** Parallel Talks Focus on Iranian Nuclear Program**
Iran's nuclear program is the focus of two separate meetings Wednesday, but no major breakthroughs are expected ahead of the country's June presidential election.
The U.N. nuclear agency is holding a 10th round of talks since the beginning of last year with Iranian officials, as its investigators continue to seek access to Iran's nuclear facilities and documents.
The International Atomic Energy Agency is concerned about Iran's potential development of nuclear weapons, and wants to visit facilities such as the Parchin military site to resolve questions about the program.
Iran insists Parchin is a standard military facility and that its nuclear program has only peaceful purposes.
Meanwhile, in Istanbul, Iran's top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili will hold talks with European Union policy chief Catherine Ashton.
**NKorea: Detained US Citizen Begins Life at 'Special Prison'**
North Korea says an American citizen sentenced to 15 years of hard labor has begun serving his sentence.
The Korean Central News Agency said Kenneth Bae "started his life at a 'special prison' Tuesday." It did not elaborate.
The 44-year-old Korean-American tour operator was found guilty last month of plotting to overthrow the Pyongyang government.
He was arrested in November in the northeastern port city of Rason while in possession of what authorities said was anti-Pyongyang literature.
Last week, the North's supreme court described Bae as a Christian evangelist who was trying to set up "plot-breeding bases" in China aimed at toppling the North's government.