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France bans protests at key tourist sites in Paris

French officials said on Tuesday that they would ban potentially violent protests in key areas like the Champs-Élysées in Paris, following a surge of violence during yellow vest demonstrations over the weekend that led to intense criticism of the government’s handling of security around tourist neighbourhoods and wealthier areas.

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US general: No F-35s to Turkey if it buys Russian defense system

A top US general said on Tuesday that he would recommend that the United States withhold delivery of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey if Ankara goes through with the purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system.

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Iranian bank allowed to open Mumbai branch: Nitin Gadkari

India has allowed an Iranian bank to open a branch in Mumbai, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday, announcing a move seen aimed at circumventing as India builds a strategic port in the West Asian country.

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IRGC Commander: Iran’s Enemies Are ‘Disappointed’ with Sanctions’ Efficiency

Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said on Tuesday at a local ceremony that even enemies of the Islamic Republic acknowledge that the sanctions against Iran were inefficient.

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NZ ramps up diplomatic presence in Pacific where China influence rising

New Zealand will send 14 new diplomats to the Pacific region next year, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said on Tuesday, the latest move by Western governments to counter China’s growing influence in the strategic region.

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Fractured Australian government sets stage for May election with early budget

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday his government will deliver its annual budget early as it prepares for an election due by May, but suffered an immediate setback when one of his MPs said she was quitting his party.

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US targets Iran-Russia network over oil sent to Syria

The United States said on Tuesday it had moved to disrupt an Iranian-Russian network that sent millions of barrels of oil to Syria and hundreds of millions of dollars to indirectly fund militant groups Hamas and Hezbollah, Reuters reports.

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Chinese Premier Li says talks on South China Sea code should end in three years

China’s Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday that Beijing hoped a consultation with Southeast Asian nations on a code of conduct in the disputed South China Sea would be completed in three years, and that such an deal would bolster free trade.

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Brazil police arrest former governor of Parana in corruption probe

Brazilian police have arrested Beto Richa, the former governor of the southern state of Paraná, as part of an investigation into wrongdoing involving a government program aimed at bolstering policing in rural areas of the state, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

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Iran Maintains Presence in Syria

Iran will maintain its military presence in Syria despite U.S. pressure for its withdrawal, a senior Iranian official said on Tuesday, revealing more details about a military cooperation deal that Tehran and Damascus signed this week.

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Taliban militants overrun Afghan army base, capture dozens of soldiers

Taliban militants overran large parts of an army base in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 10 soldiers, wounding 15 and capturing dozens more in fighting over the past two days, officials said on Tuesday.

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No Specifics of Trump-Putin Second Meeting Determined Yet, White House Says

The White House has not determined yet any specifics regarding the second high level summit of the Russian and US presidents, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said on Tuesday.

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US may issue Iran sanctions waivers

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said on Tuesday that Washington may grant waivers to the countries that seek relief from strict oil sanctions that the Trump administration intends to impose on Iran from Nov 4.

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Pakistan’s army denies meddling, to deploy 371,000 troops to guard vote

Pakistan’s army said on Tuesday it will deploy about 371,000 troops to ensure a “fair and free” election on July 25, denying it was rigging the poll to tip the scales in favour of former cricketer Imran Khan.

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Iraqi Oil Minister Hopes OPEC to Reach Final Deal on Friday

Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Luaibi said on Tuesday that Baghdad was not considering an increase in oil production in the framework of the OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) and non-OPEC oil output cut deal.

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