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Iran poised for faster centrifuges as nuclear deal collapses

Iran poised for faster centrifuges as nuclear deal collapsesIran was poised Thursday to begin work on advanced centrifuges that will enrich uranium faster as the 2015 nuclear deal unravels further and a last-minute French proposal offering a $ 15-billion line of credit to compensate Iran for not being able to sell its crude oil abroad because of U.S. sanctions looked increasingly unlikely. Meanwhile, Iran released seven crew members from a detained British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero in a goodwill gesture and the mariners flew out of Iran, the ship’s owner said.



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'Any amount we want': Iran poised to increase uranium enrichment at higher levels

'Any amount we want': Iran poised to increase uranium enrichment at higher levelsPresident Hassan Rouhani says Iran will commence higher-level uranium enrichment from July 7 if the impact of U.S. sanctions is not alleviated.



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States poised to take up fight over partisan gerrymandering

States poised to take up fight over partisan gerrymanderingThe battle for political advantage in state capitols is poised to become more intense after the U.S. Supreme Court declared that federal judges have no role in settling disputes over partisan gerrymandering. It could shift legal challenges against partisan gerrymandering to state courts and prompt more efforts to reform redistricting procedures through amendments to state constitutions. Ultimately, it also could mean that voters upset with the party in power must seek change the old-fashioned way — by electing different lawmakers, no matter how difficult that might seem in heavily gerrymandered districts.



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Incumbency is powerful. Is Trump poised for re-election?

Incumbency is powerful. Is Trump poised for re-election?Donald Trump is expected to launch his re-election campaign Tuesday, kicking off an age-old battle that most sitting US presidents wage for four more years of power. Can Democrats overcome Trump’s dominant position and reclaim the White House? Here is a look at how the power of incumbency impacts presidential politics.



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Israeli PM Netanyahu poised for 5th term as rival concedes

Israeli PM Netanyahu poised for 5th term as rival concedesJERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main rival conceded defeat Wednesday, promising to wage a robust battle from the opposition after the ruling Likud party and its nationalist allies won a solid majority in parliamentary elections.



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U.S. House Judiciary Committee poised to subpoena full Mueller report

U.S. House Judiciary Committee poised to subpoena full Mueller reportLawmakers will also consider subpoenas for underlying evidence from Mueller’s investigation and from five former aides to President Donald Trump, including White House counsel Donald McGahn and political adviser Steve Bannon. The committee said on Monday that they may have documents related to the Mueller probe. Democrats have become increasingly frustrated over U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s plan to share only a redacted copy of the nearly 400-page investigative report with Congress.



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UPDATE 2-U.S. House judiciary committee poised to subpoena full Mueller report

UPDATE 2-U.S. House judiciary committee poised to subpoena full Mueller reportThe Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee said it will vote on Wednesday on whether to authorize subpoenas to obtain Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s full report investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Lawmakers will also consider subpoenas for underlying evidence from Mueller’s investigation and from five former aides to President Donald Trump, including White House counsel Donald McGahn and political adviser Steve Bannon. Democrats have become increasingly frustrated over U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s plan to share only a redacted copy of the nearly 400-page investigative report with Congress.



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Battered by scandal, Netanyahu still poised for re-election

Battered by scandal, Netanyahu still poised for re-electionJERUSALEM (AP) — Just over a month before elections, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks more vulnerable than ever.



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Syria force poised for final assault on IS

Syria force poised for final assault on ISAL-OMAR OIL FIELD (Syria) (AFP) – Kurdish-led fighters vowed Thursday to crush the last remnant of the Islamic State group’s “caliphate” in Syria within a week, after saying they have evacuated hundreds of people from the jihadist holdout. The Syrian Democratic Forces are poised to storm the pocket held by jihadists on the edge of the village of Baghouz, the last patch of the organisation’s once sprawling “caliphate”. Thousands of men, women and children, have poured out of the riverside hamlet in recent days, posing a huge humanitarian challenge for the US-backed Kurdish fighters leading the operation.



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Senate poised to pass bill rebuking President Trump's planned troop withdrawals from Syria, Afghanistan

Senate poised to pass bill rebuking President Trump's planned troop withdrawals from Syria, AfghanistanThe bill includes a controversial provision to allow local governments to penalize businesses or individuals engaged in anti-Israel boycotts.



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