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Trump threatens 'obliteration,' Iran calls White House 'mentally retarded'

WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to obliterate parts of Iran if it attacked "anything American," in a new war of words with Iran which condemned the latest U.S. sanctions on Tehran and called White House actions "mentally retarded." Learn More


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U.S. launches economic formula for Middle East peace, Palestinians unhappy

MANAMA (Reuters) - The Trump administration launched a $50 billion economic formula for Israeli-Palestinian peace on Tuesday, saying an investment program for the Palestinians was a precondition for ending the decades-old conflict. More »


Goal of Trump-Xi meeting at G20 is to reopen trade talks: U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The goal of a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at this week's G20 summit in Japan will be to restart trade talks and there was a pretty good chance that will happen, a senior administration official said on Tuesday. More »


Explainer: Money talks in Trump's Mideast plan - but can it pave way for peace?

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - More than two years after U.S. President Donald Trump first proposed a plan to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, its first phase was launched on Tuesday at an economic workshop in Bahrain. More »


Trump committed to campaign to oust Venezuela's Maduro: U.S. envoy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is still committed to a pressure campaign to force Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to step aside to make way for opposition leader Juan Guaido, Washington's envoy for Venezuela said on Tuesday. More »


Exclusive: Johnson courts financiers in race to become British PM - sources

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NATO calls on Russia to destroy new missile, warns of response

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO urged Russia on Tuesday to destroy a new missile before an August deadline and save a treaty that keeps land-based nuclear warheads out of Europe or face a more determined alliance response in the region. More »


New Istanbul mayor's star power could be a challenge for Erdogan

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Istanbul's new mayor now shoulders the expectations of Turkey's long-subdued opposition after he emerged from obscurity to deal President Tayyip Erdogan the biggest election blow of his career. More »


Turkey will lose F-35 warplane if Russia arms deal goes ahead, U.S. says

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States will stop Turkish forces flying and developing its F-35 stealth jets if Ankara goes ahead with the purchase of a Russian air defense system, the U.S. envoy to NATO said on Tuesday. More »


Franco-era street names to return to Cordoba as right takes over

MADRID (Reuters) - Fascist-era street names will be returned to Cordoba, the Spanish city's new rightist administration decided at its first meeting on Tuesday, overturning the left's move to change them. More »


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