World News Briefs — February 23, 2021 (Evening Edition)


DW: Iran stops sharing nuclear site footage as uranium stockpile grows
Iran has said it will stop sharing video footage of its nuclear facilities.
The move was described by world powers as "dangerous," and came as the UN's nuclear agency said it was concerned by Iran's uranium stockpile.
Iran said on Tuesday it would stop handing over footage of nuclear sites to the UN's nuclear watchdog in response to a US refusal so far to lift sanctions imposed by former President Donald Trump.
Iran's move underlines the task facing US President Joe Biden as he tries to reverse Trump's decision to withdraw from a historic 2015 deal.
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MIDDLE EAST
Israel ‘will do everything’ to prevent Iran getting nuclear weapons, Netanyahu says.
IAEA report confirms Iran's 20 percent uranium enrichment, says no explanation given for undeclared nuclear particles.
UN nuclear watchdog is 'deeply concerned' over 'undeclared material' at Iranian site.
Iranian officials should be charged over shooting down of Ukrainian plane, UN expert says.
Rockets target US Embassy in Baghdad’s Green Zone, no casualties.
Pentagon not yet placing blame for three rocket attacks on Iraq bases housing US troops.
World Bank warns Lebanese to wait their turn for vaccines.
Israel sharing some COVID vaccines with Palestinians, Honduras, Czech Republic.
ASIA
Afghan peace talks resume, but path is anything but certain.
Afghanistan begins COVID-19 vaccination drive amid rising violence.
G7 countries condemn Myanmar crackdown on protesters.
EU's Borrell urges China to grant UN team access to Xinjiang.
China did 'little' to hunt for Covid origins in early months, says WHO document.
Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam defends China’s plans to ensure ‘patriots’ lead city.
Hong Kong considers ban on 'insults' to police, authority figures.
Nepal supreme court resinstates parliament dissolved by PM.
Facebook to reverse news ban on Australian sites, government to make amendments to media bargaining code.
Report: U.N. food aid to North Korea stalling under restrictions.
North Korea man wandered for hours in DMZ amid South's security blunders.
AFRICA
Covid infection in Lagos 'may top Africa's official total'.
Ex-interior minister declared initial winner in Niger's presidential election.
Niger opposition lashes presidential vote as 'electoral holdup'.
Hutu rebels deny killing Italian ambassador, accuse DR Congo and Rwanda.
DR Congo army displays body of killed rebel to assure public they are winning war.
Guinea launches Ebola vaccination campaign.
Hearings begin in landmark Liberia war-crimes trial.
Arms deal corruption trial against South African ex-President Zuma to start in May.
EUROPE
European companies back out of Nord Stream 2: US report.
EU tells six countries to lift Covid border restrictions.
Lifting lockdown: PM Johnson says no international travel until mid-May at the earliest.
Merkel says Germany in third wave of pandemic: sources.
WATCH Georgian police detain opposition leader & clash with his supporters during raid on party HQ.
EU sanctions Myanmar military, Russian officials; blacklists 19 Venezuelans.
Bomber who blew up Maltese anti-corruption journalist is jailed for 15 years after pleading guilty.
Last public statue of Spanish dictator Franco is removed.
AMERICAS
Intel failures compounded US Capitol riot, senators hear.
FBI warning of potential Capitol violence did not reach top security officials, they say.
Biden administration to respond to Russian hacking, poisoning in 'weeks not months'.
Collins: Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus package won't get any GOP votes in Senate.
Exclusive: Senators revive bill to combat Chinese censorship of U.S. companies.
'Deeply alarming corruption': US bill would sanction Honduran president.
Ecuadorean indigenous protesters demand presidential vote recount.
Ecuador: Violence kills dozens of inmates at three prisons.
El Chapo's wife Emma Coronel Aispuro arrested in US over 'drug trafficking'.
TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR
UN experts urge Guantanamo closure, remedies for 'torture'.
Dozens of French children await repatriation from jihadist camps in Syria.
Suit blames Saudi Arabia for attack that killed three at Florida Navy base.
ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS
Dow reverses a 360-point loss and ends day higher after Powell eases inflation fears.
Bitcoin down more than 16% to $45,615.
Bitcoin: Elon Musk loses world's richest title as Tesla falters.
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