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UN Court Sentences Ex Bosnian Serb Leader to Life in Prison

UN Court Sentences Ex Bosnian Serb Leader to Life in Prison

TEHRAN (defapress)- The UN International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) announced on Wednesday its final ruling in the case against former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, who faces 40 years in prison for committing war crimes during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War.
UN: US Sanctions on Venezuela May Worsen Crisis

UN: US Sanctions on Venezuela May Worsen Crisis

TEHRAN (defapress)- The UN human rights chief warned on Wednesday that the US sanctions on Venezuelan oil companies could aggravate the country's economic crisis.
May Could Face Humiliating Disappointment as Macron Strongly Opposes Brexit Delay

May Could Face Humiliating Disappointment as Macron Strongly Opposes Brexit Delay

TEHRAN (defapress)- French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to oppose the Brexit delay requested by the British PM, Le Point reported. It would block the extension, making a no-deal more likely and result in total failure for Theresa May.
Maduro Says Trump Stole $5bln Allotted for Venezuela's Medicine Manufacturing

Maduro Says Trump Stole $5bln Allotted for Venezuela's Medicine Manufacturing

TEHRAN (defapress)- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused the government of his US counterpart Donald Trump of stealing $5 billion from the South American country, saying the funds were allotted for the manufacture of medicines.
Russia to US: Resume Disarmament to Avert Nuclear War

Russia to US: Resume Disarmament to Avert Nuclear War

TEHRAN (defapress)- Russia called on the United States to resume bilateral efforts towards nuclear disarmament and stop fueling speculations about the possibility of a limited nuclear war, as both countries are poised to leave a crucial Cold War-era arms control treaty.
France to Deploy Soldiers for Next 'Yellow Vest' Protests to Curb Violence

France to Deploy Soldiers for Next 'Yellow Vest' Protests to Curb Violence

TEHRAN (defapress)- French soldiers will be deployed Saturday to help guard public buildings, allowing police to focus on dealing with "Yellow Vest" demonstrators in case of renewed violence in Paris and other cities, the government announced on Wednesday.
Progressive Group MoveOn Asks 2020 Dems to Skip AIPAC

Progressive Group MoveOn Asks 2020 Dems to Skip AIPAC

TEHRAN (defapress)- Progressive advocacy group MoveOn called on 2020 presidential candidates to skip the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) annual policy conference in Washington next week.
Security Minister: Attacks Similar to NZ Massacre 'Perfectly Possible’ in UK

Security Minister: Attacks Similar to NZ Massacre 'Perfectly Possible’ in UK

TEHRAN (defapress)- Alarmed by the recent deadly attack that killed 50 Muslim worshipers at two mosques in New Zealand, British Security Minister Ben Wallace has repeated his warnings that a mass shooting of the same magnitude is “perfectly possible” in the UK.
Trump Says Public Can See Mueller Report

Trump Says Public Can See Mueller Report

TEHRAN (defapress)- President Donald Trump on Wednesday said special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on the Russia investigation should be made public, expressing confidence it will prove he did not collude with Moscow’s effort to interfere in the 2016 election.
Trump: China Tariffs Will Remain for 'Substantial Period of Time' Even with Deal

Trump: China Tariffs Will Remain for 'Substantial Period of Time' Even with Deal

TEHRAN (defapress)- President Donald Trump stated on Wednesday that he will maintain tariffs on Chinese imports even if he strikes a trade deal with Beijing.