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Iranian negotiators reject hardline criticism of nuclear talks

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ABU DHABI - Iranian hardliners stepped up criticism of Tehran's negotiations with world powers over its nuclear program on Wednesday, but negotiators defended the planned deal that could lead to an end to economic sanctions.

U.S. adopts harsher tone in U.N. envoy dispute with Iran

WASHINGTON - The United States adopted a harsher tone toward Iran's proposed U.N. ambassador on Tuesday, calling Tehran's choice of Hamid Abutalebi "unacceptable" and tying him to the 1979-1981 U.S. hostage crisis in Tehran.

Rouhani says Iran sanctions will unravel in months

DUBAI - President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday international sanctions on Iran would unravel in months following negotiations with world powers on its nuclear program, the official IRNA news agency reported.

World, Davos 15 Apr 2014

After success on Iran, U.S. Treasury's sanctions team faces new challenges

WASHINGTON - This is what the modern American war room looks like: the clocks on the wall show the times in Kabul, Tehran and Bogota. The faces around the conference table are mostly young. There is talk of targets, and of middle-of-the-night calls to Europe.

Politics, Davos, Afghanistan 14 Apr 2014

Iran asks for U.N. committee meeting on U.S. ban on envoy

UNITED NATIONS - Iran requested on Monday a special meeting of a U.N. committee on the United States' refusal to grant a visa to Tehran's new U.N. ambassador appointee, describing the decision as a dangerous precedent that could harm international diplomacy.

After success on Iran, U.S. Treasury's sanctions team faces new challenges

WASHINGTON - This is what the modern American war room looks like: the clocks on the wall show the times in Kabul, Tehran and Bogota. The faces around the conference table are mostly young. There is talk of targets, and of middle-of-the-night calls to Europe.

Politics, Davos, Afghanistan 14 Apr 2014

Iran asks for U.N. committee meeting on U.S. ban on envoy

UNITED NATIONS - Iran requested on Monday a special meeting of a U.N. committee on the United States' refusal to grant a visa to Tehran's new U.N. ambassador appointee, but it has so far refrained from calling for any specific action, the committee's chairman said.

World, United Nations 14 Apr 2014

Canadian company charged with breaching Iran sanctions law

CALGARY, Alberta - A Canadian company will appear in court on Monday charged with violating international sanctions by trying to export components to Iran that could have nuclear applications.

World, United Nations 14 Apr 2014

Iran lodges complaint against United States over U.N. envoy ban: IRNA

DUBAI - Iran has complained to the United Nations about the United States refusing to grant a visa to its newly appointed U.N. ambassador over his role in the 1979 hostage crisis, state news agency IRNA said on Sunday.

World, United Nations 14 Apr 2014

Israel says close to forging new ties across Arab world

JERUSALEM - Israel is holding secret talks with some Arab states that do not recognize it, looking to establish diplomatic ties based on a common fear of Iran, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday.

World, Israel 14 Apr 2014
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Separatists take armored vehicles, humiliating Ukraine forces

KRAMATORSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine - Separatists flew the Russian flag on armored vehicles taken from the Ukrainian army on Wednesday, humiliating a Kiev government operation to recapture eastern towns controlled by pro-Moscow partisans. | Video