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Assad must go: EU foreign ministers


September 9th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Nicosia (Cyprus), Sep 9 (IANS) Foreign ministers of countries in the European Union (EU), who met for a two-day meeting in Cyprus, demanded the resignation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, ... Read more...

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EU tightens sanctions on Syria


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The 27-member European Union (EU) Monday approved a new set of sanctions against Syria, including a tougher arms embargo, in response to the escalating violence ... Read more...

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EU to slap new sanctions on Syria


July 20th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 20 (IANS) The European Union (EU) is all set to impose more sanctions against Syria, said an EU foreign affairs official Friday.It has so far approved 16 rounds ... Read more...

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EU welcomes Morsi as Egypt’s new leader


July 1st, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has welcomed the inauguration of Mohamed Morsi as Egypt's new president."We congratulate President Morsi on his inauguration. This ... Read more...

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US, EU greet Egyptian president-elect on his win (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 7:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington/Brussels, June 25 (IANS) The US and European Union (EU) have greeted the Egyptian president-elect Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood party over his win in the presidential election of which ... Read more...

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Istanbul to host next Iran n-talks


June 20th, 2012 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) New talks over Iran's nuclear energy between Tehran and five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (Group 5+1) will be held in ... Read more...

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Russia urges Israel to stop settlement expansion


June 9th, 2012 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russia has called on Israel to abandon plans to build new apartments in the West Bank, warning that it could hurt the peace process ... Read more...

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Iran questions upcoming n-talks ‘with no agenda’


June 7th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran has said the EU's failure to arrange experts' meeting for drafting an agenda about the nuclear talks has created an atmosphere of doubt and ... Read more...

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China backs Europe’s integration


May 31st, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 31 (IANS) China supports Europe's integration process as well as its efforts to deal with the sovereign debt crisis, said an official.China has faith in Europe's capability of ... Read more...

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Bulgarian envoy to Yemen escapes abduction attempt


May 14th, 2012 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 14 (IANS) Bulgarian ambassador in Yemen Boris Genadiev Borisov had a miraculous escape when armed men intercepted his car and tried to kidnap him at gunpoint in Yemeni ... Read more...

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EU concerned over jailed Russian opposition leaders


May 12th, 2012 - 6:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union is concerned over the arrests of Russian opposition movement leaders during the recent protest rallies in Moscow, EU foreign policy chief Catherine ... Read more...

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Clashes in Kashmiri training camps in Pakistan


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 3 (IANS) There are growing incidents of clashes between militants wanting to return to Jammu and Kashmir from training camps in Pakistan and those wanting to stay on, ... Read more...

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EU foreign policy chief meets with Burma’s Suu Kyi


April 29th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by BNO News
YANGON, MYANMAR (BNO NEWS) -- European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Saturday visited Burma, which is officially known as Myanmar, where she met with Burmese opposition leader Aung San ... Read more...

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EU to allow Myanmar to export goods at discount


April 19th, 2012 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union (EU) will abolish 20-year sanctions against Myanmar and include the country into its generalised system of preferences, EU foreign policy chief Catherine ... Read more...

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EU condemns Afghanistan attacks


April 16th, 2012 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has condemned Sunday's Taliban attacks on government buildings and western embassies in Afghanistan, her spokesperson said in ... Read more...

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Iran n-talks constructive: EU


April 15th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, April 15 (IANS) Talks between six world powers and Iran on its nuclear programme have been described as "constructive and useful" by European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.Speaking ... Read more...

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Six-party n-talks ‘positive’; Iran refuses meeting with US (Second Lead)


April 14th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) Key talks involving six major countries and Iran on Tehran's controversial nuclear programme, which resumed Saturday in Istanbul after a 15-month impasse, were described as ... Read more...

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Six-party talks on Iran n-programme ‘positive’ (Lead, Correcting day in intro)


April 14th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) Key talks involving six major countries and Iran on Tehran's controversial nuclear programme, which resumed Saturday after a 15-month impasse, have been described as "positive" ... Read more...

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Six-party talks on Iran n-programme ‘positive’


April 14th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) Key talks involving six major countries and Iran on Tehran's controversial nuclear programme, which resumed Friday after a 15-month impasse, have been described as "positive" ... Read more...

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Clinton says diplomacy with Iran not infinite


April 5th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the time for diplomacy with Iran over its disputed nuclear programme is not "infinite". "We want to ... Read more...

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EU praises Myanmar over political reforms


March 29th, 2012 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 29 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has praised the Myanmar government for "remarkable programme of political reform" in the country over the last year."The release of political prisoners, ... Read more...

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EU seeks mutual solution to India-Italy row


March 21st, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 21 (IANS) European Union (EU) Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton has expressed hope that a mutually acceptable solution be found with regard to the case of two Italian ... Read more...

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EU hopes for resolution of India-Italy row over marines


March 13th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 13 (IANS) European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton Tuesday met Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti to discuss the issue of two Italian marines who are in jail ... Read more...

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EU suggests ‘bilateral track’ to resolve India-Italy row


March 10th, 2012 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Brussels/Copenhagen, March 10 (IANS) European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has said the EU is "ready to work closely" to help resolve the issue of two Italian soldiers ... Read more...

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Enter dialogues ‘without pre-condition’, Iran urged


March 8th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, March 8 (IANS) The six major countries that used to engage in Iran nuclear talks Thursday called on the country to enter fresh dialogues "without pre-conditions."The six, namely the ... Read more...

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EU closely following Italian marines’ case in India


March 7th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 7 (IANS) The European Union (EU) is "very closely" following the issue of two Italian marines jailed in Kerala state of India since the beginning, EuAsia News reported ... Read more...

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EU accepts Iran talks offer


March 6th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has accepted Tehran's offer to resume negotiations with the Iran Six amid growing international concerns over the ... Read more...

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EU decides to withdraw all envoys to Belarus (Lead, Changing Dateline)


February 29th, 2012 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 29 (IANS) The European Union decided to withdraw all of its envoys to Belarus after the latter asked the head of the EU delegation to Belarus and the ... Read more...

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EU gets letter from Iran for n-talks


February 16th, 2012 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has received a letter from Iran asking it to restart the nuclear talks."We received the letter today and we're studying it, we're ... Read more...

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EU seeks closer ties with Pakistan


February 9th, 2012 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 9 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Wednesday adopted a plan to build a strong relationship with Pakistan.Welcoming the adoption, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said the five-year ... Read more...

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IAEA team to visit Iran as EU slaps oil imports ban


January 24th, 2012 - 1:50 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 24 (IANS) The UN's nuclear watchdog, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has said it was sending a team to Iran between Jan 29 and 31 "to resolve all ... Read more...

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EU bans Iranian oil imports (Lead, Changing Dateline)


January 24th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) The European Union Monday imposed an oil embargo on Iran over its nuclear programme.The sanctions involve an immediate ban on all new oil contracts with Iran ... Read more...

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EU meets to impose more sanctions on Iran


January 24th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 23 (IANS) Foreign Ministers of the European Union (EU) met here Monday to impose additional sanctions on Iran focusing on its central bank and its oil exports, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Top EU official to visit India


January 15th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 15 (IANS) European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will visit India Monday-Tuesday and she is scheduled to meet External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, Defence Minister A.K. ... Read more...

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EU condemns Nigeria Christmas bombings


December 27th, 2011 - 4:40 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 27 (IANS) The European Union Monday condemned the Christmas Day bombings in Nigeria that left scores of people dead or injured.Sunday's explosion at the St. Therasa Catholic Church ... Read more...

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