German Greens vote to enter government coalition talks
Germany's Green party on Sunday followed its prospective partner, the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD), in clearing the way for official three-way negotiations with the business-friendly Free Democrats (FDP) to form the next government.
Iran to resume nuclear talks on Thursday: MP
Iran will resume nuclear negotiations, which were suspended in June, with world powers on October 21, an Iranian lawmaker said Sunday after a meeting with foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. The minister said that "talks with the 4+1 Group will restart on Thursday in Brussels", Ahmad Alirezabeigui told the ultra-conservative news agency Fars after a closed-door session with Amir-Abdollahian.
Russian actor, director making first movie in space return to Earth
A Russian actor and a film director making the first move film in space returned to Earth on Sunday after spending 12 days on the International Space Station (ISS). The space capsule carrying Russian ISS crew member Oleg Novitskiy, Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko landed in a remote area in Kazakhstan, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said. The crew had dedocked from the ISS three hours earlier.