Iran Deal Risks Clash With Saudis for Middle East Dominance

First the historic handshakes, now for the reality check in a region ripped apart by war. With the accord over Iran’s nuclear program comes the question of whether, after 12 years of debilitating sanctions, a resurgent nation can avoid escalating its confrontation with a more assertive Saudi Arabia. How that plays out in a Middle East going through its bleakest ...

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Tsipras Kicks Off Bailout Pitch with Math Already in Question

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras started his pitch for a bailout that’s sparked a revolt in his own party and is struggling to get off the ground as international officials ask new questions about the country’s finances. As Tsipras went on national television to argue for a deal that he only agreed to with “a knife on my neck,” European ...

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Congress promises rough ride for any nuclear deal with Iran

The top Republican in the U.S. Senate cast doubt on Sunday on whether President Barack Obama would be able to win approval in Congress for any nuclear deal with Iran, and some Democrats also expressed reservations. “I think it’s going to be a very hard sell, if it’s completed, in Congress,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told “Fox News Sunday”. ...

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