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  • US ambassador urges UK to back Trump on Iran nuke deal

    The U.S. ambassador in London is urging Britain to back President Donald Trump in pulling out of the Iran nuclear agreement, saying a united front is the best way to persuade Tehran to change its course. Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson wrote in the Sunday Telegraph that "we are asking global...

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  • The Latest: Death toll from Syria blast climbs to 36

    The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Syrian opposition activists say a mysterious blast in the country's north has killed at least 36 people, including children. The opposition-run Syrian Civil Defense, first responders also known as the White Helmets, said...

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  • US ambassador urges UK to back Trump on Iran nuke deal

    The U.S. ambassador in London is urging Britain to back President Donald Trump in pulling out of the Iran nuclear agreement, saying a united front is the best way to persuade Tehran to change its course.

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  • The Latest: Death toll from Syria blast climbs to 36

    The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):

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  • Blast in northern Syria kills at least 18; cause unclear

    Syrian opposition activists say an explosion in the country's north has killed at least 18 people and wounded many others. The cause of the blast wasn't immediately known. The opposition-run Syrian Civil Defense, also known as White Helmets, says the blast occurred Sunday in the village of...

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  • Blast in northern Syria kills at least 18; cause unclear

    Syrian opposition activists say an explosion in the country’s north has killed at least 18 people and wounded many others. The cause of the blast wasn’t immediately known.

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  • Koreas prepare for summit as North asks US to ease sanctions

    The rival Koreas plan to hold high-level talks on Monday to prepare for a third summit between their leaders, as Pyongyang called on the United States to reciprocate its “goodwill measures” by easing sanctions and stopping demands that the North denuclearize first.

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  • Nagasaki marks 73 years since A-bombing as UN chief attends

    Nagasaki is marking the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing over the city, joined by the head of the United Nations for the first time amid the effort to push forward North Korea's denuclearization. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged all countries to commit to nuclear...

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  • Nagasaki marks 73 years since A-bombing as UN chief attends

    Nagasaki is marking the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing over the city, joined by the head of the United Nations for the first time amid the effort to push forward North Korea’s denuclearization.

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  • Iranian lawmakers oust minister in victory for hard-liners

    Iranian lawmakers Wednesday voted to sack President Hassan Rouhani's labor minister, a victory for hard-liners opposed to the relative moderate amid a worsening economic crisis. Parliament speaker Ali Larijani said 129 of 243 lawmakers present voted to oust Labor Minister Ali Rabiei....

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  • Iranian lawmakers oust minister in victory for hard-liners

    Iranian lawmakers have voted to sack President Hassan Rouhani’s labor minister, in a victory for hard-liners opposed to the relative moderate.

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  • Trump: Sanctions reinstated against Iran for 'world peace'

    U.S. sanctions that kicked in early Tuesday against Iran are meant to pressure Tehran's government into retreating from its support for international terrorism, its military activity in the Middle East and its ballistic missile and nuclear-related programs, President Donald Trump's national...

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  • EU says encouraging trade with Iran is crucial to nuke deal

    The European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the EU is encouraging enterprises to increase their business with Iran, as that country has been compliant with their nuclear-related commitments.

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  • Cancer study of nuclear test site expected to finish in 2019

    A long-anticipated study into the cancer risks of New Mexico residents living near the site of the world's first atomic bomb test likely will be published in 2019, the National Cancer Institute announced. Institute spokesman Michael Levin told The Associated Press that researchers are...

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  • Hiroshima marks 73rd anniversary of atomic bombing in WWII

    Hiroshima has marked the 73rd anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing with a somber ceremony to remember the people killed and injured and a call to eliminate nuclear weapons amid hopes of denuclearizing North Korea.

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  • Iran receives more airplanes ahead of renewed US sanctions

    Iran has acquired five new airplanes a day before the U.S. begins restoring sanctions suspended under the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reported Sunday that the five ATR72-600 airplanes, which are twin-engine turboprops, had arrived at Tehran's Mehrabad International...

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  • Asia diplomats press N. Korea to deliver on anti-nuke vows

    Asia’s top diplomats will press North Korea to turn a pledge to completely dismantle its nuclear arsenal into reality amid concerns it’s proceeding with its programs.

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  • US warns Russia, others on enforcing North Korea sanctions

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Russia, China and other countries on Saturday against any violation of international sanctions on North Korea that could reduce pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons. Pompeo's comments came on the heels of a new United Nations report...

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  • Asia diplomats press N. Korea to deliver on anti-nuke vows

    Asia's top diplomats will press North Korea to turn a pledge to completely dismantle its nuclear arsenal into reality amid concerns it's proceeding with its programs. China and Southeast Asian nations also faced calls Saturday in an annual meeting in Singapore to rapidly conclude an...

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  • US warns Russia, others on enforcing North Korea sanctions

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Russia, China and other countries on Saturday against any violation of international sanctions on North Korea that could reduce pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons.

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  • Iran: Trump needs to rejoin nuclear deal if he wants talks

    Iranian officials reacted skeptically on Tuesday to President Donald Trump’s comments that he’s willing to negotiate with his Iranian counterpart, saying instead that if Trump wants talks, he needs to rejoin the international nuclear deal he unilaterally pulled out of earlier this year.

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