Catherine Ashton http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/36183/all en EU's Ashton hopes Iran will be positive about nuclear proposal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/eus-ashton-hopes-iran-will-be-positive-about-nuclear-proposal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS, Feb 27 (Reuters) - World powers hope Iran will react positively to their nuclear proposal presented at talks in the Kazakh city of Almaty when they meet Tehran's negotiators in the next two months, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said.</p> <p>"I hope the Iranian side is looking positively on the proposal we put forward," Ashton said after the two-day talks concluded. "We have to see what happens next," she said. (Reporting by Justyna Pawlak; Editing by Alison Williams)</p> Catherine Ashton Catherine Ashton Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5768225 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ EU's Ashton hopes for positive Iran response on nuclear offer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/urgent-eus-ashton-hopes-positive-iran-response-nuclear-offer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Wednesday she hoped to receive a positive response from Iran concerning a nuclear offer presented by world powers at the two-day talks that wrapped up in Kazakhstan.</p> <p>"I hope that the Iranian side are looking positively on the proposals we put forward," Ashton told reporters. "The proposals we put forward are designed to build in confidence and enable us to move forward."</p> <p>zak/sjw/lc</p> Catherine Ashton AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:00:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5768248 at http://www.globalpost.com World powers, Iran 'far apart' in nuclear talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/world-powers-iran-far-apart-nuclear-talks-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The positions of world powers and Iran remain "far apart" in talks seeking to end the standoff over Tehran's nuclear programme, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said after the latest meeting wrapped up in Almaty on Saturday.</p> <p>"It became clear that the positions (of the world powers) and Iran remain far apart on the substance," Ashton told reporters at a news conference. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/world-powers-iran-far-apart-nuclear-talks-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catherine Ashton Weapons of mass destruction AFP Sat, 06 Apr 2013 15:00:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5803868 at http://www.globalpost.com Positions of world powers and Iran remain far apart in talks seeking to end standoff over Tehran's nuclear program http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/positions-world-powers-and-iran-remain-far-apart-talks-seeking-end-stan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The positions of world powers and Iran remain ‘far apart’ in talks seeking to end the standoff over Tehran's nuclear programme, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said after the latest meeting wrapped up in Almaty today.</p><P>It became clear that the positions (of the world powers) and Iran remain far apart on the substance, Ashton told reporters at a news conference.</p><P>Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said the two sides had failed to find ‘mutual understanding’, and a time and place for the next talks remained to be agreed, in comments quoted by Russian news agenc</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/positions-world-powers-and-iran-remain-far-apart-talks-seeking-end-stan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catherine Ashton Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 08:03:05 +0000 Asianet 5806471 at http://www.globalpost.com EU thanks African states after French hostage release http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/eu-thanks-african-states-after-french-hostage-release <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The EU thanked the governments of Cameroon and Nigeria on Friday after a French family of seven abducted by Islamic extremists while holidaying in Cameroon were freed after two months in captivity.</p> <p>"We are delighted by the release of the seven," said Michael Mann, spokesman for European Union High Representative for foreign affairs, Catherine Ashton.</p> <p>Ashton "joins the French authorities in thanking those of Cameroon and Nigeria for their contribution to this liberation," he added.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/eu-thanks-african-states-after-french-hostage-release" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cameroon Catherine Ashton Republics Technology AFP Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:01:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5820147 at http://www.globalpost.com EU's Ashton urges dialogue to end Turkey protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130612/eus-ashton-urges-dialogue-end-turkey-protests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton called on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to show Turkey's democratic credentials and opt for dialogue with anti-government protesters as Ankara seeks to win membership into the bloc.</p> <p>Delivering her first public statement on the troubles in Turkey in a speech to the European Parliament, Ashton said Erdogan's response in talks with the protesters later Wednesday must be "engagement not antagonism," she stressed.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130612/eus-ashton-urges-dialogue-end-turkey-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catherine Ashton Catherine Ashton Government Recep Tayyip Erdoğan War AFP Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:33:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5856635 at http://www.globalpost.com EU's Ashton says Mursi well, has access to media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130730/eus-ashton-says-mursi-well-has-access-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CAIRO (Reuters) - European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Tuesday she found that deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi was well and had access to television and newspapers when she visited him.</p> <p>Ashton was speaking to journalists after meeting Mursi at an undisclosed location on Monday night. "I've tried to make sure that his family know he is well," said Ashton.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130730/eus-ashton-says-mursi-well-has-access-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catherine Ashton Thomson Reuters Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:04:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5897592 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt's ousted Morsi 'well,' has access to news http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130730/egypts-ousted-morsi-well-has-access-news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi is "well" and has access to news, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Tuesday after meeting him at an undisclosed location.</p> <p>"Morsi is well," she told reporters, adding that he had access to newspapers and television and describing their talks as "friendly, open and very frank."