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Tuesday, 16 July 2019 17:06 WIB

European Union foreign ministers on Monday turned up the pressure on Turkey after approving an initial batch of sanctions against the country over its drilling for gas in waters where EU member Cyprus has exclusive economic rights. The ministers said in a statement that in light of Turkey's "continued and new illegal drilling activities,'' they were suspending talks on an air transport agreement and would call on the European Investment Bank to œreview'' it's lending to the country. They also backed a proposal by the EU's executive branch to reduce financial assistance to Turkey for next...

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019 18:39 WIB | Global

The United States explicitly stated Tuesday it is seeking a comprehensive peace agreement with the Taliban that would cover counterterrorism assurances, withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, intra-Afghan talks to find a political settlement to the war and a permanent cease-fire. œThis is a framework which the Taliban accepts, tweeted chief American peace negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad hours after the insurgent group announced Washington has agreed during negotiations to withdraw its troops and not to interfere in Afghanistan in future. œAs we prepare for the next round of...

Hong Kong Leader Offers Apology to Protesters
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 12:58 WIB | Global

Hong Kong's pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam offered an apology Tuesday for the political crisis and unrest sparked by a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China. But she did not give in to protester's demands that she leave office over her handling of the controversial bill. Lam told reporters work on the bill was over until it expires in July next year, but she also pledged to stay and finish the remainder of her term. "I have heard you loud and clear and have reflected deeply on all that has transpired,  Lam said adding that she had to œpersonally shoulder...

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:43 WIB | Global

U.S. President Donald Trump claimed Monday that Guatemala was "getting ready to sign" an agreement that would force migrants who flee persecution in El Salvador and Honduras to request asylum in Guatemala instead of Mexico or the United States. U.S. State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said funds for programs in those countries would not be provided until the administration is satisfied these governments are taking concrete actions to reduce the number of migrants coming to the United States. The Reuters news agency quoted congressional aides as saying the administration told them...

Pentagon Releases New Pictures Accusing Iran of Attacking 2 Oil Tankers
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 18:40 WIB | Global

The U.S. Defense Department has released new photographs it says are more proof that Iran attacked two foreign oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week. The pictures show what the United States says are Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces taking an unexploded mine off the side of the Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous tanker. Another shot shows where the mine had been attached. Other pictures show a large hole in the Courageous that the Pentagon says was likely caused by another mine. Iran has not reacted to the new pictures, but has denied involvement in the tanker attacks, calling the...

Iran Expects to Surpass Uranium Stockpile Limit in 10 Days
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 09:51 WIB | Global

Iran's atomic energy agency said Monday the country would soon surpass the limit on the amount of enriched uranium it is allowed to keep under the 2015 international agreement aimed at restraining its nuclear weapons program. In remarks to reporters carried on state television, agency spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said, "Today the countdown to pass the 300 kilograms reserve of enriched uranium has started and in 10 days time (June 27)... we will pass this limit." But he said Iran would be open to going back to observing the limit if it gets help from other signatories to the agreement in...

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