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After Munich shooting, tearful witnesses linger at scene

MUNICH – It was the beginning of a typical Friday night out. Crowds streamed through Munich’s glass-and-concrete Olympia Shopping Mall, while across the street, a mostly young crowd relaxed in a McDonald’s restaurant. Then the first shots rang out. On Saturday, the buzz was replaced by silence. Instead of shoppers, kids hanging out or older …

Police: Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings

Embed from Getty Images MUNICH—The gunman whose rampage at a Munich mall left nine people dead was a depression-plagued teenager who avidly read books and articles about mass killings and apparently tried to lure young victims to their deaths through a faked Facebook posting, authorities said Saturday. Information from witnesses indicated that his hatred of …

Out in the cold: Refugees get no good news at Greek border

IDOMENI, Greece – Hassan Rasheed’s papers have been cleared but the Iraqi refugee has spent days freezing in a tent with no tarp on the ground and flaps that don’t close, one of 10,000 migrants stuck at a muddy camp on the border of Greece and Macedonia. They’re hoping for a breakthrough in Europe’s troubled …

Merkel demands EU partners share burden of migrant influx

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel, reflecting on “a moving, in some parts breathtaking weekend behind us,” said Monday that all EU countries could help to accommodate the human tide from the Middle East and Africa. French President Francois Hollande announced that his country would welcome 24,000 refugees, and that he and Merkel had agreed …

What the secret agreement between Iran and the UN says

VIENNA – An AP report has revealed that the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency has agreed with Iran that Iranian experts and equipment will be used to inspect Iran’s Parchin military site, located not far from Tehran, where Iran is suspected of conducting covert nuclear weapons activity more than a decade ago. Here are some …

Report on Iran side deal angers GOP; House Dems claim votes

WASHINGTON – Republican opposition to President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal is flaring over revelations of a secret side agreement involving Iranian inspections. But House Democrats are shrugging off the report and claiming they have the votes to back up Obama anyway. The Associated Press reported Wednesday on a previously undisclosed side deal between Iran and …

Iran gives UN agency papers linked to alleged nuke arms work

VIENNA — Iran on Saturday gave the U.N. nuclear agency documents linked to the agency’s probe of allegations that Tehran tried to develop atomic arms, along with a confidential explanation that is unlikely to veer from previous Iranian denials of work on such weapons. Announced by the U.N’s International Atomic Energy Agency, the handover meets …

Formal nuclear deal has been reached with Iran

View image | gettyimages.com VIENNA — A landmark Iran nuclear agreement was reached Tuesday after clearing final obstacles, and a senior diplomat said it included a compromise between Washington and Tehran that would allow U.N. inspectors to press for visits to Iranian military sites as part of their monitoring duties. But access at will to …

Iran nuke talks stalled, despite Kerry efforts

VIENNA — Contentious nuclear talks between world powers and Tehran hit a new snag Friday after Iran apparently again turned down U.S. demands for concessions, leaving negotiations in limbo just three days before a deadline for a deal. In hours of high drama reflecting the delicate stage of the talks, both U.S. Secretary of State …

Huge US-Iran gap on nukes as target date nears

VIENNA — Any thaw in relations between Iran and the United States under the pressure of Iraq’s turmoil is unlikely to hasten progress in difficult negotiations seeking limits on Tehran’s nuclear program. Recent high-level U.S.-Iran talks that were meant to pave the way to a final nuclear deal only highlighted the two nations’ huge differences, …

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