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EU sanctions Iran over thwarted attacks on European soil
The EU on Tuesday approved sanctions against an Iranian ministry and two Iranian nationals for their involvement in thwarted assassination attempts in France and Denmark.
Assets worth 800 billion pounds to shift from UK to EU due to Brexit
Assets worth nearly 800 billion pounds are being moved from Britain to new financial hubs in the European Union ahead of Brexit, consultancy EY said on Monday.
Trump's Syria withdrawal undermined by Turkey's rebuke
The fate of Kurds whom the U.S. relied upon to battle the Islamic State continued to roil President Trump’s hope for a Syria troop pullout Tuesday, with Turkey’s leader rejecting outright Washington’s demand that it hold back on attacking Kurdish forces after American forces depart.
Jordanian FM to Pompeo: Israel must eventually withdraw from Golan
As Israel lobbies the US to recognize its sovereignty over the Golan Heights, Jordan’s foreign minister on Tuesday presented his visiting American counterpart with an opposing view of the matter.
Inside the United States
Trump demands U.S. border wall, sidesteps declaring emergency
US President Donald Trump urged Congress on Tuesday to give him $5.7 billion this year to help build a wall on the border with Mexico, but stopped short of declaring a national emergency that could have led to unilaterally funding the project.
California Governor Newsom Vows ‘Sanctuary To All Who Seek It’ In Inauguration Speech
California’s new governor is promising the most populous state will be a 'sanctuary to all who seek it' in a direct affront to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
DC Comics Turns Jesus Into a New Superhero – But There's a Big Problem
DC Comics has a new superhero and His name is Jesus.