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EU Could Snub US-Mideast Meeting Over Iran Concerns

European Union countries appear ready to snub an international conference on the Middle East in Poland next month over concerns it is part of a U.S. drive to ramp up pressure on Iran. EU diplomats on Friday raised questions about the real agenda of the Feb. 13-14 conference, saying that it was organized at very short notice and noting that Iran ...

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Indigenous Peoples Stage Solidarity March on Washington

“U.S. political leaders and the media have ignored us long enough.” That’s the message thousands of international indigenous activists will be bringing to Washington Friday for the first ever Indigenous Peoples March. They are seeking to bring national attention to injustices endured by Indigenous people across the globe. The event, coming a ...

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US Syria Withdrawal Risks Vital Strategic Interests

The U.S. withdrawal from Syria may bring to a close an open-ended and strategically unclear military commitment and likely put at risk vital national ...

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US Syria Withdrawal Risks Vital Strategic Interests

The U.S. withdrawal from Syria may bring to a close an open-ended and strategically unclear military commitment, but it will also likely put at risk ...

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Despite US warning, Iran launches satellite and fails

Iran announced the failure of its satellite launch, which the US warned against, on Tuesday.

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Putin Gets Red Carpet Treatment in Serbia, a Fulcrum Once More

As Serbia seeks to join the European Union without damaging its ties with Moscow, the country on the eastern flank of Europe is in play all over ...

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US Considering Allowing Lawsuits over Cuba-confiscated Properties

The Trump administration is considering allowing a law that has been suspended since its creation in 1996 to go into effect, allowing U.S. citizens to sue foreign companies and individuals over property confiscated from them by the Cuban ...

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Theresa May Survives Confidence Vote in British Parliament

A day after a crushing defeat on her plan for leaving the European Union, the prime minister held onto her job, but she has no obvious way forward on Brexit.

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Iran says US illegally detained reporter Marzieh Hashemi

A US-born journalist working for Iranian media was allegedly subjected to "violent and abusive" treatment.

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Brexit vote: Donald Tusk hints UK should stay in EU

The European Council president sends a cryptic tweet after Theresa May's Brexit deal is rejected.

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Brexit vote: European 'surprise' at scale of defeat

European media react with surprise to the scale of Theresa May's Commons defeat.

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Iran State TV’s English Channel Says Anchorwoman Held in US

A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television’s English-language service has been arrested after flying into the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday. U.S. law enforcement agencies did not immediately respond to requests for ...

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Parkland Pushes Back Against Arming Teachers

Parents, teachers and students are pushing back on a report released recently in Parkland, Florida — the site of a mass shooting at a high school last February — that recommends arming teachers to secure schools. “I don’t agree we should arm teachers,” said Lori Alhadeff, whose 16-year-old daughter, Alyssa, was shot and killed at Marjory ...

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Theresa May’s Brexit Deal Failed. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Parliament’s long-anticipated vote on a plan to withdraw from the European Union went down to a stinging defeat for the prime minister. What’s next is unclear.

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US Condemns Failed Iranian Attempt to Put a Satellite in Orbit

The United States is criticizing Iran's failed attempt Tuesday to launch a satellite into orbit. Iranian officials say the launch failed when the rocket carrying the satellite did not reach the proper speed to propel it into orbit. Secretary of ...

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Nonfiction: Jason Rezaian Recounts His 544 Days of Captivity in Iran

In “Prisoner,” the former Tehran bureau chief for The Washington Post shows that the most innocent activities in Iran could get you accused of spying.

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Baltimore Church Leaders Handing Over Files Amid Abuse Probe

The Catholic archdiocese in Baltimore has delivered over 50,000 internal files to Maryland's top law enforcement official amid an investigation into ...

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Russia, US: No Progress in Talks Over 1987 Nuclear Arms Treaty

Russia and the United States said Tuesday there was no progress in talks over Washington's intention to withdraw from a 1987 nuclear arms treaty because it says Moscow is violating its terms. "On the whole, we are forced to state that there is no progress. The U.S. position is frozen in its uncompromising and peremptory demands," state news ...

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For Uber, Lyft, Others, Government Shutdown Slows IPOs

The partial government shutdown is slowing plans by some companies to issue stock to the public and potentially cutting off a key source of capital for the financial markets. The shutdown, now in its fourth week, has all but darkened the Securities and Exchange Commission, the government agency that oversees the markets. Most of the SEC's ...

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Germany accuses army linguist of spying for Iran over Afghan missions

The Afghan-German man is suspected of handing over secrets about operations in Afghanistan.

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Two Charged With Hacking SEC Computers in Trading Scheme

Two Ukrainian men have been charged with hacking into computers of the Securities and Exchange Commission to steal quarterly and annual reports of ...

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How does Brexit affect the pound?

Sterling has had a volatile couple of years since the UK voted to leave the European Union. Why?

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A No-Deal Brexit? Leaders Are Alarmed; Voters, Not So Much

Amid warnings of the dire effects of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal, many Britons are untroubled by what some call ...

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Pompeo’s Anti-Iran Tour Faces Obstacles of a Fractious Middle East

Touring eight countries in one week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought to build a regional coalition against Iran. The obstacles are formidable.

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Cargo plane crashes in Iran, killing at least 15

A Boeing 707 cargo plane crashed in Iran Monday, killing at least 15 people on board, according to Iranian state media.

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iran 'tried to get jailed mum to spy on UK'

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband says Iran made the offer to his wife in exchange for her freedom.

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Iran cargo plane crash 'leaves 15 dead' near Tehran

Only one of the 16 people on board the cargo plane is known to have survived, Iran's army says.

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