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US Mission in Gulf Not Needed: Rouhani


LONDON – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani again tried on Wednesday to ease tensions with countries in the region, while criticizing the US plan to create an international alliance to secure trade routes in the Gulf, Asharq Al Awsat reported Saturday. He added that Iran and other Gulf countries could protect …

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No-Deal Brexit will be Stopped: Hammond


LONDON – The Parliament will block a Brexit without an agreement, if the non-elected Prime Minister Boris Johnson tries to pull Britain out of the European Union on October 31 without agreement, Euro-reporter quoted former British Finance Minister Philip Hammond on Wednesday on Thursday. The UK is heading for a …

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UK’s Business Lobby Warns EU Unprepared for No-Deal Brexit


LONDON – Britain’s largest business group is warning that neither the U.K. nor the European Union (EU) is prepared for the country to leave the 28-nation bloc without a deal, AP reported Monday. The Confederation of British Industry released a report outlining 200 recommendations for both sides to accelerate Brexit …

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German EU Commissioner’s Brexit Bill Warning to Johnson


BRUSSELS – If Britain does not pay its Brexit divorce bill, its credit rating would be affected, EU Budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger warned Saturday. EU budget commissioner warns that not paying up would also endanger future cooperation with the EU, Politico EU reported. British prime minister, Boris Johnson, this week …

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EU Sanctions Won’t Deter From Drilling Activity: Turkey


ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey says the European Union’s approval of an initial set of sanctions against Ankara won’t deter it from pressing ahead with efforts to drill for hydrocarbons off the island of Cyprus, AFP reported Tuesday. In a statement on Tuesday, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry criticized the EU for acting …

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