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Britain warns of consequences if Iran does not return ships

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 17:32
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Friday there would be consequences if Iran did not return control of ships seized in the Strait of Hormuz, Sky News reported.
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Ahead of U.S. deadline, Mexico minister has fulfilled migration enforcement pledge

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 17:23
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Friday that Mexico has followed through on its commitment to the United States to reduce migration from Central America, as a deadline in a bilateral pact approaches.
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Iranian news agency says British-operated Mesdar tanker has not been seized

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:54
Iran's Revolutionary Guards have not captured the British-operated, Liberian-flagged ship Mesdar in the Gulf, Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, quoting regional military sources.
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Russia's Putin says he 'sympathized' with Trump before U.S. election

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:38
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he had "sympathized" with Donald Trump before the 2016 presidential election that swept Trump to power because of his desire to restore normal relations with Russia.
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Hungarian philosopher Agnes Heller dies at age of 90

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:31
Hungarian philosopher Agnes Heller, who was a student of Gyorgy Lukacs and later taught political theory for 25 years at the New School for Social Research in New York City, died at the age of 90 on Friday, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences said.
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Britain says seizure of two vessels by Iran is unacceptable

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:25
Britain said Iran's seizure of a British-flagged vessel and a Liberian-flagged vessel in the Strait of Hormuz was unacceptable and called for freedom of navigation in the Gulf.
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Brazil alerted companies about U.S. embargo on Iran: Bolsonaro

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 16:23
The Brazilian government has been alerting local companies about the extent of sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran and the possible consequences in case of noncompliance, President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday.
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'No doubt about it,' Trump says as Iran challenges his report of drone downing

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 15:39
President Donald Trump said there was "no doubt" the U.S. Navy had brought down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz this week while Tehran showed video footage that it said disproved the incident even happened.
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Pompeo says Iran needs to 'come to the table' for talks as tensions rise

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 15:39
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that the United States needed Iran to "come to the table" for negotiations, amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran in the Gulf that have impacted global oil markets.
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Iranian forces say they seized British-flagged oil tanker in Gulf

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 15:38
Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they had captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf after Britain seized an Iranian vessel this month, ratcheting up tension along a vital international oil shipping route.
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Trump says U.S. will talk to Britain after Iran seizes oil tanker

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 15:38
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would talk to the United Kingdom after Iran's Revolutionary Guards said it had seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf.
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Seized British-flagged tanker in Gulf had turned off its tracker, ignored warnings: IRNA

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 15:33
The British-flagged tanker seized by Iran's elite forces on Friday had turned off its tracker and ignored warnings from the Revolutionary Guards, Iran's state news agency IRNA quoted a military source as saying.
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Far from Cape Town tourist sites, a gangland battle rages

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 15:17
Convoys of armored vehicles and soldiers with assault rifles are patrolling gang-ridden streets in some suburbs of Cape Town as authorities seek to quell escalating violence that has killed hundreds of people this year.
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U.S. judge orders Peru ex-president Toledo held in jail as extradition sought

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 15:16
Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo, facing extradition from the United States as part of a corruption investigation, was deemed a flight risk by a U.S. judge on Friday and ordered held in jail.
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Second tanker in Gulf turns sharply towards Iran, Refinitiv data shows

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 15:14
A second oil tanker, the British-operated, Liberian-flagged Mesdar, turned sharply north towards Iran's coast on Friday afternoon after passing westward through the Strait of Hormuz into the Gulf, according to Refinitiv tracking data.
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UK Chamber of Shipping calls for more security in the Gulf

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 14:56
Further protection must be provided for merchant vessels after a British flagged tanker was seized by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the Strait of Hormuz, the head of the UK Chamber of Shipping said on Friday.
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Lebanon's parliament passes 2019 state budget: PM on TV

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 14:55
Lebanon's parliament passed a "reforming" 2019 state budget on Friday, Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said, without giving details on its deficit target as his coalition government seeks to bring the public debt under control.
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U.S. aware of reports Iran seized a British oil tanker: White House

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 14:54
The United States is aware of reports that Iran seized a British oil tanker and it will work with its allies and partners to defend against Iran, a White House National Security Council spokesman said on Friday.
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Iran's Revolutionary Guards say they captured British oil tanker: Iran state TV

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 14:46
Iran's Revolutionary Guards said they have captured British oil tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz, Iranian state television reported on Friday.
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Manager of Iran-bound UK vessel says cannot contact crew

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 14:46
The company that manages the British-registered vessel Stena Impero said it was unable to contact the crew after it was approached by unidentified small crafts and a helicopter during transit of the Strait of Hormuz.
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