RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Palestinian artist sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for apostasy was quoted by a local news website Thursday as saying that he is not an atheist and that his case centers around a personal dispute he had with someone.
VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. atomic energy agency is preparing to wrap up a more than a decade-long probe of alleged nuclear weapons work by Iran, but its report will stop short of delivering a judgment on whether the suspicions are valid, the agency's chief said Thursday.
By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister George Osborne's latest spending plans have a roughly 50 percent chance of success, the head of the country's non-partisan Institute for Fiscal Studies said on Thursday. Osborne stuck to his commitment of turning a budget deficit into a surplus by 2020 in a mid-year budget update on Wednesday, confounding predictions that he might have to rein in his ambitions for putting public finances in the black. This is not like the friendly, flexible fiscal target of the last parliament," IFS director Paul Johnson said.