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Biden warns Iran to face ‘costs’ for crackdown on Amini protests

Biden warns Iran to face ‘costs’ for crackdown on Amini protests

PARIS: The United States will impose “further costs” on Iran for its lethal crackdown on protests sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini, President Joe Biden announced, drawing accusations of “hypocrisy” from Iran on Tuesday. Amini, 22, was pronounced dead on September 16, days after the notorious morality police detained the Kurdish Iranian for allegedly...

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Iran’s Khamenei backs police over Mahsa Amini protests, may signal tougher crackdown

Iran’s Khamenei backs police over Mahsa Amini protests, may signal tougher crackdown

Iran’s supreme leader on Monday gave his full backing to security forces confronting protests ignited by the death of Mahsa Amini in custody, comments that could herald a harsher crackdown to quell unrest more than two weeks since she died. In his first remarks addressing the 22-year-old’s death after her arrest by morality police over...

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European shares rally sharply ahead of producer price data

European shares rally sharply ahead of producer price data

European shares rose sharply on Tuesday in a broad-based rally, led by chipmakers, travel and leisure companies, and some strong corporate updates, with investors eyeing producer price data due later in the day. The region-wide STOXX 600 index was up 2% by 0827 GMT, hitting its highest level since Sept. 23. Equities in the region...

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Nobel Physics Prize could focus on light

Nobel Physics Prize could focus on light

Last year, 12 men and one woman won Nobel Prizes, with all of the science nods going to men. – AFP Stockholm: Bending and manipulating light to make objects invisible or harnessing it more efficiently to produce electricity are among the discoveries tipped to win the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday. The Royal Swedish Academy of...

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Joe Biden to impose ‘further costs’ on Iran over protests crackdown

Joe Biden to impose ‘further costs’ on Iran over protests crackdown

US President Joe Biden. — AFP/File  President Biden says US will continue holding Iranian officials accountable. Says US will support rights of Iranians to protest freely. Biden adds he was “gravely concerned” about reports of intensifying repression of protesters. PARIS: President Joe Biden on Monday said the United States would place “further costs” on Iran for its...

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Juventus ease pressure with Bologna win, Atalanta keep pace with leaders Napoli – Daily Times

Juventus ease pressure with Bologna win, Atalanta keep pace with leaders Napoli – Daily Times

MILAN: Juventus swept aside Bologna 3-0 on Sunday to ease their recent troubles as Atalanta continued their dream start to the Serie A season with a 1-0 win over Fiorentina which kept them level on points with leaders Napoli. A routine third league win of the season against dismal opposition will stave off questions about...

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India bans Olympic javelin thrower until 2025 for doping – Daily Times

India bans Olympic javelin thrower until 2025 for doping – Daily Times

NEW DELHI: Indian anti-doping authorities have suspended Tokyo Olympic javelin thrower Shivpal Singh for four years after he tested positive for a banned drug. Shivpal, India’s second best javelin athlete after Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra, was tested out of competition in September last year. Shivpal, who finished 27th in javelin qualifying at last summer’s...

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India bans Olympic javelin thrower until 2025 for doping – Daily Times

India bans Olympic javelin thrower until 2025 for doping – Daily Times

Indian anti-doping authorities have suspended Tokyo Olympic javelin thrower Shivpal Singh for four years after he tested positive for a banned drug. Olympic javelin thrower Shivpal, India’s second best javelin athlete after Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra, was tested out of competition in September last year. Shivpal, who finished 27th in javelin qualifying at last...

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EU summons Russian diplomats over Ukraine ‘annexation’

EU summons Russian diplomats over Ukraine ‘annexation’

The EU on Monday summoned Russia’s top diplomat in Brussels as part of a coordinated move with member states to condemn President Vladimir Putin’s “illegal annexation” of more Ukrainian territory. “This is an EU-wide and EU coordinated exercise,” Peter Stano, a foreign affairs spokesman for the bloc, told AFP. EU nations on Friday began calling...