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Turkey Will Retaliate If U.S. Imposes Sanctions over S-400s: Minister
ANKARA - Turkey would retaliate against what it called an unacceptable threat of U.S. sanctions over Ankara’s purchase of Russian S-400 missile defenses, its foreign ...
U.S. Adviser Bolton Travels to Japan, South Korea amid Trade Dispute
>WASHINGTON - U.S. national security adviser John Bolton departed on Saturday for a trip to Japan and South Korea, two key allies of Washington that are embroiled in a trade ...
Hammond to Quit Over No-Deal Brexit If Johnson Become PM
LONDON - British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday he would resign if Boris Johnson became prime minister because he felt unable to support a leader happy ...
Putin: Russians, Ukrainians Are ‘One People’
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he believes Russians and Ukrainians constitute one nation and that the countries should find a way to integrate...
Lockheed Awarded $1.48 Billion Saudi Missile Defense Contract: Pentagon
WASHINGTON - Lockheed Martin was awarded a $1.48 billion contract to build the THAAD missile defense system for Saudi Arabia, bringing the total value of the deal to $5.36 billion ...
Iran Suggests Ratifying Deeper Nuclear Inspections in Return for US Sanctions Relief
TEHRAN - The Iranian foreign minister has said he offered Washington to provide the UN nuclear watchdog with immediate expanded access to all parts of the Iranian nuclear . . .
Iran Claims US Shot Down Its Own Drone by Mistake
TEHRAN - Iran has denied President Donald Trump’s claim that a US Navy ship had “destroyed” an Iranian drone.
Mr Trump said on Thursday that the drone ...
Xi Meets Chinese Diplomatic Envoys to Foreign Countries
BEIJING - President Xi Jinping on Wednesday met with Chinese diplomatic envoys to foreign countries, who are in Beijing to attend a work conference for overseas envoys...
Pompeo to Take Up Immigration, Iran on Latin America Tour
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will press US efforts to curb immigration and counter Iran during a four-nation tour of Latin America, the State Department said Tuesday...
‘Completely Unacceptable’: Theresa May Reprimands Donald Trump over US Democrat Women Rant
LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May has branded US President Donald Trump’s comments “completely unacceptable,” after he angrily suggested on Twitter that four US ...
China Says Will Freeze Out U.S. Companies That Sell Arms to Taiwan
BEIJING - China’s government and Chinese companies will cut business ties with U.S. firms selling arms to Taiwan, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday ...
Decade on, Chinese Yuan Wins Worldwide Recognition
BEIJING - From a currency that barely registered in the international market to one with worldwide recognition, Chinese yuan’s rise on the global stage over the past decade ...
Trump Ruined Iran Nuclear Deal ‘To Spite Obama’ – Former UK Envoy in New Leak
WASHINGTON - Trump completely lacked an exit strategy when he pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal and made the decision out of pure animosity towards his predecessor ...
UAE Fast Withdrawing from Controversial Yemen War
ABU DHABI - The future of Yemen is shrouded in speculation amid reports this week that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are abruptly withdrawing their troops ...
China’s Manned Space Lab to Re-Enter Atmosphere on Friday
BEIJING - China’s manned space lab Tiangong-2 has finished experiments and will re-enter Earth’s atmosphere on July 19, authorities said on Saturday...
UK Ambassador to US Who Criticized Trump Resigns, British Foreign Office Says
LONDON - The British ambassador to the U.S. who criticized President Trump has resigned, the U.K. Foreign Office said Wednesday.
Ambassador Kim Darroch — in documents ...
Israeli Education Minister Likens Marriage Between US Jews and Non-Jews to ‘Second Holocaust’
JERUSALEM - Israeli’s minister of education recently compared intermarriages between U.S. Jews and non-Jews to “a second Holocaust ...
