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USA POLITICS: $1T Wiped Off Global Markets Because of Trump Outbursts With North Korea

USA POLITICS: $1T Wiped Off Global Markets Because of Trump Outbursts With North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday warded off – at least for now – the prospect of massive losses on the Wall Street market after stressing that there was “no imminent threat of war” and that Americans could “sleep well at night.”

However, Trump’s unpredictable behavior and comment saying, “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded” against North Korea,” are unlikely to leave nervous traders pacified and the market doldrums may persist.

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KURDISTAN POLITICS: US to Massoud Barzani: Postpone Referendum

KURDISTAN POLITICS: US to Massoud Barzani: Postpone Referendum

Rex Tillerson said Washington “would want for the referendum to be postponed and that the issues between the Kurdistan region and the federal government in Baghdad should be addressed through dialogue.”

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USA POLITICS: Rexit? Tillerson Frustrated With Trump Mulls Quitting

USA POLITICS: Rexit? Tillerson Frustrated With Trump Mulls Quitting

Sources familiar with Tillerson’s conversations told CNN he is frustrated with President Trump and his administration that there may soon be a “Rexit.”

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 25 July 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 25 July 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Kremlin will not comment on media allegations about the possible resignation of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

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USA POLITICS: McCain, Graham Slams Tillerson’s Russia Stance

USA POLITICS: McCain, Graham Slams Tillerson’s Russia Stance

“Maybe they’ve got the right approach and we’ve got the wrong approach,” Tillerson said after Putin and Trump’s first meeting at this year’s G20 summit.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia to US: Clarify Syria ‘No-Fly Zones’ Proposal

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia to US: Clarify Syria ‘No-Fly Zones’ Proposal

Russia has suspended communications with the US, which used to be carried out via a hotline set up to prevent accidents over Syrian airspace.

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SYRIA POLITICS: US Would Consider No-Fly Zone in Syria If Russia Agrees

SYRIA POLITICS: US Would Consider No-Fly Zone in Syria If Russia Agrees

“If our two countries work together to establish stability on the ground, it will lay a foundation for progress on the settlement of Syria’s political future,” Tillerson said.

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USA POLITICS: Assad’s Fate in Hands of Russia: Tillerson Says

USA POLITICS: Assad’s Fate in Hands of Russia: Tillerson Says

“What happens to Assad is Russia’s issue, not the US government’s,” Tillerson told the UN chief in the private meeting, according to sources close to the magazine.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Despite Tillerson Reassurance, Palestinians Not Stopping ‘Martyr’ Payments

PALESTINE POLITICS: Despite Tillerson Reassurance, Palestinians Not Stopping ‘Martyr’ Payments

Palestinian officials say there are no plans to stop payments to families of Palestinians killed or wounded carrying out attacks against Israelis, contradicting comments by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: US Senators Oppose Trump’s Bid to Sell Fighter Jets to Nigeria

NIGERIA POLITICS: US Senators Oppose Trump’s Bid to Sell Fighter Jets to Nigeria

Cory Booker, Rand Paul expressed concern Nigeria’s acquisition of the aircraft would “spur unrest, violence particularly north-eastern part of the country.”

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IRAN POLITICS: Missile Advancement to Continue With Utmost Determination: Bahram Qassemi

IRAN POLITICS: Missile Advancement to Continue With Utmost Determination: Bahram Qassemi

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi was reacting to remarks by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who called on re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to end the country’s defensive missile tests during a visit to Saudi Arabia over the weekend.

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USA POLITICS: US to Hassan Rouhani: Halt ‘Destabilising Forces’ Support

USA POLITICS: US to Hassan Rouhani: Halt ‘Destabilising Forces’ Support

“We hope that if Rouhani wanted to change Iran’s relationship with the rest of the world, those are the things he could do,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in Riyadh.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Test-Fired New Ballistic Missile

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Test-Fired New Ballistic Missile

“North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully missile today. Bad!,” Trump said.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Warns US of ‘Super-Mighty Preemptive Strike’

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Warns US of ‘Super-Mighty Preemptive Strike’

North Korea regularly threatens to destroy Japan, South Korea and the United States and has shown no let-up in its missile tests.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Threatens to ‘Reduce US to Ashes’

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Threatens to ‘Reduce US to Ashes’

“In case of our super-mighty preemptive strike launched it will completely wipe out US imperialists’ invasion forces and reduce them to ashes,” Sinmun said.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang to US: ‘Don’t Mess With Us’

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang to US: ‘Don’t Mess With Us’

North Korean state media warned the Americans of a “super-mighty preemptive strike” and said don’t “mess with us”.

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USA POLITICS: Donald Trump Blows Hot and Cold Airs

USA POLITICS: Donald Trump Blows Hot and Cold Airs

Despite tensions between the global superpowers, US President Donald Trump has promised that “things will work out fine” between the USA and Russia.

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USA POLITICS: Tillerson to World: ‘US Will Hold Responsible Anyone Who Commits Crimes Against Humanity’

USA POLITICS: Tillerson to World: ‘US Will Hold Responsible Anyone Who Commits Crimes Against Humanity’

Tillerson said the United States would not let such crimes go unchallenged. “We rededicate ourselves to holding to account any and all who commit crimes against the innocents anywhere in the world,” he told reporters while commemorating a 1944 German Nazi massacre in Sant’Anna di Stazzema.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Allies to Trump: US Crosses ‘Red Lines’ For Bombing Syria Air Base

SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Allies to Trump: US Crosses ‘Red Lines’ For Bombing Syria Air Base

Assad Allies: “From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or breach of red lines from whoever it is, America knows our ability to respond well.”

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UK POLITICS: Boris Johnson Cancels April 10 Visit To Moscow Due To Events In Syria

UK POLITICS: Boris Johnson Cancels April 10 Visit To Moscow Due To Events In Syria

“Developments in Syria have changed the situation fundamentally,” British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said in a statement.

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