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What we’re watching Monday

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks to the media Sunday after an interim accord to curb Iran’s nuclear powers in return for slightly loosening some economic sanctions had been reached. Creative Commons photo by Eric Bridiers and via flickr user United States Mission Geneva

Good morning. Here are some of the top stories we’re watching today:


  • An interim six-month accord was reached in the early Sunday hours between Iran and the P5+1: the U.S., the U.K., Russia, China, France and Germany after intense negotiations in Geneva. In return for Iran agreeing to curb some of its nuclear activities, the country will receive about $7 billion in sanctions relief.

  • France’s foreign minister said the European Union would likely begin lifting some of the sanctions against Iran beginning in December

  • The New York Times has a visual breakdown of the deal. Iran will receive some financial relief, but most sanctions against the Islamic Republic will remain in place.



  • More than 30,000 protesters have taken to Thailand’s capital — including entering the finance ministry compound — in hopes of toppling the government and ending what activists say is the continued power exercised by the deposed former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra.

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