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In Iran, assassination shock spurs calls to rethink security


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EU hopes US will rethink choice to pull out of climate pact

EU hopes US will rethink choice to pull out of climate pactThe European Union has voiced regret at the U.S. government’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement and expressed hopes that one of the world’s biggest CO2 emitters will backpedal on its decision and rejoin. Despite the U.S. departure, Andreeva added that the 28-member bloc will continue working with various U.S.-based entities and stakeholders who remain committed to the deal. “The Paris agreement has strong foundations and is here to stay.



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Ex-U.S. envoy Huntsman urges rethink of Russia sanctions in WSJ op-ed

Ex-U.S. envoy Huntsman urges rethink of Russia sanctions in WSJ op-edDays after ending his term in Moscow, former United States ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has urged Washington to review its sanctions-dominated approach to Russia, questioning its efficiency and calling for dialogue. The U.S. has placed multiple layers of sanctions on Russia, its senior officials and largest companies, as well as businessmen it views as connected to the Kremlin, the bulk of them linked to Moscow’s role in the Ukrainian crisis which began in 2014 and has yet to be resolved. In a column www.wsj.com/articles/america-needs-dialogue-with-moscow-11570488054 for the Wall Street Journal published on Monday, Huntsman argued that “sanctions have become our go-to foreign policy tool to admonish misbehavior” but not all of them are having the desired effect.



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UK urges U.S. to rethink immunity for diplomat's wife after crash

UK urges U.S. to rethink immunity for diplomat's wife after crashBritain’s foreign minister on Saturday urged the United States to reconsider its decision to let a U.S. diplomat’s wife who was involved in a fatal car crash to use her diplomatic immunity to leave Britain. Harry Dunn, 19, died after a road collision near RAF Croughton, an air force base in Northamptonshire in central England that is used by the United States.



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Iran to bypass uranium enrichment maximum despite calls for rethink

Iran to bypass uranium enrichment maximum despite calls for rethinkIran ignored US and EU warnings Wednesday and vowed to exceed within days the maximum uranium enrichment level it agreed to in the landmark 2015 nuclear accord. Iran is acting on its May 8 threat to suspend parts of the agreement in response to US President Donald Trump’s reimposition of crippling sanctions after withdrawing from it in May last year. President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday’s decision was in response to failure by other parties to the deal to keep up their promises and provide Iran relief from the US sanctions.



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North Korea may suspend talks with 'gangster-like' U.S., rethink nuclear test freeze

North Korea may suspend talks with 'gangster-like' U.S., rethink nuclear test freezeU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States wished to continue talks with North Korea and had “every expectation” that its leader, Kim Jong Un, would stick to pledges not to resume nuclear and missile testing. Pompeo gave no sign of U.S. willingness to soften its stance in demanding that North Korea give up its nuclear weapons. North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui blamed top U.S. officials for the breakdown of last month’s summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump in Hanoi, Russia’s TASS news agency and the Associated Press reported.



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Senior Republican senator says he will ask Trump to rethink Syria pullout

Senior Republican senator says he will ask Trump to rethink Syria pulloutSenator Lindsey Graham warned that removing all U.S. forces would hurt U.S. security by allowing Islamic State to rebuild, betraying U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters battling remnants of the militant group, also known as ISIS, and enhancing Iran’s ability to threaten Israel. The South Carolina Republican said he would ask Trump “to sit down with his generals and reconsider how to do this. Don’t turn Syria over to the Iranians.” “I want to fight the war in the enemy’s backyard, not ours,” Graham said in an interview on CNN’s State of the Union show.



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Kavanaugh And Gorsuch Confirmations Force Progressives To Rethink The Supreme Court

Kavanaugh And Gorsuch Confirmations Force Progressives To Rethink The Supreme CourtThe recent confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and



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Trump security adviser urges Russia to rethink Syria support

Trump security adviser urges Russia to rethink Syria supportWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser is calling on Russia to re-evaluate its support for Syrian President Bashar Assad, leaving open the possibility of additional U.S. military action against Syria.



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