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Stories with person: Catherine Ashton
  • Ukraine, US work to reduce tensions with Russia 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:08 am
  • GENEVA - Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest.

  • US eyes more action against Russia if talks fail 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:46 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The State Department says the U.S. is eyeing a new round of sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, but any new move against Moscow is unlikely until after a diplomatic meeting later this week in Geneva.

  • AP Interview: Arab League chief backs peace talks 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:11 pm
  • CAIRO - The head of the Arab League said Thursday he is confident that Israel and the Palestinians soon will resolve a crisis over the release of long-held Palestinian prisoners and extend their U.S.-brokered peace negotiations beyond an April deadline.

  • Iran: '50 to 60 percent agreement' on nuke deal 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 3:37 pm
  • VIENNA - Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday his country and six world powers are in "50 to 60 percent agreement" on the shape of a deal meant to crimp any potential Iranian attempt to build nuclear arms in exchange for an end to crippling economic sanctions.

  • EU working with Russia, Ukraine to defuse crisis 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 1:52 pm
  • ATHENS, Greece - EU foreign ministers stressed the need Saturday for Russia to defuse tensions with Ukraine following a two-day informal meeting that ended with leaders insisting that all options remain on the table - including further sanctions.

  • Obama highlights need for US-EU energy cooperation 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 1:09 pm
  • BRUSSELS - A trans-Atlantic free trade deal would allow the European Union to reduce its dependence on Russian energy and strengthen its ability to stand up to Moscow on issues like Ukraine, U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday.