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Iran Says November Deadline for Nuke Deal Is 'Unlikely'

Iran Says November Deadline for Nuke Deal Is 'Unlikely'
Iran's foreign minister said Friday it is unlikely to reach a final nuclear accord with world powers by a November deadline. Parliament's news website quoted Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying that even if a general agreement is reached before the deadline, the two sides will require more time to discuss details. "Hence, it is unlikely to reach a final conclusion before a four-month span," he said.
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New Sanctions Against Russia Create a Bear Market Even a Shirtless Putin Can't Ride

New Sanctions Against Russia Create a Bear Market Even a Shirtless Putin Can't Ride
Citing Russia's stalled growth rate and a flow of foreign capital out of Moscow, U.S. and European officials hope a new round of sanctions targeting energy and defense entities, as well as major banks, will deepen Russia's economic pain even further and force President Vladimir Putin to end provocations in Ukraine. Roughly 30 percent of Russia's banking sector assets are now constrained by U.S. sanctions, Obama administration officials said, shortly after announcing new penalties.
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Julie Pace and John-Thor Dahlburg
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As Ukraine Crisis Escalates, Obama Ups the Pressure on Putin

As Ukraine Crisis Escalates, Obama Ups the Pressure on Putin
Struggling to defuse the persistent crisis in Ukraine, both the U.S. and European Union imposed new economic sanctions on Russia Wednesday, with President Barack Obama declaring that Russian leaders must see that their actions supporting rebels "have consequences."
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Iran Unplugs Parts of Nuclear Enrichment Program, US and Europe Lift Some Sanctions

Iran Unplugs Parts of Nuclear Enrichment Program, US and Europe Lift Some Sanctions
Iran unplugged banks of centrifuges involved in its most sensitive uranium enrichment work on Monday, prompting the United States and European Union to partially lift economic sanctions as a landmark deal aimed at easing concerns over Iran's nuclear program went into effect.
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Ali Akbar Dareini and John-Thor Dahlburg
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Iran Negotiations: Who Has Committed to What?

Iran Negotiations: Who Has Committed to What?
The recent diplomatic negotiations with Iran gleaned concrete results – a framework that allows for the eventual lifting of US sanctions against the Persian state if Iran curtails its nuclear program, and neutralizes much of its stockpile of highly enriched uranium.
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