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Trump reinstates Iran sanctions; Europe dismayed

WASHINGTON — The United States reimposed stiff economic sanctions on Iran Monday, ratcheting up pressure on the Islamic Republic despite statements of deep dismay from European allies, three months after President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the international … Read More »

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82 dead in Indonesia earthquake

At least 82 people are now known to have died after a powerful earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok. Hundreds of people have been wounded by Sunday’s quake, officials say, and the death toll is expected to rise. The … Read More »

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Indonesian designer Anniesa Hasibuan jailed for fraud

BBC: A leading fashion designer, who made history at New York Fashion Week by having all her models wear headscarves, has been jailed for 18 years for fraud. Indonesian designer Anniesa Hasibuan and her husband, Andika Surachman, were found guilty … Read More »

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Ireland abortion referendum: PM hails ‘quiet revolution’

The Irish prime minister has hailed his country’s “quiet revolution” as early results point to a “resounding” vote for overturning the abortion ban. Leo Varadkar was speaking after exit polls suggested a landslide vote in favour of reforming the law. “The … Read More »

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Harvey Weinstein arrested with rape, sex abuse charges

BBC: Former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been charged in New York with rape and several counts of sexual abuse stemming from two separate accusers. Mr Weinstein turned himself in to police in the city earlier in the day. Dozens of … Read More »

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Harvey Weinstein to surrender to police

BBC: Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to New York police on Friday on sexual misconduct charges, US media report. He faces arrest following a grand jury investigation, the reports say. He has been hit with numerous allegations, … Read More »

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North Korea ready to talk ‘at any time’ with Donald Trump

BBC: North Korea has said it is still willing to talk “at any time in any form” after US President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled his meeting with Kim Jong-un. Vice-foreign minister Kim Kye-gwan said Mr Trump’s decision was “extremely regrettable”. … Read More »

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Trump lawyer ‘paid by Ukraine’ to arrange White House talks

BBC: Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 (£300,000) to fix talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump, according to sources in Kiev close to those involved. The payment was arranged by … Read More »

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Zuckerberg’s European Parliament testimony criticised

BBC: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has apologised to EU lawmakers for the company’s role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal and for allowing fake news to proliferate on its platform. Mr Zuckerberg apologised for Facebook’s tools being used “for harm”. But … Read More »

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Summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un may be delayed: Trump

US President Donald Trump has said there is a “very substantial chance” a historic summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un next month may not happen. He said the North must meet conditions for the summit to go ahead though if … Read More »

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