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Merkel defends nuclear deal, Iran says won’t ‘surrender’ to US

LONDON German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed back on Wednesday against Washington’s rejection of the Iran nuclear deal, saying the accord helped outside powers worried about Tehran’s regional role to pursue their concerns with the Islamic Republic. Iran reiterated it would not surrender to U.S. pressure and would resist U.S. “plots”, …

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‘With friends like Trump, who needs enemies?’: EU chairman Donald Tusk on Iran deal

SOFIA U.S. President Donald Trump has “rid Europe of all illusions” by quitting the Iran nuclear deal and driving trade disputes, the European Union chairman said on Wednesday, underlining the depth of trans-Atlantic discord. The 28 worried EU leaders are gathering in the Bulgarian capital for discussions over dinner on …

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White House says ‘still hopeful’ Kim-Trump summit will happen

WASHINGTON The White House is “still hopeful” the summit between North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump will proceed despite Pyongyang’s threat to cancel it, spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Wednesday. “We’re still hopeful that the meeting will take place and we’ll continue down that path,” Sanders told …

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Cambridge Analytica shared data with Russia: Whistleblower

WASHINGTON Political consulting group Cambridge Analytica used Russian researchers and shared data with companies linked to Russian intelligence, a whistleblower told a congressional hearing on interference in the 2016 US election Wednesday. Christopher Wylie, who leaked information on the British-based firm’s hijacking of data on millions of Facebook users, told …

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