Category: World

  • China ‘likely’ training pilots to target US, Pentagon report says

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    Washington (CNN)China is actively developing its fleet of long-range bombers and “likely” training its pilots for missions targeting the US, according to a new Pentagon report. “Over the last three years, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has rapidly expanded its overwater bomber operating areas, gaining experience in critical maritime regions and likely training for strikes against […]

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  • Iran Supreme Leader admits mistake over nuclear talks

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    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has admitted he made a mistake in allowing the country’s foreign minister to speak to his U.S. counterpart during negotiations that led to a 2015 international nuclear agreement. International sanctions on Iran were lifted when the pact with world powers came into force in 2016, but the expected level […]

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  • U.S. official warns of more actions against Turkey if pastor not freed

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    WASHINGTON  – The United States is warning more economic pressures may be in store for Turkey if it refuses to release a jailed American pastor, a White House official said on Tuesday, in a dispute that has further strained relations between the NATO allies. The tough message emerged a day after White House national security […]

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  • US imposing new Russia sanctions over chemical attack

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States says it will impose new sanctions on Russia for illegally using a chemical weapon in an attempt to kill a former spy and his daughter in Britain earlier this year. The new sanctions, to be imposed later this month, come despite President Donald Trump’s efforts to improve relations with […]

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  • Theresa May calls on Boris Johnson to say sorry for burqa remarks

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    Prime minister supports Tory chairman in seeking apology for comments about Muslims Theresa May has rebuked Boris Johnson over his claim that Muslim women in burqas resemble letter boxes and bank robbers, urging the former foreign secretary to apologise after he defied an order to do so by Tory chiefs. The prime minister said she agreed […]

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  • U.S. revives sanctions to further damage Iran’s economy

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    WASHINGTON  – The Trump administration expects economic sanctions that it is re-imposing on Iran this week to further cripple the Iranian economy and will aggressively enforce the measures, senior U.S. administration officials said on Monday. The so-called snapback sanctions, due to come into force early on Tuesday, would target Iranian purchases of U.S. dollars, metals […]

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  • Israel warns Iran of military response if it closed key Red Sea strait

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    JERUSALEM  – Israel would deploy its military if Iran were to try to block the Bab al-Mandeb strait that links the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday. Last week, Saudi Arabia said it was suspending oil shipments through the strait, on the main sea route from the […]

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  • Zimbabwe’s MDC Alliance says Chamisa beat Mnangagwa

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    Zimbabwe’s opposition says its candidate, Nelson Chamisa, has won Monday’s presidential election. The MDC Alliance says the ruling Zanu-PF party is attempting to rig the vote to allow President Emmerson Mnangagwa to win, and the delay in releasing official results is unacceptable. The election commission has said there has been no cheating and it needed […]

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  • Hundreds Trapped, 14 Dead After a Massive Earthquake Struck an Indonesian Tourist Island

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    Rescuers are scrambling to reach hundreds of trekkers stranded on a mountain in Indonesia after a massive earthquake triggered landslides. Early Sunday morning, a 6.4-magnitude quake rocked Lombok Island in Indonesia’s southeast, killing at least 14 people and injuring another 160. Not far from the epicenter, Mount Rinjani was hit with slides that blocked off escape routes, […]

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  • Trump Thought Turkey’s Erdogan Was His Friend. Now He’s Mad.

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    President Trump has often touted his personal chemistry with leaders like Xi Jinping of China or the royal family of Saudi Arabia as the key component of his foreign policy approach. He has described his handshake with Kim Jong-un in Singapore as more important than the terms of the agreement they signed. He has suggested that if […]

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