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  • Seized nuclear material in Iraq 'low grade': U.N. agency

    VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. atomic agency said on Thursday it believed nuclear material which Iraq said had fallen into the hands of insurgents was "low grade" and did not pose a significant security risk. Iraq told the United Nations that the material...
  • Germany can't require language skill for family visas, court rules

    Germany's practice of imposing a language proficiency test on Turks applying for family reunification visas is contrary to European Union values and agreements, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday. The ruling directly applies only to the German...
  • U.N. chief says de Mistura to be new Syria mediator

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday appointed veteran U.N. official Staffan de Mistura, a former U.N. special envoy to Afghanistan and Iraq, to replace Lakhdar Brahimi as the international mediator seeking...
  • France says won EU backing on takeovers law, EU says will monitor

    PARIS (Reuters) - France has won EU backing for a decree allowing the government to block foreign takeovers of French companies in strategic industries, its economy minister said on Thursday, but the European Commission cautioned it would monitor the...
  • EU agrees to add 11 names to Ukraine sanctions list

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union agreed to add 11 new names on Wednesday to the list of persons targeted with asset freezes and travel bans over the Ukraine crisis and the sanctions are likely to take effect on Saturday, an EU diplomat said on...
  • De Mistura succeeds Brahimi as U.N. Syria mediator: diplomats

    UNITED NATIONS/GENEVA (Reuters) - Veteran United Nations official Staffan de Mistura, a former U.N. special envoy to Afghanistan and Iraq, will replace Lakhdar Brahimi as the international mediator seeking an end to Syria's civil war, diplomats said on...
  • Exclusive: Iraq tells U.N. that 'terrorist groups' seized nuclear materials

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north, Iraq told the United Nations in a letter appealing for help to "stave off the threat of their use by...
  • Don't stretch budget rules too far, ECB's Coeure tells EU

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Sound fiscal policies are essential for euro zone countries to grow out of debt, and existing budget rules should be applied rather than being stretched so far that they lose credibility, a European Central Bank policymaker said. EU...
  • Ukraine expects to get $1.5 billion in fresh IMF aid: PM Yatseniuk

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine expects to receive a second tranche of $1.5 billion from an International Monetary Fund's $17 billion aid package, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday. Yatseniuk said he was expecting to meet later on Wednesday a...
  • WHO urges China to tackle state tobacco monopoly in battle on smoking

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China must separate the conflicting promotion and prevention roles of its state tobacco monopoly to reduce smoking-related deaths, which number as much as 1 million a year, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on...
  • EU immigration into Switzerland hit record high before voter backlash

    BERNE (Reuters) - More immigrants from the European Union entered Switzerland than ever before in 2013, the year before Swiss voters put their country at odds with Brussels by backing a cap on immigration from the bloc. A net 66,200 EU citizens emigrated...