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Diplomats Speak of Progress, Next Round December

Cameras stand in front of Palais Coburg as the media wait outside the location of closed-door nuclear talks with Iran are taking place in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Cameras stand in front of Palais Coburg as the media wait outside the location of closed-door nuclear talks with Iran are taking place in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

VIENNA— The U.S. and Iran are making last-minute progress at nuclear talks but will need to extend negotiations to next month, Western diplomats said Monday...




  • Police vehicles escort the ambulance carrying a Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola at the Geneva Airport before it heads from the airport to the university hospital HUG in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday evening, Nov. 20, 2014. The medic, a member of the 165-member Cuban medical team sent to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with the disease, and was transferred to Geneva for treatment. (AP Photo/Keystone, Laurent Gillieron)

    Cuban Doctor Arrives in Geneva for Ebola Treatment

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  • FILE - In this Tuesday, July 26, 2011 file photo, Austin Mitchell walks away from an oil derrick outside of Williston, N.D. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

    ` Axes Fuel Subsidies as Oil Prices Drop

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Malaysia’s government said Friday it will completely withdraw fuel subsidies from next month following the plunge in global oil prices. Domestic Trade... Read more

  • Supporters of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa hold posters and celebrate following a call for presidential election in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Rajapaksa has called an early election to seek a third term in office two years before his current term expires. He was first elected in 2005 and overwhelmingly won another six-year term in 2010, riding on his popularity for defeating Tamil Tiger rebels in a civil war that ended in 2009. He used his party's parliamentary victory in 2010 to scrap a two-term limit in office. Placard center reads "Our President," and posters are felicitations on his birthday which was marked on Nov. 18.  (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

    Sri Lankan Leader Calls Early Presidential Polls

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka— Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa called an early election Thursday to seek a third term in office amid growing criticism of his... Read more

  • Smoke rises from burning garbage as an Indian woman looks for recyclable material near resting greater adjutant storks at a dumping site on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Friday, Nov. 14 2014. This week's China-U.S. climate agreement between the world's top two polluters puts pressure on India, No. 3 on the list, to become more energy efficient and should encourage investment in renewable energy. China emits a quarter of the world's greenhouse gases, the United States 15 percent and India about 6 percent. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

    Britain Pledges $1.1B to Climate Fund for Poor

    BERLIN— The British government has pledged 720 million pounds ($1.13 billion) toward a United Nations fund that will help poor countries tackle climate change. Britain’s... Read more

  • A teenager's sport shoe lies near the football pitch in Donetsk, Eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, where shelling took place Wednesday. Two bloodied coats were lying on the school pitch early Thursday morning, a day after an artillery strike killed two teenagers and injured four more as they were playing football. The attack on the high school is just one example of the blatant violations of the September cease-fire between the rebels and the Ukrainian government which have become daily routine in the past weeks. (AP Photo/ Mstyslav Chernov)

    UN Says Killings, Displacement Rise in Ukraine

    GENEVA— United Nations human rights investigators say the number of killings and people displaced by fighting in Ukraine continues to rise despite the Sept. 5... Read more

  • Lima Peru: Manuel Ruiz, 53, Businessman: I do worry about my children’s future; I wish for their well-being in life, but my country is still developing. It has a future, but our current government isn’t so great, it needs more economic reform. A few years ago, our former president did it, but now we are stumped—at a standstill. Our current president has done some improvements: built roads, schools, et cetera, even tried to fix the economy. As for changes, I would like to see more jobs and a decrease in delinquency.

    Global Q&A: ‘Do you have concerns for your children’s future in your country?’

