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    Thanks to Sanctions, Russia Is Cushioned From Coronavirus' Economic Shocks

    Years of economic isolation and bulging financial reserves have positioned the country to ride out the...

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    U.S. Issues Sanctions Against Iranian Judge Who Sentenced Princeton Student

    The latest penalties against Iran were announced at a State Department forum condemning Tehran’s crackdown on...

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    American Student Freed by Iran Calls for Nations to Release Political Hostages

    Xiyue Wang, released in a prisoner exchange between the United States and Iran, and his wife,...

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    U.S. Places Sanctions on Art Collector Said to Finance Hezbollah

    The Treasury Department said the collector used art to hide assets and a gallery business to...

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    North Korea Links 2nd ‘Crucial’ Test to Nuclear Weapons Program

    As a top American envoy prepares to visit the region, the North declared that tests would...

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    After North Korea Hints at New Policy, U.S. Warns Against More Missile Tests

    The American ambassador to the United Nations, responding to North Korean signals that it could resume...

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    U.S. Turns Up Pressure on Iran With Sanctions on Transportation Firms

    Washington’s sanctions have crippled the Iranian economy, and protesters have taken to the streets to criticize...

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    Trump Officials Block U.N. Meeting on Human Rights Abuses in North Korea

    The U.S. is trying to preserve a diplomatic opening with Kim Jong-un, even as North Korea...

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    Trump Signs Hong Kong Democracy Legislation, Angering China

    The measure, which could lead to sanctions on Chinese officials for cracking down on the protesters,...

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    Iran’s Leaders Soften Stance on Protesters

    In an apparent attempt to ease anger over the killing and arrest of protesters, senior leaders...

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    Trump Administration Moves to Upgrade Diplomatic Ties With Sudan

    The two nations agreed to exchange ambassadors for the first time in 23 years. But the...

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    Kim Jong-un Visits Sacred Mountain on Horseback. Analysts Watch His Next Move.

    The North Korean leader has often visited Mount Paektu, near the border with China, before making...

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    North Korea Touts New Resort, Seeking to Blunt U.N. Sanctions

    Tourism is one of the few remaining sources of hard currency for Kim Jong-un’s government. He...

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    China Hits Back at U.S. Over Hong Kong Bill in a Mostly Symbolic Move

    Beijing said it would suspend visits to Hong Kong by American warships and impose sanctions on...

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    With Brutal Crackdown, Iran Convulsed by Worst Unrest in 40 Years

    What started as a protest over a surprise increase in gasoline prices turned into widespread demonstrations...

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    Senate Passes Bill to Support Hong Kong Protesters, Putting Pressure on Trump

    The House and Senate both passed the bill with a veto-proof majority. It compels the U.S....

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    Pompeo Warns China to Honor ‘Human Rights Standards’ in Hong Kong

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not explicitly endorse legislation to support pro-democracy activists from Chinese-backed...

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    U.S. Offers North Korea ‘Act of Good Will.’ Not Enough, North Says.

    A canceled military drill was not enough to get the North Koreans back to the table...

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    Iran Blocks Nearly All Internet Access

    Anti-government protests spread as the supreme leader supports a gas price increase.

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    Iran Abruptly Raises Fuel Prices, and Protests Erupt

    The timing of the announcement suggested an urgent scramble to fill a budget gap caused partly...

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    North Korea Says U.S. Sought More Talks, but Calls It a ‘Trick’

    The top North Korean envoy to the negotiations with Washington said he was not interested unless...

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    Behind Trump’s Dealings With Turkey: Sons-in-Law Married to Power

    Informal relationships between family members help explain the course of diplomacy between the White House and...

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    Iran Finds Oil Field With Over 50 Billion Barrels, Rouhani Says

    The discovery, if verified, could bolster the country’s proven reserves by a third as it struggles...

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    Iran Adds Advanced Centrifuges, Further Weakening Nuclear Deal

    Tehran has been scaling back compliance in retaliation for President Trump’s withdrawal from the 2015 agreement.

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    Trump’s Syria and Ukraine Moves Further Alienate America’s Already Wary Allies

    American allies in Europe have largely priced in President Trump’s tantrums and fixed ideas, but are...

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    Kim Jong-un Orders ‘Shabby’ South Korean Hotels in Resort Town Destroyed

    The North Korean leader has been pushing the South to restart a joint tourism project that...

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    A Shiite Holiday Turns Into a Test of Iranian Power in Iraq

    Iran wanted to help Iraq organize a major religious pilgrimage, but when it offered to send...

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    Turkey Agrees to Pause Fighting, but Not to Withdraw Forces From Northern Syria

    After talks in Ankara, Vice President Mike Pence said the agreement would ‘‘save lives,’’ while Turkey...

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    Oligarchs, as U.S. Arts Patrons, Present a Softer Image of Russia

    Museums, the performing arts and historical sites like Fort Ross in California, where an old Russian...

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    North Korea Rules Out Quick Resumption of ‘Sickening’ Talks with U.S.

    The North said that it would not meet with American negotiators again until after Washington took...