. Police sources said around 15 people had been injured, five of them … Continued

9th Nov 2013

Kerry says no deal yet in Iran nuclear talks

World powers and Iran have yet to reach a deal on Iran’s nuclear program but are working hard to do so, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday. “There is not an agreement at this point,” Kerry said shortly … Continued

7th Nov 2013

Switzerland: ‘Moderate’ evidence points to Arafat polonium poisoning

Swiss scientists have found evidence that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat may have been poisoned with polonium, according to a publication of their findings. A text of the scientists’ findings published by the television channel Al-Jazeera on Wednesday served to fuel … Continued

5th Nov 2013

Norway: Man with knife kills three people on bus in western Norway

An attack on a bus in western Norway by a man wielding a knife has left three people dead, including the driver. The motive of the attacker was not immediately clear. The incident occurred on a remote mountain road on … Continued

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview 29 May 2013 and aired on 12 June 2013


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