Jun 23

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European Union nations agreed on Monday to impose new sanctions against Iran, including an assets freeze of the country's biggest bank, which is suspected of providing services to Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

Britain will freeze assets of Iran's largest bank in a new move to discourage the country from developing nuclear weapons, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Monday as President Bush continued his farewell trip to Europe with a visit to London.

Negotiations led by the U.N. Security Council to determine the future of Kosovo ended in a deadlock Wednesday, with Western diplomats saying talks would continue in European capitals over the fate of the U.N. administered province.