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Iran trying to drive wedge between U.S., Europeans - UAE minister

1:22am BST

UNITED NATIONS A senior United Arab Emirates (UAE) official warned European powers on Tuesday that it was offering Iran a glimmer of hope by trying to keep trade flowing, but that ultimately they would fall behind the United States' tough approach on Tehran.

Macron says unilateral action on Mideast peace won't solve crisis

25 Sep 2018

UNITED NATIONS Trampling on the Palestinians and pushing unilateral initiatives will not resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday, taking a swipe at U.S. counterpart Donald Trump's policy on the issue.

Germany, Saudi Arabia agree to turn page on diplomatic dispute

25 Sep 2018

UNITED NATIONS Germany and Saudi Arabia agreed on Tuesday to enter a new phase in relations after a diplomatic dispute that had soured ties between the two countries.

Iran, major powers labour to keep nuclear deal afloat

25 Sep 2018

UNITED NATIONS The remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal on Monday agreed to keep working to maintain trade with Tehran despite scepticism this is possible as U.S. sanctions to choke off Iranian oil sales resume in November.

INSIGHT-As U.S. sanctions near, Europe fails to protect Iran deal

25 Sep 2018

UNITED NATIONS/BRUSSELS, Sept 24 At a meeting in Washington after Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in May, a senior U.S. official told European diplomats that their efforts to save the deal by protecting EU investment in the Islamic republic were pointless.

Britain needs a fair Brexit deal, not a no deal, says Hungary

24 Sep 2018

UNITED NATIONS The European union must negotiate a fair deal for Britain to leave the bloc and avoid at all costs it leaving with no deal, which would have a profound impact on countries like Hungary, its foreign minister said on Monday.

As Tripoli violence rises, France wants sanctions on militias

24 Sep 2018

NEW York France said on Monday it wanted the U.N. Security Council to implement sanctions on militias involved in month-long clashes between rival factions in Libya's capital Tripoli, which has undermined U.N. efforts to hold elections by year-end.

As U.S. sanctions near, Europe fails to protect Iran deal

24 Sep 2018

UNITED NATIONS/BRUSSELS At a meeting in Washington after Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in May, a senior U.S. official told European diplomats that their efforts to save the deal by protecting EU investment in the Islamic republic were pointless.

Major powers, except U.S., try to keep Iran nuclear deal alive

21 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON/PARIS Nations that struck the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, except for the United States, meet on Monday in what many diplomats fear may prove a quixotic effort to keep the agreement alive after U.S. sanctions targeting Iranian oil exports resume in November.

France holds off on Iran envoy nomination after Paris bomb plot

19 Sep 2018

PARIS France will not name a new ambassador to Tehran before getting information from Iran following a foiled plot to bomb an Iranian opposition rally in Paris last June, French officials said on Wednesday.

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