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Sweeping Iran sanctions target oil, banks

Washington, United States | AFP |  All of Iran’s oil exports and financial transactions will be targeted under US sanctions that take force Monday, six months after President Donald Trump bolted from a nuclear deal. The sanctions bring back the punitive measures that were imposed and then lifted by former …

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Trump says he plans to scrap birthright citizenship

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump plans to abolish the right to citizenship for anyone born in the United States — guaranteed by the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution — with an executive order, he said in an interview excerpt released Tuesday. While Trump asserts that …

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Trump says US planning ‘tent cities’ for migrants

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump said Monday his administration was planning to build tent cities for thousands of Central American migrants making their way through Mexico to the United States. The announcement during a Fox News interview came as the Pentagon announced it was deploying 5,200 …

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‘Tropical Trump’ Bolsonaro elected Brazil president

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | Former army captain Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil on Sunday, promising a fundamental change in direction for the giant Latin American country, the latest to take a turn to the far-right. Despite repulsing many with his open support of the torture …

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Trump says bomb alerts harming Republican vote ‘momentum’

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump claimed Friday that the explosive devices mailed to his rivals were slowing Republican “momentum” ahead of November’s midterm elections, with polls showing Democrats boosting their advantage. “Republicans are doing so well in early voting, and at the polls, and now this …

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Trump wants to meet Putin in Paris on November 11: Bolton

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Donald Trump wishes to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin when the two visit Paris on November 11 for World War I commemorations, the US president’s National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Tuesday. “I think President Trump will look forward to seeing you in …

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Trump ‘not satisfied’ with Saudi explanations of Khashoggi death

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump said Monday he was “not satisfied” with Riyadh’s explanation of how journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor, died inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Asked if he believed the Saudis were telling the truth about the circumstances surrounding the …

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Trump accuses Saudis of ‘lies’ over Khashoggi killing

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump has accused Saudi Arabia of lying about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, his strongest comments to date on the affair as pressure builds on the administration to strike a tougher line. In an interview with the Washington Post published late …

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