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Iran's President Rouhani wins 2nd term by a wide margin

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is saying that the message of Friday's election that gave him another four-year term is one of Iran living in peace and friendship with the world. "A lot of investors I hadn't heard from for three months were suddenly phoning me this morning". The Instagram account of Rohani backer and former reformist President Mohammad Khatami, whom Iran's authorities have banned from appearing in the media, showed a picture of Rohani making a victory sign with the slogan, ... Read More »

Trump willing to use engagement on N.Korea crisis -S.Korea envoy

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North Korean propaganda must be considered with wariness - Pyongyang has threatened for decades to reduce Seoul to a "sea of fire", for instance - but Monday's claim, if confirmed, would mark another big advance toward the North's goal of fielding a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the USA mainland. Read More »

What's next for Iran after President Hassan Rouhani's win?

The hardline forces behind Iran's arbitrary arrests and spiking executions may not answer to Rouhani directly, but the Iranian people who elected him expect him to do more in his second term to bring about change. "Great people of Iran", Rouhani wrote on Twitter , in Farsi , "you're the winners of the election". Speaking at a joint news conference with his US counterpart in Riyadh , Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Iran's presidential election was an internal matter. Read More »

Trump seeks to move past US troubles on first trip abroad

The White House official was described as a senior adviser who is close to the president, but sources would not identify the official's name, The Post reported . The White House announced the "largest single arms deal in United States history" worth US$110 billion (Dh404bn) for Saudi purchases of U.S. defence equipment and services. Read More »

Pippa Middleton Marries James Matthews - All the Details!

Also among the congregation of the 12th century church in Englefield, Berkshire, was Pippa's controversial uncle Gary Goldsmith and Lady Gabriella Windsor, daughter of Prince and Princess Micheal of Kent, but missing was Harry's U.S. The wedding ceremony was scheduled to begin at 11.30am, and guests had begun arriving at the intimate parish church around an hour beforehand. Pippa Middleton is set to marry a wealthy financier with a party of senior royals, including her sister, looking on. Read More »

Federer attends Pippa Middleton and James Matthews wedding

Surprisingly, Prince Harry's girlfriend actress Meghan Markle didn't attend the service. Pippa Middleton's Giles Deacon-designed wedding dress has been widely praised by bridalwear experts. By all accounts, and despite some pre-wedding worries from mum about whether they'd behave, the two royal children apparently carried off their wedding duties with aplomb. Read More »

Chelsea Manning shows look as woman after prison release

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Espionage Act, among other charges. Ms Manning, 29, a former army intelligence analyst, posted a picture of herself on social media on Thursday with short blonde hair, lipstick and mascara, wearing a V-neck navy blue top with white trim. She made several suicide attempts while in prison. Manning has been chronicling her first days of freedom on her Instagram, including her first post-prison pizza and a champagne toast. Read More »

Russian government promotes conspiracy surrounding murdered DNC staffer

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Before his death, Seth Rich was investigating several cases involving the DNC's electoral fraud and voter suppression, and was set to testify on the case of Hillary Clinton's email investigation. National Fox News personality Sean Hannity tweeted and ran segments about the murder and Wheeler's claims, further fueling the conspiracy theories. Read More »

Trump lands in Saudi Arabia

A five story image of Trump's face was projected on the exterior of the hotel he'll stay in when he arrives, and large billboards of Trump and King Salman lined the highway from the airport. It is the president's first foreign visit since his inauguration. Marwan Kabalan, an analyst at the Doha Institute's Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, told Al Jazeera the USA and Saudi Arabia will discuss a strategic plan aimed at countering "extremism" as an ideological battle. Read More »

Western Wall Not Part of Israel

It maintained that while "the comment that the Western Wall is part of the West Bank was received with astonishment", the Israeli government "is certain that the comment contradicts President Trump's policy as expressed in his fierce opposition to the latest UN Security Council resolution", which criticized the Israeli presence in eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank. Read More »

