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World Apr 02World powers, Iran reach framework for nuke deal by June 30
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- After marathon negotiations, the United States, Iran and five other world powers announced an agreement Thursday outlining limits on Iran's nuclear program to block it from developing atomic weapons and directing negotiators toward a final accord this…
World Mar 31Officials say Iran talks will continue into next phase
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Wrapping up six days of marathon nuclear talks with mixed results, Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a general statement agreeing to continue talks in a new phase aimed at reaching a final agreement…
World Mar 30Officials: Iran nuke talks solving some issues, not others
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program reached a critical phase Monday with diplomats struggling to overcome substantial differences just a day before a deadline for the outline of an agreement.
World Mar 29Officials: Iran nuclear talks show progress, but obstacles remain
Iran may accept new constraints on uranium enrichment but is pushing back about the length of limits on technology it could use to make nuclear arms, Western officials told The Associated Press on Sunday.
World Mar 28Iran nuclear talks expand as deadline for deal approaches
Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program picked up pace on Saturday with the French and German foreign ministers joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Tehran's top diplomat ahead of an end-of-March deadline for a preliminary deal.
Politics Feb 28Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making
For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies.
Nation Feb 26Susan Rice and Samantha Power to attend AIPAC conference
WASHINGTON — In a move that may ease — or exacerbate — spiraling tensions with Israel over a potential Iran nuclear deal, the White House has decided against snubbing America's leading pro-Israel lobby and will send President Barack Obama's national…
Politics Feb 24Kerry defends Iran negotiations before Congress
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry defended Tuesday the Obama administration's nuclear negotiations with Iran, saying the U.S. policy is to prevent the Iranians from getting atomic weapons.
World Feb 05Kerry travels to Ukraine as U.S. weighs sending arms
KIEV, Ukraine — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Ukraine to show support for the embattled government as the Obama administration weighs sending arms to Kiev to help it fight Russian-backed separatists.
World Feb 04U.S., Russia engage in Cold War-like ‘chess match’ over energy
WASHINGTON — As the Obama administration escalates economic sanctions on Russia and weighs military support to Ukraine, it has revved up a less noticed but far broader campaign to wean Central and Eastern Europe off a deep reliance on Russian…