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EU Rebukes Iran Over Nuclear Violations, Sanctions Possible

BRUSSELS — Britain, France and Germany ratcheted up pressure on Iran Tuesday to cease its violations of a landmark nuclear deal, stressing that they want to resolve differences through talks while starting the clock on a process that could result in a so-calle...

Long-Awaited Aldi Will Open With Freebies, Fun Fare

Amongst the “shopperati,” this is big news: Aldi is opening its Clovis supermarket on Thursday, Oct. 10. And if you’re one of the first shoppers through the doors on opening day, you might win a Golden Ticket (not the Willy Wonka kind). Listen to thi...

US Pulls Nonessential Staff From Iraq Amid Mideast Tensions

BAGHDAD — The U.S. on Wednesday ordered all nonessential government staff to leave Iraq, and Germany and the Netherlands both suspended their military assistance programs in the country in the latest sign of tensions sweeping the Persian Gulf region over still...
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Angela Merkel Won’t Seek 5th Term as German Chancellor

BERLIN — Germany's Angela Merkel announced Monday that she will step down as head of her conservative party in December after 18 years and won't seek a fifth term as chancellor in 2021, launching a leadership transition in Europe's biggest economy. Merkel h...