**Iran Nuclear Deal to Take Effect Jan. 20**
A deal to limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for limited sanctions relief is set take effect January 20.
Officials from both sides confirmed the start date Sunday, after experts spent weeks discussing how to implement the six-month pact they first agreed to in November.
Iran will limit its uranium enrichment to five percent and reduce its stock of higher-enriched uranium, while also allowing United Nations inspectors to access nuclear facilities.
In exchange, the United States and European Union will ease sanctions that have squeezed Iran's economy.
Iran and the six world powers, which include the U.S., Britain, China, France, Russia and Germany, will use the six months to continue negotiations on a long-lasting deal to address fears that Iran is seeking to build nuclear weapons.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said reaching a comprehensive agreement will be tough, but that the negotiations are the best way to resolve the issue "peacefully and durably."
**Israel Holds Memorial for Late PM Sharon**
Israel is holding a state memorial service for former prime minister Ariel Sharon, who died Saturday at the age of 85.
The service Monday at the country's parliament will be followed by a private funeral at Mr. Sharon's ranch in the Negev desert in southern Israel.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and former British prime minister Tony Blair are among those speaking at the memorial. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said officials from Russia, Germany, Spain, Canada and the Czech Republic are also among those attending the service.
Mr. Sharon's body lay in state for several hours in parliament Sunday as mourners paid their last respects.
He served as Israel's prime minister from 2001 until 2006 when he had a massive stroke that left him in a coma for the last eight years of his life.