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Merkel plans to meet Johnson

A meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planned soon, a spokesman for the German government Steffen Seibert said, adding that details would be …

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Zarif: detention of Grace1 tanker was unlawful

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the detention of Iran's Grace 1 tanker by Gibraltar was illegal, despite the fact that it was released. "Nothing changes the fact: detention was 100% …

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British-Iranian academic detained in Tehran

British-Iranian anthropologist Kameel Ahmady has been detained in Tehran on unspecified allegations. Ahmady, an Iranian Kurd who was born in Mahabad, was granted British citizenship in 1994 but had been living in Iran for …

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British warship deployed to the Gulf - media

  A Royal Navy warship has set sail to join a US-led taskforce to protect merchant ships from Iranian forces in the Gulf. Type-23 frigate HMS Kent left Portsmouth Naval Base to take over duties in the Strait of …

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IRGC: Iran can detain any ship, it wants to

The commander of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) navy Alireza Tangsiri has said Iran will assure the security of the Strait of Hormuz as long as it is able to export oil. Tangsiri in an interview with …

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UK to ease visa restrictions on top scientists

Britain will relax its immigration rules to attract more elite scientists after Brexit by seeking to fast-track visas, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said. "To ensure we continue to lead the way in the …

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UK foreign secretary pledges commitment to JCPOA

The United Kingdom upholds its commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab said at the press conference after his meeting with U.S. secretary of state Mike Pompeo. …

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UK blames Russia for INF Treaty collapse

Russia is to blame after the United States withdrew from the landmark nuclear missile pact (INF) between the two countries, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said. "Russia has caused the INF Treaty to …

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Brexit minister: UK to leave EU in due time

The UK’s Brexit minister Stephen Barclay spoke to the European Union’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and told him he wants a deal but will leave the bloc on Oct. 31 with or without one. …

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Second UK warship arrives in Strait of Hormuz

A second UK warship has arrived in the Strait of Hormuz to protect British ships in the strategic waterway, as the Foreign Secretary urged Iran to release a British-flagged tanker it detained there two weeks ago. The Ministry of …

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Johnson plans Brexit information blitz

New British prime minister Boris Johnson is planning to spend £100 million on a no-deal Brexit information 'blitz' as the government is now working on the "assumption" the country will leave the bloc …

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British Chancellor resigns

British Chancellor Philip Hammond has resigned, he wrote on his Twitter page. In his resignation letter, Hammond told outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May that he believes her successor "must be free to choose a …

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