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Iran says talks with US are impossible amid fresh sanctions

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Iran’s UN ambassador is warning that the tensions on the Persian Gulf are “very dangerous” and said that talks with US are impossible amid the escalation of sanctions. It comes as US President Donald Trump signed off “hard-hitting” sanctions against Iran which he says will target the country’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Ambassador Majid Read More

Pompeo ‘is still a CIA director who takes over State Department’ – China’s Global Times editor

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Published time: 25 Jun, 2019 04:12 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “can no longer play the role of a top US diplomat,” Global Times editor Hu Xijin tweeted, declaring the former spook “has become the most troublesome US official for China.” “To China, he is still a CIA director who takes over the State Department,” Read More

Oil prices drop amid demand worries, but U.S.-Iran tensions support

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil fell on Tuesday amid concerns over the outlook for crude demand, but prices were supported after Washington announced new sanctions on Iran amid mounting tensions in the Middle East. FILE PHOTO: Pumpjacks are seen against the setting sun at the Daqing oil field in Heilongjiang province, China December 7, 2018. Picture Read More

Stocks suffer trade jitters, dollar braced for more Fed talk

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares were hamstrung by trade worries Tuesday as expectations of more dovish talk from the Federal Reserve pushed down Treasury yields and the dollar, while propelling gold prices to six-year peaks. FILE PHOTO: An investor watches stock prices at a brokerage office in Beijing, China July 6, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee Investors Read More

Oil prices steady, U.S.-Iran tensions remain in focus

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil prices were steady on Tuesday, supported by worries over conflict between Iran and the United States but pressured by concerns about a potential decline in demand for crude. FILE PHOTO: Pumpjacks are seen against the setting sun at the Daqing oil field in Heilongjiang province, China December 7, 2018. Picture taken Read More

Russia, US & Israel hold security talks as Middle East turns into ‘battlefield’ against Iran

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Blaming Iran for all the problems of the Middle East is just bad policy, Moscow has said as the national security advisers from Russia, Israel and the US meet in Jerusalem to discuss escalating tensions in the region. “Just like us, Iran is legitimately present on Syrian territory to help fight terrorists, invited by the Read More

Dollar falls with yields as more Fed talk awaited

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian stocks were left adrift on Tuesday as expectations of more dovish talk from the Federal Reserve pushed down Treasury yields and the dollar, while lifting gold to six-year peaks. FILE PHOTO: An investor watches stock prices at a brokerage office in Beijing, China July 6, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee Equity investors are Read More

Lawyers for Huawei CFO urge Canada to withdraw extradition proceedings

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(Reuters) – Lawyers for Huawei’s chief financial officer urged Canada’s justice minister on Monday to withdraw extradition proceedings against Meng Wanzhou, who has been detained in Vancouver since December on U.S. fraud charges. FILE PHOTO: Huawei’s Financial Chief Meng Wanzhou leaves her family home in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson/File Photo Read More

S&P 500 slips as healthcare drags, investors eye G20 summit

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 edged lower on Monday as losses by healthcare companies overshadowed gains in the technology sector, while investors awaited U.S. President Donald Trump’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit this week. The Nasdaq slipped but tariff-sensitive industrials, headed up by Boeing Co, led the blue-chip Read More

Russian frigate arrives in Cuba under watchful eye of US Navy (PHOTOS)

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A Russian Navy frigate armed with cruise missiles has arrived in Havana Harbor for an official visit. As Russian seamen stretch their legs on shore, US warships idle nearby and quietly observe their counterparts. The frigate Admiral Gorshkov, armed with Kalibr missiles, left the Russian port of Severomorsk in late February for its months-long voyage, Read More