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West and Russia accuse each other of “coercing” Ukraine

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The United States and Europe exchanged angry words with Russia on Saturday in a tug-of-war over Ukraine, with US, EU and NATO leaders saying Moscow must not strong-arm Kiev into an unpopular alliance. At conference in...
World

Russia to await new Ukraine government before fully implementing rescue

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President Vladimir Putin raised the pressure on Ukraine on Wednesday, saying Russia would wait until it forms a new government before fully implementing a $15 billion bailout deal that Kiev urgently needs. Putin...
Russia

Russia criticises ‘aggressive’ Ukraine protests, NATO response

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By Adrian Croft and David Brunnstrom Russia criticised “aggressive actions” by Ukrainian demonstrators and the Western response to the protests on Wednesday, saying outsiders should...
Americas

Kerry joins nuclear talks as Iran, powers push for breakthrough (updated)

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By Parisa Hafezi and John Irish U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers of five other world powers joined talks on Iran’s contested...
Asia

Iran, six powers struggle to overcome snags in nuclear talks

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By Louis Charbonneau, Fredrik Dahl and Parisa Hafezi Iran and six world powers struggled on Friday to budge sticking points in negotiations aimed at securing an interim accord to...
Asia

France, Iran trade barbs as powers struggle to reach nuclear deal

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By John Irish, Parisa Hafezi and Justyna Pawlak France and Iran traded tough words on Thursday as major powers struggled to finalise an interim deal...
Asia

Iran, powers extend talks to clinch elusive nuclear deal

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Iran and six world powers extended high-stakes talks over Tehran’s nuclear program into an unscheduled third day on Saturday, as their top diplomats labored to...
Asia

Iran says nuclear deal possible this week in Geneva

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By Fredrik Dahl, Justyna Pawlak, Louis Charbonneau and Yeganeh Torbati An agreement that would open the door to ending a decade-long nuclear standoff between Iran...
Asia

Iran says powers receptive to ideas for ending nuclear stand-off

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Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday world powers were receptive to Tehran’s proposals for easing the stand-off over its nuclear programme and...