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17 Sep
Israel's Netanyahu faces stern test in battle for fifth term

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a tough election battle on Tuesday as he fights to extend his ten-year stretch as leader of the Middle Eastern nation.

16 Sep
Oil loading 'resumes in Saudi Aramco plant' after drone strikes

Saudi Aramco has reportedly resumed vessel loading at one of its plants in Saudi Arabia hit by a drone attack over the weekend.

05 Sep
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Iran to ramp up nuclear development in defiance of US

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has ordered the removal of limits on nuclear research and development in the country just hours after US President Donald Trump said that he would be open to meeting the Iranian leader.

04 Sep
Johnson seeks poll as rebels inflict humiliating Commons defeat

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would seek approval for a snap election after a humiliating parliamentary defeat that saw 21 Tory rebels defy threats of deselection and join the opposition in moving to stop a no-deal Brexit.

30 Aug
Xi Jinping rejects Philippines' territorial claims in South China Sea

Chinese President Xi Jinping rejected Filipino claims to territory in the South China Sea in a bilateral meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday.

28 Aug
Former HSBC banker cleared in €1.6bn tax fraud case

A former executive from HSBC's private Swiss bank has been cleared three years after French authorities charged him with helping clients hide assets worth at least €1. 6bn (£1. 45bn).

28 Aug
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Gatwick Airport kicks off process to bring standby runway into use

Gatwick Airport has formally launched the process to bring its standby runway into routine use, by submitting a notice to the Planning Inspectorate of its intention to apply for development permission.

27 Aug
Brazil rejects G7 $20m aid offer to tackle Amazon fires

Brazil said it would reject an offer of $20m in aid to tackle the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest, and accused France of acting like a colonial power.

21 Aug
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HS2 put under review, decision promised by year-end

The future of the HS2 high-speed rail project was thrown into some doubt on Wednesday, as the government announced a review with the promise of a “go or no-go” decision by the end of the year.

20 Aug
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Pompeo says Hong Kong violence would make China trade deal 'more difficult'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday warned Beijing that a violent crackdown on protests in Hong Kong would make a trade deal between the US and China "more difficult".

15 Aug
Gibraltar releases Iranian oil tanker as US files new claim to seize vessel

An Iranian oil tanker detained in Gibraltar has been released, although the US has filed a new legal bid to seize the ship, the territory's Chief Minister said on Thursday.

29 Jul
Pound slides as Boris Johnson pledges fresh Brexit negotiations

Boris Johnson on Monday pledged to "go the extra thousand miles" to seek an exit deal with the European Union, even as government preparations for a no-deal Brexit sent the pound to fresh lows.

24 Jul
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US and China expected to rekindle trade negotiations

United States negotiators are expected to travel to China next week, it emerged on Wednesday, as the two nations re-enter discussions for another attempt to end their long-running trade war.

15 Jul
EU foreign ministers meet to save Iran nuclear deal

Foreign ministers from France, Germany and the UK were meeting in Brussels on Monday in an attempt to save the Iran nuclear deal.

15 Jul
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Codebreaker Alan Turing new face of £50 note

The mathematician and codebreaker Alan Turing, whose work helped shorten the Second World War, is to be the new face of the £50 note.

11 Jul
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UK claims Iran "attempted to impede" British tanker in Gulf

Tensions in the Gulf were heightened after the UK claimed three Iranian boats “attempted to impede” a BP-owned British oil tanker in the strait of Hormuz on Wednesday.

04 Jul
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Iran will not engage in US talks unless sanctions lifted

Iran's Intelligence Minister said the Middle Eastern nation will only engage in talks with the United States if sanctions are lifted and the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gives his approval, according to reports from Iranian state media on Thursday,.

03 Jul
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Irish backstop has to change or go, says Hunt

Jeremy Hunt on Tuesday told an audience of Conservative Party members in Belfast that the Northern Irish backstop "has to change or has to go".

01 Jul
Iran breaches enriched uranium limit, says report

Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile has exceeded the 300 kilogram limit permitted under its nuclear deal, according to a report from the nation's semi-official Fars news agency on Monday which cited an "informed source".

27 Jun
US and China agree to trade truce ahead of G20 meeting, says report

The United States and China have agreed to a trade truce ahead of a meeting between the leaders of the two nations at the G20 summit in Osaka this weekend, according to a joint report from Politico and the South China Morning Post on Thursday.