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Iran Talks Grind Into Overtime As Top Diplomats Leave

As members of the United Nations Security Council leave Lausanne and the chance of a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration frets over what to do before Congress reconvenes.

April 1, 2015
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Negotiations On Iran’s Nuclear Program Seem Headed Toward Overtime

“Foreign ministers from Iran, the United States, France, Germany, Britain, Russia, and China have struggled with a series of tough issues this week, notably what restrictions will remain on Iran’s research and development, and how quickly United Nations sanctions will be lifted.”

March 31, 2015

Iran Nuclear Talks Halt Without Signs Of Progress

Talks with Iran to to limit its nuclear activities to nonmilitary purposes are at a standstill.

November 11, 2014

Indian, Pakistani Military Leaders Discuss Deadly Border Clashes

India and Pakistan military officials held discussions about the violence in the Himalayan region of Kashmir.

October 14, 2014

Kerry In Iraq For Crisis Talks As ISIS Militants Gain Ground

By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times BAGHDAD — Secretary of State John F. Kerry arrived in Baghdad on Monday for talks with Prime Minister Nouri Maliki and other senior officials as the Iraqi government faces a political crisis that has bred a violent Islamist insurgency. Kerry’s unscheduled visit comes after the Islamic State of Iraq and […]

June 23, 2014

Iran Eases Key Demand In Nuclear Talks, Boosting Chances For A Deal

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau VIENNA — Iran is easing a key demand in negotiations with world powers over its disputed nuclear program, boosting prospects for the top-priority agreement that diplomats are racing to finish within a month. Abbas Araqchi, Iran’s deputy foreign minister, acknowledged amid a week of negotiations in Vienna that Tehran now […]

June 18, 2014

Iran Maneuvers To Win Blame Game If Nuclear Talks Collapse

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau VIENNA — Iran’s nuclear negotiating team has come to this city hoping to seal a deal on its disputed nuclear program that will finally remove the international sanctions crippling its economy. But just in case they don’t win that diplomatic victory, they are carefully positioning themselves to come away with […]

June 17, 2014

Progress Reported In Ukraine-Russia Talks But Fighting Continues

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry reported progress Monday after a second day of talks with a Moscow envoy aimed at ending the fighting between government forces and pro-Russia separatists in the east. Violence continued, however, in the besieged, militant-occupied town of Slovyansk, demonstrating the virulence of the separatist movement, which appears […]

June 10, 2014

Nigeria Ex-President Obasanjo Holds Talks To Free Schoolgirls

Lagos (AFP) – Nigeria’s ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo has met with people close to Boko Haram in an attempt to broker the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls, a source close to the talks told AFP. The meeting took place last weekend at Obasanjo’s farm in southern Ogun state and included relatives of some senior […]

May 27, 2014

Talks Over Iran’s Nuclear Program Get Underway

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau VIENNA — Iran and six world powers Wednesday formally began a two-month diplomatic sprint to complete a deal aimed at preventing Tehran from developing the ability to build nuclear weapons. Top diplomats from the world powers — the United States, Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia — met with the […]

May 15, 2014

Fresh Violence Rattles New Europe Push For Ukraine Talks

Kiev (AFP) – Separatist rebels killed seven Ukrainian soldiers in a bloody ambush in the restive east on Tuesday, rattling efforts by Europe to step up a diplomatic push to resolve the escalating crisis on its doorstep. The violence flared as German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was in Ukraine to push Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels […]

May 13, 2014

Nigeria ‘Willing To Talk’ To Boko Haram Over Missing Girls

Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria on Tuesday said it was willing to talk to Boko Haram militants, as the United States sent its top Africa general for talks on the rescue mission of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls. The governor of Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state, Kashim Shettima, confirmed that all of the girls shown in the […]

May 13, 2014