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US outlines possible sanctions relief for Iran in nuke talks

Apr. 21, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. official said Wednesday that the Biden administration has laid out examples of the kinds of sanctions on Iran it’s willing to lift in exchange for Iran’s return to compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal. The official said the U.S....

US hits Myanmar timber and pearl firms with coup sanctions

Apr. 21, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday ramped up pressure against Myanmar’s military government by imposing sanctions on two state-owned companies responsible for significant amounts of foreign income. The State and Treasury departments announced...

Negotiators see signs of progress in Iran nuclear talks

Apr. 20, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats working in Vienna on a solution to bringing the United States back into the nuclear deal with Iran and world powers are taking a break from talks to consult with their leaders amid continued signs of progress, Russia's delegate said Tuesday. ...

EU expands sanctions against Myanmar military, companies

Apr. 20, 2021 03:42 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The European Union expanded its sanctions against Myanmar’s military leaders and army-controlled companies ahead of a regional meeting to discuss the worsening crisis after army leaders deposed the elected government. The Council of the European...

Progress in Iran nuclear talks but resolution still far away

Apr. 19, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — High-level talks in Vienna aimed at bringing the United States back into the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran are moving ahead with experts working on drafting proposals this week, but a solution remains “far away,” Russia's delegate said Monday. The U.S....

Iran offers upbeat assessment of progress in nuclear talks

Apr. 17, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A senior Iranian official offered a cautiously upbeat assessment of progress in talks aimed at bringing the United States back into world powers' 2015 deal with Tehran on its nuclear program, saying Saturday that a “new understanding” appears to be taking shape. ...

Iran names suspect in Natanz attack, says he fled country

Apr. 17, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran named a suspect Saturday in the attack on its Natanz nuclear facility that damaged centrifuges there, saying he had fled the country “hours before” the sabotage happened. While the extent of the damage from the April 11 sabotage remains...

UN agrees to deploy cease-fire monitors in Libya

Apr. 16, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has authorized international monitors to watch over a nearly six-month-old cease-fire agreement in Libya as the country heads toward December elections after a decade of fighting and upheaval. In a vote announced Friday,...

Foreign minister says Moscow will ask 10 U.S. diplomats to leave Russia in a quid pro quo response to U.S. sanctions

Apr. 16, 2021 11:44 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Foreign minister says Moscow will ask 10 U.S. diplomats to leave Russia in a quid pro quo response to U.S. sanctions.

Indian vaccine maker asks US to ease export curbs

Apr. 16, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The chief executive of Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest maker of vaccines and a critical supplier of the U.N.-backed COVAX facility, asked President Joe Biden on Twitter to lift the U.S. embargo on exporting raw materials needed to make the jabs. ...