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World 14 May 2014 | 10:40 PM

Is Iranian bomb research 'mea culpa' needed for nuclear accord?

VIENNA (Reuters) - U.N. watchdog findings that Iran may have worked on designing an atomic bomb helped the West tighten sanctions on Tehran which ultimately forced it, U.S. officials say, to enter serious talks on reining in its nuclear programme.

World 09 May 2014 | 7:30 PM

Finland's Social Democrats oust finance minister Urpilainen

SEINAJOKI Finland (Reuters) - Finnish Social Democrats on Friday narrowly voted to replace their leader and finance minister Jutta Urpilainen with a more leftist candidate in a move that could complicate government efforts to curb debt.

World 19 May 2014 | 6:55 AM

Greece's leftist Syriza party fares well in key local races

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's leftist Syriza party performed strongly in key races in the first round of local elections on Sunday, as voters poured out their anger at the government's austerity policies.

World 19 May 2014 | 1:40 AM

Exit polls show strong showing by Greece's far-left Syriza leading in local vote

ATHENS (Reuters) - Exit polls showed Greece's radical leftist Syriza party ahead in local elections in Athens and the wider Attica region on Sunday, in a surprisingly strong performance that represents a setback for the country's fragile ruling coalition.

Nation 02 May 2014 | 12:00 AM

Salvage company makes discovery one hour before contract expires

The search for the multi-billion ringgit Pulau Nangka treasures has unearthed two round copper medallions slightly larger than a 50 sen coin. The relics, bearing Arabic or Jawi and Sanskrit or Tamil Palavi inscriptions, were discovered when workers drilled their way into a cavern.

World 09 Jun 2014 | 10:15 PM

Croatia's PM promises reform, growth after power struggle

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia's Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic, fresh from winning a power struggle in his Social Democratic Party, pledged on Monday to pursue reforms and revive the battered economy in the remaining 18 months of his term.

Environment 30 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Poisoning our food supplies

Regulations on pest sprays have failed to prevent poisoning of almost all habitats, an international team of scientists concludes.

World 19 Jun 2014 | 10:15 PM

Insight - Enigmatic Iranian military man at centre of U.N. nuclear investigation

VIENNA (Reuters) - He is believed to top the list of elusive Iranian officials the U.N. nuclear watchdog wants to query. Exiled foes of the Islamic state cite him as the mastermind of clandestine efforts to design an atomic bomb. Tehran is mum about him, while denying having any nuclear arms agenda.

World 25 Jul 2014 | 11:06 PM

With eye on sanctions, foreigners slash Russia stock, bond investments

LONDON (Reuters) - Foreign equity and bond investors who had tentatively ventured back into Russia after a huge early-2014 selloff are again slashing their holdings for fear of being caught in the crossfire of Western sanctions.

World 31 Jul 2014 | 2:05 AM

Asia a hard sell for Russian firms seeking cash

SINGAPORE/LONDON (Reuters) - Russian banks and companies shut out of Western funding markets are unlikely to be greeted with open arms and ready wallets in Asia, international bankers and industry experts say.