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U.S. imposes Iran sanctions, says U.N. penalties resume despite skepticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday slapped new sanctions on Iran's defense ministry and others involved in its nuclear and weapons program to support the U.S. assertion that all U.N. sanctions against Tehran are now restored, which key European allies as well as Russia and China reject. Learn More

 

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Navalny demands Russia returns his clothes for Novichok investigation

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny¬†told Russia on Monday to hand over the clothes he was wearing when he fell into a coma last month and accused Moscow of withholding an important piece of evidence in his case. More »

 

England to require earlier 10 p.m. closing time for pubs, eateries after virus spike

LONDON (Reuters) - All pubs, bars, restaurants and other hospitality venues across the whole of England must start closing at 10 p.m. from Thursday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson tackles a second wave of COVID-19 infections. More »

 

Belarus opposition appeal to EU fails to unblock sanctions

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers failed to agree sanctions against Belarusian officials on Monday, despite an appeal by the country's main opposition leader. More »

 

Iran says it is ready to swap all prisoners with U.S.

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran is ready for a full prisoner exchange with the United States, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a virtual address to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York on Monday, amid heightened tension between the longtime foes. More »

 

UK Labour leader Starmer urges voters to 'take another look' at his party

LONDON (Reuters) - British opposition leader Keir Starmer will appeal on Tuesday to former supporters of his Labour Party to return to the fold with the message that it is now under "new leadership" and shares their patriotic values. More »

 

Canada police say six ricin-laced letters sent to U.S., including White House

LONGUEUIL, Quebec (Reuters) - Canadian police on Monday searched an apartment in a Montreal suburb linked to the woman arrested for sending a ricin-filled envelope to the White House and to five other addresses in Texas, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said. More »

 

Palestinians arrest supporters of Abbas rival based in UAE

RAMALLAH, West Bank/GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian security forces arrested over half a dozen supporters of an exiled Palestinian politician who some have accused of involvement in the United Arab Emirates deal to forge ties with Israel, a spokesman for his faction said. More »

 

UK PM Johnson to urge Britons to go back to working from home: The Telegraph

(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will encourage Britons on Tuesday to go back to working from home if they can to contain the spread of coronavirus, The Telegraph reported late on Monday. More »

 

Mexico surpasses 700,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, actual toll unknown

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico surpassed 700,000 confirmed coronavirus cases on Monday even as health authorities cited what they described as nearly two months of slowing infection rates. More »

 

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