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Iran to restart nuclear enrichment if no EU oil sales

Iran will restart enriching uranium to near weapons-grade levels unless the EU starts buying its oil in line with a 2015 accord, the country's atomic energy chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, told Reuters. "If we cannot sell our oil and we don't enjoy financial transactions, then I don't think keeping the deal will benefit us," he said. EU firms are wary of Iranian oil after the US threatened them with sanctions.

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Bulgarian 'EU passports' whistleblower wants justice

Katya Mateva, a former director in Bulgaria's ministry of justice turned whistleblower, says high-ranking politicians behind a scam leading to Bulgarian citizenship are likely to go unpunished.

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EU leaders said they can do no more than reassure the UK they do not want to trap it over Ireland, but May might need more than that to get the Brexit deal through parliament.

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