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Is Iran Close to Collapse? Three Things You Need To Know about the U.S.-Iran Showdown.

Is Iran Close to Collapse? Three Things You Need To Know about the U.S.-Iran Showdown.Iran and the United States are as close to direct conflict as they have been for three decades, since Operation Praying Mantis in 1988 which was, at the time, the largest surface naval engagement since World War II.A lot of ink has been spilled and oxygen expended discussing the matter, some of it good and some of it simplistic. Here a few thoughts, informed by being lucky enough to spend close to seven months studying in the Islamic Republic while finishing a doctorate in philosophy on Iranian history. I worked on the Iran desk at the Pentagon during the George W. Bush administration, frequently visit the Persian Gulf, and have followed Iran almost continuously for a quarter century.



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After Kim-Trump summit collapse, North Korean leader holds talks with Vladimir Putin

After Kim-Trump summit collapse, North Korean leader holds talks with Vladimir PutinNorth Korea's Kim Jong Un made his first trip to Russia two months after his second denuclearization summit with President Donald Trump failed.



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Saudis Pledge to Ensure Oil Supply if Iran Exports Collapse

Saudis Pledge to Ensure Oil Supply if Iran Exports CollapseThe Saudis are closely monitoring oil-market developments after the U.S. announcement regarding export sanctions on Iran, Al-Falih said in a statement. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will ensure an “appropriate supply” of oil along with the U.S., as President Donald Trump won’t re-issue Iran oil waivers set to expire in May, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters earlier on Monday in Washington. “Saudi Arabia and others in OPEC will more than make up the Oil Flow difference in our now Full Sanctions on Iranian Oil,” Trump said on Twitter.



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US general warns of IS resurgence as 'caliphate' nears collapse

US general warns of IS resurgence as 'caliphate' nears collapseA top US commander warned Thursday that the battle against the Islamic State group was “far from over” despite the jihadists’ loss of territory, as survivors abandoned the last shred of the group’s collapsing “caliphate” in eastern Syria. A fierce assault by US-backed forces has sparked an exodus of dust-covered children, veiled women dragging suitcases and dishevelled men, many of them wounded, from the village of Baghouz where besieged IS fighters are making a last stand. The Syrian Democratic Forces are waiting for more survivors to leave before dealing what they hope will be a final blow to jihadists holed up in a makeshift camp along the banks of the Euphrates.



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Seoul calls for three-way talks after Trump-Kim collapse

Seoul calls for three-way talks after Trump-Kim collapseSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has proposed semiofficial three-way talks with the United States and North Korea as it struggles to put nuclear diplomacy back on track after the collapse of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.



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After summit diplomacy collapse, what's Donald Trump's North Korea Plan B?

After summit diplomacy collapse, what's Donald Trump's North Korea Plan B?In the aftermath of the scrapped Hanoi summit, it's time to formulate a new plan for dealing with the strategic challenge posed by the Kim regime.



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Talks collapse on border deal as U.S. government shutdown looms

Talks collapse on border deal as U.S. government shutdown looms“The talks are stalled right now,” Republican Senator Richard Shelby told “Fox News Sunday.” He said the impasse was over Democrats’ desire to cap the number of beds in detention facilities for people who enter the country illegally. Efforts to resolve the dispute over border security funding extended into the weekend as a special congressional negotiating panel aimed to reach a deal by Monday, lawmakers and aides said. Democratic Senator Jon Tester played down any breakdown in talks.



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3 students killed in South Africa school walkway collapse

3 students killed in South Africa school walkway collapseJOHANNESBURG (AP) — At least three students are dead and 23 injured after a walkway collapsed at a school outside Johannesburg, South African officials said Friday.



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The Latest: Death toll from dam collapse rises to 99

The Latest: Death toll from dam collapse rises to 99BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — The Latest on the deadly collapse of a dam at a Brazil iron ore mining complex (all times local):



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Five engineers arrested in Brazil over deadly dam collapse

Five engineers arrested in Brazil over deadly dam collapseFive engineers, including two working for a German company, were arrested in Brazil Tuesday as part of a probe into a deadly dam collapse last week at a mine in the country’s southeast, officials said. Three of the engineers work for Vale, the owner of the mine, and were directly involved in the process of the facility’s operating licenses, the prosecutors’ office in the state of Minas Gerais said. The other two worked for TUEV SUED, a German company that in September carried out the last safety inspection on the collapsed mine.



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