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Iran sanctions top concern at G-8 meeting

OTTAWA - (AP) Iran's nuclear program is of "critical concern" and will top the agenda when foreign ministers from the Group of Eight nations meet Monday to discuss global security, Canada's foreign minister said. Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon said he'll press for stiffer sanctions...

Iran top nuclear envoy arrives in China for talks

BEIJING - (AP) Iran's top nuclear negotiator arrived Thursday for talks with Chinese officials, just after Beijing appeared to drop its opposition to possible new U.N. sanctions against Tehran over its uranium enrichment program. China has veto power in the U.N. Security Council and ending its...

First talks on new Iran sanctions resolution

UNITED NATIONS - (AP) Ambassadors from China and five major powers met for the first time Thursday to discuss possible new sanctions against Iran, which is refusing to suspend uranium enrichment and start negotiations on its suspect nuclear program. After nearly three hours of talks, Russia's...

Obama's nuclear summit yields early dividends

WASHINGTON - (AP) President Barack Obama's nuclear summit has paid early dividends: China's agreement to work with the U.S. on possible sanctions against Iran and Ukraine's decision to rid itself of nuclear bomb-making materials. Obama opened the global security summit Monday night after...

France opposes Iranian's extradition to US

PARIS - (AP) France on Wednesday voiced its opposition to a U.S. extradition request for an Iranian accused of evading export controls to purchase technology over the Internet to sell to Iran's military. The United States is seeking the extradition from France of Majid Kakavand, a 37-year-old...

Iran, US take their nuclear cases to UN stage

UNITED NATIONS - (AP) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad brings his nuclear case to New York on Monday, turning a U.N. treaty conference into a stage for Tehran's long-running showdown with the Western powers over its uranium enrichment program. The only head of state participating, Ahmadinejad...

Iran center stage at nuclear treaty conference

UNITED NATIONS - (AP) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seized center stage at the opening of a monthlong debate at the United Nations on how to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. But behind the scenes, U.N. Security Council powers were discussing ways to punish Iran for defying their demands that...