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Trump, France's Macron to discuss Iran nuclear deal next week


WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss the Iran nuclear agreement at the White House on Tuesday, although discussions with European countries on addressing U.S. concerns about the 2015 deal were "not quite done yet," a senior administration official said on Friday.

U.S. calls China, Russia, Iran, North Korea 'morally reprehensible' on rights

WASHINGTON The United States on Friday labeled China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as "morally reprehensible" governments that it said violated human rights within their borders on a daily basis, making them "forces of instability."

Explainer: If Trump revives Iran sanctions, they'll take time to come back

WASHINGTON Reports of the Iran nuclear deal's imminent demise might just be premature.

No time for golf as Merkel braces for tough talks with Trump

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces difficult talks next Friday with U.S. President Donald Trump at a time when Washington and Berlin are at odds over a range of issues from trade to Iran, her transatlantic coordinator said on Friday.

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U.S. hopes for success in talks with Europeans on 'fixing' Iran nuclear deal

GENEVA The United States hopes to reach agreement with Britain, France and Germany to address President Donald Trump's concerns about the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Washington's disarmament ambassador said on Thursday.

World, France, Germany Apr 19 2018

Afghans make long trek west before Turkey secures border

AGRI, Turkey On a mountainous road leading west from the Iranian border, 22-year-old Sunnatilla Rasulbek trudges through heavy rain, one of tens of thousands of Afghans hoping to find work and security in Turkey before a wall goes up to keep them out.

World, Afghanistan, Turkey Apr 19 2018

"We saw corpses in the street": Syrian activist recounts Douma attack

BEIRUT Muayad al-Dirani was at a medical center in the Syrian town of Douma the night of April 7, when patients started flowing in.

World, Syria Apr 18 2018

EU edges closer to new Iran sanctions ahead of Trump deadline, envoys say

BRUSSELS/PARIS European Union governments are showing more support for the idea of new sanctions on Iran proposed by Britain, France and Germany as a way of dissuading U.S. President Donald Trump from pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal, diplomats say.

Iran bans state bodies from using Telegram app, Khamenei shuts account

LONDON Iran banned government bodies on Wednesday from using the popular Telegram instant messaging app as Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's office said his account would shut down to protect national security, Iranian media reported.

Tech, World Apr 18 2018

Iran says will make or buy any weapons it needs, lambasts 'invading powers'

LONDON President Hassan Rouhani said Iran would make or buy any weapons it needed to defend itself in a region beset by "invading powers", as the military paraded missiles and soldiers in front of him on National Army Day.

World, Davos Apr 18 2018

North Korea says will stop nuclear tests, abolish test site

SEOUL North Korea will immediately suspend nuclear and missile tests and abolish a nuclear test site in a bid to pursue economic growth and peace on the Korean peninsula, the North's state media said on Saturday, ahead of planned summits with South Korea and the United States. | Video