• Reuters

    Iran says calm has been restored after fuel price hike unrest

    Protests in Iran triggered by petrol price hikes last week have subsided, an Iranian judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday, a day after the elite Revolutionary Guards warned of "decisive" action if anti-government protests do not cease. Social media videos posted in defiance of an Internet block

  • Bloomberg

    How the U.S. Can Help Iranians and Hurt Iran’s Regime

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- The full extent of the protests that erupted across Iran over the weekend is hard to gauge, not least because the regime in Tehran has shut down internet access for most of the country. That decision suggests that the regime feels more threatened by the latest demonstrations of

  • Bloomberg

    How the U.S. Can Help Iranians and Hurt Iran’s Regime

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- The full extent of the protests that erupted across Iran over the weekend is hard to gauge, not least because the regime in Tehran has shut down internet access for most of the country. That decision suggests that the regime feels more threatened by the latest demonstrations of

  • Three Iran security personnel killed by 'rioters': reports
    AFP

    Three Iran security personnel killed by 'rioters': reports

    Three members of the Iranian security forces have been stabbed to death by "rioters" near Tehran, the ISNA and Fars news agencies reported late Monday. The assailants wielding knives and machetes ambushed the three -- a Revolutionary Guard and two members of the Basij militia -- west of the

  • Associated Press

    Turkey issues warrants for 133 officers over coup links

    Turkey's state-run news agency says prosecutors have issued warrants for the detention of 133 military officers over suspected links to the U.S.-based Muslim cleric who is blamed by Ankara for a failed coup attempt in 2016. Anadolu Agency said Tuesday that 101 of the suspects were detained in simultaneous

  • Scuffles as protesters in Beirut block lawmakers’ path

    Scuffles as protesters in Beirut block lawmakers’ path

    Scuffles broke out in central Beirut on Tuesday as thousands of anti-government protesters tried to prevent lawmakers from reaching Parliament, outraged that a session was planned even though the country is still without a Cabinet. The house was to meet but the protesters on the streets question the

  • Leaders on the Attack Before TV Showdown: U.K. Campaign Trail
    Bloomberg

    Leaders on the Attack Before TV Showdown: U.K. Campaign Trail

    (Bloomberg) -- Sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, follow us @Brexit and subscribe to our podcast.Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn will face-off in their first election debate on Tuesday evening as the Labour leader seeks to reverse the prime minister’s double-digit lead in the polls.Both men tried to shift

  • Israeli military says 4 rockets fired from Syria intercepted
    Associated Press

    Israeli military says 4 rockets fired from Syria intercepted

    The Israeli military said it intercepted four incoming rockets from Syria on Tuesday and explosions were heard shortly after that in Damascus, a week after another Israeli strike targeted a top Palestinian militant in the Syrian capital. There was no immediate official comment from Syria but the SANA

  • HSBC Says British Pound May Soar. Or Crash
    Bloomberg

    HSBC Says British Pound May Soar. Or Crash

    (Bloomberg) -- Want the lowdown on European markets? In your inbox before the open, every day. Sign up here.The outcome of Britain’s election next month poses a binary choice for the nation’s currency, according to the largest U.K. bank.“Nothing is priced in,” said David Bloom, global head of foreign-exchange

  • Sondland to U.S. Diplomat: Trump Only Cares About ‘Big Stuff’ Like the Biden Investigation
    The Daily Beast

    Sondland to U.S. Diplomat: Trump Only Cares About ‘Big Stuff’ Like the Biden Investigation

    Chip SomodevillaU.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland told State Department officials and staffers in Kyiv that President Trump didn’t “give a shit about Ukraine” and only cared about the country launching an investigation into 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

  • 'Disgusting': Nikki Haley And George Conway Go At It On Twitter
    HuffPost

    'Disgusting': Nikki Haley And George Conway Go At It On Twitter

    The former U.N. ambassador attacks the husband of a Trump aide for calling Rep. Elise Stefanik "lying trash." Conway bites back.

  • N. Korea snubs US move to postpone military drill with South
    Associated Press

    N. Korea snubs US move to postpone military drill with South

    North Korea said Tuesday it won’t consider a recent U.S. decision to postpone a joint military exercise with South Korea a major concession that can bring it back to nuclear talks. Senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol said the U.S. must completely scrap that military drill and abandon its hostility

  • Could Haley’s role in Trump administration taint a 2024 bid?
    Associated Press

    Could Haley’s role in Trump administration taint a 2024 bid?

