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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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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 latest effort to keep pressure on Pyongyang to end its nuclear weapons development. The U.S. Treasury accused China's Dalian Sun Moon Star International Logistics Trading Co., along with its ...

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former Prime Minister of India, Dies at 93

As India’s leader from 1998 to 2004, Mr. Vajpayee ended a long moratorium on nuclear tests but also eased tensions with Pakistan and built closer ...

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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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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 ...

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Firms 'struggling to recruit as EU workers stay away'

The tighter labour market is boosting wages for some staff, says HR trade body the CIPD.

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Brexit: What is the 'no deal' WTO option?

If the UK leaves the EU with "no deal" it will have to trade on WTO terms.

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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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What could Brexit mean for the Premier League?

Would 25% of Premier League players fail to get work permits if EU players were treated the same as non-EU ones?

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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: 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 ...

Iranians react to US sanctions as new reality begins to bite

Even before the United States reimposed a raft of sanctions on Iran Tuesday, the mere threat of them had begun to hit home for people in the capital Tehran.

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North and South Korea to Discuss Plans for a 3rd Summit

The countries’ leaders have already met twice this year, but Seoul hopes that another meeting could break an impasse over the dismantling of Pyongyang’s nuclear arms program.

How the seizure of a US spy ship by North Korea nearly sparked nuclear war

North Korea seized the USS Pueblo 50 years ago on January 23, holding 84 Americans hostage for months while negotiations went on at the DMZ and the peninsula nearly plunged back into war.

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Iran sanctions: US can't stop our oil exports, says minister

Iran's foreign minister says Donald Trump's sanctions plan will not work and mocks his "tantrums".

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US Braces for Possible Cyberattacks After Iran Sanctions

The U.S. is bracing for cyberattacks Iran could launch in retaliation for the re-imposition of sanctions this week by President Donald Trump, ...

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Patience for North Korea Nuclear Progress is Being Tested

Increasing economic and political pressure could revive tensions with North Korea in the coming months, unless significant denuclearization progress is made. “This calm that we are seeing right now is not exactly sustainable,” said Go Myong-Hyun, a North Korea analyst with the Asan Institute For Policy Studies in Seoul. North Korea’s ...

North Korean foreign minister visits Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif welcomed his North Korean counterpart, Ri Yong Ho, to Tehran on Tuesday, hours after the United States reintroduced sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

The thinning cosmos could turn space aliens into star collectors

As galaxies spread apart, extraterrestrials might want to assemble a nuclear "nest egg."

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US Accuses North Korea of Not Moving Toward Denuclearization

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton accused North Korea Tuesday of failing to move ahead with denuclearization pledged by Pyongyang leader Kim ...

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Iran sanctions: Trump warns trading partners

Anyone doing business with Iran will not be doing business with the US, the president says.

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Iran sanctions: Rouhani condemns US 'psychological warfare'

As US sanctions come into effect, Iran's President Rouhani says the strategy "doesn't make sense".

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Europe Edition: Iran, Saudi Arabia, PepsiCo: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Syria accuses Israel’s Mossad of assassinating top rocket scientist

Aziz Asbar, who died Saturday, worked closely with Iran on Syrian missile development, reports say.

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Brexit: Police commissioners concern over 'no deal'

Concern over loss of of access to EU agencies and powers raised in a letter to home secretary.

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Trump Reimposes Iranian Economic Sanctions

The United States has re-imposed economic sanctions against Iran, targeting a wide range of sectors including automobiles, its trade in gold and other precious metals, and its currency. Top Trump administration officials said the measure is designed ...

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