Trump administration keeps Iran deal alive, but with new sanctions

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The most recent waiver, issued by former Secretary of State John Kerry in December, was set to expire this week. During his presidential election campaign, Candidate Donald Trump vowed to "dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran". It came days before Trump's deadline to make a decision on whether to issue waivers temporarily suspending some anti-Iran sanctions. The dual track sanctions policy shows that the major review of U.S. Read More »

Trump branded Comey 'nut job' as investigation points at White House

Trump made the remarks to reporters in the Oval Office with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger after a closed meeting with Russia's foreign minister. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the senior Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, described the possibility of a cover-up as the third branch of an investigation that began as a look at Russian meddling in the election and broadened into whether members of the Trump campaign had cooperated in that effort. Read More »

Trump threatens to cancel press briefings, says Spicer 'gets beat up'

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Asked by a reporter at the daily briefing about that tweet, White House press secretary Sean Spicer repeatedly said, "The president has nothing further to add on that". 1; No. 2, I don't know how it got out there because I didn't ask that question". President Trump threatened former FBI Director James Comey around the possibility that their private conversations were recorded. Read More »

Cornyn Could Face Senate Resistance If Tapped By Trump To Lead FBI

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Breaking news, severe weather, daily forecasts, entertainment news, all of the day's important events to keep you up to date wherever you are. The petition accused Cornyn, the No. In the Senate, Cornyn will remain majority whip. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), who did not interview for the job, also took himself out of the running on Monday, stating he "would not be the right person" for the job. Read More »

James Comey Once Hid in a Curtain to Avoid President Trump

Sources close to the investigation told the Post that the current White House official is someone very near Trump, but did not identify the individual. That was two days after Rosenstein named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to investigate possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Netanyahu pushes back against claim he asked Trump not to move embassy

Reuters reported on Trump's comments of several weeks ago, when he said "I want to see peace with Israel and the Palestinians", adding "ask me in month about that", as to whether he will use a late May trip to Israel to declare usa recognition of the entire city of Jerusalem as the Jewish nation's rightful capital. Read More »

Time cover depicts White House being overtaken by Russian Federation

Nonetheless, White House lawyers have consulted impeachment experts and begun researching the precise legal proceeding involved in impeachment, according to CNN's sources. It's spy movie stuff, and although it's hard to measure just how successful these efforts were, Donald Trump - against seemingly all odds - is President. Read More »

More troops deployed as Canada braces for worse flooding

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Montreal, Quebec's largest city, declared a state of emergency on Sunday and the military was sent in to assist. Homes were already evacuated in that neighbourhood, as well as on the two nearby islands, Ile-Bizard and Ile-Mercier. Western Nova Scotia and parts of Labrador can expect between 25 millimetres and 50 millimetres of rain over the weekend. "It's above flood stage in several areas from Fredericton down south", said Robert Duguay, a spokesperson with the province's emergency ... Read More »

Comey set to testify publicly about why Trump fired him

Trump, accompanied by wife Melania, walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Friday. Yates confirmed reports that she had told the White House, six days into Trump's administration, that Flynn, a former military intelligence chief, had not been honest with Vice President Mike Pence about his discussions with the Russian ambassador to Washington , leaving him vulnerable to leverage from Moscow. Read More »

Russians Bragged They Could Use Flynn Relationship To Influence Trump

A former Obama official told CNN that the intercepted communications amounted to "a five-alarm fire". After he was sacked as national security adviser, Flynn registered as a foreign agent with the Justice Department. The White House and advisers to the campaign have since confirmed four meetings between Mr Kislyak and Trump advisers during that time . It now appears that Moscow had been cultivating Flynn for months before he became a member of the Trump administration. Read More »

TODAY'S THE DAY: Pippa Middleton's wedding at Englefield

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Kate - whose children, 3-year-old Prince George and 2-year-old Princess Charlotte, were a page boy and bridesmaid at Pippa's wedding - spent a lot of time organizing the kids on Saturday, and was even photographed adorably shushing them before entering the church. Read More »

