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Iran wants to see draft nuclear agreement develop

VIENNA, March 18 (UPI) — Iran wants to work toward a draft agreement on a comprehensive solution to a lingering nuclear row with Western powers, the foreign minister said Tuesday. Special Reports –

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China, EU settle solar trade dispute

BRUSSELS, March 19 (UPI) — A trade agreement with China will give European companies the opportunity to compete in the Chinese solar power market, the EU’s trade commissioner said. Special Reports –

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EU offers medium-term loans to Ukraine

BRUSSELS, March 19 (UPI) — Lending a financial hand to Ukraine is a safeguard that will ensure stability on the European continent, a European monetary official said Wednesday. Special Reports –

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South Sudan favors war over diplomacy, U.N. says

NEW YORK, March 19 (UPI) — Rival parties to the conflict in South Sudan are putting military gains ahead of political settlement, a top U.N. official told the Security Council. Special Reports –

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Expelling Syrian diplomats overdue, U.S. lawmakers say

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) — A decision from the U.S. State Department to expel Syrian diplomats from the country was long overdue, members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said. Special Reports –

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P5-plus-1 talks useful, Iran says, more set for April

VIENNA, March 19 (UPI) — Iran’s deputy foreign minister said nuclear negotiations in Vienna were useful and another round of talks was scheduled over the course of three days in April. Special Reports –

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Women vital for democratic success in Afghanistan, U.N. says

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 19 (UPI) — Elections can only be representative if all members of society, including women, play a role, the head of the U.N. mission in Afghanistan said Wednesday. Special Reports –

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Lebanese forces show resolve, U.N. mission says

BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 19 (UPI) — The Lebanese military is commended for its commitment to peace in light of its vast security obligations, a UNIFIL official said Wednesday. Special Reports –

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Obama: Good chance for Iranian nuclear deal

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) — There’s a chance for Iran to reach a comprehensive nuclear agreement that would benefit its people if the rights steps are taken, President Obama said Thursday. Special Reports –

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EU proposes more economic breaks for Ukraine

BRUSSELS, March 20 (UPI) — The European Parliament said Thursday it was considering a unilateral move to give Ukraine relief from customs duties. Special Reports –

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