A UN special rapporteur, who has raised a firestorm by condemning the assassination of Iranian Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, has once again denounced the United States' sheer disregard for international law.
UN expert: Faced with an assassination similar to Gen. Soleimani’s, West would declare war
Polish President Andrzej Duda squeezed past his Europhile rival to win reelection, official results showed on Monday, but the narrow victory puts his allies in the right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party government on the back foot.
Poland's president narrowly wins election
On the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the only declared genocide in Europe since World War II, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif blasted Europe for failing to meet its duties to prevent the tragedy.
Srebrenica genocide 25 years on: Iran slams Europe's failure to uphold duties
Germany's 16 states are planning to take on €95 billion ($107 billion) in new debt as part of their spending efforts to cushion the economy from the worst of the coronavirus shock, Der Spiegel magazine reported.
German states to borrow €95b to cushion virus fallout
The Iranian ambassador to the Netherlands described a recent Western-backed motion against Syria in the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) as “unacceptable, unbalanced, and politically-motivated”.
Iran: Anti-Syria motion in OPCW ‘unacceptable, politically-motivated’
The Trump administration announced additional duties of 25% on French cosmetics, handbags and other imports valued at $1.3 billion in response to France’s digital services tax, but would hold off on implementing the move for up to 180 days.
US slaps French goods with 25% duties in digital tax row
Serbian police have detained 71 people after clashes during the fourth night of anti-government protests that were initially sparked by the announcement of a new coronavirus lockdown, a senior police official said Saturday.
Serbia police detain 71 after 4th night of protests
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson warned there would be “effective” retaliatory measures if the European states gave in to the US pressures for extending a UN arms embargo on Iran that is going to expire in October.
Iran warns Europe of retaliatory measures over arms ban extension
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will pay a visit to Iran after the normalization of situation caused by the coronavirus outbreak, Iran’s envoy to Belgrade said.
Serbian president to visit Iran
Fitch Ratings affirmed Italy’s debt rating, giving the country a respite as the government struggles to stem the impact of the coronavirus on the economy.
Italy gets respite from Fitch, retains investment-grade rating

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