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Kerry Headed Home Without Reaching Nuke Deal

Posted On July 15, 2014

(Vienna) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to Washington without nailing down a deal on Iran's nuclear program. He was taking part in talks among six world powers in an effort to determine how far Iran can take its nuclear ambitions. Kerry met privately with Iran's foreign minster several times during his…

Pope Francis: Wants U.S. To Welcome Migrant Children

Posted On July 15, 2014

(Vatican City) -- Pope Francis is calling on the U.S. to welcome migrant children crossing the border from Mexico. In a message to a Vatican conference in Mexico City on Monday, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church said that people who are forced to emigrate need to be protected. Francis noted that immigrants worldwide…

Kerry Calls On Hamas To Accept Ceasefire

Posted On July 15, 2014

(Vienna) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is calling on Hamas to accept a ceasefire agreement and stop lobbing rockets into Israel. Hamas rejected the plan proposed by Egypt as an "initiative of kneeling and submission." Speaking in Vienna, Kerry said Israel has a right to defend itself against an ongoing barrage of Hamas rocket…

Oscar Pistorius Involved In Bar Altercation

Posted On July 15, 2014

(Johannesburg) -- Accused murderer Oscar Pistorius says he regrets going to a public place after he was involved in a bar scuffle. South Africa's "Eye Witness News" reports the incident took place Saturday night at a trendy night spot in Johannesburg. Pistorius' media representative claims the "Blade Runner" was accosted by a man who began…

Iraq Army Launches Tikrit Offensive

Posted On July 15, 2014

(Undated) -- Iraq's army and its Shiite militia allies are launching an assault today to retake the city of Tikrit. Islamist militants with ties to al Qaeda have held Tikrit since mid-June. If the offensive succeeds, Tikrit would be the first city to switch back to government control since Iraq's civil war erupted last month.…