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WASHINGTON -- "I could see most likely it would be a woman ... If somebody were to ask me now, I would say that a woman would be in first place," U.S. President Donald Trump said of his nominee to replace late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The president made the remarks to reporters as he walked out from the White House South Portico to depart for a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

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MOSCOW -- "Now they are trying to force everyone to put on 'augmented reality glasses' labeled 'made in USA' and perceive what is happening around Iran and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, the Iran nuclear deal) exclusively through them. But the world is not an American computer game," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Sunday.

The statement came shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed that "the United States welcomes the return of virtually all previously terminated UN sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran" and "Sanctions are being re-imposed on Iran pursuant to the snapback process under UN Security Council resolution 2231."

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TEHRAN -- The United States lost its authority pertaining to any action in the Iranian 2015 nuclear deal when it withdrew from the accord in 2018 unilaterally, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a televised speech.

Zarif was alluding to the recent remarks of Pompeo who said Wednesday that "we will return to the United Nations to reimpose sanctions so that the arms embargo will become permanent next week."

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MAPUTO -- "Activities in the tourism sector had almost stopped completely due to the effects and restrictions related to COVID-19. With the reopening of the country's air space, we believe that normalization will return to this sector," said Mozambican Minister of Culture and Tourism Eldevina Materrula.

Some 3,000 workers from the country's tourism sector have already returned to work after months of hiatus due to COVID-19, according to Mozambique's national radio station RM. Enditem

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