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Latvia calls for permanent U.S. troops to guard against Russia threat

By Sabine Siebold ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia (Reuters) - Latvia needs a permanent U.S. military presence to deter Russia and wants to boost its defences with U.S. Patriot missiles, Defence…

Iran says no way to return to 2015 deal without lifting of all sanctions

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran demanded on Monday the removal of all sanctions in a verifiable process as talks resumed between Tehran and world powers that are aimed at reinstating a…

Germany says working with U.S. on Nord Stream 2 deal

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany said on Sunday it was continuing to work closely with the United States on implementing a deal on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which runs under…

Explainer-What remains of the Iran nuclear deal as talks resume?

By Francois Murphy VIENNA (Reuters) - Talks on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are to resume in Vienna on Monday, with Iran's atomic advances raising doubt https://www.reuters.com/markets/commodities/low-expectations-nuclear-talks-iran-creates-facts-grounds-2021-11-28 as to…

Pressure likely to be exerted on Iran if it uses talks to boost nuclear programme -U.S. envoy

PARIS (Reuters) -The United States and its partners are likely to exert pressure on Iran if it uses talks scheduled to resume in Vienna on Monday as pretext to accelerate…

Russia spy chief says Ukraine invasion plan ‘malicious’ U.S. propaganda

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has no plans to invade Ukraine and suggestions to the contrary are malicious U.S. propaganda, Moscow's foreign intelligence chief said on Saturday. U.S., NATO and Ukrainian…

New COVID Variant Omicron Triggers Global Alarm

The discovery of a new coronavirus variant named Omicron triggered global alarm on Friday as countries rushed to suspend travel from southern Africa and stock markets on both sides of…

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Top Iran diplomat calls for lifting of sanctions, days before Vienna nuclear talks

(Reuters) -Iran wants the verifiable lifting of economic sanctions it is under, Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said on Friday, three days before nuclear talks resume in Vienna. Monday’s indirect talks…

Russia criticises U.S. over threat of escalation with Iran at IAEA

By Francois Murphy VIENNA (Reuters) - Russia on Friday chided the United States for threatening a diplomatic escalation with Iran at the U.N. nuclear watchdog next month unless it improves…

Iran nuclear chief says Vienna talks will be about U.S. return to 2015 deal

(Reuters) - The Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, Mohammad Eslami, said on Friday that talks in Vienna next week will be about the United States returning to the 2015…

U.S. and others concerned about Myanmar army operations in northwest

By Simon Lewis WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States on Friday issued a joint statement along with Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea and Britain expressing concern over a military…

China carried out ‘combat readiness patrol’ as U.S. lawmakers visited Taiwan

By Ben Blanchard TAIPEI (Reuters) - China's military carried out "combat readiness" patrols in the direction of the Taiwan Strait on Friday as a U.S. Congressional delegation made a surprise…