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  • Iran nuclear talks head into overtime

    Iran nuclear talks head into overtime
    With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline and into overtime as negotiators renewed efforts to hammer out the outline of an agreement.
  • Myanmar conflict with Kokang rebels may test draft cease-fire pact

    Myanmar conflict with Kokang rebels may test draft cease-fire pact
    Wang Jia's life in the northern Myanmar city of Laukkai was the picture of normality. The 40-year-old mother of four watched her 5-month-old son and her three other children. Her husband, a farmer, kept busy slaughtering pigs. But when fighting...

    Taiwan to join China-led regional bank, Japan says not now

    Japan is not planning to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, its government spokesman said Tuesday, while Taiwan announced it would apply for membership, joining dozens of countries in signing up to an initiative opposed by...

    Late slide in stocks erases much of the previous day's gain

    Late slide in stocks erases much of the previous day's gain
    The stock market closed out the first three months of the year Tuesday on a down note, erasing much of the gains from the prior day's big rally. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped 200 points, knocking the blue chip index slightly lower for the...

    Nepali-Bhutanese population finds opportunity in Scranton

    Ran Zurung sat at the kitchen table at Catholic Social Services last week, with sheets of English vocabulary words in front of him and fellow Nepali-Bhutanese refugees sitting beside him. Just two months ago, Zurung lived in a refugee camp, in a homemade...