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Moldova to sign association agreement on June 27: EU

Moscow, May 14 (AFP) European Union President Herman Van Rompuy has invited Moldova to sign a key economic and political deal with the EU on June 27, warning against external pressure on the country...

Syria peace envoy quits amid new chemical arms fears

United Nations, May 14 (AFP) The United Nations peace envoy for Syria threw in the towel after failing to start a meaningful dialogue, as France accused Damascus of continuing to use chemical weapons. In a...

EU, Ukraine sign aid deals worth 1.78 billion USD

Brussels, May 13 (AP) Ukraine's prime minister and European Union officials today closed deals for a total of 1.78 billion USD in EU assistance that Kiev could use to pay its energy bills, combat...

Iran, US warn of hard slog in nuclear talks

Vienna, May 13 (AFP) Iranian and US officials in Vienna for a fourth round of nuclear talks cautioned today that there was still hard work to be done before a final deal can be...

Violence has no place at Ukraine national talks: Merkel

Berlin, May 13 (AFP) German Chancellor Angela Merkel today called for planned round table talks in crisis-hit Ukraine to be as "representative" as possible but warned there was no place for those who use...

Geneva talks on Syria on hold, says White House

Washington, May 13 (PTI) The Geneva talks on Syria would resume if President Bashar al-Assad agrees to discuss a transitional government and postpone the upcoming presidential elections, the White House said today. "On the matter...

Iran leader says won’t bow to force in nuke talks Tehran

May 13 (AP) Iran's top leader said today that his nation will not bow to the West's pressure in nuclear talks with world powers that convene this evening in Vienna. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has...

Fresh violence rattles new Europe push for Ukraine talks

Kiev, May 13 (AFP) Separatist rebels killed seven Ukrainian soldiers in a bloody ambush in the restive east today, rattling efforts by Europe to step up a diplomatic push to resolve the escalating crisis...

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