August 24, 2019

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EU says Iran 'complying' with nuclear deal despite Israeli claims

EU says Iran 'complying' with nuclear deal despite Israeli claimsEU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's allegations of a secret Iranian atomic weapons programme do "not put into question" Tehran's compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. "We need to assess the details of the statement Prime Minister Netanyahu has made," Mogherini said in a statement on Monday night after Netanyahu said he had new "proof" of an Iranian plan that could be activated at any time to get an atomic bomb. Netanyahu, who has repeatedly called for the accord between world powers and his country's main enemy Iran to be altered or scrapped, gave a presentation on television allegedly exposing Iran's nuclear dossier.


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Sao Paulo fire: At least one killed after tower block collapses

Sao Paulo fire: At least one killed after tower block collapsesAt least one person has died after a tower block caught fire and collapsed fire in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The abandoned building, 26 storeys high, was occupied by squatters and firefighters warned the death toll could rise. Flames were said to have taken hold on the fourth or sixth floor at about 1.30am local time on Tuesday.


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Philippines moves to halt Kuwait migrant row

Philippines moves to halt Kuwait migrant rowThe Philippines on Tuesday welcomed an olive branch from Kuwait over their migrant labour row, days after President Rodrigo Duterte announced a permanent ban on Filipino workers going to the Gulf state. The dispute, simmering for months, erupted last week when Kuwait expelled the Philippine ambassador over videos of embassy staff helping Filipino workers flee allegedly abusive bosses in Kuwait.


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Iran nuclear deal: UK backs 'vitally important' agreement despite Israel and US accusations of lying

Iran nuclear deal: UK backs 'vitally important' agreement despite Israel and US accusations of lyingThe nuclear deal with Iran is “vitally important” to ensure the country’s atomic programme is “exclusively peaceful,” the UK has said, despite accusations from Israel and the US it has breached the agreement. Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, unveiled what he claimed were documents which reveal Tehran covertly pursued nuclear weapons before signing a deal with world powers in 2015. The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, said the information showed Iran’s leaders lied to about a nuclear weapons programme known as “Project Amad”.


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