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Morning brief: Iran stokes tensions after seizing two Greek tankers, and more


In an apparent tit-for-tat move, two Greek tankers were seized by Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guards in the Persian Gulf. Former US President Donald Trump has said the “evil” massacre in Texas, in which 19 children and two teachers were killed by a gunman, is a reason to arm, not disarm.

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Iran stokes tensions after seizing two Greek tankers in the Persian Gulf

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This comes as Greece seized an Iranian tanker at the request of the United States for alleged sanctions violations in the Mediterranean Sea recently.

Texas shooting: Donald Trump says ‘evil’ massacre is reason to arm, not disarm

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While addressing the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association (NRA), Trump said decent Americans should have the right to the guns they need to defend themselves.

Shehbaz Sharif blames Imran Khan for Pakistan’s economic problems

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Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has blamed former Prime Minister Imran Khan for the country’s economic woes, including rising lending and inflation.

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