</p> <p>cr-sah/kir</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Catherine Ashton AFP Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:09:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5897636 at http://www.globalpost.com Ashton asks EU to discuss 'appropriate measures' on Egypt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130816/ashton-asks-eu-discuss-appropriate-measures-egypt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Friday she had asked EU governments to discuss "appropriate measures" that the bloc could take in reaction to the violence in Egypt.</p> <p>"I have been in constant touch with European Union foreign ministers, and I have asked member state representatives to debate and coordinate appropriate measures to be taken by the European Union in response to the situation in Egypt," she said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130816/ashton-asks-eu-discuss-appropriate-measures-egypt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catherine Ashton Thomson Reuters Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:16:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5911418 at http://www.globalpost.com EU's Ashton to discuss atom talks with Iran at U.N. meeting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130906/eus-ashton-discuss-atom-talks-iran-at-un-meeting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's diplomatic chief Catherine Ashton will meet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on the sidelines of a U.N. meeting this month to discuss stalled nuclear negotiations, Ashton's spokesman said on Friday.</p> <p>Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, said on Thursday the Foreign Ministry would take over talks with world powers on Iran's contested nuclear program, in an apparent move to smooth the diplomatic process after years of control by conservative hardliners.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130906/eus-ashton-discuss-atom-talks-iran-at-un-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catherine Ashton Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif Thomson Reuters Fri, 06 Sep 2013 10:16:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5926164 at http://www.globalpost.com Ashton urges Syria to comply, Security Council to take responsibility http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130911/ashton-urges-syria-comply-security-council-take-responsibility <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Wednesday urged <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/syria">Syria</a> to "fully" follow up on a pledge to give up chemical weapons and the UN Security Council to shoulder its responsibilities.</p> <p>"I have consistently emphasised the need to continue efforts in the Security Council," Ashton told members of the <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/europe">European</a> Parliament.</p> <p>Most European Union nations have consistently opposed calls by <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/united-kingdom">Britain</a> and <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/france">France</a> to join US-led military strikes against President Bashar al-Assad, calling instead for a political solution and a UN role.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130911/ashton-urges-syria-comply-security-council-take-responsibility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Catherine Ashton Politics Syria Technology War AFP Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:15:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5931081 at http://www.globalpost.com Six major powers, Iran agree to meet in Geneva next month http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130926/tone-and-spirit-iran-meeting-extremely-good-uks-hague <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Six major powers and Iran on Thursday agreed to meet in Geneva next month for further talks on resolving the standoff with Tehran on its nuclear program, the European Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Thursday.</p> <p>"We had a discussion about how we would go forward with an ambitious timeframe to see whether we can make progress quickly," Ashton told reporters after a meeting between major powers and Iran.</p> <p>She described the meeting as substantial and energetic.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130926/tone-and-spirit-iran-meeting-extremely-good-uks-hague" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catherine Ashton Geneva Mohammad Javad Zarif Thomson Reuters Thu, 26 Sep 2013 22:17:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5945936 at http://www.globalpost.com EU plays down deadline for Iran talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130930/eu-plays-down-deadline-iran-talks-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Monday played down Iran's calls for a nuclear accord within a year, saying that technical work will take time.</p> <p>Iran's new moderate leadership said last week that major powers had agreed to seek a deal within 12 months on Tehran's disputed nuclear program after landmark contact between the Islamic republic and the United States.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130930/eu-plays-down-deadline-iran-talks-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catherine Ashton Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad AFP Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:18:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5949306 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan, EU to confirm efforts to resolve Iranian nuclear issue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131028/japan-eu-confirm-efforts-resolve-iranian-nuclear-issue <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Catherine Ashton, the European Union's foreign policy chief, met in Tokyo on Monday to confirm cooperation in resolving the Iranian nuclear issue and advancing the ongoing free trade talks between Tokyo and Brussels.</p> <p> Kishida and Ashton are also expected to discuss the agenda for a meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his EU counterparts being planned in Tokyo in the second half of next month.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131028/japan-eu-confirm-efforts-resolve-iranian-nuclear-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catherine Ashton Kishida Mohammad Javad Zarif Kyodo News International Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:50:44 +0000 Kyodo News International 5972801 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan, EU confirm cooperation on security, economy, regional affairs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131028/japan-eu-confirm-cooperation-security-economy-regional <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Catherine Ashton, the European Union's foreign policy chief, confirmed Monday that Japan and the European Union should advance cooperation on security, the economy and regional affairs, a Japanese official said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131028/japan-eu-confirm-cooperation-security-economy-regional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catherine Ashton G20 nations International relations War Kyodo News International Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:46:18 +0000 Kyodo News International 5972974 at http://www.globalpost.com