Wednesday , June 26 2019

Politics

Khamenei scorns talks after being sanctioned by Trump

Bloomberg Iran’s supreme leader scorned the idea of negotiations to ease his country’s tense standoff with the US in his first comments since being sanctioned by Donald Trump. “If we agree in negotiations to their demands, they will make the nation miserable,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said, arguing Washington was attempting ...

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Merkel’s furious allies vow to stop French president’s EU power grab

Bloomberg The European Union’s center-right alliance is determined to defy French President Emmanuel Macron in the race to nominate the next EU Commission chief, according to senior party officials. European conservatives were enraged that Macron blocked their candidate for commission president, Manfred Weber, at last week’s summit in Brussels, and ...

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Polish judicial reforms violate EU law, says court

Bloomberg Poland’s sweeping judicial overhaul, which includes lowering the retirement age of Supreme Court judges, violates European Union rules, the bloc’s top court said in a stinging rebuke of measures described by government critics as a political “purge.” The Polish reform “is not justified by a legitimate objective” and “undermines ...

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Trump warns of more Iran sanctions, but few targets left

Bloomberg President Donald Trump is threatening Iran with additional sanctions on Monday, but there’s not much left for the US to target because most of the Islamic Republic’s economy has been crippled by earlier penalties. The US is already sanctioning significant sectors including oil, banks and steel, leaving smaller targets ...

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