Articles by Francois Murphy



Donor Talks to Center on Settlements

  • 18 December 07
  • Reuters
Dozens of countries met on Monday to pledge billions of dollars in aid to the Palestinians in support of Western-backed President Mahmoud Abbas, but disputes with Israel on settlements and checkpoints darkened the mood.

Donor Talks to Center on Settlements

  • 18 December 07
  • Reuters
Dozens of countries met on Monday to pledge billions of dollars in aid to the Palestinians in support of Western-backed President Mahmoud Abbas, but disputes with Israel on settlements and checkpoints darkened the mood.

U.S. Urges Agreement on Sanctions for Iran

  • 06 December 06
  • Reuters
The United States urged a reluctant Russia and China on Tuesday to agree quickly on a sanctions plan against Tehran and its nuclear program as officials from six world powers prepared to seek a breakthrough at talks in Paris.

OPEC Ministers Agree to Keep Output Steady

  • 31 January 06
  • Reuters
All OPEC ministers are in agreement to leave the group's oil output unchanged at their Tuesday meeting, Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali Naimi said on Monday, with worries over supplies from Iran, Nigeria and energy powerhouse Russia outweighing forecasts for lower demand in spring.

Iran Breaks UN Seals at Atomic Plant

  • 11 August 05
  • Reuters
The IAEA adjourns its emergency session to allow for negotiations on a resolution urging Iran to suspend its activities.

Protest Over N. Ireland Angers U.K.

  • 14 February 05
  • Reuters
Russia has angered Britain by saying a fact-finding mission should look into the ""disproportionate"" use of force by police and soldiers in Northern Ireland, according to documents obtained Friday.

Austria's President Dies at Age 71

  • 08 July 04
  • Reuters
Austrian President Thomas Klestil, who helped restore the presidency's image after a Nazi-era controversy that dogged his predecessor, died late Tuesday at age 71 on the eve of his departure from office.