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Talks in Northern Ireland on political violence end with no resolution

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Marathon talks in Northern Ireland on issues such as sectarian parades and national flags ended early Tuesday with no agreement, officials said.

U.S.: N. Ireland talks at 'critical juncture'

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Talks to end sectarian violence in Northern Ireland "have reached a critical juncture," the White House said Sunday.

U.S. diplomat tells Northern Ireland: 'Fish or cut bait'

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. diplomat Richard Haass said negotiators need to "fish or cut bait" in talks on sectarian issues in Northern Ireland.

Ireland negotiators fail to reach agreement after overnight talks

STORMONT, Ireland, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Northern Ireland negotiators who held talks on national flags and parades have failed to reach an agreement, former U.S. diplomat Richard Haass said Tuesday.
U.N. urges Syria neighbors to keep borders open

U.N. urges Syria neighbors to keep borders open

LONDON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- U.N. officials urged Syria's neighbors to keep borders open amid "escalation of the Syrian conflict" as the United States planned for a strike against Syria.

Commentary: Flat broke superpower

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- Detroit, once America’s wealthiest city, declared bankruptcy. “Anyone with half a brain and a calculator could see this coming years ago,” says Michael Snyder, author of “The Beginning of the End.”
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Amid ongoing Belfast violence, Orange Order applies for parade permit

BELFAST, Ireland, July 17 (UPI) -- Belfast's Orange Order applied to stage a parade on Saturday following five days of rioting in Northern Ireland since their parade was banned last Friday.

Belfast police targeted by bombs in fourth night of rioting

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, July 15 (UPI) -- Rioters threw Molotov cocktails, homemade grenades and pipe bombs at police during a fourth night of violence Monday in Belfast, authorities said.

Erdogan dismisses Turkey protesters, Gul is conciliatory

ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 4 (UPI) -- A trade union with 240,000 members called a two-day strike beginning Tuesday to protest the governing party of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Former treasury secretary lands a job

Former treasury secretary lands a job

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A think-tank in New York announced its most recent hire is former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

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Haass: Drop Hagel anti-Semitism debate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass said Sunday accusations that Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel is anti-Semitic are irrelevant.
Report: U.S. preps for extended protests

Report: U.S. preps for extended protests

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The Obama administration is preparing for the possibility that protests in dozens of countries will persist beyond "the foreseeable future," officials said.
Ehud Barak: Iran nukes would boost terror

Ehud Barak: Iran nukes would boost terror

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak says a nuclear Iran would lead to increased terrorism and oil shortages.
Commentary: Restoration Doctrine

Commentary: Restoration Doctrine

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- “Bringing our foreign policy home,” says Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, who calls it the “Restoration Doctrine.”
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Talk of regime change in Iran?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. and European governments should back the Iranian opposition to encourage regime change in Tehran, a scholar said.

U.S. stuck in war, analyst suggests

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. military forces are engaged in Iraq and Afghanistan and there is no clear evidence to suggest that may change any time soon, a Washington analyst says.

Times tougher for U.S. than in Cold War?

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, tells Der Spiegel the United States faces a more difficult world now than during the Cold War.

Council scolded for Iran president talk

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Israel says the Council of Foreign Relations made a "terrible mistake" by inviting Iran's president to speak to the group in New York this week.

U.S. suggests ways france can mend ties

PARIS, May 15 (UPI) -- A senior American diplomat said Thursday that France had a key opportunity at the U.N. Security Council to improve strained ties with the United States. Richard Haas told reporters in Paris the opportunity would come in the debate over lifting sanctions o

U.S. suggests ways Paris can mend ties

PARIS, May 15 (UPI) -- A senior American diplomat said Thursday that France had a key opportunity to improve relations with the United States in the same forum that witnessed bitter c
ELIZABETH BRYANT, United Press International

CFR closing in on Gelb's successor

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The Council on Foreign Relations is still in the process of deciding who will replace Leslie H. Gelb, who has been president of the foreign policy-centered think tank for the last decade.
CHRISTIAN BOURGE, UPI Think Tank Correspondent

Powell picks envoy to U.N. on Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The State Department indicated Monday it would begin consultations with the United Nations this week over how to rebuild a post-Taliban Afghanistan.
ELI J. LAKE, UPI State Department Correspondent
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