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Britain, Germany renew commitment to JCPOA

Britain and Germany have reiterated their commitment to the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries despite US President Donald Trump’s refusal to certify the deal, a UK government spokeswoman says. The spokeswoman said in a statement on Sunday that British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a phone… Read More »

Fires in Southern California and Beyond

The hot, dry and sometimes windy months of summer bring the threat of large wildfires in California, where hillsides were left with crops of grass that turns into fuel for the fires. As of Sept. 3, CAL FIRE reported more than 4,900 fires in California so far this year. Those fires scorched nearly 229,000 acres. During that same… Read More »

Everything you need to know about the death of the round £1 coin

Old £1 coins will cease to be legal tender after midnight on October 15, but there is some confusion about what will happen after that deadline. People have been urged to rummage through their wallets, coat pockets, piggy banks and sofas so that they can spend them, bank them or give them to charity before this date. Here’s… Read More »

Women forced to remove the veil on day one of Austrian burqa ban

Muslim women in Austria were forced by police to remove their facial coverings on Sunday, as an anti-burqa law came into effect. The so-called ‘burqa ban’ prohibits facial coverings including niqabs and burqas, and also places restrictions on surgical masks, ski masks and clown make-up worn in public. Yesterday, a woman wearing a niqab facial veil, which only… Read More »

Rallies held across Spain against Catalonia’s planned secession

People in at least 50 cities across Spain have held demonstrations in support of the country’s unity, which is apparently at risk amid a plan by the northeastern region of Catalonia to declare independence. Tens of thousands gathered in the capital Madrid and also Barcelona, the regional capital of Catalonia, on Saturday to call for dialogue that could defuse… Read More »

US Embassy in Saudi Arabia cautions citizens after foiled attack in Jeddah

The US Embassy in Saudi Arabia has cautioned the American citizens in the kingdom, following reports of a foiled attack in the port city of Jeddah. On Saturday, several unconfirmed reports said that Saudi security forces had thwarted an attack outside King Salman’s Al Salam Palace, which left the assailant and two royal guards dead. The Saudi government… Read More »

FBI stopped Daesh attacks on New York subway, Times Square in 2016

US justice authorities revealed on Friday that FBI agents had stopped three Daesh sympathizers from carrying out coordinated attacks on New York concert venues, subway stations and Times Square last year. “The planned attacks … included the detonation of explosive devices in Times Square and the New York City subway system,” according to a statement by the Department… Read More »