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New Sanctions Coming on Iran But Trump Would Be Happy to Talk

New Sanctions Coming on Iran But Trump Would Be Happy to Talk

The U.S. plans to announce more sanctions against Iran, but President Donald Trump is also willing to negotiate with Iranian leaders with “no preconditions” to ensure the Islamic Republic never
Trump Says Didn’t Threaten to Demote Fed's Powell, But Could

Trump Says Didn’t Threaten to Demote Fed's Powell, But Could

President Donald Trump denied that he’d threatened to demote Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell but said he’d “be able to do that if I wanted.”
Asean Leaders Hold Off From Demanding Citizenship for Rohingyas

Asean Leaders Hold Off From Demanding Citizenship for Rohingyas

Southeast Asian leaders held back from collectively demanding that Myanmar provide citizenship for Rohingyas even as some member nations sought more rights for the persecuted minority group.
Arab States Say Committed to $100 Million Palestinian Lifeline

Arab States Say Committed to $100 Million Palestinian Lifeline

Arab finance ministers on Sunday said they were committed to activating a so-called $100 million per month "safety net," for Palestinians, Egypt’s state-run Middle East News Agency reported.
Ethiopian Army Chief Killed as Government Says It Thwarts Coup

Ethiopian Army Chief Killed as Government Says It Thwarts Coup

The Ethiopian army’s chief of staff was shot dead by a bodyguard in what the government of Africa’s second-most populous country said was an assassination related to an attempted coup.
U.A.E. Says Tensions in Gulf ‘Can Only Be Addressed Politically’

U.A.E. Says Tensions in Gulf ‘Can Only Be Addressed Politically’

The United Arab Emirates called for deescalation and a political solution to the tensions gripping the Gulf region after U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly called off a plan for airstrikes against
Iran to Take ‘New Steps’ on Nuclear Program in Two Weeks: ISNA

Iran to Take ‘New Steps’ on Nuclear Program in Two Weeks: ISNA

Iran will take “new steps” if Europe doesn’t meet a deadline in two weeks to take measures towards ensuring the Islamic Republic can reap the economic benefits of the nuclear deal, the semi-official
Asean Leaders Adopt Regional Strategy Amid Indo-Pacific Woes

Asean Leaders Adopt Regional Strategy Amid Indo-Pacific Woes

Southeast Asian nations have adopted a regional strategy in an attempt to protect their interests in the Indo-Pacific, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha said, after “comprehensive deliberations”
Iran on the Table When Russia, U.S. and Israel Gather for Summit

Iran on the Table When Russia, U.S. and Israel Gather for Summit

When top national security officials from Russia, Israel and the U.S. gather for a rare summit starting Monday, the focus will be on the country not in the room: Iran.
The Latest: Ethiopia Spokesman Says Military Chief Killed

The Latest: Ethiopia Spokesman Says Military Chief Killed

The latest updates on unrest in Ethiopia, where an attempted coup – and the death of the country’s military chief – have been reported.
Kushner's Mideast Peace Gamble Puts Economics Ahead of Strife

Kushner's Mideast Peace Gamble Puts Economics Ahead of Strife

For those who’d come to doubt that the Trump administration actually had a Middle East peace plan in the works, Jared Kushner proved them half-wrong on Saturday. The president’s son-in-law released a
Conte Sees League’s Early Budget Bid as Linked to Flat Tax

Conte Sees League’s Early Budget Bid as Linked to Flat Tax

Giuseppe Conte, Italy's prime minister, pauses during a news conference at a European Union (EU) leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. European leaders rebuffed U.K. Prime
Ethiopia Says Coup Attempt Thwarted, Military Chief Killed

Ethiopia Says Coup Attempt Thwarted, Military Chief Killed

Ethiopia's government foiled a coup attempt in a region north of the capital, Addis Ababa, and the country's military chief was shot dead, the prime minister said Sunday.
Indonesia, Philippines to Ratify Landmark Maritime Boundary Deal

Indonesia, Philippines to Ratify Landmark Maritime Boundary Deal

Indonesia and the Philippines said they will begin to ratify a deal in August to establish a boundary between overlapping so-called exclusive economic zones.
Iran's Nuclear Standoff Is About to Enter a Perilous New Phase

Iran's Nuclear Standoff Is About to Enter a Perilous New Phase

Iran is set to breach a cap on its enriched-uranium stockpile within days, potentially pushing its conflict with the U.S. into a dangerous new phase.
Biden Controversy Leaves Little Mark With South Carolina Voters

Biden Controversy Leaves Little Mark With South Carolina Voters

For the past few days, all Tammie Minter heard about was former Vice President Joe Biden’s comments at a New York City fundraiser.
Trump-Xi Take Center Stage as Central Banks Shift: Economy Week

Trump-Xi Take Center Stage as Central Banks Shift: Economy Week

Central bankers hand back the spotlight to presidents and prime ministers this week as leaders from the Group of 20 gather for a summit in Japan.
North Korea's Kim Receives ‘Excellent’ Letter From Trump

North Korea's Kim Receives ‘Excellent’ Letter From Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a personal letter from U.S. President Donald Trump, state media KCNA reported.
Iran Increases Cyberattacks on the U.S. Amid Tensions, DHS Says

Iran Increases Cyberattacks on the U.S. Amid Tensions, DHS Says

State-backed Iranian hackers have stepped up cyberattacks on the U.S., according to the Department of Homeland Security’s cyberagency.
Trump to Add Major Sanctions on Iran Monday After Drone Downed

Trump to Add Major Sanctions on Iran Monday After Drone Downed

President Donald Trump said the U.S. will impose major new sanctions on Iran Monday, days after he abruptly called off a plan for airstrikes against the Islamic Republic after Iran shot down a U.S.