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U.S. toughens stance on Iran, lists sweeping demands Monday, 21 May 2018

WASHINGTON/ANKARA (Reuters) - The United States on Monday demanded Iran make sweeping changes -- from dropping its nuclear program to pulling out of the Syrian civil war -- or face severe economic sanctions as the Trump administration hardened its approach to Tehran.  Full Article

Asian shares stumble as dollar strengthens, oil surges Monday, 21 May 2018 

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares skidded on Tuesday as a strong dollar sapped demand for emerging market assets while surging oil prices stoked concerns about a flare-up in inflation and faster U.S. interest rate increases.  Full Article  

Foreign media head to North Korea in sign nuclear shutdown will go ahead Monday, 21 May 2018 

BEIJING (Reuters) - A group of roughly two dozen journalists from Western and Chinese news organizations departed for North Korea on Tuesday to witness the closure of its nuclear test site, an indication that the shut-down will go ahead.  Full Article