US secretary of state John Kerry said yesterday major differences persist between Iran and six world powers negotiating on Tehran’s nuclear programme, remarks echoed by Tehran, with a July 20 deadline for a deal approaching.
Mon, 14 Jul, 2014
Ukraine issued an arrest warrant yesterday for its ousted pro-Russian president over “mass murder” and appealed for $35bn (€25bn) in Western aid as Moscow denounced Kiev’s new reformist interim government as “Kalashnikov-toting people in black masks.”
Tue, 25 Feb, 2014
Top Western diplomats headed to Kiev today to try to defuse a stand-off between Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s government and thousands of demonstrators, following a night in which police in riot gear dismantled protesters’ encampments outside government buildings.
Tue, 10 Dec, 2013
US Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers of other major powers converged today to lend their weight to the Iran nuclear talks after envoys reported progress on key issues blocking an interim agreement to curb the Iranian programme in return for limited sanctions relief.
Sat, 23 Nov, 2013
France raised questions today about whether a proposed deal to temporarily curb Iran’s nuclear programme goes far enough, complicating negotiations with the Iranians and casting doubt on whether an agreement could be reached during the current round of negotiations in Switzerland.
Sat, 09 Nov, 2013
European Union officials have agreed that the August 21 chemical attack outside Damascus appears to have been the work of Syria’s regime, but that any potential military attack against it should wait for the UN inspectors’ report.
Sat, 07 Sep, 2013
Political reaction in Ireland to the escalating Syrian crisis remains opposed to military intervention, despite the rising civilian death toll and suggestions that Britain might back air raids against military targets without the agreement of the UN.
Tue, 27 Aug, 2013
The European Union is considering trade action against Bangladesh, which has preferential access to EU markets for its garments, in order to pressure Dhaka to improve safety standards after a building collapse killed hundreds of factory workers.
Thu, 02 May, 2013
Six nations have started talks with Iran in an attempt to satisfy both Tehran’s demands for international recognition of its right to advanced nuclear technology and world concerns that the Islamic Republic wants to misuse that expertise to make atomic arms.
Fri, 05 Apr, 2013