September 2016

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Donald Trump is an American Ahmadinejad | Michael Axworthy

Whoevers president, the future of US-Iran relations isnt rosy. Trump is populist and unpredictable, but Clintons hawkishness could mean a hardline approach Over the years, Iran has sometimes played a disproportionately large part in US politics. Jimmy Carter blamed the 1979-81 embassy hostage crisis for his failure to secure a second term, and Reagans second

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Colombia's ELN rebels ready to start peace talks with government

Leftwing rebel group and government had announced peace talks in March, but negotiations have been stymied by rebels continued kidnappings and attacks Colombias leftwing ELN rebels have said they are ready to start formal peace talks with the government and resolve issues that have so far stymied the negotiations announced in March. The ELNs announcement

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Spotify in advanced talks to buy SoundCloud, reports say

Swedish music-streaming service provider could acquire German rival, the Financial Times reports, amid competition with Apple and others to turn profit Swedish music-streaming service provider Spotify is in advanced talks to acquire German rival SoundCloud, the Bloomberg reported in July, citing people familiar with the matter. The FT story did not provide more details. Music-streaming

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US imposes sanctions on top DRC officials after election delay

Congolese general and former police official have US assets blocked as about 50 people killed in clashes since President Joseph Kabila postponed vote The United States has imposed sanctions on two senior officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo in an apparent warning to President Joseph Kabila to respect the constitution of the vast, unstable