Xinhua World News Summary at 1500 GMT, November 29

Xinhua World News Summary at 1500 GMT, November 29

VIENNA – Iran’s nuclear talks aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal resumed here on Monday after a hiatus of more than five months.

The US government under Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in May 2018 and unilaterally reintroduced sanctions against Iran. In response, Iran has gradually stopped implementing parts of its commitments to the agreement since May 2019. (Vienna-Iran-Nuclear Talks)

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STOCKHOLM – Sweden’s Riksdag re-elected Magdalena Andersson as the country’s new prime minister on Monday, after she was elected and later resigned on Wednesday.

To be elected, Andersson only needed a majority of the 349 seats MPs who did not vote against her. She was supported by 101, while 173 voted against her and 75 abstained. (Sweden-Riksdag-PM)

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ISTANBUL – A powerful southwesterly storm wreaked havoc on Monday in Turkey’s largest city Istanbul, killing two people and injuring at least nine others, local media reported.

Two people were killed when they were stuck under the broken roofs of the Esenyurt district on the European side of the city, the news agency Ihlas reports. (Turkey-Storm-Deaths)

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ISLAMABAD – Six terrorists were arrested in separate intelligence-based operations in Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province, the police’s Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) said on Monday.

The CTD in Punjab told local media that the militants were arrested in a series of operations launched in several cities in the province on intelligence information about the presence of terrorists. (Pakistan-Punjab Arrest)






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