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Ali Akbar Salehi, who helped negotiate 2015 deal, says US risks upsetting balance of power in Middle East The head of Irans atomic energy organisation, one of the architects of Writing in the Guardian, Ali Akbar Salehi said lavish arms purchases by regional actors a reference to the Saudi purchase of $100bn of US arms […]

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Chinese interests of Donald Trumps daughter and son-in-law come into spotlight again as Communist party seeks to fete influential White House couple Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have been invited to China as Beijing works to build closer ties with the influential couple inside an erratic White House. Trump, daughter of the US president, and […]

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As US forces strike Syrian militias backed by Tehran, many fear delegation to the Pentagon and the looming defeat of the Islamic State could fuel a fiercer fire US forces have opened fire on Iranian-backed forces in Syria three times in the past month, amid mounting tensions that observers and former officials worry could easily […]

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The judiciary, legislative and media have all helped keep Trump in check. But its the residents of the United States whose response will matter most in the end In this moment, populist intervention is everything, not as hate and attack but as an expression of popular will and power. Or as love, since we defend […]

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The parallels are striking. Both were global and political giants. Now both must adjust to their loss of influence Events last Thursday on the two sides of the Atlantic were at once momentous and in some ways connected. In Washington the former FBI director Theresa May squandered her majority. As a result, on both sides […]

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The agreement, which includes new sanctions, is intended to punish Russia over issues including its alleged meddling in the 2016 US election US senators have reached an agreement on legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia, including a provision that would prevent the White House from easing, suspending or ending sanctions without congressional approval. The agreement, […]

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Mohammad Javad Zarif hits back at the US presidents comments on the suicide bombing which has been claimed by Islamic State Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that US President Donald Trumps reaction to the deadly Islamic State group attacks in Tehran was repugnant. Repugnant WH [White House] statement… as Iranians counter […]

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Former New York mayor, now UN cities and climate ambassador, says Trump may have withdrawn from Paris accord but American people havent The United States will meet its Paris accord greenhouse gas targets despite Donald Trumps withdrawal from the agreement, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has said. A decision by the Kyoto Protocol, because […]

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As the US president weighs up whether or not to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, we look at his most frightening actions on global warming 1. Nominating Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator In March, Scott Pruitt infamouslyties to fossil fuel interests and joined with them on numerous occasions to challenge EPA pollution rules while […]

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