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  • TIran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said that they have confiscated a UK tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.Iran's Fars news agency quoted an official as saying the oil tanker "Stena Impero" was in an accident with a fishing boat before being detained. "It got involved in an ...

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  • TUS Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on Friday it would review the test for applicants for the country's citizenship. "US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is revising the current naturalization test with improvements to ensure it continues to serve as an accurate ...

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  • TThe US government accuses the video hosting platform of illegally tracking and targeting users under the age of 13, while privacy advocates ring alarms over channels that claim to be are adult-targeted but feature material for minors instead. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has finalized a ...

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  • TRussian President Vladimir Putin has said that Moscow is deeply concerned about the current confrontation between the United States and Iran, particularly as it is taking place near Russian borders and could destabilize the region surrounding Iran. "This worries us very much because it is happening ...

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  • TThe statement comes after US President Donald Trump on Thursday claimed an American ship had destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz that ignored its warnings. At the same time, Tehran has stated that the Iranian military has no information about losing an aircraft. "We have not lost any ...

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  • TThe renowned multiple Grand Slam winner said her father always encouraged her to have a backup plan in case her tennis career did not work out. Top US tennis player Serena Williams, whose photo was recently featured on the Sports Illustrated 2019 Fashionable Fifty issue cover, said she is going to ...

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  • TIranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has offered to immediately ratify the JCPOA Additional Protocol in exchange for the immediate removal of US sanctions. Under the original 2015 JCPOA deal, the Protocol was intended to have been ratified in 2023. Iran came up with an offer to permanently ...

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  • TTaiwan is no longer considering developing its own rockets after Washington warned that the technology could be viewed as a threat by Beijing and an invitation to weaponize space technology, according to Asia Times, citing local Taiwanese sources. Beijing considers self-governing Taiwan - lying ...

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  • TJens Stoltenberg put the responsibility for saving the dying treaty on Moscow, despite the fact it was Washington who unilaterally withdrew from the agreement earlier this year and Russia’s assertion that Washington also violated the nuclear agreement. NATO Secretary General Jens ...

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  • TThe four lawmakers “never have anything good to say” about the country they serve, Trump said during a Wednesday rally, prompting chants of “send her back” toward Minnesota lawmaker Ilhan Omar. US President Donald Trump used a Wednesday rally in North Carolina to double down ...

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  • TTensions between Washington and Tehran have escalated in the last few months as Iran withdraws from voluntary obligations under the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal and the US builds up its military presence in the Middle East under the pretext of “the Iranian ...

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  • TPeople’s Bank of China Deputy (PBOC) Governor Pan Gongsheng has suggested that the Chinese yuan may expand its global clout due to current trade rows. “Amid frequent trade frictions and rising populism, some countries and regions are emphasising the use of local currency in cross-border ...

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  • TThe former cleric described himself as a “true priest”, “true Christian” and “true national socialist” and accused the Church of Sweden of betraying the “true God”. A Swedish Church priest has been defrocked over statements incongruous with his rank, ...

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  • TWhile elaborating plans regarding the future of NATO’s nuclear deterrence capabilities and corresponding policy, some secrets were accidentally revealed by one of the organization’s functionaries. A Canadian senator for the Defence and Security Committee of the NATO Parliamentary ...

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  • TIran has denied speculation that the nation could reconsider its missile programs if the United States stopped selling missiles and other weapons to nations in the region, Iran’s mission at the United Nations in New York said in a statement on Tuesday. "Iran’s missiles and its missiles ...

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  • TIran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has warned that Tehran will respond in kind to a recent seizure of an Iranian tanker by UK Marines in Gibraltar. "Evil Britain commits piracy and steals our ship [...] and gives it a legal appearance. Iran and those who believe in our system ...

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  • TLast week, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Ankara will continue carrying out hydrocarbons exploration in Cyprus' exclusive economic zone despite the European Union's negative reaction. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tuesday that there was no need to take EU ...

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  • TIran’s top diplomat provided insight into how the two nations might find a way out of the tense situation that Washington has driven them into. According to Zarif, Iran is willing to talk, if the US takes certain steps first. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday that ...

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  • TThe Trump administration is sending a high-level delegation to meet with Russian counterparts in Geneva this week to pursue a new arms control treaty that will also include China, The New York Times reported Monday. According to US-based media, the White House, however, is not interested in ...

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  • TRussia and India have devised a new mechanism which will allow payments for multi-billion dollar defence deals to be made using their own national currencies, Bloomberg has reported, citing a Russian source and two Indian sources said to be familiar with the matter. According to the business ...

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  • TThe Sudanese Justice Ministry filed an appeal to a court in Khartoum against the recent ruling to end the nationwide Internet ban declared by Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) several weeks ago as the country shook to a new escalation of political protests, a source in the ministry ...

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  • TAs part of the ensuing trade war between the US and China, the US issued an executive order in May which authorized the Commerce Secretary to prevent US companies from trading with entities designated a threat to national security. Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has said that it will lay off ...

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  • T Iran is ready to hold negotiations with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and gives up “bullying,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday. Earlier in the day, Berlin, Paris and London called for a dialogue between all parties of the Joint ...

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  • TBritain's ambassador to Washington Sir Kim Durroch believed US President Donald Trump pulled out of the landmark Iran nuclear deal for "personality reasons", because it was associated with his predecessor in the Oval Office, newly-leaked memos seen Saturday night by the Mail On Sunday claim. "The ...

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  • TThe UK’s sprawling nuclear processing Sellafield plant in Cumbria has a powerful claim to fame, dubbed the “most hazardous industrial building in western Europe". There have been 25 safety breaches reportedly logged at the huge Sellafield nuclear waste plant in the UK over the past two ...

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  • TEgypt opened two of its oldest pyramids dating back to 2600 BC, the times of the Old Kingdom of the Pharaoh of Sneferu. The announcement was made by the country's Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anany, who said that tourists were now allowed to visit the Bent Pyramid and its ...

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  • TThree people have been arrested on charges of attempted murder after a car plowed into pedestrians in south-west London, injuring seven, local media reported on Sunday. The ramming incident took place in the Battersea district of London around 11:15 p.m. local time (22:15 GMT). Police were called ...

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  • TThe secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah movement Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has stated that all of Israel is within range of the group’s precision missiles, adding that in defiance of Western sanctions the movement is stronger than ever, reports PressTV. “Once we said that we could ...

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  • TObservations of a low-luminosity black hole demonstrate that it is feeding off spinning matter typically found orbiting around much bigger black holes. Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have spotted a supermassive black hole that defies current theoretical models about the universe. An ...

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  • TA 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit off the Naze area of Japan's Kagoshima Prefecture, located on the Kyushu Island, the US Geological Survey (USGS) data showed early on Saturday. The epicentre of the quake was located 174 kilometres (108 miles) to the northwest of Naze at the depth of 237.7 ...

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