Six powers and Iran to continue nuclear talks past deadline

Newly appointed Greek Finance Minister Tsakalotos is welcomed by Eurogroup President Dijsselbloem and French Finance Minister Sapin at a euro zone finance ministers meeting on the situation in Greece in BrusselsBy John Irish and Arshad Mohammed VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and six major powers will keep negotiating past Tuesday's deadline for a long-term nuclear agreement as they tackle the most contentious issues, including the continuation of a U.N. arms embargo on Iran, the big powers said. "We are continuing to negotiate for the next couple of days," EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said outside the hotel where the talks between Iran, Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States are taking place. The spokeswoman for the U.S. delegation, Marie Harf, said the terms of an interim deal between Iran and the six would be extended through Friday to give negotiators a few more days to finish their work.



Obama hosts Vietnam Communist Party chief at White House

President Barack Obama, right, meets with Vietnamese Communist party secretary general Nguyen Phu Trong in the Oval Office of the White House, on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Washington. Trong is the de facto leader of Vietnam despite holding no official government post, and is visiting Washington to boost ties 20 years after the U.S. and Vietnam normalized relations following the Vietnam War. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that despite differences between the United States and Vietnam over "political philosophy," the two countries are deepening cooperation on health, climate and other issues.



UK's Hammond says major powers to reconvene Thursday over Iran

VIENNA (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said he would return to the Iran nuclear negotiations in Vienna on Wednesday night and that the major powers were expected to reconvene on Thursday. "We will be back here tomorrow night and we are looking forward to making some solid progress on Thursday when we reconvene," Hammond told reporters. ...
Lawmakers: Feds should have deported SFC man before killing

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., left, shakes hands with Associate Director of Refuee, Asylum, and International Operations at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the Department of Homeland Security, Joseph E. Langlois, right, before the start of a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 7, 2015, on children coming across the border and deportations. The additional witnesses, from left, are Director of the Executive Office of Immigration Review at the Department of Justice, Juan P. Osuna, Acting Assistant Secretary of Administration for Children and Families at the Department of Health and Human Services, Mark H. Greenberg and Assistant Director of Field Operations, Enforcement and Removal Operations at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security, Philip T. Miller. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers criticized federal officials Tuesday for failing to deport an immigrant with multiple felony convictions and an outstanding drug warrant who allegedly went on to murder a woman in San Francisco.



Greece seeking interim funding solution for July: official

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece is asking its euro zone partners for an interim solution to its funding needs that would cover the rest of July while a long-term deal is sought, a Greek government official said on Monday.


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