News Wire | August 11, 2023 Archive

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U.S. Reaches Deal With Iran to Free Americans for Jailed Iranians and Funds

By Farnaz Fassihi and Michael D. Shear | The New York Times

The United States and Iran have reached an agreement to win the freedom of five imprisoned Americans in exchange for several jailed Iranians and eventual access to about $6 billion in Iranian oil revenue, according to several people familiar with the deal.

More from WPR: What Comes Next in the Standoff Between the U.S. and Iran?

6 Colombians Arrested in Assassination of Presidential Candidate in Ecuador

By José María León Cabrera, Julie Turkewitz and Genevieve Glatsky | The New York Times

The six suspects arrested in connection with the assassination of a presidential candidate in Ecuador are Colombian nationals, Ecuador’s interior minister, Juan Zapata, said Thursday, marking another twist in a killing that has rocked a nation consumed by violence fueled by drug trafficking.

More from WPR: A Surge in Crime and Violence Has Ecuador Reeling

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