    Concerns include career, education and economic opportunities, as well as the availability of health care facilities and the wish for a reduced rate of delinquency... Read more

  • People pay tribute to mountain-guide Herve Gourdel, who was beheaded by Jihadists linked to the Islamic State group in Algeria, during a gathering in Nice, southeastern France, on Sept. 27, 2014. Jund al-Khilifa, or 'Soldiers of the Caliphate,' beheaded the 55-year-old Frenchman after he was abducted on September 21 while hiking in a national park that was once a magnet for tourists but later became a sanctuary for Islamists. (Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images)

    UN: Islamic Terrorists Ideology Must Be Undermined

    UNITED NATIONS—The U.N. human rights chief called Tuesday for a campaign led by Muslims to undermine the ideology of the Islamic State terrorist group, saying... Read more

  • Queensland Greens Senator Larissa Waters surrounded by Climate Guardians at the independent People's Rally held during the G20 leaders meetings, Roma Street Forum, Brisbane Saturday November 15. (Shar Adams/Epoch Times)

    Australia: Peaceful G20 More Than an Exercise of Force

    BRISBANE, Queensland—As the dust settles from Brisbane’s G20 leaders’ summit, Queensland police have been credited for ensuring a smooth event, but organisers of the alternative... Read more

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    The G-20 Economies Explained in 12 Charts

    We’ve heard a lot of talk about current accounts, GDP, CPI as well as a whole blizzard of more obscure acronyms and economic measures at... Read more

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron addresses a press conference at the conclusion of the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

    G-20 Leaders Set Goals, but Can They Meet Them?

    BRISBANE, Australia—Under pressure to jolt the lethargic world economy back to life, leaders of G-20 nations on Sunday finalized a plan to boost global GDP... Read more

  • US President Barack Obama (R) is welcomed by Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott upon arrival for the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Alain Jocard)

    US, Japan, Australia Mull Closer Security Ties

    BRISBANE, Australia—Eyeing Chinese aggression, President Barack Obama and the prime ministers of Japan and Australia committed Sunday to deepen their military cooperation and work together... Read more

  • U.S. President Barack Obama, right, looks away as Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott, left, address a plenary session while British Prime Minister David Cameron looks on during the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith,Pool)

    G-20 Summit Opens in Australia; Growth Tops Agenda

    BRISBANE, Australia—Australia’s prime minister vowed that world leaders would deliver on an initiative to add $2 trillion to global GDP, promising freer trade and more... Read more

  • FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2014, file photo, a hazardous material cleaner removes a wrapped item from the Louise Troh's apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, stayed. Troh, the fiancee of  Duncan, who died Oct. 8, 2014, hopes a book deal will propel her from homelessness and a minimum-wage job to home ownership and closure. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

    WHO Sees Few Promising Ebola Drugs in Pipeline

    GENEVA— A top official with the U.N. health agency says few experimental therapies are currently under development that could effectively treat Ebola. Dr. Martin Friede,... Read more

  • Brisbane's South Bank area         on Nov. 9, 2014. World economic leaders will travel to Brisbane for the G20 Leadership Summit Nov. 15-16. (Epoch Times)

    G20: Multinational Profit Shifting

    SYDNEY—The G20 leaders summit in Brisbane may not achieve all that is hoped for but one area where progress may be likely is tax reform... Read more

  • Health workers walk around medical tents that form part of a new American clinic to be used for the treatment of people suffering from the Ebola virus in the outskirts of the city of Monrovia, Liberia, on Nov. 5, 2014. As the Ebola epidemic flares in new hot spots and dims in others, the response to its shifts must catch up, experts say, and that’s a challenge because it is a slow process for governments to authorize aid, to gather it together and then deliver it. And to build treatment units, even rudimentary ones, takes even more time. By the time it’s built, the outbreak may have moved elsewhere. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

    Response to Ebola Needs Flexibility, Experts Say

    DAKAR, Senegal—Many beds are empty at newly opened Ebola treatment units in Liberia’s urban centers because the outbreak is now flaring in more rural parts... Read more

  • The New York Stock Exchange in New York on July 15, 2013. Big banks led the market lower in early trading Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, pulling indexes down from record highs. Regulators in the US and Europe fined five major banks more than $3.4 billion for manipulating foreign-currency trading. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    A Deep Look at Foreign-Currency Markets Manipulation Scandal

    LONDON—Traders with nicknames like the “Three Musketeers” and the “A-Team” plotted over Internet chat rooms to manipulate currency markets for years, profiting at the expense... Read more


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