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EU-Iran Trade in Decline as US Sanctions Bite

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 4:00pm 1/12/2019 at 4:00pm

Trade between Iran and the European Union is in sharp decline, official Iranian figures show. The drop comes despite EU’s ongoing efforts to bypass the U.S. sanctions. In November, President Donald Trump imposed a new round of sanctions on Iran’s oil, shipping and banking sectors.

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During visit to China, Kim Jong-un commits to denuclearization & second U.S summit

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 2:00pm 1/12/2019 at 2:00pm

Chinese officials are currently planning to send their top trade negotiator to Washington, D.C., next month for trade talks designed to end the tariff battle between the two nations.

Ahead of the meetings, the Chinese are appearing to leverage their influence with North Korea to optimum benefit. North Korea’s Chairman Kim Jong-un...

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Pompeo Rejects Obama’s Policy in Egypt: ‘The Age of Self-Inflicted American Shame is Over’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 1:00pm 1/10/2019 at 1:00pm
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Back in 2009, former President Barack Obama delivered a speech at American University in Cairo, Egypt, that “promised a new beginning with Muslim and Arab countries.” The right criticized Obama “for placing too much blame on the U.S. for strife in the region.”

On Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rejected Obama’s...

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Germany Wants UN Security Council Seat for the EU

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 9:00am 1/3/2019 at 9:00am
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Berlin will be lobbying the United Nations to secure a permanent seat at the Security Council for the European Union, German state media said.

“Over the next two years, Germany’s main concern will be to try and ensure that the European Union as a whole is given a permanent seat,” public broadcaster Deutsche ...

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Saudi Arabia and UAE sending troops to help Kurds in Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/23/2018 at 12:00pm
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There have been some intriguing developments related to Syria that are now being reported in the wake of President Trump’s announcement of the withdrawal of U.S. troops.

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Is UK Heading for a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 21, 2018 at 7:00am 12/21/2018 at 7:00am
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With British Prime Minister Theresa May failing to get parliamentary support for her plan to leave the European Union and only 100 days until the deadline, Britain is veering towards a “no deal” Brexit.

In case of a no deal Brexit, the UK will leave the EU without any formal agreement on...

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U.S. Prepares to Fully Remove Troops From Northeastern Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 11:00am 12/19/2018 at 11:00am
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The Wall Street Journal has reported that the US military has started preparations to remove all of its forces from northeastern Syria:

U.S. officials began informing partners in northeastern Syria of their plans to begin immediately pulling American forces out of the region where they have been trying to wrap up the...

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Turkey to Launch Military Offensive Against US-Backed Syrian Kurds

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 4:04pm 12/13/2018 at 4:04pm
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Turkey is preparing a military offensive against the U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds, Turkish state-run media sources say. “We will start our operation in a few days to liberate areas east of the Euphrates River from terrorist organizations,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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UN Adopts Global Migration Pact Despite Last-Minute Withdrawals

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7:00am 12/12/2018 at 7:00am
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Representatives from around 150 countries signed the United Nations migration pact in Morocco on Monday. The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, as the agreement is formally known, aims to create a legal framework to handle growing migration from impoverished third world countries to the Western world — overriding the immigration...

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Merkel Reportedly Lobbied EU Countries Not to Move Embassies to Jerusalem

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 11:00am 12/4/2018 at 11:00am
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been working behind the scenes to prevent European Union member countries from recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the newspaper Jerusalem Post reported.

The revelation was made by Tomas Sandell, the director of the European Coalition for Israel in Brussels. Chancellor Merkel made a series of calls to...

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EU Hails Democrats’ Gains in the Midterms

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 11:00am 11/8/2018 at 11:00am
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Doing away with diplomatic niceties, the top European Union officials have welcomed the gains made by the Democrats in the US midterm elections. Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans hailed the electoral results while attacking the Trump administration for its “racism” and “rudeness.” “Inspired by voters in the U.S....

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SWIFT Suspends Some of Iran’s Access as Trump Admin Restores Sanctions

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 5, 2018 at 5:00pm 11/5/2018 at 5:00pm
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President Donald Trump’s administration has officially restored sanctions on Iran that went away with the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal.

At the same time, SWIFT, a financial messaging service based in Belgium, announced it will suspend “some unspecified Iranian banks’ access to its messaging system in the interest...

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North Korea warns it will resurrect nuclear program if U.S. doesn’t lift sanctions

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 3:30pm 11/4/2018 at 3:30pm
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What is the status of the Singapore Summit agreement five months after the historic deal was signed by President Donald Trump and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un?

The American press is highlighting a set-back on the path to peace.  North Korean officials are warning that the nation will begin strengthening its nuclear...

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Top Chinese Bank to Halt Iranian Payments Ahead of US Deadline

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 9:00am 10/24/2018 at 9:00am
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A leading Chinese bank, which acted as the main conduit for payments to Iran, is halting financial transactions with the Islamic Republic, Reuters news agency reports. The state-owned Bank of Kunlun’s decision was made “under pressure” of impending U.S. sanctions due to take effect early November, news reports disclose.

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Poland Signs US Gas Deal to Ease Dependence on Russia

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7:00am 10/19/2018 at 7:00am
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Poland has signed a long-term gas deal to buy natural gas from the United States to ease its reliance on Moscow.

Polish state-run energy company PGNiG signed a 20-year supply contract with Louisiana-based Venture Global LNG. “Today we can fulfill our efforts to improve the sovereignty, security, and competitiveness of our gas sector,” Polish...

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US planning to hold second summit with North Korea “as soon as possible”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 4:00pm 10/9/2018 at 4:00pm
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When reporting on the landmines removal from the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas, I noted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on his way for a meeting with North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un to discuss denuclearization of the peninsula.

It appears the meeting was a success.

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Trump completes first trade deal with new agreement with South Korea

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 2:00pm 9/29/2018 at 2:00pm
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Fresh off his visit to North Korea and ahead of the United Nations General Assembly meeting, South Korean President Moon Jae-in signed a free-trade agreement with the United States, marking the first time the President Donald Trump has finalized a major trade deal since entering office.

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