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Inside Trump’s $50 billion economic plan for Mideast peace

The Trump administration’s Middle East economic plan calls for creation of a global investment fund to lift Palestinian and neighboring Arab state economies, and construction of a $5 billion transportation corridor to connect the West Bank and Gaza.

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Oil tanker attacks in the Strait of Hormuz requires an ‘international response,’ US envoy says

Six oil tankers and a U.S. spy drone have been attacked since May either in, or near, the Strait of Hormuz.

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Trump says US will impose ‘major additional sanctions’ against Iran on Monday

Trump’s comments come after he called off strikes over concerns that a military response would kill scores of people.

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Trump envoy says the downing of a US drone leaves Iran ‘even more diplomatically isolated’

His comments come after a series of rapid escalations between Washington and Tehran.

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US special representative to Iran says ‘we are going to increase our sanctions’

U.S. special representative to Iran, Brian Hook, told CNBC on Saturday that the U.S. is going to increase sanctions on Iran.

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Investor Karen Firestone: What the pros do when they are underperforming (other than panic)

So, when you’re underperforming and tempted to ditch your entire stock list for whatever is advancing that week, take a deep breath.

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Miscalculations in the US-Iran conflict could lead to a ‘world war,’ says Malaysia’s Mahathir

The U.S. is provoking Iran and growing risks of miscalculation could lead to a “world war,” says Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

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Erdogan’s chief antagonist seeks a lasting victory in Istanbul

Recent polls give Imamoglu of the secularist Republican People’s Party (CHP) a lead of as much as nine percentage points over Yildirim of the Islamist-rooted AKP, far larger than his 0.2 percentage-point victory on March 31.

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Hong Kong police call protesters ‘illegal, irrational and unreasonable’ over siege of headquarters

Hong Kong police on Saturday condemned protesters that surrounded its headquarters as “illegal, irrational and unreasonable” as tensions over the city’s relations with mainland China boiled over into anger toward law enforcement.

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Businesses push government to complete HS2 railway

Business leaders have written a letter urging the next prime minister to commit to completing HS2.