From Stealth Jets to Killer Subs: Russia Pitches Massive Arms Deals to India
NEW DELHI - Russia is offering an array of cutting-edge arms to be produced locally by India, including an advanced killer sub and a fifth-generation fighter jet. The Indian military ...
Trump Calls Theresa May ‘Foolish’ on Brexit, Blasts ‘Wacky’ And ‘Pompous’ UK Ambassador
WASHINGTON - President Trump on Tuesday said Prime Minister Theresa May was “foolish” in her handling of Brexit, as he doubled down on the feud with Britain’s ambassador ...
Iran Exceeds Uranium Enrichment Level Set by Nuclear Deal as Europe Fails to Resist US Sanctions
TEHRAN - Iran has officially surpassed the 3.67% uranium enrichment limit set by the 2015 nuclear deal, Reuters has reported, citing a spokesman for the country’s nuclear agency...
$72M Worth of Radioactive Element Used in Nuclear Reactors Reportedly Seized in Turkey
ISTANBUL - Authorities in Turkey reportedly discovered $72 million worth of a radioactive element — used in nuclear reactors and found in the fallout of nuclear explosions — from a car...
France’s Macron Trying to Save Iran Nuclear Deal by July 15
PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron says he is trying to find a way by July 15 to resume dialogue between Iran and Western partners...
Washington Wants German Troops in Syria to Help Fill Gap Left by Departing Americans
WASHINGTON - The US wants Germany to send troops to Syria to partially backfill the diminishing American presence there – even though Berlin rules out any intervention ...
Putin Asks Italy to Help Restoring Ties with EU, Meets Pope
ROME — Russian President Vladimir Putin asked Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Thursday for help in improving relations between the European Union and Russia and stop sanctions ...
Deadly India Dam Break Blamed on… ‘Gathering of Crabs’
NEW DELHI - A water official in India took flak after he suggested that crabs caused a deadly dam breach which destroyed several villages and claimed multiple lives.. .
EU, France, Germany and UK Urge Iran to Reverse Uranium Decision
BRUSSELS - The diplomatic chiefs of the EU, France, Germany and Britain said Tuesday they were “extremely concerned” and urged Iran to reverse its decision ...
US-China Trade Talks ‘Back on Track’: White House Advisor
WASHINGTON - US-China trade negotiations are now headed in a positive direction following this weekend’s meeting between President Donald Trump and his Chinese ...
Italy PM Says Told Merkel Decision Over German Captain Lies with Judges
MILAN - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said he had no decision power over the fate of the German sea captain who has been arrested for violating a docking ...
Taiwan President to Visit U.S. This Month, Angering China
TAIPEI - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will spend four nights in the United States this month while visiting Caribbean diplomatic allies, her government said on Monday ...
Trump Makes History as He Crosses into N. Korea, Speaks of ‘GREAT FRIENDSHIP’ with Kim
WASHINGTON/PYONGYANG - Donald Trump has become the first sitting US president to cross the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas, meeting with Kim and promising . . .
At G20, Xi Leads Chorus for Multilateralism
BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping has led a chorus for safeguarding multilateralism and charting the course for the world economy and global governance . . .
G-20 Leaders Clash over Values, Face Calls to Protect Growth
OSAKA, Japan — World leaders attending a Group of 20 summit in Japan that began Friday are clashing over values that have served for decades as the foundation of their cooperation ...
‘Great Term, Isn’t It?’ Putin and Trump Bond Over ‘Fake News’
OSAKA - Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin shared a laugh at the G20 Summit in Japan when the Russian leader quipped that “fake news” is not ...
Japan’s Abe Wants G-20 to Unite on Trade, Middle East
TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Wednesday to seek a consensus on trade and other contentious issues when he chairs this week’s summit of the Group ...
Pompeo Meets Indian Leaders amid Trade Tensions, Iran Crisis
NEW DELHI — The U.S. secretary of state and his Indian counterpart downplayed growing disagreements over trade and tariffs on Wednesday, arguing that the two countries can ...