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Talks to revive Iran nuclear deal end, produce 'final text'

Aug. 08, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Talks to revive Tehran's tattered nuclear accord with world powers in Vienna ended Monday as the parties closed a final text and key negotiators prepared to consult with their capitals, diplomats said. After 16 months of torturous on-and-off...

Negotiators optimistic about progress on Iran nuclear deal

Aug. 07, 2022 20:51 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Top negotiators in renewed talks to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal indicated Sunday that they are optimistic about the possibility of reaching an agreement to impose limits on Tehran's uranium enrichment. “We stand 5 minutes or 5 seconds from the finish line,”...

German police raid home over threats made to Austrian doctor

Aug. 05, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said they conducted a search on Friday at the home of a man suspected of threatening a doctor whose death shocked neighboring Austria. The body of Dr. Lisa-Maria Kellermayr, a general practitioner who had reported receiving death threats from...

Iran nuclear talks in Vienna as Tehran expands enrichment

Aug. 04, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

Negotiators from Iran, the U.S. and the European Union resumed monthslong, indirect talks over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal Thursday, as international inspectors reported that the Islamic Republic is expanding its uranium enrichment. The resumption of the Vienna talks, suddenly...

Analysis: Iran now speaking openly on nuclear bomb prospects

Aug. 04, 2022 03:32 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian officials now speak openly about something long denied by Tehran as it enriches uranium at its closest-ever levels to weapons-grade material: The Islamic Republic is ready to build an atomic weapon at will. The remarks could be bluster to...

Iran, US, EU to send envoys to Vienna for nuclear talks

Aug. 03, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran, the United States and the European Union said Wednesday they would send senior representatives to Vienna amid what appears to be a last-ditch effort at reviving talks over Tehran's tattered 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. It wasn't immediately clear...

World Cups runneth over: Soccer slates cancel a luge weekend

Aug. 01, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

IGLS, Austria (AP) — Soccer’s World Cup forced the cancellation of a luge World Cup. The International Luge Federation said Monday that what was scheduled as the opening weekend of its World Cup season — Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 in Igls, Austria — has been called off. ...

Egypt frees 7, including journalist, researcher after pardon

Jul. 30, 2022 12:28 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt released seven people on Saturday, including a journalist and a researcher serving prison sentences on terror-related charges, the latest steps by the government to reach out to the opposition amid a grinding economic crisis. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi's...

Death of doctor who faced threats over COVID shocks Austria

Jul. 30, 2022 05:29 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian political leaders have expressed shock over the death of a doctor who closed her practice after she reported receiving death threats from opponents of COVID-19 restrictions and vaccines. The body of Dr. Lisa-Maria Kellermayr, a general practitioner who had...

Austrian ex-vice chancellor acquitted in corruption trial

Jul. 29, 2022 08:06 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Former Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache was acquitted Friday in a corruption trial, the second he has faced since a scandal surrounding him brought down the country's government in 2019. Strache was accused of procuring a post on the supervisory board...