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International

US to force sweeping change on Iran

TEHRAN CHARGES U.S. DEMANDS INTENT ON REGIME CHANGE WASHINGTON, May 21, (Agencies): The United States on Monday issued a steep list of demands to be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the deal scuttled by President Donald Trump and threatened “the strongest sanctions in history” if Iran …

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Philippine lawmakers condemn action

US criticizes China’s continued militarization of disputed waters BEIJING, May 20, (Agencies): Th e Pentagon criticized what it called China’s “continued militarization” of island outposts in the disputed South China Sea, where the Chinese air force landed longrange bombers for the first time, putting entire Southeast Asia within their range. …

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Indian court jails ex-diplomat for spying

NEW DELHI, May 20, (Agencies): An Indian diplomat convicted of passing state secrets to Pakistan’s intelligence services has been jailed for three years, her lawyer said Sunday. Madhuri Gupta was found guilty in a New Delhi court on Friday of “spying and wrongful communication of information” while posted to the …

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EU denies add-ons, aid eyed to N-deal

FIRMS GEAR FOR IRAN DRAWDOWN ON U.S. SANCTIONS THREAT BERLIN, May 20, (Agencies): Three European Union sources have denied that diplomats meeting in Vienna on Friday to salvage the imperilled Iranian nuclear deal after Washington withdrew will discuss offering Iran financial aid in exchange for concessions. A German newspaper reported …

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Prince Harry, Meghan wed as millions watch – Star-studded Windsor ceremony

WINDSOR, England, May 19, (Agencies): Prince Harry and Meghan Markle gazed into each other’s eyes and pledged their lifelong love Saturday as they married in front of hundreds of royals, celebrities and friends at St. George’s Chapel and millions of TV viewers around the world. The pretty English town of …

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His Highness the Amir arrives from Istanbul after OIC summit

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah arrived home on Friday night after leading Kuwait delegation to the extraordinary summit meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, Turkey. His Highness the Amir was welcomed at Kuwait airport by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf …

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Kuwait regrets UNSC’s inability to deal with Israel-committed crimes

Int’l reps observes silence for Palestinian martyrs at behest of Kuwait GENEVA, May 19, (KUNA): Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the UN and Other International Organizations in Geneva Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim expressed his country’s regret Friday over UNSC’s inability to deal with the recent Israeli crimes against the Palestinians. The international …

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Cuba air crash claims 107

HAVANA, May 19, (AFP): Cuba began two days of national mourning Saturday for victims of the crash of a state airways plane that killed all but three of its 110 passengers and crew. President Miguel Diaz-Canel said an investigation was under way into Friday’s crash of the nearly 40-year-old Boeing …

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Chief minister from BJP sworn in

India halts Kashmir military ops for Ramadan NEW DELHI, May 17, (AFP): A leader from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party took the oath to become chief minister of a key southern Indian state Thursday after the Supreme Court rejected a last-minute bid to block the move. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party …

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EU will launch process to block US sanctions on Iran

SOFIA, May 17, (AFP): The EU said Thursday it will begin moves to block the effect of US sanctions on Iran as efforts to preserve the nuclear deal with Tehran deepened a transatlantic rift. The decision came as Russia and China took some of their most concrete moves yet to …

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