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Daily Archives: December 5, 2017

Iran Navy launches missile-launching warship in Caspian Sea

A new domestically built missile-launching warship has formally joined Iran’s naval fleet in the Caspian Sea, with the Iranian defense chief describing the vessel as the “symbol of peace at sea.” The Separ (Shield) warship was unveiled and delivered to the naval forces during a ceremony held on Tuesday in ...

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Turkmenistan, Iran to take gas dispute to intl. arbitration

Turkmenistan says it plans to take a dispute with Iran over gas supplies to international arbitration. Reports said on Tuesday that Turkmen President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov had the day before discussed the issue with Myrat Archayev, head of state gas firm Turkmengas. Archayev told Berdymukhamedov that talks had fallen through and ...

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Trump a top concern for Germans: Poll

German people find US President Donald Trump a bigger challenge to Germany than all but one other problem faced by Germany, a poll finds out. The results of a survey carried out by the Koerber Foundation in October and published by Reuters on Tuesday cited relations with Trump and the ...

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Hungary, Iran seal deal for joint production of buses

Iran and Hungary have signed an agreement to jointly produce 1,000 buses in the Islamic Republic.  The agreement was signed during a visit to Tehran by a high-profile Hungarian trade and diplomatic delegation headed by the country’s Minister for National Economy Mihály Varga. Based on it, Hungary’s leading bus manufacturer ...

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Senior UN official starts rare visit to North Korea

The United Nations (UN)’s undersecretary-general for political affairs has traveled to North Korea on a rare visit at the invitation of Pyongyang for a “policy dialog,” amid heightening tensions over the North Korean weapons program. Jeffrey Feltman, who is a former American diplomat, started his four-day visit of North Korea ...

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Turkey vows to follow up on deadly shooting on border: Iran

Iran’s Foreign Ministry says Turkey has pledged to follow up on a recent shooting on the border that left an Iranian border guard dead and four others injured. Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Tuesday that the fatal shooting assault took place north of the city of Maku, which lies in ...

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Catalans urge release of remaining jailed leaders

Hundreds of people have protested in Spain’s Barcelona to demand the release of pro-secession former officials in Catalonia, following a Supreme Court ruling that denied them bail. Dressed in yellow “Yes” banners, the demonstrators gathered in Barcelona’s Saint James’ Square on Monday night, carrying signs that read “Freedom for political ...

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‘Tehran, Moscow on frontline of battling terrorism’

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani hails Iran and Russia’s successful fight against terrorists in the region, saying the two nations are at the forefront of counter-terror battles unlike other coalitions, which have taken no practical measures to eradicate terrorism. “Iran and Russia are at the frontline of the war on terror, while ...

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Vote counting finishes in Honduras, incumbent has more votes

The electoral tribunal in Honduras has finished counting votes in the country’s contentious presidential election after more than a week, with incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez having received more votes in the official tally. Early on Monday, electoral authorities said Hernandez had won 42.98 percent of the votes, compared with ...

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Billy Bush blasts Trump over ‘Access Hollywood’ tape denials

Former “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush has strongly denounced Donald Trump’s claim that the 2005 tape where he boasted about sexually assaulting women was fake, urging the US president to “stop playing around with people’s lives.” Trump was recorded during a taping for an “Access Hollywood” segment bragging about his ability to ...

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