Romania's Anti-Nazi King Michael Feted on 92nd Birthday

    Hundreds of Romanians feted former King Michael’s 92nd birthday on Friday and streamed into his palace in the capital Bucharest to pay respects to the monarch who was forced to abdicate by Soviet-backed communists more than six decades ago.

    John Kerry Says No Deal Yet With Iran on Nuclear Program

    Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday important gaps needed to be bridged in high-stakes talks with Iran on curbing its nuclear programme and he would meet Tehran’s foreign minister shortly to try to clinch an interim deal.

    Jewish Groups Praise Senate on Anti-Gay Bias Bill

    An array of liberal Jewish groups lauded the U.S. Senate for passing a bill that would extend to gays federal anti-discrimination protections.

    U.S. Nixed From UNESCO Voting in Ripple From Palestinian Statehood Fight

    UNESCO has suspended the voting rights of the United States and Israel, two years after both countries stopped paying dues to the U.N.’s cultural arm in protest over its granting full membership to the Palestinians.

    Angry Benjamin Netanyahu Bitterly Rejects Nuclear Deal With Iran

    Israel’s worst fears will be realised if a proposed deal by world powers goes ahead with Tehran, sharply curtailing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu options in his campaign against Iran’s contested nuclear programme.