In NATO debut, new Pentagon chief aims to 'internationalize' Iran effort

World News - 4 hours 45 min ago
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he aimed to recruit support from NATO allies for U.S. efforts to deter conflict with Iran and "open the door to diplomacy," as he made his international debut as Pentagon chief.
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U.N. chief says important Mideast peace efforts realize two-state vision

World News - 4 hours 49 min ago
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday it was important "to pursue peace efforts to realize the vision of two States, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security."
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Kushner: Agreement on economic pathway vital for Middle East peace

World News - 4 hours 49 min ago
Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner said on Tuesday that prosperity for the Palestinians was not possible without a fair political solution - but that agreement on an economic way forward was a necessary precondition for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
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Trump loses bid to halt Democratic lawsuit over foreign payments

World News - 4 hours 56 min ago
A federal judge on Tuesday refused to put on hold a lawsuit by about 200 Democratic lawmakers accusing President Donald Trump of violating an anti-corruption provision of the U.S. Constitution with his private business dealings, a move that clears the way for them to seek some of his financial records.
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AbbVie looks beyond Humira with $63 billion deal for Botox-maker Allergan

World News - 5 hours 7 min ago
Drugmaker AbbVie Inc said on Tuesday it would acquire Allergan Plc for about $63 billion, giving AbbVie control over the lucrative wrinkle treatment Botox and buying time to seek new growth before its blockbuster arthritis treatment Humira loses U.S. patent protection.
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New Pentagon chief hopes to win NATO allies' support on Iran

World News - 5 hours 32 min ago
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he hoped to recruit support from NATO allies this week for U.S. efforts to deter conflict with Iran and "open the door to diplomacy," as he made his first trip as Pentagon chief.
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Iran is not looking for war with America: Iran president

World News - 5 hours 36 min ago
Iran is not looking for war with America, its President Hassan Rouhani told French President Emmanuel Macron in a phone call on Tuesday, according to the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA).
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Iran foreign minister accuses U.S.'s Bolton of plotting for war

World News - 5 hours 38 min ago
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday.
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Bahrain's king meets Kushner at Middle East peace workshop

World News - 5 hours 40 min ago
Bahrain's king met on Tuesday with the U.S. delegation participating in a workshop in Manama discussing a U.S. economic plan for the Palestinians.
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Wall Street drops on trade worries, Fed Chair Powell's speech

World News - 5 hours 42 min ago
Wall Street lost ground on Tuesday as simmering trade concerns, combined with disappointing economic data, sent buyers to the sidelines, where they remained after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell pushed back on pressure from President Donald Trump to cut rates.
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U.S. border agency acting head to leave July 5 amid child detentions outcry

World News - 5 hours 49 min ago
The acting commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency, John Sanders, is resigning and will leave his post on July 5, the agency said on Tuesday, a move that coincides with an outcry over the treatment of detained migrant children.
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Powell says Fed is wrestling with whether to cut rates, insulated from politics

World News - 5 hours 51 min ago
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday said the U.S. central bank is "insulated from short-term political pressures," as policymakers wrestle with whether to cut rates as President Donald Trump has demanded.
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Instant view: Powell - Fed is 'insulated' from short-term political pressure

World News - 5 hours 51 min ago
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday said the U.S. central bank is "insulated from short-term political pressures," as policymakers faced new calls by President Donald Trump to cut interest rates.
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Trump thinks dollar is too strong, blames Fed policy: official

World News - 5 hours 51 min ago
President Donald Trump believes the U.S. dollar is too strong, and the euro is too weak, and feels the situation could be eased if the Federal Reserve lowered interest rates, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.
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France's Macron speaks to Iran's Rouhani to try to ease Mideast tension

World News - 5 hours 56 min ago
President Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday as part of a French initiative to prevent an escalation of tensions in the Middle East, Macron's office said in a statement.
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Wall St. sinks on trade jitters ahead of Powell speech

World News - 7 hours 45 min ago
Wall Street lost ground on Tuesday as simmering geopolitical and trade concerns, combined with disappointing economic data, kept buyers at bay and investors looked to remarks from U.S. Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell expected later in the session.
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UK PM contender Johnson challenges rival to commit to Oct. 31 Brexit date

World News - 7 hours 45 min ago
Boris Johnson, front-runner in the race to become British prime minister, has challenged his rival Jeremy Hunt to commit to leaving the European Union on Oct. 31, whether he has agreed a Brexit deal or not.
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UK's Johnson warns EU against any 'Napoleonic' tariffs in no-deal Brexit

World News - 7 hours 45 min ago
Boris Johnson, the favorite to become British prime minister, said he was prepared to lead Britain out of the European Union without a deal on Oct. 31 and said any EU attempt to impose trade tariffs would be akin to a Napoleonic-era blockade.
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Trump threatens 'obliteration' as Iran condemns sanctions on Khamenei

World News - 8 hours 41 sec ago
U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to obliterate parts of Iran if it attacked "anything American" after Tehran said the latest U.S. sanctions had scuttled any chance of diplomacy, calling White House actions "mentally retarded".
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Sanctioning Iran's Khamenei is an attack on the nation: government spokesman

World News - 8 hours 1 min ago
U.S. sanctions against Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei are an attack against the nation, Iran's government spokesman Ali Rabiei tweeted on Tuesday.
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