Switzerland imposes immigration quota

ZURICH, Switzerland, April 26 (UPI) -- The Swiss Cabinet approved a controversial quota for immigrants from eight European Union nations, officials say.

EU hits Syria with more sanctions

LUXEMBOURG, April 23 (UPI) -- Despite a cease-fire, members of the European Union have expressed "deep concern" over the continuing violence in Syria, an official said Monday.

EU objects to Swiss immigration limits

BRUSSELS, April 19 (UPI) -- EU countries oppose a Swiss limit on immigration from former Communist member states, EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton said.

Talks on Iran's nuclear program prolonged

ISTANBUL, Turkey, April 15 (UPI) -- The tedious diplomatic attempts of trying to rein in Iran's nuclear development policy will resume next month, a summit of leaders announced in Istanbul.

Iran offers new proposals at nuke talks

ISTANBUL, Turkey, April 14 (UPI) -- Talks between Iran and six world powers on the country's nuclear ambitions opened Saturday with the Islamic Republic saying it would present new proposals.

U.S. envoy: Low hopes for Quartet meeting

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- Washington has low hopes a high-level meeting Wednesday will restart the long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the U.S. ambassador to Israel said.

Iran announces venues for nuclear talks

TEHRAN, April 9 (UPI) -- Iran announced it was scheduling the first round of multilateral nuclear talks for April 14 in Turkey with a second round set for Iraq.
Iran agrees to nuclear talks

Iran agrees to nuclear talks

TEHRAN, April 9 (UPI) -- Iran says it has agreed to nuclear talks in Turkey and Iraq.

EU welcomes FARC hostage release

BRUSSELS, April 3 (UPI) -- Pledges by Colombian revolutionary group FARC to stop hostage-taking for ransom are welcome but the group needs to free remaining captives, an EU leader said.

EU praises Myanmar by-elections

BRUSSELS, April 2 (UPI) -- The European Union pledged to support political reforms in Myanmar following successful weekend elections, a foreign affairs official said.

U.N. welcomes truce in southern Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya, March 30 (UPI) -- The U.N. support mission in Libya welcomed a cease-fire brokered in southern Libya of the country but called for further investigation.

EU pleads for calm in Libya

BRUSSELS, March 29 (UPI) -- The European Union calls on Tripoli to ensure parties to the conflict in Sebha lay down their weapons, a spokesman for a foreign affairs official said.
Shooting suspect negotiating surrender

Shooting suspect negotiating surrender

TOULOUSE, France, March 21 (UPI) -- Police in Toulouse, France, Wednesday prepared to raid a house where a suspect in the deaths of seven people in southwestern France was holed up.

Leave Gaza Strip, U.S. tells citizens

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- U.S. citizens are called on to leave Gaza Strip immediately and be on high alert when traveling to Israel or the West Bank, the U.S. State Department advised.

EU faces deepening dilemma over Iran

BRUSSELS, March 16 (UPI) -- EU diplomats face a deepening dilemma over Iran's disputed nuclear program as they try to avert an Israeli strike on the country.
Gaza airstrikes, rocket attacks in 4th day

Gaza airstrikes, rocket attacks in 4th day

JERUSALEM, March 12 (UPI) -- Israeli airstrikes killed three Islamic Jihad operatives and wounded 38 Palestinians Monday and rockets exploded in southern Israel, officials said.

U.S., others offer to resume Iran talks

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- The United States and five other countries offered Tuesday to resume stalled talks on Iran's nuclear program amid concerns Israel may attack Iran.

Belarus has harsh words for EU

MINSK, Belarus, March 5 (UPI) -- Sanctions on the government in Belarus are a reflection of the "absolute hysteria" among European leaders, the Belarusian president said.

EU recalls ambassadors from Belarus

MINSK, Belarus, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Belarus says the European Union is escalating tensions after the EU recalled all its ambassadors in a dispute over human rights.
Six-nation Iran nuke talks may happen soon

Six-nation Iran nuke talks may happen soon

BRUSSELS, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Washington and five other powers expect to announce new nuclear talks with Iran within days, diplomats said as Iran condemned nuclear weapons as "a great sin."

Iran nuclear talks to be held in Istanbul

TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Sunday nuclear negotiations with members of the U.N. Security Council will take place in Istanbul, Turkey.

Nuclear talks may resume with Iran

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. and European officials signaled that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program may resume for the first time in over a year.
New Iran talks on the way?

New Iran talks on the way?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- With effects of looming international sanctions already rocking its economy, Iran has indicated willingness to resume talks with world powers.
Ashton: Oil embargo targets Iran's coffers

Ashton: Oil embargo targets Iran's coffers

BRUSSELS, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- European sanctions on Iranian oil are putting pressure on Tehran, though one lawmaker said she doubted Iran would change course because of them.

Drop in Northrop Grumman defense sales sign of the times

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman Corp. reported sales of $26.4 billion in 2011, a 6 percent drop from 2010 and a sign of the times reflecting cutbacks and lower demand.
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