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Democrats make it official, nominate Joe Biden as their 2020 presidential nominee to take on Donald Trump
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Democrats make it official, nominate Joe Biden as their 2020 presidential nominee to take on Donald Trump

The moment marked a political high point for Biden, who had sought the presidency twice before and is now cemented as the Democrats’ candidate to defeat Trump this fall

Caucus voting: Iowa Democratic Party releases partial results after delay; ex-midwestern Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders take lead
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Caucus voting: Iowa Democratic Party releases partial results after delay; ex-midwestern Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders take lead

The results followed 24 hours of chaos as technical problems marred the complicated caucus process, forcing state officials to apologize and raising questions about Iowa's traditional place atop the presidential primary calendar.

Caucus voting underway across Iowa with Democratic field likely to clarify; polls suggest Bernie Sanders may have narrow lead
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Caucus voting underway across Iowa with Democratic field likely to clarify; polls suggest Bernie Sanders may have narrow lead

Caucus voting began across Iowa Monday night as Democrats balanced their desire for fundamental change with their craving to defeat President Donald Trump in the opening contest of the 2020 presidential primary season.

Donald Trump ‘open to talk’ to Iran amid mounting tensions over nuclear arms, accuses John Kerry of being in touch with Tehran
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Donald Trump ‘open to talk’ to Iran amid mounting tensions over nuclear arms, accuses John Kerry of being in touch with Tehran

US president Donald Trump said Thursday that he is open to talks with the Iranian leadership, amid mounting tensions between Washington and Tehran.

Afghanistan postpones April's presidential election to allow time to fix technical problems, say officials
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Afghanistan postpones April's presidential election to allow time to fix technical problems, say officials

More time is needed to verify voter lists and train staff on a biometric identification system designed to reduce fraud, said Abdul Aziz Ibrahimi, deputy spokesman for the Independent Election Commission

'Make no mistake': US warns countries against engaging in economic activities with Iran after 4 November
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'Make no mistake': US warns countries against engaging in economic activities with Iran after 4 November

In the absence of any waiver from the Trump Administration, it could have major implications for India, which is one of the biggest importers of Iran's oil

NATO Summit: John Kerry slams Donald Trump's 'destructive' demands of members to double defence spending
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NATO Summit: John Kerry slams Donald Trump's 'destructive' demands of members to double defence spending

Former US Secretary of State John Kerry has slammed President Donald Trump's remarks at the NATO Summit, calling it "disgraceful" and "destructive" that went against America's interests.

Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vows tough response to any attack; dismisses war fears as Western 'propaganda'
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Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vows tough response to any attack; dismisses war fears as Western 'propaganda'

Iran's top leader says anyone who fires one missile at his country "will be hit by 10" in response, but dismisses fears of war as "propaganda" by the West.

Benjamin Netanyahu leads Israeli security cabinet meetings in underground bunker as tensions with Iran rise - media
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Benjamin Netanyahu leads Israeli security cabinet meetings in underground bunker as tensions with Iran rise - media

Israel's Security Cabinet, a forum of senior ministers headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has begun holding its weekly meetings in a secure underground bunker in Jerusalem, Israeli media said on Tuesday.

EU chief lashes out at Donald Trump amid new push to save Iran deal; says 'with friends like that, who needs enemies?'
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EU chief lashes out at Donald Trump amid new push to save Iran deal; says 'with friends like that, who needs enemies?'

A top European Union official branded President Donald Trump selfish and capricious Wednesday as EU leaders gathered to count the likely economic damage U.S. policies might inflict on the bloc and to try to rescue the Iran nuclear deal.

France urges Europeans to stand up to Donald Trump over Iran nuclear deal
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France urges Europeans to stand up to Donald Trump over Iran nuclear deal

European governments tried for months to persuade Trump to stick with the deal but failed, and now fear it will raise the risk of conflict in the region. Military tensions between Iran and Israel have already mounted, and oil prices are rising on the uncertainty.

Donald Trump warns of 'severe' consequences if Iran restarts nuclear program
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Donald Trump warns of 'severe' consequences if Iran restarts nuclear program

US President Donald Trump warned Iran on Wednesday against resuming its nuclear weapons program, a day after announcing that he was withdrawing the U.S. from the landmark Iran nuclear deal.

US withdraws from Iran nuclear deal: All you need to know about the 2015 accord and its complex history
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US withdraws from Iran nuclear deal: All you need to know about the 2015 accord and its complex history

At its heart, the 2015 deal imposes restrictions on Iran's nuclear program that make it impossible for Iran to produce a bomb, in return for the lifting of most of the U.S. and international sanctions against it. But the accord has a series of time limits.

Israel declares high alert over Iranian actions in Syria
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Israel declares high alert over Iranian actions in Syria

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has instructed local authorities in the Israeli-held Golan Heights to "unlock and ready (bomb) shelters" after identifying what the military described as "irregular activity of Iranian forces in Syria". The military statement further said that its defence systems had been deployed "and IDF (Israel Defence Force) troops are on high alert for an attack". (Writing by Dan Williams)

Donald Trump pulls out of 'horrible' Iran nuclear deal in huge blow to US allies; Israel braces for backlash
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Donald Trump pulls out of 'horrible' Iran nuclear deal in huge blow to US allies; Israel braces for backlash

The decision came after a burst of last-minute diplomacy, punctuated by a visit by Britain's top diplomat and after the deal's European members gave in to many of Trump's demands, according to officials, diplomats and others briefed on the negotiations.

Iran nuclear deal: Donald Trump told Emmanuel Macron he's going to exit, say reports as Tehran remains defiant
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Iran nuclear deal: Donald Trump told Emmanuel Macron he's going to exit, say reports as Tehran remains defiant

US President Donald Trump is expected to announce on Tuesday that he is pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, Reuters is reporting European officials as saying as the clock ticks towards the Tuesday 2 pm deadline when Trump is scheduled to announce his decision.

Iran nuclear deal: Global negotiation efforts and reactions peak ahead of Donald Trump decision
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Iran nuclear deal: Global negotiation efforts and reactions peak ahead of Donald Trump decision

Reactions to US President Donald Trump's decision on the Iran nuclear deal are flowing thick and fast as the world holds its breath for the Tuesday 2 pm announcement from the White House. Trump is set to announce whether the U.S. will exit the 2015 agreement between Iran and world powers, in which Iran agreed to curb nuclear enrichment in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. Trump's announcement will come after nightfall in Iran.

Donald Trump to announce Iran nuclear deal decision at 2 pm EST Tuesday, ending a year of bitter negotiations
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Donald Trump to announce Iran nuclear deal decision at 2 pm EST Tuesday, ending a year of bitter negotiations

US President Donald Trump is set to reveal his decision on whether to keep the U.S. in the Iran deal on Tuesday, a move that could determine the fate of 2015 agreement that froze Iran's nuclear program.

Donald Trump slams John Kerry over efforts on Iran deal, slams 'illegal shadow diplomacy'
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Donald Trump slams John Kerry over efforts on Iran deal, slams 'illegal shadow diplomacy'

The Boston Globe reported Friday that Kerry, the lead negotiator on the deal for the Obama administration, had been privately meeting with foreign officials to strategize on how to keep the U.S. in the deal. Trump has been highly critical of the pact and has threatened to exit on May 12.

Former secretary of state John Kerry says Israel, Egypt pushed US to 'bomb Iran' before 2015 nuclear deal
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Former secretary of state John Kerry says Israel, Egypt pushed US to 'bomb Iran' before 2015 nuclear deal

Former secretary of state John Kerry says both Israel and Egypt pushed the United States to "bomb Iran" before the 2015 nuclear deal was struck