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EU leaders agree ‘united approach’ on Iran deal, trade

LONDON: European Union leaders agreed on a “united EU approach” to keeping the Iran nuclear deal alive after US President Donald Trump withdrew from the pact, a European source said after talks in Bulgaria. The 28 EU leaders also backed a plan for dealing with trade tariffs that Trump is ...

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North Korea threatens to reconsider summit with US

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PYONGYANG: North Korea on Wednesday abruptly postponed scheduled high level inter-Korean talks and threatened to pull-out of the summit with the US, taking issue with the ongoing South Korea-US joint military drill and “unfair” demands on denuclearization. According to Seoul’s Ministry of Unification, the North’s chairman of the Committee for ...

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US defe­nce attaché bid to fly out of Pakistan foiled

ISLAMABAD: US defe­nce attaché Col Joseph Hall involved in a fatal road accident was on Saturday stopped from flying out on an American military aircraft by the Federal Inves­tigation Agency (FIA). Col Hall had reached Nur Khan Air Base for boarding the aircraft that had come to take him but ...

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ZTE ends ‘major operations’ after US export ban

NEW YORK/BEIJING: ZTE, one of China’s leading technology companies, has announced it will end “major operations,” after the U.S. government barred American firms from doing business with the telecom equipment maker. The announcement by the fourth-largest wireless equipment maker in the country comes amid an escalating trade battle between the ...

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Asian stocks near three-week top

HONG KONG: Asian shares rallied on Friday as risk appetite got a boost from soft US inflation, helping alleviate worries of faster rate hikes by the Federal Reserve, while investors also cheered US-North Korean steps to further ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Thursday’s slower-than-expected April consumer price rises followed ...

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Trump to Exit Iran Nuclear Deal and Reinstate US Sanctions

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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Johnson to Trump: ‘Don’t walk away’ from Iran deal

LONDON: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has called on US President Donald Trump not to scuttle the Iran nuclear deal. In an article in The New York Times on Sunday, Johnson, who is in Washington to persuade the Trump administration to remain in the international accord, said that “it would ...

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North Korea says peace talks not result of US pressure

SEOUL: North Korea Sunday warned Washington that claiming Pyongyang was forced into talks by US pressure risked returning the peninsula “back to square one”, as the world awaits a landmark summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump. The pair are set for the first ever face-to-face meeting between a ...

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Macron warns of risk of war if Trump withdraws from Iran deal

BERLIN: French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that war could ensue if US President Donald Trump withdraws from the 2015 deal in which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief. “We would open the Pandora’s box. There could be war,” Macron told German weekly magazine ...

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China ‘installs cruise missiles on South China Sea outposts’

WASHINGTON: China has installed anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missile systems on three of its outposts in the South China Sea, U.S. news network CNBC reported on Wednesday, citing sources with direct knowledge of U.S. intelligence reports. The move, if confirmed, would mark the first Chinese missile deployments in the ...

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