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Simon Tisdall

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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.

Can the nations of Europe keep it together?

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.

Is America's "pivot to Asia" a thing of the past?

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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