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By Eric on 2006-03-21

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) — Russia, backed by China, blocked agreement on Monday on a U.N. Security Council statement aimed at quashing Iran’s nuclear ambitions despite a ministerial meeting on Tehran’s atomic programs, diplomats said. Senior foreign affairs officials from Germany and the five veto-holding Security Council members — the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China — met for more than four hours to exchange information on how to handle Iran. Their U.N. ambassadors joined them for discussions on a draft statement the Security Council has been unable to issue for nearly two weeks telling Iran to stop uranium-enrichment efforts the West believes are a cover for bomb making.

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GRNY The Nearest Faraway Place – Jack Long 1/21/06 – 2/22/06

Giant Robot New York announces The Nearest Faraway Place, a solo show by Jack Long opening on Saturday, January 21st from 6:30 – 10PM. Jack will be showcasing original paintings based on his most recent work. Hailing from West Chester, Pennsylvania, Jack Long began his formal art training at the Rhode Island School of Design studying illustration. Moving in a different direction from the Providence art scene, recognized for its use of bright colors, silkscreens, pop-culture reference, and humor, Jack nurtured his craft in oil painting with a more subtle, serious, and darker content. He cites the Northern Renaissance painters Pieter Bruegel and Hieronymus Bosch as some of his greater influences. Jack also takes cues from the mood and intensity of films by...

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