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EU seeks mid-April talks with Russia, Ukraine on gas
The European Commission is aiming to broker more talks between Russia and Ukraine this month to try to extend a discount on gas prices for Kiev, Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic said on Wednesday.
Greek economy minister sees deal with EU/IMF on reforms next week
Greece should reach a deal with its euro zone partners and the International Monetary Fund next week on a package of reforms, which will help to unlock remaining bailout funds, the country's economy minister said on Wednesday.
Israel applies to join China-backed AIIB investment bank
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has signed a letter of application for Israel to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the Israeli Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
U.S. sees alternatives to Iran shipping stockpile abroad
Iran would not necessarily have to ship its stockpile of highly enriched uranium abroad under a nuclear pact with major powers, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on Monday.
Greek PM says wants 'honest compromise' but not at any cost
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday appealed for an "honest compromise" with lenders but warned Greece would not agree to an "unconditional" one, after its biggest creditor demanded it do more to show commitment to reform.
Taiwan, Norway seek to join China-backed AIIB, Japan still cautious
Japan remains cautious about signing up to the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), indicating that Tokyo will miss the March 31 deadline for application, but both Taiwan and Norway said they would seek to join the institution.
Syria gets Russian arms under deals signed since conflict began: Assad
Russia is supplying weapons to Damascus under contracts signed since the conflict in Syria began in 2011, as well as under earlier deals, President Bashar al-Assad said.
Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin: Reuters/Ipsos poll
A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.