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EU ready to resume business with Iran on Jan 20

The European Union will begin lifting sanctions against Iran on Monday, January 20, the minute it receives word that Tehran has begun implementing a deal to curb its nuclear programme.

Iran nuclear deal proves elusive

Foreign ministers from world powers struggled Saturday to nail down a landmark nuclear deal with Iran, with US Secretary of State John Kerry announcing his imminent departure and Iran's chief negotiator downbeat.

Fall rules Worley out of Winter Olympics

France's Tessa Worley, the reigning world giant slalom champion, has been ruled out of the Winter Olympics next February after a fall during the World Cup slalom race at Courchevel on Tuesday.

Moyes defiant as United's top-four bid falters

Manchester United manager David Moyes had no concerns about his side's performance despite the champions suffering their eighth Premier League defeat of the season at Stoke City's windswept Britannia Stadium.

Iran hangs 16 in reprisal for Pakistan border killings

Iran said it executed 16 "rebels" Saturday in reprisal after gunmen killed at least 14 border guards near the border with Pakistan, in a rugged area often rocked by violence.

Wenger wants Arsenal to prove their worth

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal's League Cup fourth round tie against Chelsea on Tuesday is a golden opportunity to prove they can be serious contenders for silverware.

China manufacturing growth slows to 8-month low, govt data shows

China's manufacturing growth fell to an eight-month low in February, government figures showed on Saturday, reflecting further weakening in the world's second-largest economy but also the effect of a major holiday.

Cibulkova routs Halep to make Australian Open semis

Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova stormed into only her second Grand Slam semi-final on Wednesday by ending the dreams of 11th seed Simona Halep in straight sets.

Carters, Nevill blunt England bowling attack in tour game

Ryan Carters and skipper Peter Nevill frustrated England's bowlers with an unbroken 178-run stand for the Cricket Australia Invitational XI on Wednesday in the tourists' final match before the Ashes.

Clarke poised for comeback with New South Wales

Australian captain Michael Clarke is in line to make his comeback from injury to lead New South Wales in their Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania this week, team officials said Monday.