Energy prices spike after Saudi oil attack, U.S. blames Iran

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An attack on Saudi Arabia that shut five per cent of global crude output caused the biggest surge in oil prices in nearly three decades, after U.S. officials blamed Iran and President Donald Trump said Washington was “locked and loaded” to retaliate. CBC | World News

UN nuclear official in Iran as atomic accord unravels

The acting director-general of the United Nations nuclear watchdog is in Tehran for meetings after Iran announced it would begin using advanced centrifuges prohibited by its 2015 atomic deal with world powers. CBC | World News

Macron’s diplomatic bet pays off as Trump strikes more measured tone on Iran

French President Emmanuel Macron took a calculated gamble in bringing Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to this weekend’s G7 conference — betting that the prospect of reducing tensions between Iran and the United States would outweigh the risk of irritating U.S. President Donald Trump in public. CBC | World News