EU foreign policy chief says Iran nuclear deal 'very close'

A nuclear deal with Iran is "very close" after almost two years of negotiations, the EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said.

Fara Williams seals bronze for England at Women`s World Cup
Fara Williams seals bronze for England at Women`s World Cup

A 108th-minute penalty converted by Fara Williams gave England third place with a 1-0 win over Germany in the Women`s World Cup on Saturday.

It was a first ever win by sixth-ranked England over world number one team Germany.

Netanyahu blasts UNHRC for endorsing Gaza war crimes report

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has slammed a decision by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to endorse a report accusing Israel and Hamas in war crimes during last summer's war in the Palestinian enclave.

German authorities seize tank, other WWII weapons in raid

Authorities seized a 45-ton Panther tank, a flak cannon and multiple other World War II-era military weapons in a raid on a 78-year-old collector's home in northern Germany, prosecutors said on Friday.

Veteran hot-shot Pizarro keen to stay in Germany
Veteran hot-shot Pizarro keen to stay in Germany

Peru veteran Claudio Pizarro, the top foreign goal-scorer in the Bundesliga`s history, has said he wants to keep playing in Germany`s top flight now his Bayern Munich contract has expired.

Iran nuclear talks soldier on, no breakthrough in bomb probe

Tortuous talks towards a Iran nuclear deal ploughed on Friday with the head of the UN`s atomic watchdog having apparently failed in Tehran to advance a nuclear bomb probe, a major hurdle to the accord.

England, Germany wipe away tears, play for pride and third place
England, Germany wipe away tears, play for pride and third place

England and Germany wipe away the tears as they play for pride and third place at the Women`s World Cup in Edmonton`s Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday.

US envoy called to Merkel office to discuss spy 'crisis'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office asked the US ambassador to come in on Thursday to discuss new allegations of NSA spying, which threaten to drive a new wedge through transatlantic ties.

Wikileaks exposes US spying of ECB, German ministries
Wikileaks exposes US spying of ECB, German ministries

The US National Security Agency (NSA) has been spying on the European Central Bank (ECB) and several German ministries, and also tapped telephone calls of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to documents cited on Thursday by several German media outlets.

Fresh push in Iran nuclear talks in Tehran, Vienna

 Major-power foreign ministers and the UN atomic watchdog chief were set to launch a fresh two-pronged push Thursday to nail down an elusive nuclear deal with Iran in a sixth day of high-stakes diplomatic poker.

Women's World Cup: Japan beat England 2-1, meet USA in final
Women's World Cup: Japan beat England 2-1, meet USA in final

A late own-goal by England defender Laura Bassett put defending champions Japan into the final of the Women`s World Cup on Wednesday with a 2-1 win.

United States beat Germany to reach women's World Cup final
United States beat Germany to reach women's World Cup final

The United States reached the final of the women`s football World Cup for the second time in a row on Tuesday, taking advantage of a dubious penalty to beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 in a hugely enjoyable game.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu lambasts West over N-talks

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned P5+1 group of world powers over what he described as "their retreat from the red lines they had set in their nuclear talks with Iran", saying there is no reason to rush into a final deal with Tehran.

Barack Obama sent Iran message ahead of nuclear deadline: Report
Barack Obama sent Iran message ahead of nuclear deadline: Report

US President Barack Obama recently sent a private message to Iran`s leadership via Iraq`s prime minister, an Iranian newspaper reported Monday on the eve of a deadline for a nuclear deal.

John Kerry, awaiting Zarif, says `too early` to tell if Iran deal sealed

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Monday it was too soon to tell if a nuclear deal with Iran is possible as he awaited the return of Iran`s foreign minister from consultations in Tehran.

Germany, USA clash for final spot at Women`s World Cup
Germany, USA clash for final spot at Women`s World Cup

Germany and the United States clash in Montreal on Tuesday for the first final berth of the Women`s World Cup with champions Japan and England playing their semi-final in Edmonton on Wednesday.

Obama, Merkel say `critically important` for Greece to resume reforms: White House

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday agreed that Greece needed to find its way back to a path of reform and avoid an exit from the eurozone, the White House said.

Portugal, Sweden set up final clash at Euro U-21
Portugal, Sweden set up final clash at Euro U-21

Portugal swept Germany and Sweden beat Denmark in the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championship on Saturday to set up a final clash due on Tuesday.

`Feminist drone` delivers abortion pills to Poland

Feminist activists on Saturday sent a drone from Germany to Poland carrying abortion pills to highlight the staunchly Catholic country`s restrictive abortion laws.

Germany, USA set up semi-final clash at Women`s World Cup
Germany, USA set up semi-final clash at Women`s World Cup

Top ranked Germany won a dramatic penalty shoot-out 5-4 to advance to the semi-finals at the Women`s World Cup on Friday.