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Iran Opens up as Economic Woes Trump Virus Infection Fears

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Monday began opening intercity highways and major shopping centers to stimulate its sanctions-choked economy, gambling that it has brought under control its coronavirus outbreak — one of the worst in the world — even as some fear it coul...
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Iran Votes in Parliament Elections That Favor Conservatives

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranians voted for a new parliament Friday, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran's leadership as sanctions weigh on the economy and U.S. pressure isolates the country diplomatically. The disqualification of more than 7,000 p...
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President Trump Talks to Nation on Iran: This Is the Transcript

The following is a transcript of President Donald Trump's remarks on Iran this morning after Iran’s ballistic missile strike on two airbases in Iraq that housed American and coalition forces: Listen to this article: https://d28jd3p91iwyr0.cloudfront.ne...
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Anti-Doping Agency Imposes 4-Year Ban on Russia

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russia was slapped Monday with a four-year ban from international sports events, including next summer's Tokyo Olympics, over a longstanding doping scandal, although its athletes will st...
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House Recognizes Armenian Genocide in Rebuke to Turkey

The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to recognize the century-old mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide. The move comes as a clear rebuke to NATO ally Turkey in the wake of its invasion of northern Syria. But for me...