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Day: December 11, 2013

Obama-Castro Handshake Draws Attention at Mandela Tribute

Tuesday’s memorial service for Nelson Mandela generated some informal diplomacy and political controversy, alongside the praise for the late South African president. In a moment caught by television cameras, U.S. President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro…

Turkey Seeks Increased Trade with Iran

Iran’s recent agreement with world powers to curb parts of its nuclear program in exchange for a possible easing of sanctions has spurred hopes in Ankara of a major trade and finance opportunity. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu recently traveled…

Two Senators Preparing New Iran Sanctions

Lawmakers in the United States continue to show determination in passing new sanctions on Iran, despite the nuclear deal that was reached with it several weeks ago. Reuters reported on Monday that two senators are preparing legislation to impose new…