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Dutch lawmaker Wilders appeals discrimination conviction

Reuters World News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 06:42
Lawyers for Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders appealing his 2016 conviction for inciting discrimination called on Tuesday for a delay in court proceedings to allow an inquiry into whether the charges were "politically motivated".
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Bolton sees U.S. pressure on Iran leading it to new talks

Reuters World News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 06:40
U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton predicted on Tuesday that Washington's pressure campaign against Iran would lead it to enter negotiations.
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U.S. to solicit funds for Middle East peace plan in Bahrain, though details remain vague

Reuters World News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 06:34
The Trump administration launches its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan on Tuesday with a bid to drum up $50 billion dollars to fund investment in the region, although the political details remain a secret and Palestinians have already denounced the approach as a sell-out.
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NATO calls on Russia to destroy new missile, warns of response

Reuters World News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 06:31
NATO urged Russia on Tuesday to destroy a new missile before an August deadline and save a treaty that keeps land-based nuclear warheads out of Europe or face a more determined alliance response in the region.
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UK's Johnson warns EU against any 'Napoleonic' tariffs in no-deal Brexit

Reuters World News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 06:26
Boris Johnson, the favorite to become British prime minister, said he was prepared to lead Britain out of the European Union without a deal on Oct. 31 and said any EU attempt to impose trade tariffs would be akin to a Napoleonic-era blockade.
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British PM hopeful Johnson rules out any new Brexit extension

Reuters World News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 06:25
Boris Johnson, the favorite to become next prime minister, categorically ruled out on Tuesday any new extension to the date of Britain's departure from the European Union, saying he would not rest until Brexit happened on Oct. 31.
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U.S. envoy says Trump leaving path open to Iran diplomacy

Reuters World News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 06:15
U.S. President Donald Trump is leaving a path open to diplomacy with Iran, but Iran would be making a mistake if it interprets his restraint over the downing of a drone as weakness, U.S. disarmament ambassador Robert Wood said on Tuesday.
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Trump reassures Tokyo he will stick with security pact: Japan government

Reuters World News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 06:14
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday reassured Japan he was committed to a military treaty that both nations have described as a cornerstone of security in Asia, after a media report said he had spoken privately about withdrawing from the pact.
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UAE will work to defuse Middle East tension, ADNOC CEO Jaber says

Reuters World News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 06:04
The United Arab Emirates seek a de-escalation of tension in the Middle East, the head of state-run Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) said on Tuesday, after Iran accused the United States of closing the path to diplomacy with new sanctions.
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Turkey will lose F-35 warplane if Russia arms deal goes ahead, U.S. says

Reuters World News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 05:57
The United States cannot allow Turkey to fly or help produce its F-35 stealth jets if Ankara goes ahead with the purchase of a Russian air defense system, America's envoy to NATO said on Tuesday.
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Russia's Lavrov says situation around Iran headed toward dangerous scenario

Reuters World News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 05:47
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday the situation around Iran was developing toward a dangerous scenario, the RIA news agency reported.
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Malaysia shuts nearly 500 schools in second episode of toxic fumes

Reuters World News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 05:43
Malaysia has ordered nearly 500 schools and kindergartens to close until Thursday, after dozens of people were hospitalized with symptoms suggesting they breathed toxic fumes, possibly from industrial waste, the second such incident this year.
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Iran says U.S. sanctions on Khamenei mean end of diplomacy

Reuters World News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 05:40
New U.S. sanctions against Iran's supreme leader and foreign minister have closed off diplomacy, Iran said on Tuesday, blaming the United States for abandoning the only route to peace just days after the two foes came within minutes of conflict.
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Putin aide: downed U.S. drone was in Iranian airspace

Reuters World News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 05:40
Russia has military intelligence that shows that a U.S. drone was in Iranian air space when it was shot down by Iran last week, Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of Russia's Security Council, said on Tuesday.
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At U.N. rights forum, Xinjiang vice-governor defends centers for Uighurs

Reuters World News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 05:37
The vice-governor of China's Xinjiang region responded to international criticism of state-run detention camps on Tuesday by saying they were vocational centers which had helped to "save" people from extremist influences.
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Turkish court releases U.S. Consulate worker from house arrest

Reuters World News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 05:35
A Turkish court ruled on Tuesday to release U.S. Consulate employee Nazmi Mete Canturk from house arrest on health grounds but said he could not leave the country during his trial.
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Magnitude 6.6 quake strikes off east Russian coast - USGS

Reuters World News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 05:27
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck in the sea off eastern Russia on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
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Taliban condemned for threats to media in Afghanistan

Reuters World News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 05:26
The United States and Afghanistan on Tuesday denounced a Taliban warning that Afghan media will be targeted unless they stop broadcasting what the group called "anti-Taliban statements".
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Iran minister says Tehran fully prepared to tackle U.S. sanctions: Tasnim

Reuters World News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 05:23
Iran's government has plans to protect the nation against U.S. economic pressure, Iran's Economy Minister Farhad Dejpasand was quoted as saying on Tuesday, a day after Washington imposed new sanctions on Tehran.
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PM candidate Johnson: Would be bizarre for EU to impose post-Brexit tariffs on UK

Reuters World News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 05:09
It would be bizarre for the European Union to impose tariffs on British goods flowing into the bloc after Brexit rather than agree a standstill agreement on trade, Boris Johnson, the leading candidate to be Britain's next prime minister said.
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