By Louis Charbonneau, John Irish and Parisa Hafezi LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – Iran and six world powers tried to break an impasse in nuclear negotiations on Sunday, but officials cautioned that attempts to reach a preliminary deal by a deadline in two days could yet fall apart. The two sides explored compromises in areas including numbers of centrifuges used to enrich uranium that Iran could operate, and its nuclear enrichment work for medical research. Tehran, which denies it trying to develop a nuclear weapons capability, is demanding an end to international sanctions that are crippling its economy. Several officials told Reuters that Tehran had indicated a willingness to cut the number of centrifuges it uses to fewer than 6,000, thereby slowing its program, and to send most of its enriched uranium stockpiles for storage in Russia.
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Thousands march in Tunis over the Bardo Museum terror attack, as authorities say that one of the raid’s leaders has been killed.
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By Louis Charbonneau, John Irish and Parisa Hafezi LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – Iran and six major powers were exploring possible compromises to break an impasse in nuclear negotiations on Sunday, but officials cautioned they were unable to move on several sticking points. The news came as Israel said the details of a possible agreement emerging from talks in Lausanne, Switzerland were worse than it feared. In a significant development in talks aimed at securing a preliminary nuclear deal, several officials told Reuters Tehran had indicated a willingness to accept fewer than 6,000 nuclear centrifuges and to send most of its enriched uranium stockpiles for storage in Russia. Western powers, on the other hand, were considering the idea of allowing Iran to conduct limited, closely-monitored enrichment-related work for medical purposes at an underground facility called Fordow, the officials added on condition of anonymity.
Tunisian and French presidents attend unity rally after Tunis museum attack
François Hollande joined scores of other politicians and dignitaries from the Middle East, Africa and Europe to march alongside the Tunisian president, Beji Caid Essebsi, to the Bardo Museum in Tunis in response to an attack there 11 days ago in which 21 …
Leading suspect in Tunisia museum attack killed
Thousands of Tunisians, leaders march after Bardo attack
Tunisian forces kill nine militants ahead of solidarity march after museum attack
By Louis Charbonneau, John Irish and Parisa Hafezi LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – World powers intensified nuclear talks with Iran on Sunday, two days before a deadline for reaching a framework deal, but Israel expressed cautious hope the negotiations would collapse. The foreign ministers of the United States, France and Germany canceled their travel plans for the next few days so they can push for the accord that would lay the foundations for a final settlement with Tehran by the end of June. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's spokeswoman said he would not fly to Boston for a ceremony in honor the late Senator Edward Kennedy, who was his mentor. Officials close to the talks in the Swiss city of Lausanne also confirmed the French and German foreign ministers, Laurent Fabius and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, had canceled a planned joint trip to Kazakhstan.
All babies in the UK will soon have a potentially life-saving vaccine against meningitis B after a deal with drug manufacturers, the health secretary says.
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A hardy breed is helping farmers in one Kenyan village cope with climate change — and put more food on the table.