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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
European powers, Iran make little progress in nuclear talks
European powers and Iran made little progress late Monday toward reaching an agreement to end the standoff over Tehran's nuclear program as an end-of-March deadline closes in.
The EU warned Monday of a continued Russian military build-up in Crimea as it condemned Moscow's “illegal annexation” of the peninsula from Ukraine one year ago.
Three male teens from the UK who reached Turkey before being deported back to Britain and arrested are believed to be the latest examples of a worrying trend — the rising number of young Britons seeking to travel to Syria to join extremists there.
Monday, March 16, 2015
Putin: Russia prepared raising nuclear readiness over Crimea
Russia was ready to bring its nuclear weapons into a state of alert during last year's tensions over the Crimean Peninsula and the overthrow of Ukraine's president, President Vladimir Putin said in remarks aired on Sunday.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is to visit Cuba later this month in a bid to spur talks aimed at normalizing ties with the communist-led island state, the first such trip by a top EU diplomat.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
EU, Germany raise alarm over Greece bailout
Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has warned of an alarming lack of progress in talks on Greece's bailout, as Germany raised the specter of a tumultuous Greek exit from the euro.
Pope declares jubilee in powerful reform signal
Pope Francis on Friday marked the second anniversary of his election by declaring a jubilee year that will be interpreted as a powerful signal of his commitment to reforming the Church.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Iceland on Thursday announced it was dropping its bid to join the European Union in line with pledges made two years ago by its then new euroskeptic government.
Sweden offers to question Assange in London
Swedish prosecutors offered Friday to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London over rape allegations, in a U-turn that could provide a breakthrough in the deadlocked case.
Russia's central bank cut its key interest rate on Friday by one percentage point to 14 percent in an attempt to support the economy, which is sliding into a brutal recession.
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