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EU open to Iran sanctions over foiled Danish, French plots: diplomats

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 09:06
European Union foreign ministers agreed on Monday to consider economic sanctions on Iranian nationals over alleged assassination plots in Denmark and France, two diplomats said.
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Spain seeks assurances over Gibraltar in draft Brexit deal

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 09:01
Spain will not back the European Union's draft Brexit agreement without clarity that Madrid will be able to negotiate the future of Gibraltar directly with Britain, Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said on Monday.
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'Missing Picasso' found in Romania may be hoax - media

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 09:00
A painting that Romanian prosecutors said on Sunday might be a work by Pablo Picasso stolen in 2012 is more likely a forgery created as a publicity stunt, Dutch media reported.
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Russia accuses Kremlin critic Browder of ordering lawyer's murder

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 08:56
Russian prosecutors said on Monday they suspected Kremlin critic Bill Browder of ordering the murder of a lawyer whose memory he has championed, but he dismissed the accusation as a cynical ploy to tar him for lobbying for sanctions on Moscow.
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Brexit turmoil delays deal on Britain's EU defense ties

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 08:45
British plans for a swift inclusion in the European Union's new flagship defense pact are being undermined by political turmoil in London and uncertainly over the terms of Britain's exit from the bloc, EU diplomats say.
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Germany's Weber: Creating European Monetary Fund should be a priority

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 08:27
German conservative Manfred Weber, who is running to take over the European Union's top job next year, said on Monday that turning the European bailout fund (ESM) into a European Monetary Fund (EMF) should be a priority.
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Nigeria's Abubakar promises to boost oil investment, cut subsidies if elected

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 08:13
Nigeria's main opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar said on Monday he will boost oil sector investment, cut costly fuel subsidies and double the size of the economy by 2025 if he wins next year's presidential election.
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Vietnam arrests ex-deputy head of economic hub in graft crackdown

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 08:02
Vietnamese police arrested a former deputy chairman of Ho Chi Minh City, the country's business hub, on Monday as the communist-ruled country steps up a crackdown on corruption.
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Sri Lanka's new PM may lose budget even as he clings to power

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 08:00
Sri Lanka's newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who lost two motions of no confidence last week, may lose his government's budget even as he clings to power.
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Pakistan PM Imran Khan lashes out at Trump 'tirade'

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 07:51
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump following his remarks that Pakistan doesn't "do a damn thing" for the United States despite billions of dollars in U.S. aid for the South Asian nation.
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UK PM May sticks to Brexit deal as opponents seek formal challenge

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 07:49
British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed on Monday to stick to her draft European Union divorce deal as dissenting lawmakers in her own party tried to trigger a leadership challenge.
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Germany's Weber says draft Brexit deal will not be renegotiated

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 07:49
German conservative Manfred Weber, who is running to take over the European Union's top job next year, said on Monday that the draft Brexit deal would not be renegotiated and the ball was now in Britain's court.
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UAE fully complying with U.S. sanctions on Iran: official

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 07:46
The United Arab Emirates is fully complying with sanctions imposed this month by the United States on Iran even though it will mean a further drop in trade with Tehran, a UAE economy ministry official told Reuters on Tuesday.
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Saudi king urges action against Iran, backs Yemen peace

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 07:40
Saudi Arabia's King Salman called on the international community on Monday to halt Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile program, and he also reiterated the kingdom's support for U.N. efforts to end the war in Yemen.
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Germany bans Khashoggi suspects from much of Europe

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 07:36
Germany has issued entry bans for 18 Saudi citizens suspected of involvement in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Riyadh's Istanbul consulate, effectively banning them from the European Union's passport-free Schengen zone.
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Britain's May: Brexit transition phase must end before 2022 election

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 07:06
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she wanted any post-Brexit transition phase to have ended by the time the country is due to hold a national election in 2022.
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Netanyahu avoids early elections for now after minister's about-face

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 07:00
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday avoided an early election for now after a coalition partner backed away from toppling a government hanging on to power with a razor-thin parliamentary majority.
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Indonesia president urges woman to be jailed in harassment case to seek justice

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 06:52
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday that a teacher sentenced to jail for spreading an "immoral" audio tape documenting alleged sexual harassment by the school principal should seek a judicial review.
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Iranian jobs go as U.S. sanctions start to bite

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 06:47
Tamnoush, an Iranian company that makes fizzy drinks, has shut down its production line after 16 years and laid off dozens of workers. It was facing massive losses as U.S. sanctions pushed up the price of imported raw materials.
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In Dubai, US sanctions pressure historic business ties with Iran

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 06:47
With its Persian restaurants and shop signs in Farsi, Murshid Bazaar, a dense maze of alleys in Dubai's old quarter, has for decades been a center for small-scale trade with Iran.
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