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Russia to arm Belarus with nuclear-capable missile systems

Moscow (The Times Groupe)- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that Kremlin plans to give Belarus the Iskander missile system, which is capable of firing missiles with nuclear warheads.

Tehran suggests Qatar most likely venue for Iran-US nuclear deal talks

Tehran (The Times Groupe)- Iran and the US will likely hold talks in Qatar, mediated by the European Union, to close the remaining gaps in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal framework, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Kaliningrad at center of new crisis between Russia and West

Moscow (The Times Groupe)- Kaliningrad, an exclave of Russia located in the Baltic Sea and separated from the country by Lithuania, Latvia, and Belarus, has caused a new regional crisis.

U.S. stock market closes higher following positive data

EconomyU.S. stock market closes higher following positive data

New York (Times Of Ocean)- U.S. stocks end the week higher after positive employment numbers.

In March, the US economy added 431,000 jobs, while the unemployment rate fell to 3.6%, its lowest level since February 2020.

The US manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 58.8 in March from 57.3 in February.

Dow Jones industrial average rose 140 points, or 0.4%, to 34,818.

The S&P 500 rose 15.45 points, or 0.34%, to close at 4,545.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq increased almost 41 points, or 0.29%, to 14,261.

As of 2115GMT, the dollar index was at 98,843, up 0.04% over the previous close.

Turkey’s benchmark stock index was up 0.82% to 2,230.35 points.

Stocks in Asia ended mixed amid concerns about inflation and the Russia-Ukraine war, while those in Europe gained.

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