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  • Riot police fired teargas at thousands of Iranians who had taken to the streets late on Saturday in the capital and other cities, many chanting "Death to the dictator", directing their anger at Iran's top authority, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

    Trump said the executive order authorises the imposition of sanctions against any individual or entity operating in the construction, manufacturing, textiles, or mining sectors of the Iranian economy or anyone assisting those who engage in this sanctioned business. The sanctions are the latest in a series of retaliatory measures between the two nations.

    Trump has posted about the whistleblower dozens of times over the months and also suggested in comments to reporters that he would like to unmask or face the individual. “Like every American, I deserve to meet my accuser,” Trump tweeted in September.

    China's trade surplus with the US dipped by 8.5% from last year owing to the two countries slamming tariffs on each other in a bruising trade war. The perennial US trade deficit with China has vexed President Trump who slapped tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of Chinese goods, triggering tit-for-tat responses from Beijing.

    Fellow pilots from Britain, France and Denmark took to the air for close encounters at speeds of 900 km/hour (560 mph). Violations of NATO airspace over the Baltics have fallen since Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014, but air activity on allied borders remains constant as jets fly from the Russian mainland across the Baltic Sea to Kaliningrad.

    While the Iraqi military says there are no casualties among its troops as a result of an Iranian missile strike at bases in Iraq used by U.S. forces., Iran claims that 80 'American terrorists' had been killed. The military said in a statement carried by the state news agency Wednesday that the attack lasted half an hour, starting at 1:45 a.m. local time.

    President on Tuesday praised "great warriors" from the US marines for their handling of the crisis at the US embassy compound in the Iraqi c...

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi was meeting privately Tuesday at the Capitol with House Democrats about next steps, ending her blockade almost a month after they voted to impeach Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

    The current crisis in West Asia hangs by a fine balance — and held by the stability of oil prices

    Two weeks ago, Carlos Ghosn made a dramatic escape from house arrest in Japan, where he was awaiting trial on charges of under-reporting earnings, breach of trust and misappropriation of company funds. He denies all charges.

    Since Trump became President in 2017, the US govt has tightened immigration norms through policy changes.

    The genesis of the turmoil that lead to the recent killing of Iran's top military general Qassem Soleimani goes back to 1980 when the British founded the Anglo-Persian Oil Company to tap into Persia's oil reserves.

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