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Iran says it can handle fresh sanctions amid national strike

Iran says it can handle fresh sanctions amid national strikePresident Hassan Rouhani promised Iranians on Tuesday the government would be able to handle the economic pressure of new U.S. sanctions amid a second day of demonstrations in protest at financial hardship and a weakening rial. Parts of Tehran’s Grand Bazaar were on strike for the second day running, state media reported, after traders massed outside parliament on Monday to complain about a sharp fall in the value of the national currency. Video footage posted on social media showed protesters setting fire to garbage dumpsters in Tehran streets to block riot police from attacking them.



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Jeff Sessions Jokes About Family Separations Amid Controversy Over U.S. Border Policy

Jeff Sessions Jokes About Family Separations Amid Controversy Over U.S. Border PolicyAttorney General Jeff Sessions joked about family separations during a



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Stephen Colbert Ruthlessly Rebukes Sarah Huckabee Sanders Amid Family Separations

Stephen Colbert Ruthlessly Rebukes Sarah Huckabee Sanders Amid Family SeparationsStephen Colbert ripped White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on



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AMC Networks: Hardwick's talk show on hold amid allegations

AMC Networks: Hardwick's talk show on hold amid allegationsLOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Hardwick's cable talk show is on hold and he has withdrawn as moderator of AMC and BBC America's Comic-Con panels, AMC Networks said Saturday.



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Former Rolls-Royce engineer 'arrested under Official Secrets Act' amid fears China tried to obtain F-35 fighter jet details

Former Rolls-Royce engineer 'arrested under Official Secrets Act' amid fears China tried to obtain F-35 fighter jet detailsA man in his 70s has been arrested as part of a probe under the Official Secrets Act, police said on Thursday, amid reports he was a former Rolls-Royce engineer suspected of divulging secrets about Britain's new stealth fighter to China. Scotland Yard said the man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon and taken to a police station in Derbyshire before being released under investigation. A search at an address in Derbyshire was ongoing while a search warrant was also executed at an office address in the West Midlands. The man was named by the Sun as  Bryn Jones, a former chief combustion technologist, who it said had been detained in connection with efforts by China to obtain classified information about Britain's new £100million RAF stealth fighter jet. The 73-year-old former Rolls-Royce employee was reportedly held after MI5 received information that classified details were passed to Beijing. Factfile | F-35 Lightning II fighter He was detained in an “ultra-discreet” swoop by officers from Scotland Yard’s SO15 counter-terrorism command at his home on Tuesday, it was reported. Mr Jones, who describes himself as a “visiting professor” in “gas turbine combustion” at the Aeronautical Uni­versity of Xian, central China, denies any wrongdoing, the newspaper reported.  The investigation reportedly centres on information about the F-35 Lightning II jet, which arrived in Britain last week.  Britain has committed to buying 138 F-35 fighter aircraft and has so far bought 48 at a cost of £9.1 billion.   The F-35 programme is the world’s largest defence development, worth over $ 1.3trillion. UK industry provides 15 per cent of each of the 3,000 aircraft currently on the order books and at peak production 25,000 British jobs will be supported throughout the supply chain.  



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Ellicott City Floods: Army National Guardsman, Eddison Hermond, Missing Amid Maryland Floods

Ellicott City Floods: Army National Guardsman, Eddison Hermond, Missing Amid Maryland FloodsA storm hit the town Sunday.



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Publix Suspends Contributions To NRA-Backed Politician Amid Protests

Publix Suspends Contributions To NRA-Backed Politician Amid ProtestsProtests prompted supermarket chain Publix to suspend all political



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Venezuelan president expels top US diplomat amid tensions

Venezuelan president expels top US diplomat amid tensionsCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro expelled the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela and his deputy Tuesday for allegedly conspiring against the socialist government and trying to sabotage the weekend presidential election.



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Hawaii volcano latest: Molten lava flows onto power plant site amid fears over deadly gases

Hawaii volcano latest: Molten lava flows onto power plant site amid fears over deadly gasesMolten lava from Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano crept onto the site of geothermal power plant as workers raced to shut down facilities, amid fears that deadly gases could be released. Crews worked to cap underground wells at the plant, which provides a quarter of Big Island’s power, as the molten rock destroyed a warehouse a few hundred metres away. If lava enters the wells at the Puna Geothermal Venture plant, it could trigger the uncontrollable release of noxious sulphates, officials have warned.



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As it happened: At least 58 Palestinians killed and thousands injured by Israeli forces amid protests at US embassy in Jerusalem

As it happened: At least 58 Palestinians killed and thousands injured by Israeli forces amid protests at US embassy in JerusalemAt least 58 Palestinians were killed and more than 2,000 people wounded in protests at the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, according to Palestinian officials, on the same day the US fulfiled its controversial promise to move its embassy to the contested city of Jerusalem. The Israeli military said the protests were being used as cover for attacks on soldiers. It marked the deadliest single day of protests in a weeks-long campaign from Hamas in the run up to the US embassy move and the Nakba, or ‘Catastrophe’, on Tuesday – celebrated in Israel as the country’s 70th birthday.



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