Iran nuclear talks extended seven months after failing to meet deadline

Officials sit around the negotiations table during their meeting in ViennaBy 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. ...



Israel leader vows to pass nationality law

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens during in his Cabinet meeting in his office in Jerusalem on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. At the start of the meeting, Netanyahu called for a bill that would revoke residency rights for Palestinians involved in attacks against Israelis. (AP Photo/Jim Hollander, Pool)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.



Swiss museum accepts priceless Gurlitt art trove

FILE - This May 7, 2014 file picture shows an exterior view of the Kunstmuseum in Bern, Switzerland. The Swiss museum says Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, that it will accept trove of priceless art bequeathed to it by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt. (AP Photo/Keystone, Gian Ehrenzeller, File)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.



Hagel resigns as Defense Secretary, official says

File photo of U.S. Secretary of Defense Hagel speaking at a news briefing to announce reforms to the nuclear enterprise at the Pentagon in WashingtonWASHINGTON (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)



Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance.


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