Chanting 'Iran, out!' Iraqi protesters torch Iranian Consulate in Basra

  1. Chanting ‘Iran, out!’ Iraqi protesters torch Iranian Consulate in Basra  Washington Post
  2. Iraqi Protesters Torch Iranian Consulate  Wall Street Journal
  3. Protesters in Iraq Set Fires at Iranian Consulate  New York Times
  4. The major uprising in Basra and southern Iraq is what the world should be worrying about in the Middle East right now  The Independent
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Russia expels foreign diplomats, closes U.S. consulate in St. Petersburg

Russia expels foreign diplomats, closes U.S. consulate in St. PetersburgRussia responded Thursday to U.S. and other nations’ reaction to the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal in England. Russia expelled 150 diplomats from the country, including 60 Americans. The U.S. recently ordered 60 Russians out of the country. Russia will also close the U.S. consulate in St. Petersburg after the U.S. shut down the Russian embassy in Seattle earlier this month. CBS News state department reporter Kylie Atwood discusses the latest developments.


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Russia expels US diplomats and shuts consulate in tit-for-tat move

  1. Russia expels US diplomats and shuts consulate in tit-for-tat move  CNN
  2. Spy poisoning: Russia expels US diplomats in tit-for-tat measure  BBC News
  3. Russia Says It Will Expel 60 US Diplomats in Retaliation for Trump’s Move  Bloomberg
  4. Trump’s speak-no-evil policy on Russia undermines his administration’s attempts to get tough  Los Angeles Times
  5. The Latest: UN chief warns of new Cold War approaching  Washington Post
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Trump expels 60 Russian diplomats from US and closes consulate in response to spy poisoning

Trump expels 60 Russian diplomats from US and closes consulate in response to spy poisoningThe Trump administration has ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats and closed Russia’s consulate in Seattle in response to the poisoning of a former spy in the UK – while 14 EU countries including Germany, Latvia, Lithuana and Poland have also expelled envoys from Moscow. In the sternest action yet against Russia since he became the president, Donald Trump’s White House said it working with Nato allies to punish Russia for it’s alleged poisoning of a former spy and his daughter in the UK and the ”unacceptably high” number of Russian spies in the US. The European Council president Donald Tusk meanwhile said the bloc’s expulsions were a “direct follow-up to last week’s European Council decision” in which it “condemned, in the strongest possible terms, the recent attack on Salisbury”.


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