World News | WRHL http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=505 World News 2014-11-21T07:43:18Z World News U.S., Iran discussing new ideas to break nuclear impasse: sources By Louis Charbonneau and Jonathan Allen VIENNA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are discussing new ideas aimed at breaking the deadlock in nuclear talks between Tehran and six world powers, sources close to the talks said on Friday. The sources, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the top Iranian and U.S. diplomats were preparing ideas that could be shown to both countries' capitals. "Discussions are continuing," said a senior U.S. official, who declined to discuss details about the negotiations in Vienna. ... Turkey, U.S. play down differences on fight against Islamic State By Dasha Afanasieva and Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey and the United States played down differences in the fight against Islamic State on Friday, but Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu made clear Ankara would keep pressing for a no-fly zone in Syria and President Bashar al-Assad's removal. Turkey has been a reluctant partner in the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) insurgents. ... Biden voices support for Ukraine, denounces Russia's Putin By Alessandra Prentice KIEV (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned Russia's behaviour in Ukraine as "unacceptable" and said Moscow should abide by a September peace deal and pull its military forces out of the country. Addressing himself rhetorically to Russian leader Vladimir Putin after holding talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Biden said: "Do what you agreed to do, Mr. Putin." The high-level U.S. ... Brazil's Rousseff struggling to limit Petrobras scandal's damage By Brian Winter and Anthony Boadle SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff expects a bribery scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras to deteriorate in coming months, aides say, with arrests possible for some political allies and potentially serious damage to an economy that is already struggling. Prosecutors say corrupt officials siphoned billions of dollars from Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the company is formally known, into the coffers of several parties including Rousseff's Workers' Party. ... China building South China Sea island big enough for airstrip: report WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could be its first offshore airstrip in the South China Sea, a leading defense publication said on Friday. The construction has stoked concern that China may be converting disputed territory in the mineral-rich archipelago into military installations, adding to tensions waters also claimed by Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei. ... Canadian vets plan to join Kurdish fight against Islamic State OTTAWA (Reuters) - Several former Canadian soldiers plan to join Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants in coming weeks, with at least one already in Iraq, Canadian media reported on Friday, bolstering the ranks of foreigners fighting alongside the Kurds. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said a half-dozen former armed forces personnel were enlisting, citing unnamed sources. Meanwhile, the National Post newspaper said veterans had formed a group called the First North American Expeditionary Force to help link would-be fighters with Peshmerga units and to provide financial help. ... Pacquiao in need of signature win against Algieri MACAU (AP) — Boxing is a hurt business, as Manny Pacquiao found out when he ended up face down on the canvas after being knocked out just three fights ago by Juan Manuel Marquez. Fiji beat USA 20-14 VANNES, France (AP) — Winger Watisoni Votu scored a double and Fiji survived a second half rally from the USA on Friday to win 20-14 for its first victory on its northern hemisphere tour. Top Asian News at 1:30 a.m. GMT UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee on Friday approved a resolution urging Myanmar to allow its persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority "access to full citizenship on an equal basis." The committee adopted the resolution by consensus, though Myanmar's ambassador objected to the U.N.'s use of the term "Rohingya," saying it "will only pose a barrier on the road to solving this important issue." Verdict pending, Malaysia's Anwar visits US WASHINGTON (AP) — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim told The Associated Press on Friday he's confident of acquittal in his sodomy trial, so long as the Southeast Asian nation's top court demonstrates independence. US provides $68 million for Mexico justice reform MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Mexico says the U.S. government will provide $68 million over five years to assist Mexico's effort to reform its court and justice system. West Virginia outlasts Boston College 70-66 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins arrived in Puerto Rico this week expecting to see his team face tough situations. Single-minded Hamilton speeds to gold and glory Abu Dhabi (AFP) - From anonymous middle England to a life of fabulous riches, a rock star girlfriend, a scarlet red private jet and the brink of a second Formula One world title. RBS admits European stress test blunder London (AFP) - The Royal Bank of Scotland has accepted that it got its sums wrong over the European Banking Authority stress tests last month. Top 25 Capsules SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ryan Boatright had 20 points, Rodney Purvis added 19, and No. 17 Connecticut rallied from five points down in the second half to defeat Dayton 75-64 in the semifinals of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Friday. Top Asian News at 12:30 a.m. GMT TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of Japan's parliament on Friday, forcing an early election in an apparent bid to shore up support for his scandal-plagued government so he can pursue his policy goals. His ruling Liberal Democratic Party, which has been in power for most of the post-World War II era, may lose some seats but is likely to retain a solid majority with its coalition partner in