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Feb 14, 2014

West aims to minimise nuclear bomb risk in Iran talks

BRUSSELS/VIENNA, Feb 14 (Reuters) – When world powers start
talks with Iran next week on a final agreement on their nuclear
dispute, the main question for the West will be how to ensure
Tehran gives up enough atomic activity to ensure it cannot build
a bomb any time soon.

If successful, the negotiations could put to rest a decade
of hostility between the West and the Islamic Republic, and head
off the danger of a new war in the Middle East.

Feb 7, 2014

Leaked tapes underline EU-U.S. split over Ukraine sanctions

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The leaked recording of senior U.S. officials dismissing the European Union’s role in Ukraine may be deeply embarrassing but it has exposed a very real split between Brussels and Washington over how to handle Kiev.

Both the United States and the EU have launched diplomatic campaigns to end the violence gripping Ukraine since President Viktor Yanukovich rejected an EU trade deal last November and committed himself to Russia instead.

Jan 28, 2014

Russia says will honor $15 billion loan pledge to Ukraine

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Russia will honor its pledge to lend Ukraine $15 billion and reduce the price of gas it supplies to its neighbor even if the opposition forms the next government, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.

However, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said soon afterwards that Russia and Ukraine had no agreement yet on the second tranche of the $15 billion loan.

Jan 28, 2014

EU meets Russia for ‘clear the air’ talks with Putin

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and the European Union’s top two officials were set to hold “clear the air” talks in Brussels on Tuesday after months of growing tension over Ukraine and trade and energy disputes.

Instead of the normal two-day summit, the EU decided to cut out dinner with Putin on Monday night, sending a message to the Russian leader that it is no longer “business as usual”, with relations at their lowest point in years.

Jan 28, 2014

Talks on Iran nuclear deal expected in NY in February- U.S.

UNITED NATIONS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – - The opening round of talks between Iran and six world powers on a long-term deal for Tehran to curb parts of its nuclear program in exchange for a gradual end to sanctions is expected to take place next month in New York, a U.S. official said on Monday.

“It is our understanding that the first round of comprehensive negotiations will be in New York in mid-February with dates still being confirmed,” U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said in an email.

Jan 27, 2014

Talks on Iran nuclear deal expected in NY in February: envoys

UNITED NATIONS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – - The first round of talks between Iran and six world powers on a long-term deal for Tehran to curb parts of its nuclear program in exchange for a gradually end to sanctions is expected to take place next month in New York, Western officials said on Monday.

“Waiting for official announcement, which should be soon,” a Western official told Reuters about tentative plans to hold the talks as early as mid-February at U.N. headquarters in New York City. “One of the reasons it’s moving to new York is the UN infrastructure, similar to Geneva.”

Jan 27, 2014

Talks on Iran nuclear deal expected in NY in Feb -envoys

UNITED NATIONS/BRUSSELS, Jan 27 (Reuters) – - The first
round of talks between Iran and six world powers on a long-term
deal for Tehran to curb parts of its nuclear program in exchange
for a gradually end to sanctions is expected to take place next
month in New York, Western officials said on Monday.

“Waiting for official announcement, which should be soon,” a
Western official told Reuters about tentative plans to hold the
talks as early as mid-February at U.N. headquarters in New York
City. “One of the reasons it’s moving to new York is the UN
infrastructure, similar to Geneva.”

Jan 21, 2014

West, Iran activate landmark nuclear deal

VIENNA/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Iran has halted its most sensitive nuclear operations under a preliminary deal with world powers, winning some relief from economic sanctions on Monday in a ground-breaking exchange that could ease a threat of war.

The United States and European Union both suspended some trade and other restrictions against the OPEC oil producer after the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog confirmed that Iran had fulfilled its side of an agreement made on November 24.

Jan 20, 2014

World powers, Iran to activate landmark nuclear deal after IAEA nod

BRUSSELS/VIENNA, Jan 20 (Reuters) – World powers and Iran
are due to start implementing a landmark deal on Monday curbing
Tehran’s nuclear programme, amid hopes that it will pave the way
for a broad settlement of a decade-old standoff and ease fears
of a new Middle East war.

If, as expected, the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog
confirms in the morning that Iran is meeting its end of the
agreement, the European Union and the United States will later
in the day suspend some economic sanctions in return.

Jan 20, 2014

Powers and Iran to activate landmark nuclear deal after IAEA nod

BRUSSELS/VIENNA (Reuters) – World powers and Iran are due to start implementing a landmark deal on Monday curbing Tehran’s nuclear program, amid hopes that it will pave the way for a broad settlement of a decade-old standoff and ease fears of a new Middle East war.

If, as expected, the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog confirms in the morning that Iran is meeting its end of the agreement, the European Union and the United States will later in the day suspend some economic sanctions in return.

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      "Justyna covers EU foreign policy in Brussels with a focus on Balkans and Turkey, as well immigration, security and human rights in the European Union. Previously she was a bureau chief in Romania and Bulgaria, and wrote about financial markets in London and economic policy in Poland."
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