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MOSCOW -- The United States has no rights to restore United Nations (UN) sanctions on Iran as it has withdrawn from the Iran nuclear deal and failed to honor its obligations, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said.

The United States continues its "dangerous" steps in the UN Security Council in hope of realizing its own anti-Iranian plans, the ministry said in a statement Friday on the U.S. "illegal actions" to restore lifted sanctions against Iran. (Russia-US-Iran Sanctions)

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ATHENS -- Turkey's decision to turn the Chora museum, a former Byzantine Greek Orthodox church, into a mosque is "totally condemnable," the Greek Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

After Hagia Sophia and despite international reaction, it is now brutally insulting "the character of another monument of UNESCO's cultural heritage within the Turkish territory," said the ministry. (Greece-Turkey -Kariye Museum)

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BRASILIA -- Brazil saw 131,010 formal jobs added in July, the first uptick in job creation since March, the Ministry of Economy said in a statement on Friday.

With 1,043,650 new hires and 912,640 dismissals, the job additions interrupted the negative sequence that has been observed since March, when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the country. (Brazil-COVID-19-Job)

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KIGALI -- Rwanda's investment authority said Friday that it expects to raise more awareness of Rwandan coffee among Chinese consumers as coffee export to China is on the rise.

The rise is being achieved through online sales with popular celebrities as livestreaming hosts on Chinese social media platforms, said Rwanda Development Board in a written response to Xinhua on Rwanda's coffee export ahead of the third China International Import Expo scheduled for November. (Rwanda-China-Coffee) Enditem

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