    With the launch of her new memoir, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has again ignited speculation that she may be gearing up for a possible bid for the White House, perhaps as early as 2024. “She gets credit for getting out without being too stained by the Trump administration,” said Chip Felkel,

  • China signs defence agreement with South Korea as US angers Seoul with demand for $5bn troop payment

    China signs defence agreement with South Korea as US angers Seoul with demand for $5bn troop payment

    The defence ministers of South Korea and China have agreed to develop their security ties to ensure stability in north-east Asia, the latest indication that Washington’s long-standing alliances in the region are fraying.  On the sidelines of regional security talks in Bangkok on Sunday, Jeong Kyeong-doo

  • US ends sanction waivers for Iran's Fordow nuclear plant
    AFP

    US ends sanction waivers for Iran's Fordow nuclear plant

    The United States announced Monday it would halt sanctions waivers for Iran's Fordow plant, likely ending a key component of a landmark nuclear deal after Tehran said it had resumed enrichment activities. Piling pressure as protests hit Iran, the move is intended to discourage work led by Russia

  • Iran exceeds authorised heavy water reserves: IAEA
    AFP

    Iran exceeds authorised heavy water reserves: IAEA

    The UN's nuclear watchdog said Monday that Iran's stock of heavy water for reactors has surpassed the limit set under its agreement with world powers. The International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement that Iran's heavy water production plant was in operation and that its stock of

  • Reuters

    'No one needs to be a billionaire', Britain's Labour Party says

    Britain's opposition Labour Party will on Tuesday take aim at "obscene" billionaires, pledging a radical redistribution of wealth to cut the power of the super rich who it says bankroll Prime Minister Boris Johnson in return for tax breaks. The Conservatives are promising to deliver Brexit

  • Washington silent as US-crafted regime under fire in Iraq
    AFP

    Washington silent as US-crafted regime under fire in Iraq

    The US posted tens of thousands of troops in Iraq, huddled with its leaders and helped craft its laws -- but with the country swamped by deadly protests, Washington is staying out of the fray. Its apparent absence during a key turning point in Iraq lays bare how much its interests and influence have

  • Associated Press

    Attorney: Ex-Marine held by Iran seeks victim’s fund payment

    A former Marine who was imprisoned by Iran on suspicion of spying is seeking payment from a fund intended for victims of state-sponsored terrorism. Attorney Scott Gilbert says he filed the lawsuit Monday in federal claims court on behalf of Amir Hekmati. A federal judge ruled in 2017 that Iran must

  • US ends sanction waivers for Iran's Fordow nuclear plant
    AFP

    US ends sanction waivers for Iran's Fordow nuclear plant

    The United States announced Monday it would halt sanctions waivers for Iran's Fordow plant, ending a key part of a landmark nuclear deal after Tehran said it had resumed enrichment activities. The move is intended to end Russian and European cooperation with Iran on the once-secret site, which was

  • How Activists Are Getting Around Iran’s Internet Blackout
    Bloomberg

    How Activists Are Getting Around Iran’s Internet Blackout

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- The latest unrest in Iran is about something far more serious than rising gasoline prices. The proof is that, over the weekend, the regime took most of the country offline.NetBlocks, a nongovernmental organization that monitors digital rights, says that by Saturday, Iran’s internet

  • How Activists Are Getting Around Iran’s Internet Blackout
    Bloomberg

    How Activists Are Getting Around Iran’s Internet Blackout

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- The latest unrest in Iran is about something far more serious than rising gasoline prices. The proof is that, over the weekend, the regime took most of the country offline.NetBlocks, a nongovernmental organization that monitors digital rights, says that by Saturday, Iran’s internet

  • North Korea uninterested in 'useless' Trump meetings after president's tweet
    The Independent

    North Korea uninterested in 'useless' Trump meetings after president's tweet

    The leader of North Korea is not interested in another meeting with Donald Trump, even though the American recently signalled they would be coming together soon.That’s according to a statement from North Korean Foreign Ministry adviser Kim Kye Gwan, who told the state news agency that Mr Trump’s Sunday

  • McConnell Urges Trump to Speak Out on Protests: Hong Kong Update
    Bloomberg

    McConnell Urges Trump to Speak Out on Protests: Hong Kong Update

    (Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam urged protesters holed up in a university to heed police calls to surrender, as tens of thousands of protesters marched to support the trapped demonstrators.Police and protesters clashed around Hong Kong Polytechnic University for much of the day, leading to

  • UN envoy: Libya peace possible if outside interference ends
    Associated Press

    UN envoy: Libya peace possible if outside interference ends

    An agreement between Libya’s warring parties to end their conflict is possible, but only if all Libyans reject outside interference, the U.N. envoy for the oil-rich North African nation said Monday. Ghassan Salame told the Security Council that preparations for an international summit in Berlin are