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  • Both sides are seeking an agreement to govern their trading relationship once the UK's post-Brexit transition period ends in January 2021. The UK and the EU are calling on each other to compromise ahead of the looming December deadline for a deal, with key sticking points including fishing rights ...

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  • Russia calls on the international community to give up unilateral actions in the Persian Gulf region in favour of joint constructive efforts, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday at the UN Security Council debates on the situation in the region. The region's security is being ...

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  • A new space centre that will give NATO member states the chance to observe outer space and satellites, as well as collect data on possible threats, and monitor how space debris moves is planned to be built in Germany, according to NATO's Secretary-General. The US Ramstein Air Base in Germany's ...

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  • Any US attempt to impose unilateral restrictions on Iran would breach the international law and be bound to fail, the Iranian Foreign Ministry's spokesman, Saeed Khatibzadeh, said in an interview, qualifying Washington as "sanctions-addicted". "The sanctions-addicted United States is not far to ...

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  • Armenia and Azerbaijan have twice agreed on a Russia-brokered humanitarian ceasefire to exchange prisoners and dead bodies, however both times the truce has been breached as the two sides have accused each other of violating the agreement. Armenian Defence Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan ...

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  • The New York Post recently published a story which referenced emails alleged to belong to Hunter Biden, the son of the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, that, according to reports, suggest that the two may have been involved in illegal dealings in Ukraine. The Biden campaign has denied ...

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  • An opposition party leader in Turkey called on the government Tuesday to prompt the country's diplomacy background in support of Azerbaijan in the international arena. "It should be ensured that Turkey takes its place next to Azerbaijan at diplomacy desk," Meral Aksener, the leader of Good (IYI) ...

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  • The OSCE Minsk Group on the settlement in Nagorno-Karabakh, which is co-chaired by France, Russia and the United States, is ineffective and "brain-dead," Turkish parliament speaker Mustafa Şentop said on Tuesday. "The OSCE Minsk Group, which has not been able to find a solution to the ...

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  • The United States' guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG-71) has returned for a mission to the Barents Sea, the 6th Fleet of the US Naval Forces Europe-Africa said in a statement on Tuesday. "Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) returned to operate in the Barents Sea, ...

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  • The high-level UAE delegation left on Tuesday morning for Tel Aviv to pay the first official visit to Israel since the signing of the US-sponsored agreement on normalization of ties in mid-September, Israel state media reported. The delegation is led by UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs ...

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  • No air raid sirens and no explosions were heard in the capital of the unrecognised Republic of Artsakh (Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh) during the night or in the early hours of Tuesday, a Sputnik correspondent reports. The foreign minister of the unrecognised Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), Masis ...

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  • The Russian Embassy in Washington has refuted US claims of alleged Russian involvement in a major cyber attack targeting officials and various large-scale events, with an embassy representative telling Sputnik that Russia has no intention to engage in destabilizing operations. On Monday, the US ...

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  • US President Donald Trump will take part in the upcoming third round of presidential debates despite the fact that the Commission on Presidential Debates has decided to change the rules allowing for the muting of microphones, Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said. Stepien said in a Monday ...

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  • The Greek government challenged on Monday the legitimacy of Turkey's intention to extend the area in the Eastern Mediterranean where it has the authority to conduct search and rescue operations, as it covers areas within Greece's jurisdiction. On Saturday, Turkish Transport Minister Adil ...

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  • Thai lawmakers will meet for an extraordinary parliament session to discuss the demands put forward by participants of the ongoing anti-government rallies in Bangkok, Parliament President Chuan Leekpai said on Monday. "The lawmakers of the government and opposition parties agreed today that there ...

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  • The US threats to impose sanctions on anyone supplying weapons to Iran are senseless, as such restrictions would be illegitimate, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a briefing on Monday. The Iranian Foreign Ministry stated on Sunday, referring to the UN Security Council ...

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  • As talks to hammer out a deal outlining the post-Brexit relationship between the UK and the European Union have been deadlocked, Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Friday that the country was prepared to leave the bloc’s single market at the end of the year without a trade agreement in ...

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  • Iranian Defence Minister Mohammad Amir Khatami said that with the lifting of the arms embargo, Tehran plans to sell more military products than purchase them. "Since last year, many countries have contacted us, and we, in turn, have also held a series of negotiations with a number of countries. Of ...

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  • China’s GDP grew 4.9 percent in the third quarter of this year, amid an improving epidemiological situation, the country’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Monday. "China's GDP growth in the third quarter of 2020 was 4.9%," NBS said in its report. The figure exceeded ...

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  • Armed clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh region broke out on 27 September, with both Armenian and Azerbaijani sides accusing each other of firing the first shot. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stepped forward to accuse a number of foreign powers of supplying weapons to Armenia, making this ...

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  • In 2015, Iran signed the JCPOA with China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany and the European Union, requiring Iran to scale back its nuclear program and severely downgrade its uranium reserves in exchange for sanctions relief, including lifting the arms ...

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  • Moscow will adequately respond to Washington's deployment of intermediate and short-range missiles in the Asia-Pacific region (APAC), Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said. "If American missiles are deployed in APAC, and it was once again confirmed to me yesterday that such ...

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  • US President Donald Trump says the Democrats will turn the country into "one giant sanctuary for criminals" by defunding police and instigating attacks on law enforcement officers. "If you give the power to Democrats, the radical left will defund, disband, disarm and dismantle police departments ...

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  • Despite last-moment attempts by the US to prevent the embargo from being lifted, the rest of the UN Security Council refused to extend it beyond the timeline set by the Iran nuclear deal. Iran is ready to engage in arms trade with other countries as soon as the international embargo on it is lifted ...

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  • Supporters of the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Front (PMF), an Iran-backed conglomeration of Shia militias, attacked and set fire to the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Baghdad over comments made by a Kurdish leader, media reported. Images shared by national broadcaster al-Sumaria ...

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  •  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the discovery of additional reserves of natural gas in the Black Sea, bringing the total volume of the discovery to 405 billion cubic tonnes. "Our vessel continued to operate after the discovery of the first gas field. In the course of new ...

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  • The armed forces of the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic has warned Iran of further possible strikes targeting the armed forces of Azerbaijan that have gathered near the Iranian border, the head of defense policy department of the Armenian Defense Ministry Levon Ayvazyan said. According ...

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  • US President Donald Trump said during a campaign rally in Ocala, Florida that the United States now possesses hypersonic missiles.Trump also said his administration will maintain an unrivalled military might, adding that he hopes the United States will never have to use its nuclear arsenal. "We ...

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  • Earlier this week, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pledged that Moscow will respond in kind to the EU's sanctions against Moscow over the case of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny. Moscow will respond in kind to the European Union's sanctions over the case of Russian opposition ...

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  • United States National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien has rejected Vladimir Putin's proposal to extend the last remaining arms control pact between Russia and the US without preconditions, qualifying it as a "non-starter". Washington has dismissed President Putin’s proposal to extend the New ...

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