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All 65 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash

DUBAI (Reuters) – All 65 passengers and crew were feared dead in a plane crash in central Iran on Sunday after the domestic flight came down in bad weather in a mountainous region. A spokesman for Iranian carrier Aseman Airlines had told state television everyone was killed, but the airline then issued a statement saying it could not reach the ...

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Exclusive: For now, U.S. wants Europeans just to commit to improve Iran deal

WASHINGTON/PARIS/MUNICH (Reuters) – The United States has sketched out a path under which three key European allies would simply commit to try to improve the Iran nuclear deal over time in return for U.S. President Donald Trump keeping the pact alive by renewing U.S. sanctions relief in May. The approach, outlined in a State Department cable obtained by Reuters and ...

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All 66 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash

DUBAI (Reuters) – All 66 passengers and crew were believed to have been killed in a plane crash in central Iran on Sunday, an airline spokesman said, after the domestic flight came down in bad weather in a mountainous region. Operated by Iranian carrier Aseman Airlines, the plane crashed near the town of Semirom after taking off from Tehran’s Mehrabad ...

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Top German lawmaker in security row with Turkey at Munich meeting

BERLIN/MUNICH (Reuters) – A row broke out on Sunday between a leading German politician of Turkish origin and Turkey’s delegation at the Munich Security Conference, with the lawmaker being given police protection after what he said was a tense encounter with Turkish bodyguards. Cem Ozdemir, co-leader of Germany’s ecologist Greens until late last month and a critic of Turkish President ...

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Saudi Arabia welcomes push for U.N. action against Iran on missiles

MUNICH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia on Sunday welcomed a draft United Nations resolution offered by Britain, the United States and France that would condemn Iran for failing to stop its ballistic missiles from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Reuters the measure, if passed, would help hold Iran accountable for what he ...

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Poland PM’s comments on ‘Jewish perpetrators’ not Holocaust denial: government statement

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland’s government said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s comments saying Jews were perpetrators in World War Two as well as Poles and others, which were condemned by Israel, were not intended to deny the Holocaust. Poland sparked international criticism over its stance on the facts of the Holocaust when it passed a law imposing jail terms for suggesting ...

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Second Afghan governor defies President Ghani

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) – A second Afghan provincial governor defied an attempt by President Ashraf Ghani to remove him on Sunday, deepening a political crisis that has underlined the weakness of the Western-backed government in Kabul. Abdulkarim Khaddam, governor of the northern province of Samangan, followed the leader of neighboring Balkh province, Atta Mohammad Noor, in rejecting an order to ...

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Netanyahu says Israel could act against Iran’s ’empire’

MUNICH (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel would act against Iran, not just its allies in the Middle East, if needed, reiterating his country’s position that Tehran was the world’s greatest threat. As tensions increase in the Middle East over Iran’s role in Syria and Yemen and as U.S. President Donald Trump presses for a ...

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