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Israel’s Claims on Iran Divide Europe and U.S. on Merits of Nuclear Deal

While US intelligence agencies and external experts studied over 55,000 pages and 183 Iranian file compact discs, the sharply divergent reactions to Netanyahu's presentation on both sides of the Atlantic suggested that the debate on 39, agreement with Iran was likely to play should Mr. Trump decide to reset the sanctions to Tehran. The White House has not claimed that …

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Trump’s Busy Trade Agenda Brings Tensions

The Trump administration laid the groundwork for weeks of intense tension between the United States and its business partners while administration officials rush to meet self-imposed deadlines to complete a series of high-risk negotiations with China, Mexico, Canada and Europe. A US trade delegation left on Tuesday for China hoping to collect trade concessions from Beijing, whereas previously US trade …

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Pompeo Promises to Return ‘Swagger’ to the State Department

WASHINGTON – Former Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson once admitted that he had never met a single US diplomat before entering the Trump administration, an amazing admission for a well-traveled executive that many in Foggy Bottom found offensive and discouraging [19659002] On the contrary, his successor, Mike Pompeo, assured to hundreds of diplomats Tuesday that not only did he …

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Israel reveals nothing new about Iran’s nuclear program, experts say

After a technical clash that required two wireless microphones before being resolved, Netanyahu revealed his first slide in a dramatic multimedia presentation, displayed on a screen that dwarfs the Israeli leader. An image of an Iranian flag and a nuclear symbol framing the title page: "Atomic Archives: Secret Nuclear Files of Iran" Moments Later, While Netanyahu Was Working Through Videoclips …

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U.S. mulls quotas on steel, aluminum after extending deadline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US officials are pushing for quotas and "other restrictions" on steel and aluminum imports, a senior trade official said today after the White House announced a one-month extension of tariff exemptions for Canada, Mexico and the European Union. Workers stand behind the steel rolls at the ArcelorMittal Dofasco steel mill in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, March 13, 2018. …

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Canadian House passes motion calling on Pope Francis to issue apology

Ottawa, Ontario – In a rare demonstration of unanimity, the House of Commons overwhelmingly upheld a motion to ask Pope Francis to apologize on Canadian soil for the abuses that occurred in residential schools run by the Church . happens later, however, remains unclear. The motion is not binding. The motion received support from all parties in a vote on …

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Central American migrants from caravan wait and worry at U.S. border

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) – Approximately 140 Central American migrants anxiously awaited the Mexican side of the US border on Tuesday after a second night in a makeshift camp, determined to stay until their asylum applications are processed later the first eight members of their trailer were allowed to enter the United States overnight. By collecting people along the way, the …

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Armenia in political turmoil after Parliament fails to elect new prime minister

Protest leader Nikol Pashinyan, 42, was the only candidate for parliamentary vote, but failed to obtain majority support Shortly after the vote, Pashinyan told thousands of supporters at a demonstration in the capital Yerevan that their fight was all but over and called for a strike the next day. "Our counter-action against the Republican faction will be very rapid, with …

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