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Switzerland agreed to limit the level of immigrants allowed from the European Union beginning this May, adding to caps that are already in place for eight other central and eastern states.
The EU's foreign policy chief says that nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers have failed to reach an agreement.
Governments and rights organizations are decrying raids by Russian authorities on more than 2,000 international and domestic advocacy groups, what observers say is an unprecedented campaign to silence critics of the Kremlin.
Foreign ministers with the European Union are meeting to find consensus on how the global community might stop the violence in Syria.
Iran’s foreign minister on Sunday welcomed the United States’ willingness to hold direct talks with Tehran on the standoff over its nuclear program but didn’t commit to accepting the offer — insisting that Washington must show “fair and real” intentions to resolve the issue and complaining about “threatening rhetoric.”
Iran's foreign minister on Sunday welcomed the willingness of the United States to hold direct talks with Tehran in the standoff over its nuclear program but didn't commit to accepting the offer — insisting that Washington must show "fair and real" intentions to resolve the issue and complaining about "threatening rhetoric."
Soldiers arrested Mali's prime minister and ordered him to resign, showing that the military is still the real power in the capital of this large West African country even though soldiers made a show of returning control back to civilian leaders several months after launching a coup in March.
Soldiers arrested Mali's prime minister and forced him to resign before dawn on Tuesday, showing that the military remains the real power in this troubled West Africa nation, even though officers made a show of handing back authority to a civilian-led government after a coup in March.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton toured a Serbian Orthodox church in Kosovo on Wednesday as she pressed America's close ally to step up its minority outreach while trying to convince ethnic Serbs that they have a home in Europe's youngest nation.
The United States and the European Union said Tuesday they'll press on with sanctions against Iran, even as they hope the promise of new negotiations could lead to a diplomatic solution ending the nuclear standoff.
Proposals from both Iran and the group of six world powers will be on the table at the next round of talks in Moscow next week, not just the West's demand to halt Iran's highest-level uranium enrichment, Iran's top nuclear negotiator said Wednesday.
The negotiating stance from Iranian officials never varies: The Islamic Republic will not give up its capabilities to make nuclear fuel. But embedded in the messages are meanings that reach beyond Tehran's talks with world powers.
European Union naval forces and attack helicopters conducted their first onshore raid on a suspected pirate lair in Somalia Tuesday. A pirate said the strike destroyed a supply center and set back their operations.
Israel on Wednesday accused Iran of stalling in negotiations over its nuclear program with the international community, and said an upcoming round of talks can succeed only if the Iranians agree to halt all uranium enrichment.
The European Union on Monday suspended its sanctions against Myanmar for a year following a wave of widely praised political reforms in the country, but the EU will retain an embargo on arms sales, officials said.
"What matters in the end is substance, and ... we are still a considerable distance apart," Ashton said at the end of the two day talks.
Catherine Ashton, the European Union's foreign affairs chief, said the raids are part of "a trend that is deeply troubling."