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UN envoy: US sanctions on Iran worsen humanitarian situation

May. 18, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Sweeping U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran have badly impacted the country’s economy and worsened the humanitarian situation in the Persian Gulf nation, a United Nations special envoy said Wednesday. According to Alena Douhan, the U.N. special rapporteur on...

Top EU diplomat hopeful for deal at Iran nuclear talks

May. 13, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

WEISSENHAUS, Germany (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief said Friday he is hopeful that stalled talks with Iran over the country's nuclear program can reach an agreement. The talks between Tehran and world powers are deadlocked in part over Iran's demand for the United...

Report: Austria sees record number of antisemitic incidents

May. 13, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Antisemitic incidents reached a record high in Austria last year, according to a report published Friday. The statistics, compiled by the Jewish Community of Vienna, recorded 965 incidents in 2021 — the highest number since the organization began documenting them 20...

8 rounds in expanded Champions League first stage from 2024

May. 10, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — A scaled-back first phase to the expanded Champions League in 2024 was approved by UEFA on Tuesday to quell a backlash around Europe. The reformatted group stage has been reduced from 10 rounds to eight, and backup places for teams based on historical performance have...

EU coordinator heads to Tehran in bid to save nuclear deal

May. 10, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The European Union coordinator of talks to revive Iran's nuclear accord with world powers said Tuesday he was traveling to Tehran, as the bloc makes a last-ditch effort to salvage the deal after a weekslong standstill. Enrique Mora said he'd meet with Iranian...

Aaronson scores in return, Salzburg clinches Austrian title

Apr. 24, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

American midfielder Brenden Aaronson scored on a penalty kick in his return from a knee injury that sidelined him for six weeks, and Red Bull Salzburg clinched its ninth straight Austrian Bundesliga title with a 5-0 win over visiting Austria Vienna on Sunday. A 21-year-old from...

Iran confirms centrifuge workshop moved to underground site

Apr. 17, 2022 03:18 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has confirmed it relocated a centrifuge facility to its underground Natanz nuclear site, state media reported, days after the U.N. atomic watchdog said it installed surveillance cameras to monitor the new workshop at Tehran's request. The late Saturday...

For Jews fleeing Ukraine, Passover takes on new meaning

Apr. 13, 2022 03:58 AM EDT

“Good morning! Happy morning!” Rabbi Avraham Wolff exclaimed, with a big smile, as he walked into the Chabad synagogue in Odesa on a recent morning. Russian missiles had just struck an oil refinery in the Ukrainian city, turning the sky charcoal gray. Hundreds were lining up...

Live Updates | Zelenskyy: Next few days of war are crucial

Apr. 10, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s president warned his nation Sunday night that the coming week would be as crucial as any in the war. “Russian troops will move to even larger operations in the east of our state,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his nightly address. He...

Iran says it gave long-sought answers to UN atomic watchdog

Apr. 06, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Wednesday said it supplied the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog with documents explaining the discovery of suspect enriched uranium traces, state media reported, the first acknowledgement from Tehran that it had answered the agency's long-standing demands. ...