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Iran Nuke Deal Will Take Effect on Jan. 20

EU confirms all sides have agreed to implementation

(Newser) - Iran and six world powers have agreed on how to implement a nuclear deal struck in November , with its terms going into effect on Jan. 20, the Islamic Republic's official state news agency reported today. The report from IRNA quoted Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi confirming the news,... More »

US Voices 'Disgust' as Ukraine Cops Crack Down

Kerry: US 'stands with the people'

(Newser) - Ukraine police poured into Independence Square in Kiev last night, driving out protesters in what the interior minister called an effort to clear the way for traffic and business. The New York Times reports that fights as well as small fires broke out, but police avoided using their truncheons. Police... More »

Deal Near? Kerry Heads to Iran Talks

Uranium enrichment rights remain point of contention

(Newser) - In the event that an Iranian nuclear deal appeared close, six world powers' head diplomats were poised to head to Geneva, the New York Times notes—and now John Kerry is doing just that. Already today, Russia's foreign minister did the same; Britain's foreign secretary has tweeted that... More »

As Iran Talks Falter, Rouhani Calls Enrichment 'Red Line'

Talks end with progress but no deal; will resume Nov. 20

(Newser) - Iranian officials said today it made progress with world powers during "serious" talks over Tehran's nuclear program, but insisted the nation cannot be pushed to give up uranium enrichment as negotiations move into tougher ground. The remarks on enrichment repeat past declarations on the country's "right"... More »

Morsi Meets EU Envoy at Midnight, in Secret Location

First outsider to meet ousted president says he is well

(Newser) - Under circumstances that sound straight out of a Le Carre novel, Mohamed Morsi has met with an outsider for the first time since being dumped by Egypt's military, holding a midnight meeting with the European Union's top diplomat at an "undisclosed location" last night, the Wall Street ... More »

Failed Nuke Talks Mean Tough Iran Sanctions a Go

EU's potentially crippling oil embargo to start July 1

(Newser) - Little progress was made in the West's latest round of nuclear talks with Iran—and in the absence of a new agreement, new sanctions are due to take hold in less than two weeks. On June 28, the US will instate sanctions on companies working with Iran's central... More »

Iran Nuclear Talks: No Deal, Except One to Keep Talking

Next meetings take place in Moscow in June

(Newser) - The talks on Iran's nuclear program that began amid such high hopes didn't exactly succeed, but they didn't exactly fail, either. Instead, both sides have agreed to keep talking, reports the New York Times . The next round will be June 18-19 in Russia, one of six nations... More »

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