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2 dead, 40 trapped in building collapse in Mumbai

2 dead, 40 trapped in building collapse in Mumbai

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July 16 (UPI) -- At least two people were dead and another 40 feared trapped after a four-story building collapsed Tuesday in the Indian city of Mumbai, authorities said. Three National Disaster Response Force teams have been deployed to the site in the Dongri neighborhood of south-central Mumbai to search for survivors, the organization said via Twitter. According to preliminary reports, the building, located amid streets crowded with people and congested with other structures, collapsed at 11:40 a.m., NDTV reported. The incident is being considered a "Level 2," the second most severe under the system that gauges building collapses. Between 40 and 50 people are believed to be trapped in the rubble, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's disaster management division said, adding that it h...

Trial of former Flynn business partner begins in Virginia

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Prosecutors say a one-time business partner of former national security adviser Michael Flynn lied to hide the fact that he and Flynn were secretly working on behalf of the Turkish government to advance its agenda. Bijan Kian is accused of illegally acting as an agent of the Turkish government. In opening statements at Kian's trial Monday in Alexandria, prosecutors say Kian and Flynn sought to discredit Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen. Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, blames Gulen for a failed coup there and wants Gulen extradited from the U.S. Prosecutors say federal law required Kian to register as a foreign agent in the interest of transparency. Defense lawyers say Kian regularly sought and followed advice from top law firms about his registration obligations.Let's block ads! (...
Hunt says UK and US can’t agree over Iran nuclear deal

Hunt says UK and US can’t agree over Iran nuclear deal

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter Jeremy Hunt has said the UK and the US are in disagreement over the nuclear deal with Iran. The foreign secretary, who is in Brussels to seek support from France and Germany on the issue, said he is looking to give "Iran a way out of this". The three countries fear the Iran nuclear deal is close to collapse after the US pulled out last year and reimposed sanctions which have antagonised the Iranians.Mr Hunt said the UK and US "have a different view as to how we keep the region denuclearised"."We have very open channels of communication on that," he said. "I spoke to the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday, as well as foreign minister Zarif in Iran the day before." ...
Britain, France and Germany air fears over Iran nuclear deal

Britain, France and Germany air fears over Iran nuclear deal

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Britain France and Germany say they fear the Iran nuclear deal is at risk of collapsing after the US pulled out of the agreement and reimposed sanctions which has seen escalating tensions in the Gulf.Tehran and Washington have clashed after Donald Trump withdrew last year from the agreement made four years ago with six world powers and imposed sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the pact. Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA), Iran agreed to eliminate its stockpile of medium-enriched uranium, cut its stockpile of low-enriched uranium and reduce the number of its gas centrifuges for 13 years.But Mr Trump said Tehran had flouted the agreement and was aiming to build a nuclear weapon.In a joint statement on Sunday, Britain, France and Germany urged both sides to resume...
New leak claims Trump scrapped Iran nuclear deal ‘to spite Obama’

New leak claims Trump scrapped Iran nuclear deal ‘to spite Obama’

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Donald Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal to spite Barack Obama, according to a leaked memo written by the UK's former ambassador in the US.Sir Kim Darroch described the move as an act of "diplomatic vandalism", according to the Mail on Sunday.The paper says the memo was written after the then Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson appealed to the US in 2018 to stick with the nuclear deal.The latest leak came despite the Met Police warning against publication.The first memos criticising President Trump's administration, which emerged a week ago, prompted a furious reaction from the US president and resulted in Sir Kim resigning from his role.What have we learnt from the latest leak?The Mail on Sunday reports that Sir Kim wrote to Mr Johnson informing him Repu...