Israel mulls hard-line legislation after attacks

A Palestinian man points to Hebrew graffiti reading "Death to the Arabs" following an arson attack in Khirbet Abu Falah, northeast of the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The family said their West Bank home was torched in an attack they blamed on Jewish settlers. Mohammed Abdelkarim, whose mother and sisters were inside the house when it was set alight, says Hebrew slogans were scrawled on the house. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government on Sunday called for new hard-line measures, including a proposal to strip Palestinian attackers of their residency rights, in response to a wave of deadly violence.



Iran: Nuclear talks may focus on an extension

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, looks from the balcony of Palais Coburg during closed-door nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Iran and six world powers have “never been closer” to agreement on a nuclear deal since they started negotiating more than six years ago, but it is up to Tehran to close the gap, Germany’s foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Saturday. High-level comings and goings since Fridayhave seen US Secretary of State, John Kerry, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and other participants in the negotiations. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)VIENNA (AP) — With a deadline approaching for a nuclear deal, an Iranian official said Sunday that the discussion may soon have to shift from trying to reach an agreement to extending negotiations past the target date.



Tunisians vote for first freely elected president

People queue outside a polling station during Tunisia's presidential election in SousseBy Tarek Amara and Patrick Markey TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians went to the polls on Sunday to vote for their first directly elected president, in the final step to be taken to full democracy after the 2011 revolution that ended the rule of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. More than three years since overturning Ben Ali's one-party rule, Tunisia has become a model of transition for the region by adopting a new constitution, the politics of compromise and avoiding the turmoil facing its neighbours. ...



Cleanup on, flood threat looms after huge NY snow

Mark Petrik and Dennis Smith dig out their south Buffalo driveway on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. Western New York continues to dig out from the heavy snow dropped by this week by lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The weekend offered the Buffalo region a chance to dig out of record levels of deep snow before a flood warning took effect because of rising temperatures and rain.



Polish opposition questions election results

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's main opposition leader suggested Sunday that local election results were falsified and said he will ask his supporters to protest them at a rally Dec. 13.


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