• U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the media as he meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Friday, April 22, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Kerry: US won’t block foreign business deals under nuke deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Obama administration moved Friday to try to address Iranian complaints that U.S. financial regulations are denying Iran the sanctions relief it deserves under last year’s landmark nuclear deal.

  • Syrian chief negotiator Bashar al-Jaafari, Ambassador of the Permanent Representative Mission of Syria to the United Nations, speaks during a press conference after a round of negotiations between the Syrian government and UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, April 22, 2016. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)

    Deadly airstrikes hit northern Syria as talks stall

    BEIRUT (AP) — At least 18 people were killed Friday when airstrikes hit several rebel-held neighborhoods in Syria’s contested northern city of Aleppo, anti-government activists said, an escalation that placed added strain on a fragile cease-fire.

  • Members of the Syrian government delegation, with Syrian ambassador to the United Nations and head of the government delegation Bashar al-Jaafari, left, and Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmed Arnous attend a meeting with UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura during Syria peace talks at the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, April 22, 2016. (Fabrice Coffrini/Pool Photo via AP)

    The Latest: French FM says Syria talks in ‘danger zone’

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  • FIFA cuts ban for 2018-2022 World Cup bid inspector

    ZURICH (AP) — A seven-year FIFA ban imposed on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid inspector has been cut by four years on appeal.

  • Egypt arrests dozens ahead of rally against president

    CAIRO (AP) — Rights lawyers say Egyptian security forces have rounded up dozens of activists, journalists, and lawyers ahead of planned demonstrations against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s policies, including the transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

  • FIFA President Gianni Infantino gestures speaking to Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin in Moscow, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (Alexander Nemenov/Pool Photo via AP)

    FIFA panel to monitor labor conditions at Qatar stadiums

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — FIFA will create a panel to monitor construction at World Cup stadiums in Qatar to ensure “decent working conditions.”

  • In this hand out photo released by Kensington Palace, Britain's Prince George meets with US  President Barack Obama, centre and first lady Michelle Obama , at Kensington Palace, London, Friday April 22, 2016. Prince William is at left. (Pete Souza/Kensington Palace via AP)

    Obama’s royal holiday: Lunch with queen, dinner with princes

    LONDON (AP) — President Barack Obama plunged into a whirlwind of royal socializing Friday that began over a birthday lunch with Queen Elizabeth II and ended at a dinner hosted by the trio of young royals who represent the future of the British monarchy.