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Few American companies do much business in Iran so the impact of sanctions mainly stems from Washington's ability to block European and Asian firms from trading there. The Iranian rial fell to a record low late last month, dropping in value by half since April, leading to sharp price increases and fast-rising inflation.
  • As sanctions bite, where next for Trump’s Iran strategy

    As sanctions bite, where next for Trump’s Iran strategy

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    He said: "It's an important part of our efforts to push back against Iranian malign activity". Iran Air said on Saturday it was set to take delivery of five new planes from Franco-Italian firm ATR just before the renewed U.S. "An informed diplomatic source said Sunday that Saudi Arabia had agreed to grant a visa to the head. of Iran's interests section", reported the state-owned IRNA Iranian news agency adding that "Observers saw this.as a positive diplomatic step in Tehran-Riyadh ...
  • California fire burns its way into history

    California fire burns its way into history

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    California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Saturday said he was confident Trump would send aid. Californian fires last week had torched about 290,000 acres (117,300 hectares), more than double the five-year average over that same period, according to Cal Fire .
  • Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, freezes new trade with country

    Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, freezes new trade with country

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    The kingdom earlier said it had declared Canadian Ambassador Denis Horak persona non grata and given him 24 hours to leave the country , and that it was recalling its ambassador from Ottawa for consultations. "Our government will never hesitate to promote these values and believes that this dialogue is critical to global diplomacy". Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been praised for pushing through reforms in recent months, which include lifting the ban on women driving in the kingdom.
  • Trump drums up support in OH ahead of special election

    Trump drums up support in OH ahead of special election

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    But despite state GOP efforts to avoid referring to Trump, when all is said and done it is still the Party of Trump - and, on a historical basis, the Party of John Rowland, Lowell Weicker, and Jodi Rell. He also brought on-stage Freedom Caucus member and Ohio Representative Jim Jordan, who praised the president on his leadership and accomplishments, amid cheers from the crowd saying "speaker of the house".
  • Police say woman in Missouri was not missing Iowa student

    Police say woman in Missouri was not missing Iowa student

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    Earlier this week police in Kearney, Missouri, said an employee at a truck stop reported Sunday that she saw someone resembling Tibbetts eating at a Taco Bell. Since then, local, state and federal investigators have tried to determine what happened. On Thursday, her family and Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa are holding a press conference to discuss the case.
  • Three dead in Zimbabwe protests over alleged election fraud

    Three dead in Zimbabwe protests over alleged election fraud

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    Mnangagwa blamed the violence on the opposition Movement for Democratic Alliance, led by Nelson Chamisa, his main rival in a presidential election the results of which have not yet been announced. Gunfire was heard downtown throughout the afternoon, including near the ruling party headquarters where protesters had gathered. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission is yet to make a statement but the president, Emmerson Mnangagwa , in a series of tweets, said he is talking to the opposition and ...
  • Top Iranian general says his troops 'ready to confront' US

    Top Iranian general says his troops 'ready to confront' US

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    U.S. West Texas Intermediate CLc1 rose 27 cents, or 0.4 percent, to $68.79, having risen almost 1 percent in the previous session. US crude stockpiles dropped 3.16 million barrels last week, while inventories at the Cushing storage hub in Oklahoma fell by 808,000 barrels, the API was said to report.
  • Mike Pompeo defends Trump's Russian Federation record after Putin summit

    Mike Pompeo defends Trump's Russian Federation record after Putin summit

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    In the same press conference, Trump took pains not to confront Putin head-on about conclusions from the U.S. Intelligence Community that Russian Federation interfered with the election itself. The top U.S. diplomat clashed with both Republicans and Democrats on several occasions - refusing to provide substantive details about Trump's one-on-one meeting with Putin in Helsinki and the state of talks with North Korea following the President's sitdown with Kim in Singapore last month.
  • 20-Year-Old College Student Missing in Iowa

    20-Year-Old College Student Missing in Iowa

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    Believed to be staying at the home of her boyfriend's brother during the time of her disappearance, she reportedly sent her boyfriend a message the same night. "Everything's on the table, unfortunately", Poweshiek County Sheriff Thomas Kriegel told local TV station KCCI . Tibbetts is described as being 5 feet, 2 inches tall and approximately 120 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Trump's Concerted Campaign To Provoke Iran

    Trump's Concerted Campaign To Provoke Iran

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    Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif shrugged it off in his own tweet Monday afternoon: "COLOR US UNIMPRESSED: The world heard even harsher bluster a few months ago". She declined repeated questions about whether Trump would consider meeting with Rouhani. Meanwhile US defence secretary Jim Mattis, while speaking at a news conference in California, listed his concerns about Iranian actions in the Middle East, including Tehran's support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the ongoing ...