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Controversy sure to surround agreement between Iran and British Petroleum

Iraq said Wednesday it would proceed with work alongside British energy giant BP on a controversial northern oilfield, in a move likely to spark anger in the country’s Kurdish region. The development of the Kirkuk oilfield, which lies amid a swathe of disputed territory in north Iraq, is at the…

Bosnia ends 14 months of political deadlock

SARAJEVO — Bosnia’s main Muslim, Croat and Serb parties agreed Wednesday to form a central government, ending a 14-month political crisis that paralysed the state and blocked further EU integration. “We have reached an agreement on the composition of the government,” Sulejman Tihic, leader of the SDA Muslim party, told…