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Asian stocks rise, oil soars on Iran sanctions worries

By Annabelle Liang / Associated Press SINGAPORE — Asian stocks mostly rose Tuesday and oil prices soared to their highest level since October after the U.S. said it would soon impose sanctions on all buyers of Iranian oil. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index closed 0.2% higher at 22,259.74 and the Kospi in South Korea added 0.2%…

Sudan tensions escalate after talks with military break down

By Fay Abuelgasim and Samy Magdy / Associated Press KHARTOUM, Sudan — Tensions escalated in Sudan on Monday after talks broke down between protesters and the country’s military rulers, who called for the reopening of roads blocked by sit-ins established during the uprising that drove President Omar al-Bashir from power. The protesters, who have been…