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Iran warns to rethink work with IAEA & make Trump ‘regret’ if US jeopardizes nuclear deal

Published time: 8 Jan, 2018 20:28 Tehran may reconsider its cooperation agreement with the UN nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, should the US default on its commitments to the 2015 Iranian deal, the country’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi has warned. The warning came during Salehi’s phone conversation with the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) director general, Yukiya Amano Monday. “If ...

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Israel agrees to EU deal excluding settlements

Israel’s government has approved an agreement with the EU that includes a provision excluding funding for settlements, seemingly consenting to the EU’s boycott of settlements. The agreement centers on Israel’s part in the EU’s ENI Cross-Border Cooperation in the Mediterranean (CBC Med) program, which provides funds for projects for non-EU countries in the Mediterranean area, such as Israel, Egypt and ...

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Russia and Turkey sign deal on supply of S-400 air defense system – media

Published time: 29 Dec, 2017 10:31 Edited time: 29 Dec, 2017 11:16 Moscow and Ankara have signed a $ 2.5-billion credit agreement on the purchase of S-400 air defense missile systems from Russia, according to Turkish media. The deal was signed in the Turkish capital, Ankara on Friday, local media report. Previously it was announced that the delivery of the ...

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Future of world's biggest airliner hinges on Emirates deal

Published time: 28 Dec, 2017 11:25 Edited time: 28 Dec, 2017 11:26 Airbus may end production of its A380 superjumbo, if the European planemaker fails to win a key order from Dubai-based airline Emirates, according to people close to the issue. “If there is no Emirates deal, Airbus will start the process of ending A380 production,” one of three sources ...

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Ankara secures S-400 air defense system deal with Russia – Turkish defense minister

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 19:56 Ankara and Moscow have sorted out the remaining details behind the purchase of S-400 air defense missile systems from Russia, Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli has said. “Turkey will purchase two systems and four batteries from Russia – an agreement has been reached,” Canikli said, as cited by the Yeni Safak newspaper. The remaining ...

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Germany needs 2,000 more judges to deal with ‘enormous’ 5-fold spike in terrorist-related cases

New terrorist-linked cases have skyrocketed this year, increasing almost fivefold compared to 2016, Germany’s Federal Prosecutors Office has said. The revelation comes as judges lament that human resources are overstretched. As many as 1,200 investigations have been launched by federal prosecutors over various terrorist-related activities this year, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office told the dpa news agency. It added that 1,000 ...

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Justice Dept asks FBI to explain evidence found in Clinton-facilitated Uranium One deal – report

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 17:41 FBI agents have been asked to explain evidence regarding the probe into a deal that gave a Russian company control of 20 percent of US uranium and involved Hillary Clinton. Justice Department prosecutors have been asking the agents to describe the results of the now dormant investigation in recent weeks. The agents have also ...

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Did Boris Johnson broker a deal with Iran to free jailed mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe?

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 12:52 A British-Iranian mother jailed in Iran has been told she is eligible for early release. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has already languished in prison for more than 18 months. Zaghari-Ratcliffe told her husband Richard that her Iranian lawyer had told her the news. She was arrested at Tehran Airport in 2016 while visiting her Iranian relatives ...

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Russian lower house ratifies deal to expand naval base in Syria’s Tartus

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 07:45 Edited time: 21 Dec, 2017 07:53 Russia’s lower house of parliament has ratified an agreement to transform the Tartus naval refueling facility in Syria into a fully-fledged naval base, capable of harboring nuclear-powered ships. The development would be for a term of 49 years and would grant the Russian Navy access to the territorial ...

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Theresa May faces Commons defeat as Tory rebels plot to force vote on Brexit deal

Brexit secretary David Davis has written to rebel Tory MPs in a bid to avert a revolt and potential Commons defeat for the government’s EU withdrawal legislation. Davis has promised them a “meaningful vote” on Brexit. Led by former Attorney General Dominic Grieve – a Conservative MP – up to 20 Tory rebels want to insert a legal guarantee that ...

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