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Netanyahu compares EU approach to Iran with ‘appeasement’ of Nazi Germany before WWII

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has compared Europe’s attitude to Iran with the 1930s appeasement of Nazi Germany, after the EU foreign policy chief said Tehran’s enrichment breach wouldn’t trigger the Iran deal’s dispute mechanism. The EU’s high representative Federica Mogherini said on Monday that the bloc did not regard Tehran’s recent breaches of the 2015 Read More

Storm Barry threatens to overwhelm New Orleans’ century-old pump system

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NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – The rain started pounding New Orleans about the time Jeff Carerras put on his morning pot of coffee. Before it was done brewing, floodwaters were lapping at the door of his bar, Tracey’s. He was prepared to kayak through his Irish Channel neighborhood – among the highest elevations in the city Read More

‘Sad irony’: Rouhani mocks US for calling emergency meeting on Iran nuclear deal…which it left

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called it a “sad irony” that an International Atomic Energy Agency meeting is being held at the behest of the US despite President Trump being the main contributor to the demise of the Iran deal. The Board of Governors of the IAEA is scheduled to meet Wednesday to discuss the current Read More

‘Funny story’: Rouhani mocks US for calling Iran deal meeting when it pulled out of plan

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called it a “sad irony” that an International Atomic Energy Agency meeting is being held at the behest of the US despite President Trump being the main contributor to the demise of the Iran deal. The Board of Governors of the IAEA is scheduled to meet Wednesday to discuss the current Read More

Hong Kong protester willing to ‘die for the cause’

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By Siobhan Robbins, South East Asia correspondent A student who broke into government headquarters in Hong Kong has told Sky News she is willing to die for the cause. Frustrated by weeks of unsuccessful peaceful demonstrations, the young and the angry stormed the legislative council on Monday night. It was an unprecedented escalation, but those Read More

Russia to support any agreement, including with China, if it contains arms race – Putin

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The world would be a “different place” if the US did not withdraw from key arms control treaties, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the Financial Times ahead of the G20 summit, adding that Moscow has never sought an arms race. The world might yet see a new nuclear arms race, Putin warned, adding that the Read More

China coal hub Shanxi slams seven cities for pollution spike in 2019

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s top coal-producing province of Shanxi has reprimanded seven of its cities after a spike in air pollution in the first five months of 2019, the country’s environment ministry said in a notice late Thursday. China is in the sixth year of a war on pollution aimed at allaying public unrest about Read More

UBS loses role in bond deal for Chinese firm on outcry over pig comment

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – UBS has lost a lead role on a U.S. dollar bond deal for state-backed China Railway Construction Corp, just days after a Chinese outcry over a senior UBS economist’s use of “pig” in connection with Chinese food price inflation. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss bank UBS is seen in Zurich, Read More

Iconic Italian actress faces jail after attending charity banquet alongside Putin

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An Italian court has told actress Ornella Muti that she could go to jail if she fails to pay damages after being convicted of forging a doctor’s note so she could attend a charity dinner alongside Vladimir Putin. Muti was due to perform on stage for three nights in December 2010 but called in sick Read More

Cui bono? Iran has ‘no reason’ to torpedo oil tankers in Gulf of Oman & ‘go to war’

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Despite accusations from Washington, Iran has no motive for instigating the attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, analysts told RT, stressing that the suspicious incident has harmed, rather than helped, Tehran. Iran rescued 44 sailors from two tankers, ‘Front Altair’ and ‘Kokuka Courageous,’ after the vessels came under attack on Thursday. Secretary Read More