EU, US try to lure Iran back to nuclear talks as hopes fade

VIENNA — A delicate EU mission to Iran this week failed to secure a commitment from Tehran’s new hardline administration to resume negotiations over reviving a teetering nuclear deal, according to EU officials.  “They are not yet ready for engaging in Vienna,” one senior EU official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. Instead, Iran committed to meeting with EU officials in Brussels … Read more

G20 leaders — minus Putin and Xi — vow to step up help for Afghanistan

Leaders from the G20 group of nations on Tuesday vowed to step up efforts to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan — but made clear they will not recognize the Taliban. The extraordinary summit, held over videoconference and chaired by Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, was attended by U.S President Joe Biden and Indian Prime … Read more