In Iran, EU's Ashton says no guarantee on nuclear deal

Mar 10, 2014

In Iran, EU's Ashton says no guarantee on nuclear deal

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Sunday a final accord on Iran’s nuclear program cannot be guaranteed, during a landmark visit underscoring a thaw in Tehran’s ties with the West. Ashton’s official visit to Tehran comes after Iran signed a preliminary deal in ...

North to deport detained Aussie missionary

Mar 3, 2014

North to deport detained Aussie missionary

North Korea said Monday it will deport an Australian missionary detained for spreading Christianity, saying he had apologized for his anti-state religious acts in a news conference and requested forgiveness. Authorities in North Korea have been investigating John Short since his arrest for secretly ...

Iran sticking to nuclear freeze: U.N. watchdog

Feb 21, 2014

Iran sticking to nuclear freeze: U.N. watchdog

Iran is sticking to a six-month nuclear freeze agreed under a November interim deal with world powers, the U.N. atomic agency said in a new report Thursday, a month after the agreement came into force. The International Atomic Energy Agency update said that uranium ...

Iran nuke talks end on upbeat note, next round March 17

Feb 20, 2014

Iran nuke talks end on upbeat note, next round March 17

Iran and six world powers ended the opening round of nuclear talks on an upbeat note Thursday, with both sides saying they had agreed on a plan for further negotiations meant to produce a comprehensive deal to set limits on Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. In ...

Talks on Iranian nuclear program make tentative progress

Feb 20, 2014

Talks on Iranian nuclear program make tentative progress

Nuclear talks toward a lasting agreement between Iran and six powers appeared to make modest progress on the second day Wednesday, with Washington saying the negotiations were “constructive and useful.” Iranian state media said both sides were close to agreeing on a framework agreement ...

For Iran, any final nuclear deal still far off

Feb 18, 2014

For Iran, any final nuclear deal still far off

It took months of arduous bargaining before Iran and six world powers could agree on an initial nuclear deal. But the two sides might find the going even tougher Tuesday when they were to start confronting hurdles standing in the path of a final ...

Feb 14, 2014

U.S. may get official nod to bring in nukes in emergency

Japan may officially allow the United States to bring nuclear weapons into the country if an emergency threatens national safety, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida hinted Friday. Speaking to a Diet committee, Kishida outlined certain exceptions to Japan’s long-held principles of not possessing, producing or ...

Seeking nuclear cures, U.S. Air Force retraces old path

Feb 13, 2014

Seeking nuclear cures, U.S. Air Force retraces old path

In launching a new search for cures to what ails its nuclear missile corps, the U.S. Air Force is considering proposals it tried five years ago, according to internal emails and documents obtained by The Associated Press. Many of the proposals fell short when ...