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Iran ready for ‘next stage’ of talks with US on nuclear deal | news

Iran’s UN ambassador tells the UN Security Council that Tehran is ready to ‘engage constructively again to conclude and reach agreement’. Iran said it is ready for new indirect talks with the United States to overcome the last hurdles to revive its tattered 2015 nuclear deal with major powers amid a growing crisis over the …

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Storm Fiona knocks out power as it hits eastern Canada | Climate News

Powerful storm Fiona, which was downgraded from a hurricane to a post-tropical cyclone, lashed into eastern Canada on Saturday, cutting power supply to thousands and washing houses into the sea as it pummeled the area with fierce winds and rains “like nothing we’ ve ever seen”, police say. Two women were swept into the ocean …

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Global stockpile of nuclear weapons expected to rise: SIPRI | Nuclear Weapons News

The global stockpile of nuclear weapons is expected to rise in coming years for the first time since the Cold War due to global tensions, a leading arms watchdog has said. In its annual report published on Monday (PDF), the Stockholm International Peace Research (SIPRI) said on Monday that all nine nuclear-armed countries are increasing …

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Sarah Palin’s dragonfly trial against the New York Times begins | Media News

The Republican former United States vice-presidential candidate is fighting ‘an uphill battle’, her lawyer told the jurors in a New York courtroom on Thursday. A lawyer for Sarah Palin told jurors on Thursday that the former Republican United States vice-presidential candidate and Alaska governor is fighting “an uphill battle” as the trial got under way …

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Leaders of US, UK, France, Germany discuss Iran nuclear deal | Nuclear Energy News

Talks come as world powers await Iran’s response to what the European Union calls its ‘final’ proposal to revive the landmark 2015 nuclear accord. The leaders of the United States, Britain, France and Germany held a conversation on efforts to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the White House said on Sunday. “In addition, they …

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Are Iran and the West about to finally agree a nuclear deal? | news

EXPLAINER Sources have told Al Jazeera Arabic that a deal to restore the 2015 nuclear agreement is close. Tehran, Iran – A European proposal to restore the 2015 nuclear agreement between Western countries and Iran appears to be gaining traction, with sources revealing to Al Jazeera Arabic details of the proposed agreement, and indicating that …

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Neurotic in paradise: Capitalist hangover on a ‘red’ Greek island | Tourism

It was some years ago during a brutal winter in Bosnia that I first learned of the existence of the remote Greek island of Ikaria. Prior to the pandemic, Sarajevo was one of my regular stops as I pursued a life of frenzied international itinerance, eschewing a fixed residence and, more importantly, avoiding my execrable …

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The spectrum of tactical nuclear weapons use in Ukraine | Russia-Ukraine war

As Russia flounders on the battlefields of Ukraine, the once-unthinkable possibility of nuclear weapons use is now on the rise, as President Vladimir Putin’s options for victory narrow. Tactical nuclear weapons have not been part of strategic thinking since the end of the Cold War in 1991. What are these weapons and what would be …

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Turkey says concerns about US sanctions warning ‘meaningless’ | Russia-Ukraine war News

Turkey’s finance minister says no need for concern about possible US sanctions on firms dealing with sanctioned Russian businesses. Turkey’s finance minister has dismissed as “meaningless” concerns among Turkish businesses over a warning about possible US sanctions on companies dealing with sanctioned Russian businesses. The Turkish Industry and Business Association confirmed this week that it …

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