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EU announces fresh nuclear negotiations with Iran

A new round of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers will be held in New York on September 18, according to EU Foreign Policy Chief

A new round of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers will be held in New York on September 18, according to EU Foreign Policy Chief

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EU leaders name Donald Tusk European Council president

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk will be the next President of the European Council. He takes over from Herman van Rompuy, who has made the

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk will be the next President of the European Council. He takes over from Herman van Rompuy, who has made the

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EU leaders to decide on top jobs at Brussels summit

EU leaders have been meeting in Brussels on Saturday for a summit to decide on two of the EU’s top jobs. They are due to choose a new president of

EU leaders have been meeting in Brussels on Saturday for a summit to decide on two of the EU’s top jobs. They are due to choose a new president of

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EU leaders to meet in Brussels with top jobs tabled for decision

EU leaders are set to attend a key summit on Saturday in Brussels. On the table will be recent developments in Ukraine, Syria and Iraq. But the

EU leaders are set to attend a key summit on Saturday in Brussels. On the table will be recent developments in Ukraine, Syria and Iraq. But the

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Brussels to discuss tougher sanctions on Russia

EU foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels to discuss a tougher stance on Russia in the wake of the MH17 disaster. The 28-nation bloc has been

EU foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels to discuss a tougher stance on Russia in the wake of the MH17 disaster. The 28-nation bloc has been

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Iran talks extended after nuclear deadline missed

Iran and six world powers have failed to meet a July 20 deadline to reach a deal on curbing the Iranian nuclear programme. The US said sanctions

Iran and six world powers have failed to meet a July 20 deadline to reach a deal on curbing the Iranian nuclear programme. The US said sanctions

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EU leaders fail to agree on who should get the bloc's two top jobs

European leaders meeting in Brussels have failed to agree on who should fill two of the bloc’s top jobs, that of European Council president and

European leaders meeting in Brussels have failed to agree on who should fill two of the bloc’s top jobs, that of European Council president and

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EU leaders seek to appoint top officials

EU leaders will meet later this week with the aim of sorting out who will take the bloc’s top jobs over the next five years. There are two big

EU leaders will meet later this week with the aim of sorting out who will take the bloc’s top jobs over the next five years. There are two big

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Iran nuclear talks resume in Vienna

Talks on Iran’s nuclear programme have resumed in Vienna. There are doubts that a comprehensive deal can be reached ahead of the July 20

Talks on Iran’s nuclear programme have resumed in Vienna. There are doubts that a comprehensive deal can be reached ahead of the July 20

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EU to step up Russia sanctions

EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels are expected to step up sanctions against Russia over Ukraine. As separatists declared their victory in

EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels are expected to step up sanctions against Russia over Ukraine. As separatists declared their victory in

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Donetsk referendum 'contrived and bogus' says Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Catherine Ashton, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy, have held wide ranging

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Catherine Ashton, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy, have held wide ranging

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Ashton backs Serbia's new PM in his bid to accelerate EU membership

The EU’s chief diplomat Catherine Ashton has offered full support to Serbia’s newly elected prime minister with his ambitious programme of economic

The EU’s chief diplomat Catherine Ashton has offered full support to Serbia’s newly elected prime minister with his ambitious programme of economic

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EU agrees to tougher sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

EU foreign ministers have agreed to expand sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine. Announcing the move, the EU foreign policy chief

EU foreign ministers have agreed to expand sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine. Announcing the move, the EU foreign policy chief

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Iran nuclear talks end with mixed messages

Talks in Vienna between world powers and Iran have ended amid mixed messages. The two days of meetings were aimed at paving the way towards a

Talks in Vienna between world powers and Iran have ended amid mixed messages. The two days of meetings were aimed at paving the way towards a

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Kerry says energy should not be used as a weapon

In Brussels, US Secretary of State John Kerry and the EU’s top diplomat Catherine Ashton have met for high level talks on energy. The summit was

In Brussels, US Secretary of State John Kerry and the EU’s top diplomat Catherine Ashton have met for high level talks on energy. The summit was

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Ashton's visit to Iran marks 'new chapter' in relations

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is making her first visit to Tehran. Iranian media is describing it as a “new chapter” in relations

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is making her first visit to Tehran. Iranian media is describing it as a “new chapter” in relations

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Estonian FM denies leaked call blamed opposition

A leaked phone call has been released between Estonia’s Foreign Minister, Urmas Paet and the EU’s Foreign Policy Chief, Catherine Ashton, that poses

A leaked phone call has been released between Estonia’s Foreign Minister, Urmas Paet and the EU’s Foreign Policy Chief, Catherine Ashton, that poses

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EU chief greets Yulia Tymoshenko and pledges support to Ukraine

Symbolism and diplomatic language have dominated the rhetoric on Ukraine. EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton held a second day of meetings with

Symbolism and diplomatic language have dominated the rhetoric on Ukraine. EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton held a second day of meetings with

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EU's Ashton demands more urgency from Ukraine politicians

Ukraine’s currency the hryvnia has fallen to a five-year low against the dollar, amid international efforts to seek ways to stabilise the economy and

Ukraine’s currency the hryvnia has fallen to a five-year low against the dollar, amid international efforts to seek ways to stabilise the economy and

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EU's Ashton in fresh talks over Ukraine leaders tug-of-war

The EU’s foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton is in Ukraine on Wednesday for more talks with the president and opposition leaders. It comes as

The EU’s foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton is in Ukraine on Wednesday for more talks with the president and opposition leaders. It comes as

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Ashton wants "constructive dialogue" to resolve Ukraine crisis

Ukranian protesters on the streets of Kyiv remain defiant as the country’s leading political figures clash at the Munich Security Conference. They

Ukranian protesters on the streets of Kyiv remain defiant as the country’s leading political figures clash at the Munich Security Conference. They

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Diplomatic spats ahead of Geneva II conference

Delegates assembled on the eve of the Geneva II conference under a heavy political cloud. EU Foreign Minister Baroness Ashton,

Delegates assembled on the eve of the Geneva II conference under a heavy political cloud. EU Foreign Minister Baroness Ashton,

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Bethlehem celebrates Midnight Mass

Christians came together at the Church of the Holy Nativity traditionally seen as Jesus’ birthplace. It is always crowded on Christmas Eve, and

Christians came together at the Church of the Holy Nativity traditionally seen as Jesus’ birthplace. It is always crowded on Christmas Eve, and

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EU's Foreign Policy Chief in Ukraine

The European Union’s Foreign Police Chief has met both the president and anti-government demonstrators in Ukraine. Catherine Ashton was at the

The European Union’s Foreign Police Chief has met both the president and anti-government demonstrators in Ukraine. Catherine Ashton was at the

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Whiff of optimism as talks into Tehran's nuclear programme continue

Talks on Tehran’s nuclear programme go into a second day with Washington warning it will not rush into any deal. A raft of sticking points remain to

Talks on Tehran’s nuclear programme go into a second day with Washington warning it will not rush into any deal. A raft of sticking points remain to