Nuclear: Iran Dares US, Fires Up Advanced Centrifuges

Nuclear: Iran Dares US, Fires Up Advanced Centrifuges
A handout picture released by Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization on September 7, 2019, shows spokesman for the organization Behrouz Kamalvandi speaking during a press conference in the capital Tehran. Atomic Energy Organization of Iran / AFP

Iran said Saturday it has fired up advanced centrifuges to boost its enriched uranium stockpiles, in the latest scaling back of commitments under a crumbling 2015 nuclear deal. The country’s…

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US ‘Not Surprised’ Iran Starting New Nuclear Centrifuges – Defence Secretary

US ‘Not Surprised’ Iran Starting New Nuclear Centrifuges – Defence Secretary
US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper (L) holds a press conference in Paris on September 7, 2019. Zakaria ABDELKAFI / AFP

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday  he was “not surprised” Iran had turned on advanced centrifuges to increase uranium stockpiles, a further breach of the 2015 nuclear deal which…

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Hong Kong Protesters Face Crucial Weekend Test After Airport Setback

Hong Kong Protesters Face Crucial Weekend Test After Airport Setback
Trucks and armoured personnel carriers are seen parked at the Shenzhen Bay stadium in Shenzhen, bordering Hong Kong in China’s southern Guangdong province, on August 16, 2019. STR / AFP

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement faces a major test this weekend as it tries to muster another huge crowd following criticism over a recent violent airport protest and as concerns mount…

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