VIENNA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will leave the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna on Friday to meet with European partners on the issue in Paris four days ahead of a deadline for a deal between Tehran and six world powers, his spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. "He will also stay in close touch with his inter-agency colleagues in Washington," Psaki said. "His future travel schedule is still being finalized, and we have not yet determined when he will return to Vienna." (Reporting by Louis Charbonneau and Jonathan Allen)
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift is getting a special — and new — award from the American Music Awards.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Friday it dispersed some 300 stone-throwing Palestinian demonstrators in the West Bank city of Hebron without injuries or arrests.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister said Friday that there should be no move to cut global energy production, even as the country's economy takes a hit from falling oil prices.
By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - Drafters of a revised anti-gay law want parliament to pass it in time to be a "Christmas gift" for Ugandans, a lawmaker said on Friday, after a controversial earlier version was quashed because of legal technicalities. Legislation passed by parliament almost a year ago, which would have punished gay sex with long prison terms, provoked a storm of international protest and led some donor countries to withhold aid. A constitutional court overturned the law in August. ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh off their big midterm elections victory, congressional Republicans thought they might be on the offensive against a chastened President Barack Obama right about now.
VIENNA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran's foreign minister decided Friday to pull back from nuclear talks in Vienna, leaving the future of the negotiations unclear less than four days before the deadline for a deal.
HARARE (Reuters) - Eleven people were killed and dozens injured in a stampede at a stadium in Zimbabwe, as thousands of people at a church service tried to leave through the same exit, police said on Friday. Around 30,000 people packed into a stadium in Kwekwe, 213 km (130 miles) west of Harare, on Thursday evening to listen to Walter Magaya, a pastor who draws huge crowds, Senior Assistant Commissioner Shadreck Mubaiwa told Reuters. When the service ended the congregation rushed towards a single exit, in a stampede that killed four people on the spot. ...
By Andy Bruce and William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's public finances improved slightly in October but finance minister George Osborne is still unlikely to meet his budget goals before next year's general election. Osborne said in March he aimed to slim the budget deficit by more than 10 percent over the following 12 months, helped by Britain's fast-recovering economy. Friday's shortfall was a bit narrower than expected but economists said Osborne's target looks almost impossible to hit. Osborne is due to present a half-yearly budget update on Dec. ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Michigan woman carrying a gun was arrested outside the White House just after President Barack Obama completed a nationally broadcast speech announcing his plan for the U.S. immigration system.