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Iran Further Breaches Nuclear Deal, Says It Can Exceed 20% Enrichment

'We have started lifting limitations on our Research and Development imposed by the deal'

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it was now capable of raising uranium enrichment past the 20% level and had launched advanced centrifuge machines in further breaches of commitments to limit its nuclear activity under a 2015 deal with world powers.

Queen Allows Boris Johnson to Suspend Parliament Before Brexit

Opposition leaders wrote to the queen to express their concern and asked for a meeting

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will limit parliament’s ability to derail his Brexit plan by cutting the amount of time it will sit between now and EU exit day on Oct. 31, infuriating opponents who urged Queen Elizabeth to intervene.

Europe Poised to Put Warning Labels on Jewish-Made Products

Legal decision reminiscent of Holocaust-era boycotts of Jews

Boycott IsraelThe European Union is poised to mandate that Israeli products made in contested territories carry consumer warning labels, a decision that could trigger American anti-boycott laws and open up what legal experts describe as a "Pandora's box" of litigation, according to multiple sources involved in the legal dispute who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

The EU’s Next High Representative for Appeasing Iran

Josep Borrell Fontelles's views on Iran and Israel are dangerous and deeply misguided

For anyone who cares about protecting Western interests and values, Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell Fontelles is a horrendous choice to serve as the European Union's next high representative for foreign affairs.

Global Survey: Values of Democracy Remain Strong

Expert worries about China offering an alternative to democracy

As the American and French presidents celebrated the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, a smaller event showcased the special tie between the two allies in Washington, D.C., on Thursday and shined a light on the state of democracy worldwide.

NATO Turns 70

The alliance remains critically important but lacks a clear mission

Seventy years ago on Thursday, the United States, Canada, and 10 western European countries created what became, and still remains, the most successful military alliance in history. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization deterred the Soviet Union from overtaking western Europe and, remarkably, won the Cold War without actually fighting the communist empire. Then, after the Berlin Wall fell, the alliance endured, using military force in the Balkans and the broader Middle East to stop Islamist terrorists and brutal, destabilizing authoritarians. All the while, NATO expanded from its original 12 member states to 29.

The West’s Blind Approach to Hezbollah

Western states are bolstering the terror group by artificially separating its political activities from its militancy and by supporting Lebanon's military

It is shameful and strategically incompetent not to ban Hezbollah in its entirety. And it is the height of folly to continue supporting the Lebanese military when it collaborates so closely with Hezbollah.

Pence ‘Rips Europe a New One’ for Helping Iran Skirt U.S. Sanctions

Vice president demands European countries nix nuclear deal

Vice President Mike PenceWARSAW, Poland—Vice President Mike Pence, speaking before leaders from more than 50 countries, offered a stinging rebuke of leading European nations for their back-door efforts to help Iran skirt U.S. sanctions, demanding these countries follow the White House's lead and scrap the landmark nuclear deal, which has been on life support since President Donald Trump abandoned the Obama administration's chief foreign policy achievement.