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Iran builds new centrifuge rotor factory: Salehi

Iran has built a factory that can produce rotors for up to 60 centrifuges a day, the head of its atomic agency said on Wednesday, upping the stakes in a confrontation with Washington over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear work.

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Palestine delegation presents critical UN poverty report, despite US, Israel restrictions

Six experts to the Palestinian prime minister, who were due to present a report to the UN in New York, had their US visas delayed making them miss a key conference, a news agency reported Wednesday.Six experts to the Palestinian prime minister, who were due to present a report to the UN in New York, had their US visas delayed making them miss a key conference, a news agency reported Wednesday.

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Trump calls on Erdoğan on Twitter to release ‘hostage’ American pastor

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to release an American pastor who has been in prison in Turkey for nearly two years, calling his continued detention a “total disgrace.”

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Iran says will do its best to ensure oil supply to India

Iran on Wednesday said it will do its best to ensure security of oil supply to India, asserting that it has been a reliable energy partner for New Delhi.

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NATO leaders urge continuation of ‘decisive pressure’ on North Korea

NATO leaders on Wednesday called on all nations to maintain “decisive pressure” on North Korea, including by fully implementing United Nations sanctions, to persuade it to give up it nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.

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Chinese democracy activist sentenced to 13 years for ‘subversion’

A prominent Chinese political campaigner was sentenced to 13 years in jail on Wednesday, a court in central China said.

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Oil falls after U.S. softens stance on Iranian sanction waivers

Oil prices fell on Wednesday, with Brent dropping by more than $1, after the United States said it would consider requests for waivers from sanctions due to snap back into place on Iranian crude exports.

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UN: Iran Nuclear Deal at ‘Crossroads’

The U.N.’s political chief said Wednesday that the Iran nuclear deal was at a “crossroads” after the U.S. withdrawal last month from the international agreement.

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Russian Envoy Bashes UN Top Political Official’s Report on Iran Nuclear Deal

Russia’s UN envoy Vassily Nebenzia on Wednesday lashed out at the UN under-secretary for political affairs for giving an “unbalanced” assessment of how Iran lived up to its nuclear commitments.

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Japan’s Suga says analysing impact of U.S. sanctions on Iran

Japan is closely analysing the impact of U.S. sanctions on Iran and will continue to talk with Washington and relevant nations so that Japanese firms will not be adversely affected, the top government spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Australia to pass foreign interference bill amid tensions with China

Australia is expected to pass new legislation on Wednesday aimed at preventing interference by foreign governments, a move likely to further stoke tensions with major trading partner China.

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Malaysia says items seized from PM Najib-linked residences worth around 1 billion ringgit

Malaysian police said on Wednesday the total value of items seized during raids at premises linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak was 900 million ringgit to 1.1 billion ringgit.

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Indonesia on High Alert as Voting Starts in Regional Elections

Tens of millions of Indonesian voters headed to the polls under tight security on Wednesday to cast ballots in regional elections across the world’s third-largest democracy and biggest Muslim-majority country.

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World Cup: The dream goes on for Iran despite Spain defeat

Iran’s dream of reaching the knockout stage of the World Cup survived Wednesday’s loss to Spain and coach Carlos Queiroz promised his team would give their absolute all to take their second chance against his native Portugal next week.

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Air pollution killed 4.2 million people in 2016, says UN

United Nations (UN) report published on Wednesday said that an estimated 4.2 million people died as a result of high levels of ambient air pollution in 2016.

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British PM faces Brexit showdown with pro-EU rebels

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a showdown with her pro-EU MPs on Wednesday over parliament’s role in the final Brexit deal, which could influence her entire negotiation strategy.

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