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UK to Become ‘Economic Competitor’ after Brexit, Merkel Warns

Brexit

BERLIN – The U.K. will become “an economic competitor on our own doorstep” after Brexit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday, while stressing that she believed a no-deal exit could still be avoided, Politico reported Wednesday. The German chancellor’s warning during a parliamentary debate comes after several EU countries last …

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US Defense Chief Signals Iran ‘Inching’ Could Lead Toward Talks

US

WASHINGTON – US Defense Secretary Mark Esper has hinted that Iran might be nearer to an opportunity for new talks despite Tehran’s latest move away from adherence to international curbs on its nuclear activities, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported Friday. The statement came hours after Tehran told the European Union …

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Iran to Develop Centrifuges for Faster Uranium Enrichment

Uranium

TEHRAN – Iran said it would take another step in the 2015 nuclear deal by starting to develop centrifuges to accelerate its uranium enrichment, but it also gave the European powers two more months to try to save the multilateral pact. Moreover, the United States refused to soften its economic …

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Iran Must Return to Nuclear Deal only with Oil Credit Line

Iran

TEHRAN – A senior Iranian official confirmed on Wednesday that Tehran would no longer meet its commitment to nuclear power if its oil sales reach $15 billion over four months, as stipulated in the French project to rescue the agreement, Fars News Agency reported Wednesday. France has proposed to offer …

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France Monitors Kashmir Rights: Macron to Modi

Macron

PARIS – France is preoccupied with “interests and rights of civilian populations” in Kashmir, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit, as Indian closures on Kashmir approach the 19th day. Frenchman Emmanuel Macron had a “frank” exchange with the Indian Narendra Modi about the tensions …

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Iran Refuses Talks with Pompeo in Tehran

Iran

TEHRAN – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted Sunday that Iran had rejected his offer to travel to Tehran for direct talks with the Iranian people, TeleSur reported Monday. I recently proposed to go to Tehran and speak directly to the people of Iran, the regime did not accept …

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