Simon Tisdall

Guardian

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Simon Tisdall is an assistant editor and foreign affairs columnist at Britain's Guardian newspaper.

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First, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Now, leaders of Catalonia, the richest province in Spain, want to declare independence.

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So many of his Department's top jobs are still unfilled that Rex Tillerson seems like a lonely Secretary of State, and as a diplomat, he's an amateur.

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Iran has until the end of this month for a final response to the UN  Security Council 's incentive package for halting the enrichment of uranium that could lead to building a nuclear…

Iran Reponds to UN Demands

Iran has until the end of this month for a final response to the UN Security Council 's incentive package for halting the enrichment of uranium that could lead to building a nuclear…

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