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Iranians vent anger at Trump as the wheels come off their economy

Many people caught up in the onslaught of US sanctions and Iran's economic slide are venting their anger at Donald Trump, not their own leaders -- at least for now.

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, prime minister who made India a nuclear power, dies at 93

He shocked the world in May 1998 with five underground nuclear tests, prompting international sanctions, rattling neighbors and setting off an arms race with archrival Pakistan.

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E.U. Sees Real Brexit Talks at Last — and Real Dangers

With the British government so fragile, the European Union is discussing how to finesse the real state of the talks to protect Prime Minister Theresa ...

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US Ambassador to Zimbabwe: Sanctions Removal Linked to Genuine Reforms

U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols has said the southern African country must embark on genuine reforms if it wants Washington to remove ...

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US Sanctions Chinese, Russian, Singaporean Firms for North Korea Trading

The U.S. on Wednesday sanctioned companies in China, Russia and Singapore it says were violating the trade embargo with North Korea, Washington's ...

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Iran sanctions: US President Trump ‘behaving like a mafia boss’

The United States's actions on Iran are nothing to be proud of, says Prof Mohammad Marandi.

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Brexit: Jeremy Hunt begins tour of European ministers

The foreign secretary says the EU faces a 'strategic choice' about whether to strike a Brexit deal.

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A Look at Provisional Ballots in Primary for Kansas Governor

More than 313,000 ballots were cast in the hotly contested Republican primary for Kansas governor, but the two candidates are separated only by about 200 votes. Secretary of State Kris Kobach leads Gov. Jeff Colyer after all regular ballots were counted, including mail-in and absentee votes. Now the winner will be determined by a review of some ...

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Late Cloud Over Ellison Bid for Minnesota Attorney General

Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and first Muslim elected to Congress, sought his party's nomination Tuesday for Minnesota attorney general in a race clouded in the final days by an ex-girlfriend's allegation of domestic abuse. The allegation surfaced the weekend before Tuesday's primary when the son ...

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Turkey's Erdogan defiant in the face of US tariffs, sanction threats

Turkey's president lashed out at the US during a defiant speech Sunday, as the lira crumbled further following President Donald Trump's approval of ...

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Iran's Supreme Leader: No war or talks with US over sanctions

Iran's Supreme Leader is standing firm against reimposed US sanctions, saying Monday there would be "no war, nor will we negotiate with the United ...

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Vienna named world's most liveable city

It's the first time a European city has topped the rankings of the Economist Intelligence Unit survey.

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Melbourne no longer 'most liveable city'

It's the first time a European city has topped the rankings of the Economist Intelligence Unit survey.

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White House: Trump Aide Bolton Met Turkish Envoy to Discuss US Pastor 

White House national security adviser John Bolton met on Monday with Turkey's ambassador to the United States to discuss Turkey's detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson, the White House said. "At the Turkish ambassador's request, Ambassador John Bolton met with Ambassador Serdar Kilic of Turkey (on Monday) in the White House. They discussed ...

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Taliban Offensive Exposes Fragile US Hopes for Afghan Peace 

A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. That's raising questions about the viability of the American game ...

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US Ambassador Warns Britain to Back Trump Over Iranian Sanctions

The U.S. ambassador to London has publicly warned British Prime Minister Theresa May to side with President Donald Trump in the burgeoning ...

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US Students Turn Grief into App to Help Bring Terrorists to Justice

California college student Anjali Banerjee was watching fireworks during a 2016 celebration on a seafront promenade in the French city of Nice when a ...

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Sports charity 'on hold' after sprinter's drugs jailing

Marvin Bheka competed on the European athletics circuit after moving to Wales from Zimbabwe.

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Turkish President Rails Against ‘War’ on Turkish Economy

Turkey’s president Saturday blamed the country’s economic problems on the United States and other nations, whom he says are waging an economic war against his country. Recep Tayyip Erdogan was responding to a drop in the value of the Turkish currency, the lira, against the U.S. dollar following the imposition of sanctions and tariffs by the ...

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Trump, France's Macron Discuss Iran, Mideast, Trade

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke Friday with French President Emmanuel Macron about trade, Iran and the Middle East, the White House said. Trump, who is vacationing at his New Jersey golf club, said on Twitter that he had discussed "various subjects" with Macron in a "very good" phone call. The two leaders discussed "a broad range of trade ...

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Turkey Emerges as Economic Flash Point as Tensions With U.S. Soar

An angry tweet from President Trump ramping up tariffs worsened the lira’s fall. The consequences for Turkey and its neighbors could be severe.

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South Korean Companies Accused of Illegally Importing Coal From North

A South Korean agency said three companies violated sanctions by bringing more than 30,000 tons of North Korean coal into the South, falsely ...

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Trump Doubles Tariffs on Turkish Steel, Aluminum Imports

U.S. President Donald Trump further escalated tensions with Turkey Friday by announcing a sharp increase in tariffs on steel and aluminum imports in ...

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North Korea lashes out at US diplomats over sanctions

The North complains that its good will gestures have not affected America's line on sanctions.

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Ryanair strike: One in six flights cancelled in pilot walkout

Strike in five European countries will affect about 400 flights, one in six of the airline's services.

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North Korea: US Sanctions Pressure 'Outdated Acting Script'

North Korea on Thursday denounced U.S. calls for enforcing international sanctions despite its goodwill moves and said progress on denuclearization promises could not be expected if Washington followed an “outdated acting script.” North Korea’s foreign ministry said Pyongyang had stopped nuclear and missile tests, dismantled a nuclear test ...

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Russian Currency Plummets Following New US Sanctions

The Russian ruble fell to its lowest level against the dollar in almost two years after the U.S. imposed new sanctions on Moscow Wednesday over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain. Russia has denied a role using ...

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