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Bolivia's Morales Facing Fight as He Seeks Fourth Term

Bolivia's Morales Facing Fight as He Seeks Fourth Term

TEHRAN (defapress) – Bolivians vote Sunday to decide whether to give leftist President Evo Morales a controversial fourth term or turn their backs on the country's first indigenous leader.
South Korea, China to Hold First 'Strategic' Defense Talks in 5 Years

South Korea, China to Hold First 'Strategic' Defense Talks in 5 Years

TEHRAN (defapress) – South Korea and China will hold high-level defense talks this week, resuming an annual dialogue that has been suspended since its last session in 2014 due to tensions over Seoul's decision to host an advanced US missile defense system.
UK Brexit Delays Aimed at Weakening EU Positions
Russia:

UK Brexit Delays Aimed at Weakening EU Positions

TEHRAN (defapress) – Commenting on the UK parliament’s adoption of an amendment allowing to delay Brexit, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the delays in the process can be explained by London’s desire to weaken the positions of its European partners.
Troops Leaving Syria Will Be Assigned to Iraq, US Defense Chief Says

Troops Leaving Syria Will Be Assigned to Iraq, US Defense Chief Says

TEHRAN (defapress) – All of the roughly 1,000 US troops ordered to leave northeastern Syria will move to western Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said.
Doha Urges Diplomacy to Ease Tensions between Iran, Some Arab States

Doha Urges Diplomacy to Ease Tensions between Iran, Some Arab States

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran and some Arab countries of the region can solve their existing tensions through “constructive dialogue and diplomacy”, a Qatari foreign ministry spokesperson said.
Biden Expands Edge in US Democratic Nomination Race

Biden Expands Edge in US Democratic Nomination Race

TEHRAN (defapress) – Former US vice president Joe Biden has expanded his lead over more than a dozen other candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Attempts to Draw into NATO Countries with Internal Tensions Are Dangerous
Medvedev:

Attempts to Draw into NATO Countries with Internal Tensions Are Dangerous

TEHRAN (defapress) – Attempts to draw into NATO countries with internal political tensions are dangerous, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.
China Says Will Work with US to Address Each Other's Core Concerns

China Says Will Work with US to Address Each Other's Core Concerns

TEHRAN (defapress) – Chinese Vice Premier Liu He said on Saturday that China will work with the United States to address each other's core concerns on the basis of equality and mutual respect, and that stopping the trade war would be good for both sides and the world.
US Diplomats, Congress Take Aim at China; Trump Expects Trade Deal Signing

US Diplomats, Congress Take Aim at China; Trump Expects Trade Deal Signing

TEHRAN (defapress) – The US State Department and Congress took aim at China on Wednesday, even as President Donald Trump hailed "goodwill" between Washington and Beijing and said he expected to sign the first phase of a trade deal with President Xi Jinping next month.
35 Foreign Pilgrims Die in Saudi Bus Crash: State Media

35 Foreign Pilgrims Die in Saudi Bus Crash: State Media

TEHRAN (defapress) – Thirty-five foreigners were killed and four others injured when a bus crashed with another heavy vehicle in the Muslim holy city of Medina, Saudi state media said on Thursday.