BC-AP--Europe News Digest, AP
Nov. 23, 2013
TOP STORIES FROM EUROPE AT 0800 GMT
GENEVA — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers of other major powers were converging Saturday to lend their weight to the Iran nuclear talks after envoys reported progress in marathon negotiations to curb the Iranian program in return for limited sanctions relief. After a third day of talks, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said late Friday that Kerry was heading to Geneva to "help narrow the differences" — just hours after Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived. By John Heilprin and Jamey Keaten. SENT: 1200 words, photos. Developing.
WARSAW, Poland — U.N. climate talks have carried over into an extra day as more than 190 countries wrangle over climate aid to developing countries and milestones for work on a new global warming pact. After all-night talks, a new draft agreement emerged Saturday with vague guidelines on when countries should present their carbon emissions targets for a larger deal that's supposed to be adopted in Paris in 2015. By Karl Ritter. SENT: 420 words, photos.
RIGA, Latvia — Latvian police say the death toll from the collapse of a crowded supermarket roof rose to 52 and that the rescue operation has temporarily been halted. SENT: 130 words.
CHISINAU, Moldova — Moldova's Communisty Party hopes to draw tens of thousands to join a protest against the European Union days ahead of a key summit in Vilnius where Moldova will stamp an association agreement with the bloc. The government says it will not waver from its EU path. Timing uncertain.