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French President Emmanuel Macron said he has no 'plan B' for the Iran nuclear deal on Sunday, as he is expected to urge Donald Trump to stick with the agreement.

Iran bans banks from using cryptocurrencies, cites terrorism fears

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Iran bans banks from using cryptocurrencies, cites terrorism fears

Amid fears of money laundering and terrorism funding, Iran has banned its banks from trading cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, dashing hopes that digital currencies could aid its sanction-stricken economy.

G7 present common front against Russia's 'malign activities'

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G7 present common front against Russia's 'malign activities'

Fears about President Donald Trump's plans for the Iran nuclear deal remained prominent as G7 foreign ministers attempted to show a ...

Merkel suggests 'new anti-Semitism' from Arab refugees

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Merkel suggests 'new anti-Semitism' from Arab refugees

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has claimed there is a 'new phenomenon' of anti-semitism coming from Arab refugees.

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Macron urges Trump to stick with Iran nuclear deal

The French president has worked hard to forge close ties with Donald Trump as other world leaders keep their distance.

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Iran: Trump nuclear deal backtrack sends 'dangerous' message

Iran's foreign minister said Tehran would "vigorously" pursue nuclear enrichment if US quits the deal.

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Iran says US prisoner negotiations dependent on 'attitude change'

Iran's foreign minister has said that Tehran is open to discussing prisoner swaps with the US on humanitarian grounds.

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Putin 'ready' to meet Trump in the White House

Russian president Vladimir Putin is "ready for a meeting" with his US counterpart Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

European MPs urge US not to scrap Iran deal

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European MPs urge US not to scrap Iran deal

Hundreds of lawmakers from Europe called on the US Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal on Thursday, as concerns grow for the pact ...

James M. Dorsey

Turning Qatar into an island

Comment: Saudi Arabia's proposed channel separating it from Qatar sends a message of polarisation and division, rather than regional ...

Iran's Rouhani: 'We will produce any weapons we need'

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Iran's Rouhani: 'We will produce any weapons we need'

During an ostentatious military parade, Iran's Rouhani puts on a show of defiance over ballistic missiles, but stresses it 'does not intend any ...

Iran's flight safety crashing amid Trump silence on sanctions

Alex Macheras

Iran's flight safety crashing amid Trump silence on sanctions

Analysis: Since the Trump administration has taken office, there has been a deafening silence towards Iran and export licenses, continuing a ...

CIA chief 'engaging in secret talks with North Korea'

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CIA chief 'engaging in secret talks with North Korea'

CIA chief Mike Pompeo was reportedly in secret talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of a summit due to take place in the next few ...

France's Macron won't 'break' Turkey-Russia alliance: Ankara

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France's Macron won't 'break' Turkey-Russia alliance: Ankara

Turkey slammed Emmanuel Macron's alleged attempts to create a rift between Ankara and Moscow on Monday, suggesting the French president will be ...

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EU officials scramble to preserve Iran nuclear deal

EU officials are hoping to enact tougher measures on Iran to shore up a reluctant President Trump's support for a nuclear deal he has frequently criticised.

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Israel's Netanyahu warns over Iran's presence in Syria

The Israeli leader has once again warned about the possible threat of Iran establishing itself militarily in Syria.

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Trump gathers war cabinet, vows Syria decision 'fairly soon'

Despite the US, France and UK becoming resolute that the Syrian regime perpetrated Saturday's chemical attack in Douma, leaders are yet to issue ...

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Netanyahu warns Iran as Israel marks Holocaust Day

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke at a Holocaust memorial ceremony at Yad Vashem and warned that Iran should not test Israel amid ...

Spring brings deadly violence to Indian-administered Kashmir

Umar Lateef Misgar

Spring brings deadly violence to Indian-administered Kashmir

The latest erupted at the start of April, when Indian troops gunned down 13 armed fighters, as calls for ending Indian rule in occupied Kashmir ...

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Trump holds Syria, Russia 'responsible' for Douma massacre

The White House said the president holds Syria and its ally Russia "responsible" for the suspected chemical attack in Douma and that "all ...

Trump's silence on a Saudi <em>nuclear</em> bomb

Joe Cirincione

Trump's silence on a Saudi nuclear bomb

Comment: For over 70 years, US policy has been to oppose the proliferation of nuclear weapons. But for Saudi Arabia, Trump appears to ...

Washington has no plan for post-Iran deal diplomacy

Marcus Montgomery

Washington has no plan for post-Iran deal diplomacy

Comment: The ultimate danger of 'tearing up' the deal is diplomatic isolation, and a slow march towards military conflict, writes Marcus ...

Iran fixes dollar rate to stop rial collapse

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Iran fixes dollar rate to stop rial collapse

The move comes after the value of Iran's rial dropped 18 percent since Saturday.

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