Iran appears to harden stance on nuclear deal

Geneva

Iran appears to harden stance on nuclear deal

Iran appeared Thursday to be stiffening its demands in negotiations to curb its nuclear program, even amid signs a deal may be near. Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said Iran demanded that world powers begin easing oil and banking sanctions as part of the preliminary deal. He also said Iran wants the six world powers at the talks to recognize what Tehran sees as its entitlement to enrich uranium. Accepting the conditions would be a major concession for the United States and its partners.

Washington

Senate panel advances Yellen

The Senate Banking Committee voted 14-8 to approve Janet Yellen's nomination Thursday to lead the Federal Reserve. The full Senate will vote after a two-week Thanksgiving break.

Centennial, Colo.

Theater shooting trial postponed

The judge in the theater shootings case on Thursday indefinitely postponed the trial of James Holmes so attorneys can argue whether he should undergo further psychiatric evaluation. Jury selection was scheduled to begin in February.

Peshawar, Pakistan

Drone strike at seminary kills 6

Missiles thought fired by a U.S. drone struck an Islamic seminary Thursday in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. Six people were killed and five wounded, including members of the Haqqani militant network, a Pakistani security official said.

Washington

Deaths prompt baby monitor recall

Angelcare Monitors is recalling 600,000 baby monitors after the strangulation deaths of two infants. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday a cord attached to the sensor pad poses a strangulation risk. The Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors with Sensor Pads were sold between 1999 and 2013. Consumers should stop using them and contact the company for a repair kit. Angelcare can be reached toll-free at 1-855-355-2643.

Times wires

Iran appears to harden stance on nuclear deal 11/21/13 [Last modified: Thursday, November 21, 2013 9:52pm]

    

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