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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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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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Johnson Urges Merkel to Budge on Brexit

Brexit

BERLIN – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that unless she agrees to change the Brexit deal, Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal, Reuters reported Wednesday. More than three years after the United Kingdom voted …

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Iran Announces 4-Fold Increase in Low Enriched Uranium Production

Iran

TEHRAN – Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said Iran has quadrupled the enriched uranium production rate to 3.67 percent purity, adding that the country would exceed the storage cap of 300 kilograms of nuclear fuel in the next two weeks, Fars News Agency reported Tuesday. Kamalvandi, speaking …

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Gap Closing in Talks with US for Troops Withdrawal: Taliban

Taliban Say Gap Closing in Talks with US for Troops Withdrawal

DOHA – Peace talks between the Taliban and a US peace envoy over a timetable for the withdrawal of US troops in Afghanistan are narrowing a gap between the two sides, a spokesperson for the insurgent group said Saturday. Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen said both sides have offered proposals for …

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