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Trump says ‘not talking boots on the ground’ if action taken against Iran

WASHINGTON/GENEVA (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was “not talking boots on the ground” if military action were necessary against Iran, and said any conflict would not last long. U.S. President Donald Trump talks about the United States imposing fresh sanctions on Iran before signing an …

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U.S. warns Turkey of sanctions impact if it buys Russian defenses

Turkey and U.S. flags are seen in this picture illustration taken August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper warned his Turkish counterpart on Wednesday that Ankara’s purchase of Russia’s S-400 air defense system would not only end Turkey’s role in the F-35 fighter …

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UK’s Johnson’s Brexit bill tactics ‘foolish’, says Merkel ally

Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain’s Conservative Party, looks on during his visit at Wisley Garden Centre in Surrey, Britain, June 25, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls BERLIN (Reuters) – A threat made by Boris Johnson, frontrunner to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May, to withhold payment of Britain’s divorce bill …

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Saudi Arabia will support whatever economic plan will bring prosperity to the Palestinians: finance minister

Saudi Minister of Finance Mohammed al-Jadaan speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Stephen Kalin MANAMA (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s finance minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said on Wednesday that it will support whatever economic plan will bring prosperity to the Palestinians. …

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Islamist insurgents kill at least 20 civilians in northeast Nigerian village: security agent, source

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Islamist insurgents killed at least 20 civilians in a northeast Nigerian village, a government-allied vigilante who helped evacuate corpses and a security source said on Wednesday. The militants struck the village of Ngamngam in Borno state, near the border with Niger, on Tuesday, said Bakura Kachallah, …

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Spain foreign minister gives up MEP seat with eye on EU top job

FILE PHOTO: Spain’s Foreign Minister Josep Borrell attends a news conference during the Southern EU Countries summit at Filoxenia Conference centre in Nicosia, Cyprus January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou/File Photo MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s acting foreign minister Josep Borrell gave up his newly won European Parliament seat on Wednesday to …

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