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Venezuela’s Maduro expels US diplomats, rejects sanctions

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CARACAS: Venezuela ordered the expulsion of the top two US diplomats in the country Tuesday, charging it was the victim of a “political and financial lynching” after Washington tightened sanctions over Nicolas Maduro’s re-election. Maduro announced the expulsions in a televised speech after being officially proclaimed the winner of Sunday’s ...

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Trump to Exit Iran Nuclear Deal and Reinstate US Sanctions

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LONDON: President Donald Trump said the U.S. will withdraw from the landmark 2015 accord to curb Iran’s nuclear program and reinstate financial sanctions on the Islamic Republic, opening an uncertain new chapter for the Middle East. His decision, widely anticipated by allies and analysts, was intended to force Iran to ...

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Trump announces tough North Korea sanctions, China protests

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BEIJING/WASHINGTON: China has protested against Washington’s decision to impose sanctions against Chinese companies accused of conducting illicit economic deals with North Korea, the foreign ministry said. US President Donald Trump on Friday announced measures targeting more than 50 North Korea-linked shipping companies, vessels and trade businesses, hailing the package as ...

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UN chief defends Iran deal after Trump demands changes

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UNITED NATIONS :UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that any bid to address concerns about Iran should not jeopardize the hard-won nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump demanded changes to the accord. The United States is concerned the deal, thrashed out over 12 years of talks, does nothing to punish ...

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Trump tipped to extend sanctions relief for Iran

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NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump is expected to extend sanctions relief for Iran this week as part of the 2015 nuclear deal, amid widespread speculation about whether he would kick-start a process that would see the accord unravel. The Associated Press cited unnamed administration officials saying lawmakers had made ...

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South Korea imposes new sanctions on North Korea

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SEOUL: South Korea added several North Korean groups and individuals to its sanctions list Monday in a largely symbolic move that is part of efforts to cut off funding for the North’s weapons programs. The government said those added were 20 North Korean groups, including several banks and companies, and ...

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EU slaps new sanctions on North Korea

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BRUSSELS: The European Union has slapped new sanctions on North Korea for developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. The sanctions agreed by EU foreign ministers Monday include a total ban on EU investment in North Korea, and a ban on the sale of refined petroleum products and crude oil. The ...

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Trump says North Korea sanctions just the beginning

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday described the latest batch of UN-backed sanctions against North Korea as a “very small step” that must lead to tougher measures. Sustaining a tough tone in the face of North Korea s missile and nuclear weapons tests, Trump indicated that he would continue to ...

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Pyongyang Threatens the US with “Great Suffering and Pain”

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PYONGYANG: North Korea threatened the United States to cause them the “greatest suffering and pain” if they continue to push the UN to tighten sanctions against Pyongyang after their sixth nuclear test. Reports Mediapool. In a message distributed by the official KCTA agency, North Korea’s foreign ministry warns that if Washington ...

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North Korea warns US will pay due price for spearheading U.N. sanctions

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PYONGYANG: North Korea warned on Monday the United States would pay a “due price” for spearheading a U.N. Security Council resolution against its latest nuclear test, as Washington presses for a vote on a draft resolution imposing more sanctions on Pyongyang. South Korean officials have said after the North’s sixth ...

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