Iran sanctions

World News Brief, Wednesday February 15

Claims Syrian troops have killed 500 in Homs in past ten days; UN to consider Arab Laegue plan for Assad to hand over power to vice president; Moody's downgrades six Euro countries; Bipartisan US group urges China to back Iran sanctions; Obama unveils new Budget; Maldives leader wants peace, former president demands new elections; and more

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World News Brief, Wednesday January 18

Credit-rating downgrades EU rescue fund, yet investors show confidence; Rating agencies critiqued as "neither accurate nor merely observers"; Chinese economy slows; South Korea latest to feel US pressure on Iran sanctions; Pakistani Supreme Court orders PM to appear, South Carolina debate draws fire at Romney; and more

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World News Brief, Tuesday January 10

Iran sentences 28 year-old American to death; Iran appears to be bracing for war and driving up oil prices; Merkel & Sarkozy have 976th summit to discuss debt limits and tobin tax; IMF leak says Greece still unable to pay debts; EU running out of patience with Greece as Euro slides; Malaysian opposition leader found not guilty of sodomy; Despite global mockery, Arab League plans to grow observer mission in Syria; and more

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World News Brief, Friday January 6

EU agrees in principle to oil embargo that would ban member states from buying Iranian oil; EU move follows US sanctions on Iran's central bank, as Western countries call for Iran to stop work on nuclear programme; North Korea chides Japan for holding a security meeting in the wake of Kim Jong-Il's death; Australia says it will not pay $2 million ransom for Australian man taken hostage in southern Philippines; Taliban say they are responsible for deaths of 15 Pakistani soldiers; Rwandan militia kill 26 civilians in Democratic Republic of Congo; and more

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World News Brief, Thursday December 1

Tit for tat between Britain and Iran after students raid British embassy in Tehran; International community condemns incident (+ analysis); Clinton arrives in Burma after vieled dig at China; EU to expand rescue fund, but may struggle to raise money; Turkey says Assad "at the end of the road", imposes sanctions; One million on strike in Britain; and more

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World News Brief, Wednesday November 23

Egyptian cabinet resigns as protests continue nationwide; At least 33 killed ahead of elections; Analysis says military junta doing "dismal job"; South Korea finalises free-trade deal with US; China claims 20% reduction in carbon emissions; West moves to isolate Iran banks; US supercommittee fails to reach agreement on debt; Moody's warns France; and more

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World News Brief, Friday November 11

Greece appoints economist as new PM promising to pass EU package; Italy may follow suit with its own technocract PM; Italian bond yields soar; Asian markets fall over EU uncertainty; China posts massive trade surplus as imports fall; IAEA report says Iran building nuclear weapon; Iran condemns report while Russia rejects santions call; Palestine expected to lose Security Council vote on statehood; and more

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World News Brief, Wednesday October 20

Geithner vows not to devalue US dollar, easing fears of 'currency war' (+ analysis); Over a million join protests against French pension cuts as fuel shortages bite; China increases interest rates due to real estate fears; US pressures Turkey on Iran sanctions; and more

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World News Brief, Thursday October 7

Attacks on NATO convoys bound for Afghanistan intensify as Pakistan washes its hands; Drone strikes linked to Al Qaeda Europe plot; UAE banks cuts off another of Iran's lifelines; China and US militaries learning to just get along; and more

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World News Brief, Wednesday September 22

Arab states arming themselves with $123 billion in US weapons; deal with Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and UAE major boost to US defense industry; North Korean convention next week linked to Kim Jong-Il's succession plan; US concerned at estrangement between China and Japan; Turkey questions Iran sanctions; US recession longest since Great Depression; and more

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World News Brief, Friday September 10

More troops sent to Afghanistan for Obama's surge; critics say Obama's strategy too costly; South Korea imposes Iran sanctions; Japan seizes Chinese fishing boat, relationship threatened; death of two American soldiers in Iraq "won't undermine mission"; Secretary Clinton defends US foreign policy; and more

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World News Brief, Thursday June 10

UN Security Council imposes new sanctions on Iran over nuclear programme (+ analysis); North Korean guards kill Chinese residents; NATO convoy attacked in Pakistan, seven dead; Germany and France press for faster regulations and wider short selling ban; and more

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World News Brief, Thursday May 20

Thai military storms protesters encampment, sparks violent response; Taliban in "audacious" attack on Bagram airfield; Security Council members not impressed with Iran, push on with sanctions; South Korea accuses North Korea of sinking warship; and more

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