the 480-seat lower house. Sri Lanka leader to face health minister in polls COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's health minister quit President Mahinda Rajapaksa's government Friday to challenge him in the upcoming elections, accusing the leader of taking the country toward an autocracy. Ecological monitoring station proposed at Yellowstone By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - Yellowstone National Park could become a site for collecting massive amounts of data on climate and land-use changes and the effects of invasive species on the Northern Rocky Mountains under a proposal submitted for public comment on Friday. ... Wildlife managers confirm rare sighting of gray wolf at Grand Canyon By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A canine spotted in and around the north rim of the Grand Canyon has been confirmed to be the first western gray wolf at the national park in Arizona since the last one was killed there in the 1940s, U.S. wildlife managers said on Friday. Last month a park visitor captured photographs of the animal wearing what was believed to be a radio collar. Wildlife advocates suspected it was a wolf that wandered south from the Northern Rockies. Benjamin Tuggle, Southwest Regional Director for the U.S. ... UN committee urges Myanmar action on Rohingya UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee on Friday approved a resolution urging Myanmar to allow its persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority "access to full citizenship on an equal basis." Seton Hall holds on for 68-60 win over Nevada ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Sterling Gibbs scored 15 points and Brandon Mobley had 12 as Seton Hall held on for a 68-60 victory over Nevada in the opening game at the eight-team Paradise Jam on Friday. Assange welcome in Ecuador embassy 'as long as necessary' Quito (AFP) - Ecuador Friday guaranteed political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for "as long as necessary," one day after he lost an appeal against a Swedish warrant for his arrest. Judge: 2 can stand trial in French artist's death DETROIT (AP) — A judge has determined that two of three young men are competent to stand trial in the robbery and killing of a French street artist whose body was found in the ruins of an abandoned Detroit public housing project. Ex-Virgin Islands official convicted of corruption CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — A federal jury has found the former executive director of the U.S. Virgin Islands' legislature guilty of accepting bribes and of extortion. Jury orders Irish man to pay $2M over ethanol deal IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A wealthy Irish investor must pay $2 million in damages to an Iowa doctor who was cut out of a major ethanol development in eastern Europe, a jury ruled Friday. Accused member of terrorist group extradited to US WASHINGTON (AP) — An accused member of the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia has been extradited to the United States to face charges of hostage-taking and terrorism targeting Americans. Latin America applauds Obama's immigration plan MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto praised President Barack Obama on Friday for his executive orders granting new rights to millions of people living illegally in the United States, calling it "an act of justice." Mexicans turning to humor in mansion scandal MEXICO CITY (AP) — Brad Pitt and George Clooney are intercepted by Mexico's border patrol. Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, is ready to audition for a soap opera. Hundreds honor US aid worker slain in Syria FISHERS, Indiana (AP) — The death of a U.S. aid worker at the hands of Islamic State militants is "barbaric" and is not a true reflection of Islam, a cleric told hundreds of people who gathered Friday for the first of three memorial services honoring the slain man. Puerto Rico legislators to debate oil tax increase SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor on Friday called a special legislative session for next week to debate a measure that seeks to boost an oil tax by 68 percent. Polish town opposes Pooh Bear for unclear gender WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bear's unclear gender and immodest clothing. No. 17 UConn holds off Dayton 75-64 in Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Last season, Connecticut was mostly unproven and unnoticed until the Huskies peaked late and won the NCAA title. Mexico's Colima volcano spouts ash, hot rock MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Colima volcano in western Mexico has erupted, sending a column of ash about 3 miles (5 kilometers) into the air. Ciganda, Granada tied for lead at LPGA finale NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Michelle Wie suddenly is in a position to consider a million ways how a great year can get even better. U.S., Iran discussing new proposals to break nuclear impasse: sources VIENNA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are working on new proposals aimed at breaking the deadlock in nuclear talks between Tehran and six world powers, sources close to the talks said on Friday. The sources, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the top Iranian and U.S. diplomats were preparing ideas that could be shown to both countries' capitals. No details on the ideas were immediately available. "Discussions are continuing," said a senior U.S. official, who declined to discuss details about the negotiations. ... PSG edges Metz 3-2 to take French league lead METZ, France (AP) — Ezequiel Lavezzi fired Paris Saint-Germain to the top of the French league on Friday by scoring the winner in the 3-2 victory over promoted Metz. Aduriz leads Bilbao to 3-1 win over Espanyol BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz scored one goal and set up another in a 3-1 win over Espanyol at San Mames Stadium on Friday, as the Basque side consolidated its turnaround in the Spanish league. Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory The stock market closed out its fifth straight week of gains with another record high on Friday. WRHL 2014-11-22T00:43:18Z http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=505