ARTICLES RELATING TO CATHERINE ASHTON

EU set to suspend most Zim sanctions

2014-02-17 11:35

EU ministers are due to approve the suspension of most sanctions against Zimbabwe, although those against President Robert Mugabe will remain in place, diplomats say.

Deadline finally set for Iran nuke agreement

2014-01-13 10:47

Iran has agreed to limit uranium enrichment and to open its nuclear programme to daily inspections by international experts starting 20 January, setting the deadline for a final agreement.

Iran says nuke talks will be very difficult

2013-11-07 14:02

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has stated that talks which kick off in Geneva with world powers about his country's disputed nuclear programme will be very difficult.

EU calls for restraint in Egypt

2013-08-15 07:29

The European Union has deplored the killings in Egypt of dozens of demonstrators in Egypt and called for maximum restraint by all sides.

EU's Ashton visits Mohammed Morsi

2013-07-30 07:30

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has gone to visit ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, a senior Egyptian official says.

Minister cancels Turkey visit

2013-06-11 17:38

A working visit by International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to Turkey, where violence escalated in the past few days, has been cancelled.

World powers have 'good offer' for Iran

2013-02-25 22:42

World powers will present Iran with an updated and "good" offer at talks on its nuclear programme, an EU official says, although hopes for a breakthrough were slim.

Renewed talks on Iranian nuclear probe

2013-01-16 20:05

Senior UN investigators has opened a new round of talks with Iranian officials in the hopes of restarting a probe into allegations that they carried out atomic bomb trigger tests.

EU to back stabilisation force in Mali

2012-07-23 22:35

The European Union is ready to back the deployment of an African stabilisation force under UN mandate in Mali.

EU'S Ashton hails Zimbabwe reforms

2012-05-10 20:16

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton hailed ongoing political reforms in Zimbabwe but stopped short of pledging a quick easing of sanctions.

Iran offer of nuclear talks accepted

2012-03-06 18:56

Six world powers have accepted an Iranian offer for talks on its disputed nuclear programme, the European Union's top diplomat says, after a year's standstill.

Moral obligation to aid Horn of Africa

2011-08-24 17:07

EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton has urged world governments to meet a moral obligation to pump new emergency aid into the drought-hit Horn of Africa.

Dismay over EU appointments

2009-11-20 08:58

Britain's newspapers have attacked the appointment of the European Union's first president and foreign policy chief.

 

Iran halts nuke activity after IAEA nod

2014-01-20 14:28

Iran has halted its most sensitive nuclear activity under a ground-breaking deal with world powers, a confidential UN atomic agency report shows.

Democracy owes Mandela 'vast, lasting debt'

2013-12-06 10:27

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says each time she met former president Nelson Mandela "his gentle strength and undimmed passion confirmed my conviction that democrats everywhere owe him a vast and lasting debt".

World powers open nuke talks with Iran

2013-10-15 15:03

World powers have opened nuclear talks with Iran which is set to unveil a road-map for negotiations under new President Hassan Rouhani, that it says could yield a deal in a year.

Egypt's ousted Morsi well, says Ashton

2013-07-30 13:31

Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi is "well" and has access to news, EU foreign chief Catherine Ashton says after meeting him at an undisclosed location.

Egypt arrests more Brotherhood allies

2013-07-29 18:04

Egyptian police have detained two leaders of a Muslim Brotherhood-allied party in the latest in a wave of arrests of prominent Islamists following President Mohammed Morsi's ouster.

Minister heads to Europe

2013-06-07 17:28

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane is scheduled to leave for Europe for bilateral talks in Belgium, Turkey and Finland.

Progress to Iran nuclear talks hampered

2013-02-05 17:41

Iran and world powers have announced new talks on Tehran's nuclear programme, but hopes of progress were tempered by an Iranian official.

No combat for EU military in Mali

2013-01-14 19:19

The EU's executive has stressed there would be no combat role for a 400-strong European Union military training mission in Mali but it will be speeded up due to events.

EU'S Ashton - Libya poll dignified

2012-07-19 22:19

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has commended Libya's elections as a symbol of the country's "peaceful and dignified" march towards democracy.

EU'S Ashton to meet Zimbabwe ministers

2012-05-09 07:44

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is to meet with three ministers from Zimbabwe to discuss political reforms but a further easing of sanctions is unlikely, an EU official says.

Britain fears new Cold War over Iran

2012-02-18 08:03

Iran's nuclear ambitions could trigger "a new Cold War" more perilous than that between the West and the Soviet Union, the British foreign secretary has warned.

EU leaders lambasted

2009-11-20 15:40

European leaders have faced flak after choosing the low-profile Belgian premier and a British peer to lead a revamped EU.

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