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U.S. Signed Secret Document to Lift U.N. Sanctions on Iranian Banks

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:23:58 EDT

The Obama administration agreed to back the lifting of United Nations sanctions on two Iranian state banks on the same day that Tehran released four American citizens from prison, according to U.S. officials and congressional staff. image

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Syria Rebels Draw Closer to al Qaeda-Linked Group

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:39:03 EDT

Some of the country’s largest rebel factions are doubling down on their alliance with Syria Conquest Front, despite a U.S. warning to split from the extremists or risk being targeted in airstrikes. image

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Economics Drove Saudi OPEC Move

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:30:32 EDT

Behind the kingdom’s decision to agree to production cuts was a recognition of the consequences of low oil prices, according to people familiar with the matter image

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Shimon Peres Laid to Rest

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:27:20 EDT

‘Now his work is in the hands of Israel’s next generation,’ President Obama says at the funeral of the statesman, which was also attended by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.image

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India Says It Hit Terrorist Bases in Pakistan-Controlled Kashmir

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:48:22 EDT

India’s army said it carried out “surgical strikes” on what it described as terrorist bases across the country’s de facto border with Pakistan, a move likely to heighten soaring tensions.image

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Hungary Tests EU's Migrant Policy

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:29:04 EDT

The campaign of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to curb immigration—particularly Muslim migrants—and reject European Union refugee quotas is drawing wide appeal in the country ahead of Sunday’s referendum. image

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In Israel, a Symbol of Unity Stands Amid Deep Divisions

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:25:54 EDT

Shimon Peres built the Peace House in Jaffa to symbolize coexistence between Israeli Jews and Arabs, but high real estate prices in the neighborhood around it have pushed out many Arab residents, underscoring the divide that separates the two people.image

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Venezuelan Tycoon Funds President's Nephews' Drug Defense

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:13:58 EDT

A shipping tycoon is paying the legal fees of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s two nephews, who have been charged in Manhattan federal court with conspiring to import 800 kilograms of cocaine to the U.S. image

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R.I.P.: Japanese Bank Tower That Embodied Nation's Industrial Might

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:57:46 EDT

A bank tower that once stood at the center of Japan’s postwar industrial power will start to be demolished Saturday, one of several boom-era structures being torn down against the will of architectural preservationists.image

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U.K.'s Future EU Ties Aren't Matter of Black vs. White

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:48:59 EDT

Different members of Britain’s Conservative government have ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ visions of the U.K.’s future relations with the EU. But Brexit isn’t a binary, hard-or-soft decision, Stephen Fidler writes. image

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Brazil Politicians Run Under Tough New Funding Rules

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:10:20 EDT

After years of spending freely to win elected office, Brazilian politicians are struggling to bankroll their campaigns for Sunday’s local elections without big corporate donors and dirty money. image

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