By Louis Charbonneau and Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and six powers failed for a second time this year on Monday to resolve their 12-year dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and gave themselves seven more months to overcome the deadlock that has prevented them from clinching an historic deal. Western officials said they were aiming to secure an agreement on the substance of a final accord by March but that more time would be needed to reach a consensus on the all-important technical details. ...
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister has vowed to pass a contentious nationality law, but is leaving the door open to negotiations to soften the language.
BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss museum agreed Monday to accept a priceless collection of long-hidden art from the late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt, saying it will work closely with Germany to make sure that any pieces looted by the Nazis are returned to their Jewish owners.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned, a U.S. defense official said on Monday, adding that President Barack Obama had accepted his resignation. Hagel will remain in the Pentagon's top post until a successor is named, the official said. (Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Doina Chiacu)