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Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu to seek tougher measures against Iran in Europe

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarks Monday on a three-day European tour in Germany set to be dominated by strategic differences on Iran, as leaders attempt to rescue the nuclear deal after the US withdrawal.

‘No alternative’ to Iran deal – EU tells US

The EU's foreign policy chief warned Monday there was "no alternative" to the Iran nuclear deal, after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed unprecedented sanctions against Tehran following Washington's withdrawal from the pact.

Germany: Bashar Al-Assad cannot be part of Syria solution

The Syrian crisis needs a negotiated solution involving all powers in the region, German foreign minister Heiko Maas said on Monday, adding he could not imagine anyone who had used chemical weapons against his own people to be part of that process.

EU seeks to revive political process in Syria, after airstrikes

EU foreign ministers said on Monday that after the U.S. and its allies launched airstrikes against the Syrian regime over the weekend, reviving the political peace process to solve the conflict is still a top priority.

Poland’s president signs controversial Holocaust Bill into law

Polish President, Andrzej Duda, on Tuesday, signed into law a controversial Holocaust bill intended to safeguard his country’s image abroad but which has instead sparked tensions with Israel, the US and Ukraine.

Recognising Jerusalem as Israeli capital ‘counterproductive’ – Germany

A decision by U.S. President, Donald Trump, to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would be “counterproductive,’’ German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, said on Tuesday in Berlin.

Iran’s Hassan Rouhani excited over EU’s support for nuclear deal

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran on Tuesday welcomed European Union’s support for his country’s nuclear deal with international powers, in spite President Donald Trump casting doubt on the U.S. commitment to the agreement.

European Union signals steadfast support for Iran nuclear deal

Several Foreign Ministers of the European Union on Monday signalled their resolve to keep the Iran nuclear deal intact after U.S. President Donald Trump cast doubt on U.S. support for the deal.

Splits in Germany’s far-right AfD as co-leader quits party

The co-leader of the far-right AfD (Alternative for Germany) has left the party less than 24 hours after its shock third-place result in the country's election.

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