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Leader Highlights Iran’s Outright Distrust of US

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s deep mistrust of the US arises from rationale and experience, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said, dismissing the idea of interaction between Tehran and Washington as a ploy to infiltrate into Iran and impair its regional clout.
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Germany, France hit back at Boris Johnson's 'baloney' jibe

Germany and France brushed aside comments from British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson suggesting there was no link between the EU's principle of free movement and access to its single market, saying they could send Johnson a copy of the Lisbon Treaty and even travel to London to explain it to him in English....
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Some developers dropping Oculus support to protest founder’s politics

Luckey's anti-Clinton donations draw a small but notable backlash....
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Fed's internal split tied to dueling views on jobs outlook

The split at the Federal Reserve over when to next raise interest rates appears to hinge largely on disagreements over the labor market outlook, comments from policymakers on Friday suggest. ...
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U.S. forces will be in the Middle East long after ISIS, Carter says

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The Pentagon's two top leaders said Wednesday that the U.S. military will keep forces deployed to the Middle East long after the defeat of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.
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Iran Seeking Win-Win Ties with Britain: Deputy Minister

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Deputy Minister of Industry, Mines, and Trade Mojtaba Khosrotaj underlined that the Islamic Republic is after a win-win situation in its economic relations with Britain.
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Mideast Quartet warns that Israeli settlements eroding two-state solution

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The "Quartet" of Middle East peace mediators said on Friday it was strongly opposed to Israel's ongoing settlement activity, warning that it risked ending the chance of a two-state solution with the Palestinians.
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Putin's popularity: the envy of other politicians

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MOSCOW (AP) — Donald Trump's statement that Russian President Vladimir Putin enjoys an 82 percent approval rating among his people wasn't hyperbole. Russia's two main polling agencies consistently give the man in the Kremlin ratings that would be the envy of Trump or his rival in the U.S. presidential election, Hillary Clinton.
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Clashes in central Congo kill at least 13

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At least 13 people have died in two days of clashes in a city in central Democratic Republic of Congo that pitted security forces against militia fighters seeking to avenge the death of their leader, witnesses and local media said on Friday.
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NASA asteroid probe may find clues to origins of life on Earth

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A U.S. space probe was cleared for launch on Thursday to collect and return samples from an asteroid in hopes of learning more about the origins of life on Earth and perhaps elsewhere in the solar system, NASA said on Tuesday.
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Yahoo Says Hackers Stole Data on 500 Million Users in 2014

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SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo announced on Thursday that the account information of at least 500 million users was stolen by hackers two years ago, in the biggest known intrusion of one company’s computer network.
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How Miami-Dade got outgunned in the war on Zika

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As the Zika virus spread across Miami-Dade County this summer, a tiny staff of 17 that handles mosquito control for nearly 2.7 million people was outgunned, overwhelmed and maybe even a victim of its own success: in 2009 and 2010, the county managed to dodge a dengue outbreak that infected more than 100 people in Key West and four years later evaded a rash of Chikungunya.
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Climate deal comes one step closer to effect at United Nations

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - An agreement to fight global warming came one step closer to taking effect on Wednesday when dozens of countries deposited their ratification of the deal at the United Nations, taking the total to 60, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
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Intl. Resistance Film Festival kicks off in Tehran

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TEHRAN – The 14th edition of the International Resistance Film Festival (IRFF) was inaugurated on Friday with a large number of participants at Tehran’s Art Bureau Hall.
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Chelsea Manning sentenced to solitary for suicide try

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U.S. Army soldier Chelsea Manning, who is serving 35 years in prison for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, was sentenced to 14 days in solitary confinement as punishment for attempting suicide and keeping a banned book in her cell, supporters said on Friday.
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