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‘Let’s Pull the Plug on Astana’: US Sets Deadline on Syrian Committee Summoning

The United States believes that the Syrian settlement talks in the Astana format can be discontinued if the participants fail to summon the Syrian constitutional committee by December 14, US Special Representative for Syria Engagement James Jeffrey said during a press briefing.

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Mogherini Says Work Continues on EU System Bypassing US Sanctions Against Iran

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday that date of creation of the EU Special Purpose Vehicle on bypassing the US sanctions on Iran was still unknown but the work was being carried out in a positive manner.

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Cuba Sees EU Effort to Sidestep Iran Sanctions as Blueprint to Break US Embargo

A senior Cuban official says the country is looking closely at the Special Purpose Vehicle the EU is creating for Iran, because Havana may benefit from a similar mechanism.

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UN Syria envoy meets Iran, Russia, Turkey diplomats

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura on Tuesday continued to meet diplomats from Iran, Russia and Turkey in Geneva to discuss the process of moving forward to end the Syrian conflict with constitution-related discussions.

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Trump says about Russia probe: ‘I could run it if I want’

President Donald Trump on Monday took his attacks on the Russia probe being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in a novel direction, declaring that he could run the investigation himself if he wanted to.

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White House counsel interviewed for 30 hours in Russia probe – NYT

The White House’s top lawyer has cooperated extensively with the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, sharing detailed accounts about the episodes at the heart of the inquiry into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

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US: Pompeo meets UN envoy for Syria

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Wednesday with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura in Washington.

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Mueller Probe Is Driving US, Russia Apart – Trump

US President Donald Trump said Monday in an interview with Fox News that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has “driven a wedge between us and Russia”.

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UN Special Rapporteur: Israel’s actions against Palestinians amount to ‘war crime’

Professor Michael Lynk, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, condemned Israel’s excessive use of force towards largely unarmed demonstrators at the Gaza fence on Monday, which has left 61 Palestinians dead, and almost 2,800 wounded.

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Trump considers benching Giuliani from doing TV interviews

President Donald Trump is growing increasingly irritated with lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s frequently off-message media blitz, which has included muddying the waters on hush money paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels and making claims that could complicate the president’s standing in the special counsel’s Russia probe.

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Chinese envoy urges political solution to Syrian issue

Moscow (People’s Daily) – China’s Special Envoy for Syria, Xie Xiaoyan, held a press briefing for Chinese and Russian journalists in Moscow on Friday, urging all related parties to reach a political solution to bring an end to the Syrian conflict.

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Republicans warn Donald Trump not to fire Robert Mueller

Republican senators warned President Donald Trump on Sunday not to fire Robert Mueller, the special counsel, and said the president must let federal investigators looking into Russian meddling in the US election do their jobs.

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Fired ex-FBI deputy head Andrew McCabe ‘handed memos on Trump to Russia probe’s special counsel’

Andrew McCabe, the onetime FBI deputy director long scorned by President Donald Trump and just fired by the attorney general, has reportedly handed personal memos detailing interactions with the president to the special counsel’s office.

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Aung San Suu Kyi will come to the Asean summit with her reputation tarnished

TWO years ago, Aung San Suu Kyi led the National League for Democracy (NLD) into government in Burma (Myanmar) amid a global outpouring of support and goodwill. When she arrives in Australia for this weekend’s Asean-Australia Special Summit, the welcome will be cooler, tempered by her government’s limited progress on a range of political and economic issues.

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UN envoy discusses Syria truce with Iran, Russia, Turkey representatives

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura attended a meeting with representatives of Iran, Russia, and Turkey in Geneva Tuesday.

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Special counsel subpoena demands communications from Trump, his campaign staff: report

A grand jury for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe is seeking a trove of documents from those closest to Donald Trump’s White House bid, including the President himself, according to a report Sunday.

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