Foreign Policy

Spokesman for Iran's atomic agency Behrouz Kamalvandi attends a press briefing in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, July 7, 2019. The deputy foreign minister says that his nation considers the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers to be a "valid document" and seeks its continuation. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
July 08, 2019 - 6:22 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday began enriching uranium to 4.5%, just breaking the limit set by its nuclear deal with world powers, while it is still seeking a way for Europe to help it bypass U.S. sanctions amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington. The acknowledgement by the...
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In this May 28, 2019 photo, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi speaks at a press conference in Tehran, Iran. Iran remains open to diplomacy to save its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers but has "no hope" in the international community, the country's Foreign Ministry spokesman said Monday, July 8, 2019, as the Islamic Republic broke the limit the agreement put on its enrichment of uranium. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
July 08, 2019 - 12:43 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-Iran tensions (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling on world powers to escalate pressure on Iran in response to its breaching of the 2015 nuclear deal. Netanyahu, a longtime opponent of the landmark accord that U.S...
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From left to right, spokesman for Iran's atomic agency Behrouz Kamalvandi, Iran's government spokesman Ali Rabiei and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi, attend a press briefing in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, July 7, 2019. The deputy foreign minister says that his nation considers the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers to be a "valid document" and seeks its continuation. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
July 07, 2019 - 2:29 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran increased its uranium enrichment Sunday beyond the limit allowed by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, inching its program closer toward weapons-grade levels while calling for a diplomatic solution to a crisis heightening tensions with the U.S. Iran's move, coupled...
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Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at the Carroll County Democrats Fourth of July Barbecue, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Carroll, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 05, 2019 - 1:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the leading Democrats in the 2020 presidential contest are working to strengthen their foreign policy bona fides, eager to address their own inexperience on national security matters and draw a contrast with President Donald Trump's unpredictable approach to trouble spots...
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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at an Indianola, Iowa, residence on Thursday, July 4, 2019, as part of a three-day campaign over the holiday weekend. (Olivia Sun/The Des Moines Register via AP)
July 05, 2019 - 11:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the leading Democrats in the 2020 presidential contest are working to strengthen their foreign policy bona fides. They're eager to address their own inexperience on national security matters and draw a contrast with President Donald Trump's unpredictable approach to trouble...
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In this Wednesday, July 3, 2019 photo, Iranian musicians play while performing 19th century Russian composers in Tehran Symphony Orchestra at Unity Hall, in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
July 05, 2019 - 5:36 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Aficionados of Western classical music have carved out a niche for themselves in Iran, where cultural expression remains tightly controlled by strict rules imposed after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. And perhaps surprisingly, musicians in their 20s and 30s perform for...
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Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose for a photo at the Chigi palace in Rome, Thursday, July 4, 2019. Putin emphasized historically strong ties with Italy during a one-day visit to Rome that included a meeting with Pope Francis. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
July 04, 2019 - 3:40 pm
ROME (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin asked Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Thursday for help in improving relations between the European Union and Russia and stop sanctions on Moscow. After meeting with Conte as part of a one-day visit to Rome, Putin said he hopes Italy will...
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In this Tuesday, July 2, 2019 photo, motorists pass by a Popular Mobilization poster of volunteer militants who were killed in Iraq fighting Islamic State militants in Basra, Iraq. The Iraqi government's move to place Iranian-backed militias under the command of the armed forces is a political gamble by a prime minister increasingly caught in the middle of a dangerous rivalry between Iran and the U.S., the two main power brokers in Iraq. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)
July 04, 2019 - 2:55 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-Iran tensions (all times local): 12:25 a.m. A European diplomatic official says that talks at all levels with Iran are in progress. But the official says if nothing changes, they could decide to trigger a dispute resolution mechanism in the 2015 nuclear accord...
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Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Sunday, June 30, 2019. European Union leaders on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, after a lengthy session of talks, have named current Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel for the post of President of the European Commission. (Francois Lenoir, Pool Photo via AP, File)
July 02, 2019 - 3:25 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local): 9:55 p.m. French President Emmanuel says the selection of candidates for the European Union's top jobs reflects the Franco-German alliance that's dominated the EU since its inception. Macron said after he and other leaders...
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This combination photo made up of file photos of from left, Christine Lagarde, Ursula von der Leyen, Josep Borrell and Charles Michel. European Union leaders have broken a deadlock Tuesday July 2, 2019, and proposed their candidates for top posts in the bloc after three days of arduous negotiations. They have nominated German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen to become the new president of the bloc’s powerful executive arm, the European Commission, taking over from Jean-Claude Juncker for the next five years. EU Council President Donald Tusk says that Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel will take over from him in the fall. (AP Photo)
July 02, 2019 - 2:11 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — After three days of arduous negotiations, European Union leaders broke a deadlock Tuesday and nominated German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen to become the new president of the bloc's powerful executive arm, the European Commission, one of two women named to top EU posts for...
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