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Simple precautions or plan to attack? What’s behind US & Germany’s recent moves in Mideast

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Germany and the Netherlands halted training of Iraqi troops hours after the US said it will partially evacuate its Baghdad embassy. Amid growing tensions with Iran, analysts offered differing views on the reasons behind the moves. Washington announced the partial evacuation of its embassy in Baghdad as well as a consulate in Erbil in Iraqi Read More

Wall St. tumbles as Trump’s China tariff threat jolts investors

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(Reuters) – U.S. stocks slumped on Monday, with the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average falling over 350 points, after President Donald Trump shocked investors by threatening to hike tariffs on Chinese goods this week, sparking a flight from riskier assets. Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, Read More

U.S. lawmakers to get long-awaited analysis of new NAFTA deal

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(Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers and economists are awaiting a key analysis of the economic impacts of the new North American trade deal, expected to be published late on Thursday and to show minimal gains at best for the United States. FILE PHOTO: Flags are pictured during the fifth round of NAFTA talks involving the United Read More

Trump team readies PR offensive on North America trade deal’s economic effects

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is readying a public relations offensive over the economic impact of its new North American trade deal to counter a crucial report expected on Thursday that economists see as likely to show minimal gains at best. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexico’s Read More

‘No deaths – no irony?’ French satirical mag ‘hypocritical’ for cartoon on Notre Dame fire

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Controversial satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was slammed after it ran a cartoon depicting the Notre Dame de Paris fire. Critics said it was surprisingly tame compared to the many times it joked about deadly disasters abroad. The latest cover shows a grinning French President Emmanuel Macron whose head is shaped like the facade of the Read More

Journalists willing participants in Ecuador’s attempt at Assange character assassination

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Ecuador’s attempted character assassination of whistleblower Julian Assange stepped up since his arrest last week, with officials offering various excuses to justify his expulsion — and the media has been eagerly lapping it up. Apparently more interested in (allegedly) salacious details of Assange’s almost seven-year exile inside the west-London embassy, members of the UK and Read More

Tired of waiting: Iran slams Europe for ‘lagging behind’ in launching trade mechanism

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Tehran will not wait forever for the European nations to launch the promised payments mechanism aimed at avoiding the US sanctions against the Islamic Republic, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif has warned. Ever since Washington unilaterally withdrew from the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, the European parties to the agreement – the UK, France, and Read More

Iceland president’s Russian skills a show-stopper at Arctic forum

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The president of Iceland got a long round of applause at the International Arctic Forum in St. Petersburg as he addressed the guests in good Russian to underline the value of friendship. “I don’t speak good Russian. Please excuse me,” Gudni Thorlacius Johannesson said as he took the stage. But he was just being modest, Read More

‘Beyond fanaticism’: Crosses in Italian cemetery covered to avoid offending other religions

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A small Italian town has taken to covering crucifixes in the local cemetery and chapel, apparently so as not to offend people of other faiths, Il Giornale reported. Political outrage has ensued. Pieve di Cento is a town of around 7,000 people, located just north of Bologna in Northern Italy. Although Bologna and the surrounding Read More

‘Major miscalculation’ in Netanyahu’s support: Where can declaring IRGC terrorists push Middle East?

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Seeking to put pressure on Iran, the US might shoot itself in the foot as it sets a dangerous precedent that could imperil the lives of American soldiers in the Middle East and plunge the region into a new big war, analysts warn. In its overzealous push to force Tehran into compliance with US demands, Read More