US ‘ready’ for nuclear talks with Iran… with precondition of addressing ‘regional issues’

The Joe Biden administration said it’s willing to sit down with Iran to discuss renewing the 2015 nuclear pact, though a senior US official noted the talks must cover other “regional issues” – a potential deal-breaker for Tehran. “The United States would accept an invitation from the European Union High Representative to attend a meeting […]

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Russia & Japan could finally sign WWII peace deal as Tokyo says it is ready to continue negotiations over disputed Kuril Islands

Seventy-five years since fighting stopped, Russia and Japan could at last officially end WWII after Tokyo expressed hope that negotiations could continue despite Moscow’s refusal to hand over a disputed Pacific Ocean archipelago. At a briefing with journalists on Monday, Katsunobo Kato, the chief secretary of the country’s cabinet, suggested that the two countries could […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan scrambles to ready for influx from HK protests

Taiwan is gearing up to welcome Hong Kong people fleeing their city as China tightens its grip, but the island has little experience of handling refugees and is scrambling to prepare and to keep out any Chinese spies who might try to join the influx. Year-long anti-government protests in Hong Kong have won widespread sympathy […]

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‘Blanket lockdown’ should end now, Trump says, touting ‘2 million vaccines ready’ if they’re declared safe

Donald Trump has called for an end to the “blanket lockdown” of US states, imposed to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, and hailed the country’s “tremendous” progress on finding a safe vaccine. “We want the continued blanket lockdown to end,” the US president said during remarks at the White House on Friday, suggesting that the […]

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‘This is not normal’: American police ‘armed to the teeth’ & ‘ready to kill’, yet rarely face consequences – Lee Camp

Americans are abused and killed on a daily basis by increasingly militarized law enforcement, yet officers almost never see punishment, said RT’s Lee Camp, as a wave of anger and unrest over police brutality sweeps the US. “We are not actually having the real discussion about why our police are all over the place, like […]

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Intellasia East Asia News – Taiwan ready to join new global health platform as US pulls out of WHO

Commenting on United States President Donald Trump’s decision to cut ties with the World Health Organization (WHO), Health and Welfare minister Chen Shih-chung said Saturday (May 30) that Taiwan would be willing to join any new global health platform. Trump accused the WHO of having helped China to mislead the world about the gravity of […]

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Afghan reporter killed as govt says ready for Taliban dialogue – Times of India

KABUL: A roadside bomb killed a television journalist in Kabul on Saturday, soon after a top Afghan official appointed to lead peace talks with the Taliban said his team was ready for the long-delayed dialogue. The insurgents denied responsibility for the blast, which targeted a minibus carrying 15 employees of private television channel Khurshid TV. […]

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Trump hails secret service’s ‘vicious dogs’ & ‘ominous weapons’ ready to push back WH protesters

US President Donald Trump has fired off a series of tweets in which he boasted about the effective security measures used to keep the White House safe during protests in the capital. He began by thanking the US Secret Service for their “totally professional” and “very cool” handling of demonstrators who gathered outside the president’s […]

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