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Second night of riots in Belfast

A second night of rioting erupted in Northern Ireland at the height of the Protestant marching season, with two police officers briefly set on fire by petrol bombs and numerous arrests, police said Wednesday. Rioters threw petrol bombs, bricks, bottles and fireworks at officers and set cars alight in the…

Iran official: Sanctions will make us self-sufficient

TEHRAN — An Iranian oil official said on Friday that the new US and European sanctions against the Islamic republic bring it closer to self-sufficiency, including in refining petrol. “The more Americans and Europeans sanction us, the closer it takes us to self-sufficiency,” Fars news agency quoted Ali Reza Zeighami,…