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The Two-Way
7:32 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Sticking Points In Iran Nuclear Talks: Sanctions And A Fuel Stockpile

Ahead of Tuesday's deadline, Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi wait for the opening of a plenary session on Iran's nuclear program at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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With Tuesday's deadline for an international deal on Iran's nuclear program approaching, foreign ministers from Iran and six world powers are trying to hash out an agreement. The debate currently centers on where Iran's nuclear fuel should be stored, and how — and when — economic sanctions should be lifted.

Other details, such as rules controlling enrichment, the length of the deal and how it would be enforced, also remain unsettled.

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Africa
6:47 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Voting In Nigeria Affected By Isolated Violence And Irregularities

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Europe
6:46 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Recovery Efforts Continue For Victims of Germanwings Crash

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Iraq
6:38 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Tikrit Battle: U.S. And Iran-Backed Militias Are On The Same Side

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 7:09 am

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Mental Health
5:29 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Iran Nuclear Talks Bog Down As Tuesday Deadline Approaches

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 7:33 am

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Middle East
5:27 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Yemenis Pay The Price For Saudi Arabia-Iran Rivalry

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 7:33 am

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Europe
5:45 pm
Sun March 29, 2015

Questions Remain About Germanwings Co-Pilot's Illness

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Middle East
5:43 pm
Sun March 29, 2015

Saudi Airstrikes Could Be Precursor To Ground Invasion In Yemen

Saudi Arabia shares an 1,100-mile border with Yemen, a country quickly falling into anarchy. The Saudis have led airstrikes against rebel Houthi forces, but analysts say ground forces might not be far behind.

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The Two-Way
3:39 pm
Sun March 29, 2015

Iran, West Said To Be Closing Gap On Nuke Deal As Deadline Looms

Secretary of State John Kerry (left), and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (right) wait for the start of a meeting at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotelin Lausanne, Switzerland, on Sunday to discuss a nuclear deal on Iran.
Brendan Smialowski AP

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 2:26 am

Update at 10:50 p.m.:

NPR's Peter Kenyon, covering the talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, reports:

"A major compromise that could be part of a deal wold involve Iran agreeing to ship much of its stockpile of nuclear fuel out of the country, presumably to Russia. But Sunday evening, Iranian media quote Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi as saying, 'Sending uranium stockpile out of the country is not [on] the agenda.'"

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The Two-Way
1:18 pm
Sun March 29, 2015

Arab League Approves Idea Of Ground Forces For Regional Security

Secretary-general of the League of Arab States Nabil Elaraby (left) and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri attend a news conference after the closing session of the Arab League Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on Sunday. The 22-nation body agreed in principle to establishing a regional security force.
Cui Xinyu Xinhua/Landov

Originally published on Sun March 29, 2015 1:59 pm

The Arab League has agreed in principle to establish its own military force designed to combat the threat from Islamist extremists in the region, as the 22-member grouping said that Saudi-led airstrikes against Yemeni Shiite insurgents would continue until the rebels "withdraw and surrender their weapons."

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