World Bulletin / News Desk
Iran denied on Sunday a report in a U.S. newspaper that it had plans for direct talks with the United States over its nuclear programme.
The New York Times reported, citing Obama administration officials, that the United States and Iran had agreed in principle to one-on-one negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme, though the White House quickly denied the report.
"We don't have any discussions or negotiations with America," Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said in a news conference on Sunday. "The (nuclear) talks are ongoing with the P5+1 group of nations. Other than that, we have no discussions with the United States."
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Delegation from Yangon will meet local leaders following crackdown, alleged abuses in western state
Newspapers said relatives of the missing had been put through "heaven and hell" and accused the maritime ministry of recklessness.
The confirmation, which sparked strong criticism from rights groups, came a day after Lee Ming-cheh's wife said he had been detained by Chinese security units.
He is now the fourth wealthiest man in China, according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index, with $23.3 billion on March 29, just behind Pony Ma, founder of internet giant Tencent.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry says it summoned a French diplomat after a Chinese national was killed by a police officer in Paris.
At least 35 people detained amid riots after Paris police shot Chinese national dead on Sunday
Parliament Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq says 45 out of 108 such teachers have left Pakistan so far
Six other employees of Transport Ministry survive huge mass of snow hitting Bishkek-Osh road early Tuesday, local media says
Security forces have been accused of opening fire on unarmed protesters in Chadoora area
High levels of children out-of-school belies achievements since fall of Taliban
Army says militants were pressured to free kidnapped engineer after non-stop four-day military operation
The wreckage of the 6,800-ton ferry now sits aboard the deck of the semi-submersible heavy lift transport vessel Dockwise White Marlin.
If convicted, Mr. Ma would have faced a maximum of three years in prison.
Passenger train collides with oil tanker in northeastern Sheikhupura district