A day after missing deal deadline, Iran nuclear talks resume
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program resumed here Wednesday but were almost immediately beset by competing claims, just hours after diplomats abandoned a March 31 deadline to reach the outline of a deal and agreeing to press on. And as the latest round hit the week mark, three of the six foreign ministers involved left the talks with prospects for agreement remaining uncertain.
Lufthansa execs visit French Alps crash site where 150 died
SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) — Lufthansa's chief executive said Wednesday it will take "a long, long time" to understand what led to a deadly crash in the Alps last week — but refused to say what the airline knew about the mental health of the co-pilot suspected of deliberately destroying the plane.
Iraqi minister says Tikrit to be recaptured within 'hours'
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi security forces battled the last remaining pockets of Islamic State militants in Tikrit early Wednesday and were expected to gain full control of the city "within the coming hours," the country's interior minister said.
Yemen officials: 23 dead after airstrikes hit factory
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say Saudi-led warplanes bombed Shiite rebel positions in a western city, setting off explosions and drawing return fire from anti-aircraft guns. Airstrikes also hit a factory in the city and 23 workers died there.