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Iran wants to take US to international court over re-imposed sanctions

Tehran has announced that it has filed a complaint against the US in the International Court of Justice over President Donald Trump’s decision to re-impose sanctions on the Islamic Republic after he ditched the ‘nuclear deal’. By bringing the case to the court, Iran hopes to “hold the US accountable” for its “unlawful” return to the sanctions policy, the nation’s ...

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One-on-one meeting with Putin a ‘good start,’ Trump says after over 2 hours of tete-a-tete talks

President Donald Trump described his much anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin as “off to a good start,” after meeting one-on-one with Putin for over two hours on Monday. Trump made his remarks to reporters before the start of a ‘working lunch’ with Putin and his aides, which followed the two leader’s private session. Before meeting with Putin, Trump ...

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China launches WTO action against US over $200bn tariff threat

Beijing has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against planned US duties on $ 200 billion worth of Chinese products. Last week, China’s Ministry of Commerce said it would immediately file a complaint to the WTO against what it called US unilateralism. In July, Beijing responded with mirror measures after Washington imposed 25 percent tariff on $ ...

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‘Don’t agree on Europe over heads of Europeans’ – Finnish media pens open letter to Trump & Putin

Donald and Vladimir, the floor is yours for a tango, but don’t divide the world into spheres of influence, two leading Finnish journalists have urged, in a warning letter to both leaders ahead of their meeting in Helsinki. “President Trump often seems to be in search of short-term political benefit at the expense of US allies, the international community,” journalists ...

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Muslim swimmers forced out of city pool over ‘cotton rule,’ mayor apologizes

The mayor of a US city has apologized after officials forced a group of Muslim children out of a community pool by falsely claiming that their hijabs and niqabs did not meet safety standards. Mayor Mike Purzycki of Wilmington in Delaware said staff had exercised “poor judgement” at the Foster Brown public pool earlier this month. The situation arose when ...

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US wages trade war against one of the world's poorest nations over used clothing

The United States is in a trade conflict with Rwanda, a sub-Saharan African country with a $ 9 billion economy. Rwanda’s tariff hike on used clothes from the US to boost local production has upset the Trump administration. Rwanda raised import duties on used clothing from America from $ 0.25 to $ 2.50 per kilogram, and is considering banning imports ...

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Gaza teenager killed, dozens injured as Great March of Return marks over 100 days (VIDEO)

A 15yo Palestinian has been killed by live IDF fire and over 220 people have been injured during the Great March of Return protest on the Gazan-Israeli border. The clashes marked over 100 days since the deadly weekly revolt began. Othman Rami Hellas, 15, was killed on Friday evening after being shot by an IDF sniper during yet another tense ...

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‘US law doesn’t apply here’: India’s defense chief resists pressure over S-400 deal with Russia

American laws are their own matter locally and have nothing to do with India, the country’s defense chief said, refusing to bow to a US sanctions threat over its planned purchase of Russian S-400 air-defense systems. New Delhi has relayed to Washington that the threat of unilateral US sanctions will not have an impact on its decision on the possible ...

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Trump slams Germany over Russian gas pipeline, calling it ‘a horrible mistake’

US President Donald Trump has criticized Germany over its support for the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, claiming this gives Russia power over European energy. “It is a tragedy. I think it is a horrific thing that’s being done when you’re feeding billions and billions of dollars from Germany primarily… into the coffers of Russia,” Trump said at a ...

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‘Wrong & politically absurd’: German business lobby blasts US over Russian pipeline sanctions threat

US threats to impose sanctions against European companies involved in construction of a gas pipeline link between Russia and Germany have enraged a large German business group. “Threats of US sanctions against European companies invested in Nord Stream 2 encroach on European energy policy,” Wolfgang Buechele, chairman of the German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations (Ostausschuss), told Reuters. He ...

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