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EU Seeks Russia As Strategic Partner In Fight Against US

EU Seeks Russia As Strategic Partner In Fight Against US

🕔07:47, 23.May 2018

Russia has apparently emerged as a potential EU strategic partner, as the bloc is seeking ways to resist US President Donald Trump’s trade policies and Washington’s unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal.

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Nigeria Buhari Stood His Ground Against Trump’s Pressure

Nigeria Buhari Stood His Ground Against Trump’s Pressure

🕔12:56, 18.May 2018

Try as he might, President Trump couldn’t land a deal with Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari at their tête-à-tête in Washington last month.

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Nord Stream 2: Can Germany Broker Russia-Ukraine Deal?

Nord Stream 2: Can Germany Broker Russia-Ukraine Deal?

🕔10:48, 17.May 2018

Berlin and Moscow both support building the controversial gas pipeline, but Kyiv is opposed. Economy minister Peter Altmaier is commuting between capitals to find a compromise. Miodrag Soric reports from Moscow.

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Iran, EU Meet to Try to Save Nuclear Deal

Iran, EU Meet to Try to Save Nuclear Deal

🕔09:52, 15.May 2018

Mohammad Javad Zarif met the EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini ahead of talks with counterparts from Britain, France and Germany — the three European signatories to the landmark deal who are scrabbling to preserve it.

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Iran’s FM Mohammad Javad Zarif Heads For China To Save Nuclear Deal

Iran’s FM Mohammad Javad Zarif Heads For China To Save Nuclear Deal

🕔09:36, 13.May 2018

Iran’s foreign minister heads for China on diplomatic tour to save nuclear deal. Mohammad Javad Zarif, who slammed US departure from 2015 agreement, also set to travel to Moscow and Brussels

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12 June Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump to Meet In Singapore

12 June Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump to Meet In Singapore

🕔18:42, 10.May 2018

“We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!” U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet.

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Europe Now Scrambling to Save Iran Nuclear Deal After U.S. Pullout

Europe Now Scrambling to Save Iran Nuclear Deal After U.S. Pullout

🕔09:58, 9.May 2018

Slapping aside more than a decade and a half of diplomacy by Britain, China, France, Germany, Iran, Russia and past US administrations, Trump called for a “new and lasting deal”.

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North Korea Proposes New Air Route Through Peninsula

North Korea Proposes New Air Route Through Peninsula

🕔10:30, 8.May 2018

“We are aware that what North Korea has proposed is opening an international air route that will link Pyongyang’s FIR and Incheon’s FIR to a third country, not a direct flight route between Pyongyang and Incheon,” South Korean foreign ministry spokesman Noh Kyu-duk told a regular briefing.

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Turkey Ready to Punish US Now If It Halts Weapons Sales

Turkey Ready to Punish US Now If It Halts Weapons Sales

🕔11:36, 6.May 2018

Relations between Turkey and the US have also been strained over Washington’s support for Kurdish groups in Syria, which Ankara considers terrorists.

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‘We Have Capacity to Defeat Your Donald Trump’s Bullying’ – Iran Says

‘We Have Capacity to Defeat Your Donald Trump’s Bullying’ – Iran Says

🕔11:18, 6.May 2018

“This is an international agreement … and we certainly have the capacity to defeat your [Donald Trump’s] bullying,” Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), told senior police commanders in Tehran.

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North Korea Says Denuclearisation Not Because Of US Sanctions

North Korea Says Denuclearisation Not Because Of US Sanctions

🕔10:07, 6.May 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowed “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean peninsula in the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade on April 27, but the declaration did not include concrete steps to reach that goal.

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres Endorses Iran Deal

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres Endorses Iran Deal

🕔09:22, 3.May 2018

“If one day there is a better agreement to replace it, it is fine, but we should not scrap it unless we have a good alternative,” Antonio Guterres said.

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US Republicans Now Seeking Nobel Peace Prize for Donald Trump Over North Korea Efforts

US Republicans Now Seeking Nobel Peace Prize for Donald Trump Over North Korea Efforts

🕔08:21, 3.May 2018

Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., made the suggestion in a letter on Wednesday sent to members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. It was signed by 18 Republicans.

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South Korea To Remove Propaganda-Broadcasting Loudspeakers From Border With North Korea

South Korea To Remove Propaganda-Broadcasting Loudspeakers From Border With North Korea

🕔12:54, 30.Apr 2018

South Korea had already turned off its loudspeakers ahead of Friday’s summit talks, and North Korea responded by halting its own broadcasts.

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Kim Jong Un Vows to Close North Korea’s Nuclear Test Site in May

Kim Jong Un Vows to Close North Korea’s Nuclear Test Site in May

🕔10:46, 29.Apr 2018

“Once we start talking, the United States will know that I am not a person to launch nuclear weapons at South Korea, the Pacific or the United States,” Yoon quoted Kim as saying.

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