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‘Days of God’: A Look at Iran’s Mounting Crisis

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran's supreme leader says his nation is living through “days of God.” In a rare Friday sermon in Tehran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stuck to the playbook Iran has relied on since 1979, blaming the country's woes on the U.S. and ot...
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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 still be able to compete if they can show they are c...
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Kim Rides Horse on Sacred Peak, Vows to Fight US Sanctions

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea released a series of photos Wednesday showing leader Kim Jong Un riding a white horse to a sacred mountain he has often climbed before making key decisions. Near the mountain, Kim reportedly vowed to overcome U.S.-led sanctions...
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US Troops Scramble for the Exits in Syria

WASHINGTON — U.S. troops scrambled for Syria's exits Monday while the Trump administration threatened economic penalties on Turkey for an invasion that opened the door to a resurgence of the Islamic State group...
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EU Nations Commit to Arms Export Ban Against Turkey

LUXEMBOURG — European Union nations vented outrage Monday at Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria against the Kurds and joined France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move against a NATO ally for many of them. "There is a strong ...