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US President Donald Trump (L) speaks s with French president Emmanuel Macron prior to their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on November 10, 2018, on the sidelines of commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 armistice, ending World War I. Christophe Petit-Tesson / POOL / AFP

Emmanuel Macron hosts Donald Trump amid row over European defence

US President Donald Trump met French President Emmanuel Macron for talks in Paris on Saturday ahead of a weekend of World War 1 commemorations that risk being overshadowed by a row over Macron's calls for a European army, which Trump has branded "insulting".
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in May. (J. Scott Applewhite-AP)

Mike Pompeo: US terminating 1955 Treaty of Amity with Iran

The U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, said on Wednesday that the U.S. is terminating the 1955 Treaty of Amity with Iran.
President Donald Trump at the White House.

Donald Trump: No plans to meet Iran’s Hassan Rouhani

The United States maintains that it is seeking to ramp up pressure on Iran which it accuses of sowing chaos in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon.
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Donald Trump lashes ex-secretary of state John Kerry for Iran meetings

President Donald Trump lashed out at former Secretary of State John Kerry for his meetings with Iran's foreign minister after the Obama-appointee had left office.

Foreign minister accuses US of waging ‘psychological war’ against Iran

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has accused the US of waging a 'psychological war' against Tehran and its business partners.
President Donald Trump previously threatened Iranian President Hassan Rouhani with an all-caps tweet. - Saul Loeb-AFP-Getty Images

Donald Trump re-imposes sanctions against Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump has taken action to re-impose nuclear-related sanctions against Iran that were lifted in connection with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) of July 14, 2015.
Nelaon Mandela's widow, Graça Machel, center left, greeting Barack Obama on Tuesday - EFE

Barack Obama rebukes Donald Trump in address marking Nelson Mandela’s 100th posthumous birthday

Obama’s speech to a cheering crowd of thousands in South Africa countered many of Trump’s policies, rallying people around the world to keep alive the ideas that Mandela worked for including democracy, diversity and tolerance.
Alexander Van der Bellen

Vienna opposes US anti-Iran sanctions that affect Austria

Vienna regrets Washington’s decision to re-impose sanctions on Iran as these restrictions violate international law.
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UAE freezes accounts of nine Iranian individuals and entities

The United Arab Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority has ordered companies to identify and freeze the accounts and assets of nine Iranian individuals and entities the UAE has placed on its "terrorism list", according to national news agency WAM.
Hassan Rouhani and Alain Berset

Hassan Rouhani: Iran to stick to nuclear deal if interests are preserved

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has said he will respect the nuclear deal with world powers as long as the country's interests are preserved.

US pulls out of UN Human Rights Council over ‘bias against Israel’

The US on Tuesday withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), accusing it of “chronic bias against Israel”.

Donald Trump pulls out of joint G7 statement, calls Canada’s Justin Trudeau ‘weak’

The G7 summit in Canada has ended in the escalation of a row over trade with US President Donald Trump withdrawing support for a communique, citing "false statements" by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Xi Jinping touts Vladimir Putin ties as US tensions brings them closer

President Xi Jinping hailed China's ties with Russia as he treated Vladimir Putin to a state visit on Friday to bring the neighbouring giants closer in the face of US diplomatic and economic challenges.

Qatar says will not ‘fuel a war’ against Iran

Defence minister Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah told an international security conference in Singapore that even though the two nations had "a lot of differences", Doha would not "fuel a war" in the region.

Iran nuclear deal ‘in intensive care’ as signatories meet in Vienna

Signatories of the Iran nuclear deal are meeting in Vienna on Friday in a bid to save the agreement, as Iran warned the deal had been put "in intensive care" by Washington's dramatic withdrawal earlier this month.

Mike Pompeo: US working to bring home hostages from Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Tuesday to bring home American hostages in Iran, saying “the entire United States government” is working “diligently” and is utilizing “every avenue” and “mechanism.”

‘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.

Angela Merkel seeks united front with China amid Donald Trump trade fears

Chancellor Angela Merkel visits China on Thursday, seeking to close ranks with the world's biggest exporting nation as US President Donald Trump shakes up explosive issues from trade to Iran's nuclear deal.

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