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Stiffing the EU over Brexit may not land Britain in default

Three credit ratings agencies have said that if the United Kingdom withholds the 39 billion pounds ($50bn) it promised the European Union as part of its original Brexit plan, the country would not technically be in default.

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China adds Washington Post, Guardian to ‘Great Firewall’ blacklist

Websites of The Washington Post and the Guardian appear to now be blocked in China as the country’s government further tightens its so-called “Great Firewall” censorship apparatus as it navigates a politically sensitive period.

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Donald Trump says US, Mexico reach agreement to prevent tariff

resident Donald Trump said he has suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexico, tweeting that the country has agreed to take strong measures to stem the flow of Central American migrants into the United States.

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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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Canada suspends operations at Venezuela embassy

Canada on Sunday announced that it was suspending operations at its embassy in Venezuela over the government’s refusal to accredit Canadian diplomats who had voiced criticism of the political situation in the country.

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Ayatollah Khamenei appoints new military commanders

Amid increasing pressures and threats of military action by the United States, Iran is taking steps toward strengthening defense capabilities, both in terms of hardware and human resources. In this vein, Iranian Supreme Leader has appointed two new commanders for the country’s military.

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US lifts sanctions on Venezuelan general who turned against Maduro

The US on Tuesday announced that it was lifting sanctions imposed on Venezuela’s former intelligence chief General Manuel Cristopher Figuera, who broke ranks with President Nicolas Maduro’s regime and pledged his support to the country’s opposition leader Juan Guaido.

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Iran’s Bushehr nuclear plant restarts operation after maintenance

Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant in the south of the country restarted operation after temporarily shutdown for technical overhaul, Eghtesad online news website reported Tuesday.

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India apprehensive Trump administration’s sanctions on Iran could boost oil prices, inflation

US sanctions on Iran could boost oil prices and inflation to a point that hurts the common person in India, the country’s ambassador to the United States said on Tuesday, after the Donald Trump administration said it would end waivers for Iran’s oil buyers.

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Landslide in southwestern Colombia kills 17

Seventeen people have been killed and five injured in a landslide in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, the country’s disaster relief agency said on Sunday.

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Ecuador Giving Up Assange Shows Country Turning Into ‘US Vassal’ – Former FM

Former Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino Saud said the decision of Ecuador’s government to terminate Julian Assange’s asylum is “savagery” and has heavily damaged the dignity of the country, turning it into a vassal of the US.

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Forces clash in Sudan amid anti-government protests

Rival security forces clashed in Sudan on Tuesday as huge crowds of protesters kept up their vigil outside army headquarters to call for the overthrow of the country’s longtime authoritarian president, Omar al-Bashir.

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Japan, US to continue discussion on Iran sanctions after latest talks

Japan and the US will continue discussions on Iranian sanctions after the latest round of talks, a Japanese government official said Wednesday, which comes after Japanese refiners have already suspended loadings of Iranian oil ahead of the country’s sanctions waiver expiry in early May.

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The geoeconomics of CPEC

GRAPPLING with a crippling economic crisis at home, Pakistan is compelled to tread slowly and carefully in the emerging geoeconomics and politics of the region.

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Former Maldives president makes comeback with landslide win

The exiled former leader of the Maldives has led his party to a landslide victory only five months after returning to the country, preliminary results showed Sunday.

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The Supreme leader urges US forces exit from Iraq

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday that Iraq should consider the withdrawal of the U.S. forces from the country, Financial Tribune daily reported.

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