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'Battle for sovereignty': Swiss party kicks off campaign to scrap Free Movement deal with EU

A right-wing Swiss party has started a campaign for a referendum to scrap a deal allowing border-free travel of EU citizens to Switzerland, potentially adding to bilateral tensions. The right-wing and anti-immigration Swiss People’s Party (SVP) and Action for Independent and Neutral Switzerland (AUNS) popular movement have until July 2019 to amass the required 100,000 signatures in order for the ...

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Bitcoin bubble could burst & it would be no big deal – report

The surge of bitcoin has been raising fears that it could be approaching bubble territory. Analysis from Capital Economics, however, says its crash wouldn’t be that big of a deal for the broader financial markets. Read more “Unlike the bubbles in the tech sector in the late 1990s and in US residential property a few years later, a bursting of ...

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‘I’m not a racist’: Trump says he’s willing to make immigration deal, but Democrats killing it

US President Donald Trump has denied being “racist” in the wake of a scandal and wide condemnation triggered by his alleged reference to Haiti and African nations as “s***holes” amid attempts to reach a deal on immigrant children. “I’m not a racist. I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed, that I can tell you,” Trump told reporters ...

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‘Slap in the face’: Abbas condemns Trump’s ‘deal of the century,’ Israel’s ‘killing’ of Oslo Accords

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has stated he will never agree to the US-championed peace plan in which Jerusalem is “taken off the table.” He accused Israel of “killing” the historic Oslo Accords on mutual recognition. Speaking at the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Central Council meeting on Sunday, Abbas lashed out at US President Donald Trump, denouncing his decision to recognize ...

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‘Trump failed’: Iran claims win in diplomatic battle over nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says that Washington failed to tear up the nuclear deal, which he calls a “long-lasting victory” for Tehran. Earlier, Trump vowed to pull out of the accord unless its “flaws” are fixed. “The American administration has failed to undermine the nuclear deal… Trump, despite his repeated efforts, has failed to undermine the accord,” Rouhani said Sunday ...

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China urges US to ‘cherish’ Iran nuclear deal, slams unilateral sanctions policy

China has reiterated its support for the Iran nuclear deal, praising Tehran for adhering to the agreement despite Washington’s unilateral sanctions and constant threats to scrap it unless some “disastrous flaws” are fixed. “As the JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] has not come by easily, all relevant parties should cherish it,” Chinese Foreign Minister Lu Kan said on Saturday. ...

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Trump ‘setting up’ US to pull out of Iran nuclear deal, warns arms control group

Donald Trump just “dodged a bullet” with the Iran sanctions waiver but he’s now “setting up” the US to violate its commitments under the Iran nuclear deal, warns independent nonproliferation group the Arms Control Association. In a press release, the organization, whose stated mission is “promoting public understanding of and support for effective arms control policies,” said that Trump “dodged ...

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Iran rejects Trump’s ‘fixes’ to nuclear deal, slams new sanctions

New sanctions imposed by Washington targeting Iranian businesses and officials are in violation of international law, and any “fixes” to the nuclear deal will be rejected, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday. In a statement published by the state-run IRNA news agency, the ministry said that Tehran would not accept any changes to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ...

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Scrapping Iran deal could prove a grave error in US foreign policy – Moscow

Russia has lambasted the apparent US intention to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and scrap the agreement. Such a move could be one of Washington’s grave foreign policy mistakes, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said. Read more Moscow believes that Washington has either already made or is close to making a decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan ...

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Brussels admits bad Brexit deal would hurt the EU, leaked report reveals

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 09:13 Brussels has admitted that a bad Brexit deal would cost the EU jobs and harm trade, a leaked document has revealed. The report lays bare the towns and cities across the bloc that rely on Britain for its trade and manufacturing. The French region of Hauts-de-France, where President Emmanuel Macron was born, is worried ...

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