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Gibraltar rejects US pressure; lets Iranian oil tanker set sail

Gibraltar rejects US pressure; lets Iranian oil tanker set sailGibraltar rejected a U.S. request to continue holding an Iranian supertanker detained on suspicion of attempting to breach global sanctions on Syria.



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Cathay Pacific CEO resigns after Beijing pressure

Cathay Pacific CEO resigns after Beijing pressureThe CEO of Cathay Pacific Airways, one of Hong Kong's most prominent companies, resigned Friday following pressure by Beijing on the carrier over participation by some of its employees in anti-government protests. Rupert Hogg became the highest-profile corporate casualty of official Chinese pressure on foreign and Hong Kong companies to support the ruling Communist Party's position against the protesters.



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As China pressure mounts, Hong Kong's Cathay sacks two pilots

As China pressure mounts, Hong Kong's Cathay sacks two pilotsCathay Pacific said Wednesday two pilots had been sacked, as the Hong Kong carrier comes under huge pressure from Beijing to clamp down on staff supportive of anti-government rallies. The other misused company information on Flight CX216/12 August,” the airline said in a statement. Hong Kong has been gripped by ten weeks of protests that have seen millions take to the streets, sparked by opposition to a planned law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China.



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NKorea fires new ballistic missile in likely pressure tactic

NKorea fires new ballistic missile in likely pressure tacticNorth Korea fired a new type of short-range ballistic missile in two launches into the sea Thursday, South Korean officials said, in its first weapons launches in more than two months and an apparent effort to pressure Washington as Pyongyang and Washington struggle to restart nuclear negotiations. The South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missiles were fired from near the eastern coastal town of Wonsan and flew about 430 kilometers (270 miles) and 690 kilometers (430 miles) respectively before landing off the country’s east coast.



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Lightening Deal Alert: MasterChef's 13-In-1 Pressure Cooker Is 47 Off Right Now

Lightening Deal Alert: MasterChef's 13-In-1 Pressure Cooker Is 47 Off Right Now



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UK Labour under pressure over anti-Semitism after BBC doc

UK Labour under pressure over anti-Semitism after BBC docBritain’s Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn came under renewed pressure over anti-Semitism on Thursday after a string of former officials spoke out about the party’s failure to tackle discrimination in a BBC documentary. Former officials, including the main opposition’s former general secretary Iain McNicol, broke non-disclosure agreements to allege that members of Corbyn’s inner circle had interfered with investigations into anti-Semitism in the left-wing party. Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson, who has been critical of Corbyn, said the revelations were “harrowing”.



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Trump news – live: Angry president lashes out amid pressure on aide over Epstein sex ring case, as Moscow Tower associate testifies

Trump news – live: Angry president lashes out amid pressure on aide over Epstein sex ring case, as Moscow Tower associate testifiesDonald Trump’s Russian-born business associate Felix Sater is to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday as the president resumes his row with UK ambassador to the US Sir Kim Darroch, lashing out at the “mess” Theresa May has made of Brexit. In his latest angry Twitter diatribe, the president called Sir Kim “wacky”, “a very stupid guy” and “a pompous fool” before laying into Ms May for going “her own foolish way” and ignoring his advice on Britain’s departure from the EU. “A disaster!” he concluded.Mr Trump talked up his environmental credentials at the White House on Monday night, during which he was brutally fact-checked by Fox News, before sitting down to dinner with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who was caught up in a prostitution scandal earlier this year, just days after his former friend Jeffrey Epstein was arrested and accused of sex crimes involving underage girls.Please allow a moment for our liveblog to load



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US won't waver from Iran pressure as nuclear deal unravels

US won't waver from Iran pressure as nuclear deal unravelsThe United States will not waver from its course of maximum pressure against Iran, Vice President Mike Pence said Monday, as tensions rise and the U.S.-brokered nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world powers appears to be unraveling with the Trump administration’s pullout. Pence’s assertion to a pro-Israel Christian organization that the U.S. “will never allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon” came on the same day that Iran began enriching uranium to 4.5 percent , breaking the limit set in the 2015 agreement sealed under President Barack Obama.



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Iran steps further from nuke deal, adding pressure on Europe

Iran steps further from nuke deal, adding pressure on EuropeIran increased its uranium enrichment Sunday beyond the limit allowed by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, inching its program closer toward weapons-grade levels while calling for a diplomatic solution to a crisis heightening tensions with the U.S. Iran’s move, coupled with earlier abandoning the deal’s limit on its low-enriched uranium stockpile, intensifies pressure on Europe to find any effective way around U.S. sanctions that block Tehran’s oil sales abroad. While Iran’s recent measures could be easily reversed, Europe has struggled to respond, even after getting a 60-day warning that the increase was coming.



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Protests pile pressure on Hong Kong's already-stressed youth

Protests pile pressure on Hong Kong's already-stressed youthHong Kong’s protests have ratcheted up already high stress levels among young people as they despair for their future under Beijing’s heel in a city where anger has long simmered over inequality and sky-high property prices, experts warn. The international financial hub has been rocked by a month of huge peaceful protests as well as a series of separate violent youth-led confrontations sparked by a proposed law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China. An army of social workers, counsellors and other volunteers have mobilised across the city to address a spike in demand for mental health services.



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