Andy Murray, David Ferrer stay in the running for year-end finals
Andy Murray, David Ferrer stay in the running for year-end finals

Andy Murray and David Ferrer tightened the duel for spots in the ATP year-end final with a pair of wins into the semi-finals of the Austrian Open on Friday.

Iran opposes extending troubled nuclear talks

Iran's foreign minister said on Thursday that Tehran opposes extending troubled nuclear talks beyond a November 24 deadline, even though major stumbling blocks remain in the way of a deal.

Iran nuclear talks: The main issues

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks in Vienna on Wednesday seeking to inject momentum into troubled talks about Tehran`s nuclear programme.

Kerry seeks elusive breakthrough in Iran nuclear talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry was due back in Vienna Wednesday for a fresh push with his Iranian counterpart to jumpstart stalled talks over Tehran`s nuclear programme.

Iran nuclear talks set for next week in Vienna: Iran foreign ministry

Iran and major powers are set to hold multilateral and bilateral nuclear talks in coming days in Vienna, Iran`s foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

IAEA urges Iran to meet investigation request

The head of the UN atomic agency is urging Iran to provide answers over suspicions that Tehran worked on nuclear arms.

700-strong OSCE mission for Ukraine election

 Nearly 700 OSCE observers will monitor Ukraine`s key parliamentary vote on October 26, the pan-European security body said on Friday, as it opened an election observer office in Kiev.

Iran warns of 'difficult road' in nuclear talks

Iran and world powers have a "difficult road" ahead as they attempt to agree a nuclear deal by a November deadline, with major differences remaining, Tehran's lead negotiator said Thursday.

Iran, European countries hold nuclear talks in Vienna

 Officials from Iran and Britain, France and Germany were due on Thursday to hold nuclear talks in Vienna towards reaching a potentially historic accord by November.

Iran says IAEA nuclear inquiry not stalled, will address concerns

Iran said on Tuesday it would still address concerns about its nuclear programme, even though it missed a deadline last month for providing information about its suspected atomic bomb research.

Iran says never agreed to August 25 nuclear deadine

Iran said on Saturday it never agreed to a deadline to provide answers on its controversial nuclear programme, after the UN atomic watchdog accused Tehran of failing to deliver on time.

Iran fails to address nuclear bomb concerns: IAEA

Iran has failed to address concerns about suspected atomic bomb research by an agreed deadline, the UN nuclear watchdog said on Friday, a setback to hopes for an end to an international stand-off over Tehran`s atomic activity.

IAEA measures being implemented by Iran: Amano

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, Monday said Iran has begun implementing measures aimed at resolving issues surrounding Tehran`s nuclear plans.

Austrian mountain rescuers deliver high-altitude baby

A team of 15 mountain rescuers accompanied by a gynaecologist had to climb some 2,500 metres above sea level to help deliver a baby, police said on Wednesday.

Maccabi Haifa`s Austrian friendly called off

Israeli side Maccabi Haifa`s Austrian friendly scheduled for Saturday in Kirchbichl has been called off over security concerns, the local mayor`s office announced.

Extension of Iran nuclear deadline `likely` Friday: China

Iran and world powers are "likely" to agree on the terms of extending a Sunday deadline to reach a nuclear deal, China`s chief negotiator in talks in Vienna said.

US needs to break `deadlock` in nuclear talks: Iran FM

Iran`s foreign minister on Tuesday the United States must take political decisions to end the current "deadlock" at talks in Vienna over his country`s disputed nuclear programme.

Ministers fail to broker Iran talks breakthrough

Western foreign ministers appeared to have failed in their mission to inject momentum into talks with Iran on Monday, seven days before the deadline to strike a momentous nuclear deal.

Iran, world powers still far apart on core issues

Gaps have not been bridged on some key issues in the nuclear talks between Iran and the world powers due to the "inadequate and unworkable" positions Iran holds, a senior US official said.

Iran warns could walk away from nuclear talks

Iran`s chief negotiator in nuclear talks in Vienna warned on Saturday that Tehran is ready to walk away if "excessive" Western demands cause a failure, eight days before a deadline for a deal.