World News Briefs -- January 13, 2018

The Hill: Iran says it won't accept Trump’s demands to change nuclear deal

Iran said Saturday that it won't accept President Trump's demands to change the Iran nuclear deal following the president's threat to pull out of the agreement unless allies fix the Obama-era pact's "terrible flaws."

Iran's Foreign Ministry said in a statement reported by the state-run IRNA news agency that it "will not move beyond its commitments" in the 2015 agreement and "will accept no change in the letter and spirit of the nuclear accord."

Trump said Friday that he would again waive sanctions that were lifted as part of the Obama-era agreement, but the administration said he was doing it for the last time.

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Syrian war: Reports of chlorine gas attack on rebel-held Eastern Ghouta.

Syria's Ghouta: 'Nearly 180 killed' in two weeks.

Syrian troops repel attacks by terrorist groups in Aleppo, Idlib and Hama — SANA.

Iraq: Baghdad bombing kills 8, wounds 10.

Iran sanctions: Tehran vows retaliation over Trump move. Iran rebuffs Donald Trump's demand for more nuclear negotiation. Nuclear trade deal: Iran says it will retaliate against 'hostile' US sanctions on chief judge.

Netanyahu urges Macron to 'fix' Iran nuclear deal.

Saudi accused of rights abuses in Yemen civilian deaths.

After al-Qaeda: No signs of recovery in Yemen's Mukalla.

Saudi Arabia to seek extradition of corruption suspects.

47 Palestinians wounded in clashes with Israeli Army in Gaza, West Bank.


North Korean state media hail talks with South as path to reunification.

Japan, Latvia to cooperate in adding pressure on North Korea.

China, Russia must help resolve NKorea crisis: Trudeau.

China's 2017 exports rose 7.9% in dollar terms — imports jumped 15.9%.

China says Iran nuclear deal not derailed, pledges constructive role.

Myanmar: Rebel group says bodies found in mass grave not militants.

Pakistan-US ties tested but not killed by huge aid cut.

Thousands protest against Austrian government's shift to the right.


Donald Trump should apologize for remarks: African states.

More protests expected in Tunisia after mass arrests.

Tunisia president meets unions, employers after unrest.

DR Congo army launches new operation against Ugandan rebels.

DR Congo protests: Church leaders vow to fight on. DR Congo Catholics call for new anti-Kabila rally.

Zambia cholera outbreak: Riots over emergency measures. Zambia's army moves in as slum riots amid cholera outbreak.

Tanzania leader rules out extending presidential term.

South Africa's ANC leader Ramaphosa urges unity as Zuma booed. South Africa’s new party leader targets ‘billions’ in graft.

Protests in Johannesburg over 'racist' H&M ad.


Czech president will face runoff election with strong lead. Czech President Zeman wins first round of voting in re-election bid. Miloš Zeman leads first round of Czech Republic presidential elections.

Russia deploys more surface-to-air missiles in Crimean build-up as new US sanctions expected.

Russian-trained mercenaries back Bosnia's Serb separatists.

New U.S. sanctions attempt to influence Russia before election: Tass.

No Grand Coalition! Opponents of Merkel alliance hit the road.

Bulgaria parliament overturns presidential veto on anti-corruption bill.

Alt-Right Trump supporters attempt to 'arrest' London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Anti-Trump demonstrators march in Swiss capital.

Macron: French baguettes should be Unesco-listed treasures.

US envoy reportedly 'dismayed' over his past comments on Muslims, violence in Netherlands.


Diplomats scramble to contain outrage over Trump’s remarks.

Democratic lawmakers want to subpoena Trump Organization.

Trump gets 'excellent health' report from White House doctor amid mental fitness questions.

Chelsea Manning seeks Maryland U.S. Senate seat: election filing.

Argentina unions’ leaders arrested in Uruguay.

Chile: Attackers firebomb churches ahead of Pope Francis visit.

Frustration mounts for mudslide-ravaged California town known for luxury and calm.

Toronto police investigate 'scissor attack' on girl's hijab.

FBI knew Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock had big gun stashes, records show.


Islamic State group offshoot claims 2017 Niger attack on US. Islamic State affiliate claims deadly attack on U.S. troops in Niger.

Denmark faces ‘serious’ terrorism risk – Security & Intelligence agency.

US killed three ‘key’ AQAP leaders in Yemen.

France drops terrorism charges against Canada professor.


Stocks keep pushing higher in 2018, led by retailers.

Oil prices rise to hit four-year high of $70 a barrel.

Tencent, the $500bn Chinese tech firm you may never have heard of.

South Korea considers Bitcoin trading ban.

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