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First Female President of the European Commission Confirmed

Ursula von der Leyen was confirmed as the European Commission president Tuesday, becoming the first woman to hold one of the most prestigious positions in the European Union and who will be one of the most prominent faces from the bloc on the world stage.

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Ayatollah Khamenei warns the UK over illegal seizure of an Iranian tanker

As the diplomatic row continues between Iran and the UK over the illegal seizure of an Iranian oil tanker by the British forces, Iran’s Supreme Leader warns that this act will not remain unanswered.

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Iran’s nuclear deal breach not significant, EU chief says

The European Union’s foreign policy chief has said that none of the signatory parties to the Iran nuclear deal believe that the country’s breach of the agreement are “significant.”

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EU’s Suspension of High-Level Talks With Turkey Will Not Affect Ankara’s Plans – Foreign Ministry

The recent decision by the Council of the European Union to suspend high-level talks with Turkey will not affect Ankara’s determination to continue its activities in the eastern Mediterranean, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said.

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Undersea quake south of Indonesia’s Bali causes brief panic

An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck south of Indonesia’s Bali on Tuesday (July 16), the European earthquake monitoring agency EMSC said, causing some residents and visitors on the tourist island to briefly rush out of buildings.

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Britain Offers To Help Release Tanker If Given Guarantees By Iran

Britain has offered Iran a way out of the crisis over its seized oil tanker in Gibraltar, saying it would “facilitate release” of the Grace 1 if Tehran provided guarantees the vessel would not travel on to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions.

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Gibraltar Police Say Four Crew Of Seized Iranian Tanker Freed On Bail

Police in Gibraltar say all four arrested crew members of the Iranian oil tanker seized on suspicion of carrying oil to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions have been freed on bail.

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Iran appears determined to take a new step in revising nuclear commitments

As the two-month deadline set by Iran for the European countries to fulfill their JCPOA obligations is approaching, the Islamic Republic appears serious in continuing to revise its own nuclear commitments. Meanwhile, the United States is trying to once again securitize Iran’s nuclear program.

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Russian FM urges EU to implement mechanism for trade with Iran

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday urged European countries to truly implement a special mechanism for trade with Iran bypassing United States (US) sanctions, which has made it difficult for Iran to abide by the nuclear deal, Xinhua news agency reported .

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EU summit: Talks stall as leaders argue into early hours over Jean-Claude Juncker’s replacement

EU leaders dragged a Brussels summit out into the early hours of Monday morning arguing about who should replace Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission president, but were still far from agreement.

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New hopes for saving the JCPOA as the EU is taking steps to launch INSTEX

The long-awaited special mechanism for doing trade with Iran under the US sanctions is said to be reaching the phase of real implementation. As Iran appears serious in its warnings about reducing JCPOA commitments, the European parties of the nuclear deal are upgrading their efforts to launch the mechanism.

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EU demands UK government answers over European election ‘voting obstacles’

The European Commission has complained to the UK government over obstacles it says stopped EU citizens entitled to vote from casting a ballot in last month’s European elections.

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Brussels blocks Swiss bourses’ access to EU market

The European Commission will not propose an extension of the equivalence regime that allows Swiss exchanges to access EU investors, effectively ending it as of July 1, an EU diplomat told Reuters on Friday.

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No hope of avoiding tariffs in ‘no deal’ Brexit – EU’s Malmstrom

Supporters of Brexit are “completely wrong” if they think recourse to an obscure trade rule will stop tariffs springing up overnight if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on Friday.

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EU should resist US’ economic terrorism against Iran: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday said that the European Union should resist the “economic terrorism” committed by the United States against Iran and fulfill its obligation under the 2015 nuclear deal.

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Greek conservatives win big in local elections

Greece’s main opposition conservative party, New Democracy, repeated last week’s success in European Parliament elections by dominating in second-round runoff local elections on Sunday. The political group secured 12 of the country’s 13 regions and won a majority of cities.

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