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Trump, Macron to Meet After French President Criticized NATO

Macron

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron said that he will meet with the United States President Donald Trump ahead of the NATO Meeting in London on 3-4 December. Macron tweeted that on Monday night he had an “excellent discussion” with Trump about Syria, Iran and the alliance with the NATO …

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European Signatories Call on Iran to Reverse Actions Against Nuclear Deal

Iran

BRUSSELS – France, Germany, Britain and the European Union said Tuesday that they are “extremely concerned” about Iran’s renewed uranium enrichment activities and what they call “regrettable acceleration of Iran’s disengagement” from commitments it made under the 2015 agreement regarding the country’s nuclear program. In a joint statement released Monday, …

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US Provided $7.9B to AAF Since 2010: SIGAR

AAF

KABUL – A quarterly report by the United States Special Inspector to Afghanistan, or SIGAR, released on Oct. 30, reveals that the US provided up to $7.9 billion to support and develop the Afghan Air Force, or AFF, between 2010 to 2019. The report says $1.7 billion of the total …

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China Sentences 9 to Jail for Smuggling Fentanyl to US

Fentanyl

XINGTAI, CHINA – Nine people, one with a suspended death sentence, were imprisoned by a Chinese court on Thursday for smuggling fentanyl into the United States, saying that this was the first such case on which the two countries worked together. China faced US criticism for not doing enough to …

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Iran to Begin Injecting Uranium Gas Into 1,044 Centrifuges

Iran

TEHRAN – Iran has declared that it will take the next step, step by step, to move away from its historic nuclear deal by injecting gas at its Fordow fuel enrichment plant into 1,044 centrifuges. Previously, the centrifuges spun blank under the terms of the 2015 agreement, when Iran agreed …

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North Korea Slams Inclusion on US Terror Report

North Korea

SEOUL – North Korea on Tuesday lashed out at the United States for mentioning Pyongyang in its annual report on state sponsors of terrorism, saying the report is an example of Washington’s “hostile policy” that is limiting chances for dialogue. The US State Department on Friday published its 2018 Country …

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US Sanctions Khamenei’s Inner Circle

Khamenei

WASHINGTON – The United States announced on Monday a new set of economic sanctions targeting key aid to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Speaking to journalists on Monday, a senior U.S. official described Iran’s “so-called democracy” as a “sham.” “The power in Iran is not held by elected officials …

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US Imposes New Iran Sanctions, But Waives Others

US

WASHINGTON – The US said it imposed sanctions on the Iranian construction sector and trade in four materials used in its military and nuclear programs on Thursday, even as it suspended sanctions to allow foreign companies to pursue non-proliferation work in Iran, reports Reuters. The decisions announced by the US …

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IS Still Dangerous Despite Baghdadi’s Death: Pentagon

Less than a week after Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died during a secretive U.S. forces raid on a compound in north-western Syria

WASHINGTON – Less than a week after Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died during a secretive US forces raid on a compound in north-western Syria, the general who conducted the mission said despite his death, the terrorist organization is still dangerous. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie Jr., the commander of the …

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