Parents of released Chibok girls arrive in Abuja

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Parents of the 82 Chibok schoolgirls who were released after being held for more than three years by Boko Haram have arrived in Abuja to reunite with their children. Jihadists from the group aligned with Daesh abducted the girls from their school and held a lot of them captive for more than three years. Both batches of girls were freed by Boko Haram in a swap deal with the federal government after negotiations with the terrorist group. Read More »

What Is the New Silk Road? China's New $1 Trillion Trade Initiative

Rather, it aims to complement the development strategies of countries involved by leveraging their comparative strengths. The positive new prospect of United States-Russia de-escalation and military-to-military cooperation in Syria, along with the Astana process, now puts stabilization of the entire Southwest Asia region in sight. Read More »

King of the Netherlands is literally the flying Dutchman

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He said he often takes up the co-pilot seat for short flights around Europe. 'You have an aircraft, passengers and crew. He would have preferred long-haul destinations but the need to be available for royal duties in an emergency ruled out spending nights away, he told De Telegraaf . Read More »

Saudi Arabia retaliates for rocket attack by Houthis

The U.S. has provided intelligence, weaponry, and combat services to aid the Saudi-led coalition's campaign. In the same context, the Yemeni capital of Sanaa has been witnessing intensive buzzing for about an hour, as Saudi Air Force launched intensive raids on missile bases in Attan mountain near Presidential Palace of Sanaa. Read More »

Ousted FBI chief to brief senators in public hearing

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Comey is expected to speak before the committee after Memorial Day, but a date has not yet been set. The announcement late Friday from committee Chairman Richard Burr, of North Carolina, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, the Virginia Democrat, came hours after the Washington Post reported that the FBI's Russian Federation investigation had identified a senior White House adviser close to the president as a significant person of interest. Read More »

Trump Told Russians He Fired 'Nut Job' Comey Because Of Investigation

Richard Burr, and the ranking Democrat, Sen. The date of the hearing has not yet been set. As previously reported on The Root , President Donald Trump fired Comey on May 9. An unnamed American official read out a summary of the meeting to the Times . (Trump wrote in Comey's termination letter that Comey had told him on three separate occasions that he was not being investigated, assurances that sources close to Comey denied he ever made.) But, as the Times reported, the meeting ... Read More »

WikiLeaks' Assange claims victory after Sweden drops rape investigation

In other words, Assange is wanted in the U.S. over the leaking of military and diplomatic documents, and is not leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy anytime soon. "UK refuses to confirm or deny whether it has already received a U.S. extradition warrant for Julian Assange". Now the United States, CIA's Director (Mike) Pompeo and the USA attorney general have said that I and other WikiLeaks staff have no rights, we have no First Amendment rights, and that my arrest and the arrest of our other staff is ... Read More »

Russia 'Attempted to Dissuade' Syrian Army From al-Tanf Before Coalition Strikes

US-led coalition aircraft have bombed a convoy of pro-Syrian government forces in a remote area near the border with Jordan, US and rebel officials say. The jets then fired warning shots to get the vehicles to turn back, Pentagon officials said. US officials said an agreement existed with Russian Federation on a so-called "deconfliction" area around Tanf garrison, meant to avoid an accidental clash of forces. Read More »

Comey agrees to testify before Senate intel committee

Rosenstein's revelation is significant. Earlier this week, Burr and Warner made that invitation formal, inviting Comey to appear before the committee in both an open and closed session, despite Comey's indications that he wanted to appear only in an open setting. Read More »

US President Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia

A month after Donald Trump called for a "total and complete shutdown" of Muslims entering the United States, a hijab-wearing American named Rose Hamid stood up in the grandstands a few rows behind the presidential candidate. Saturday night, he'll attend a royal banquet at Murabba Palace followed by a tour of the National Museum. Mr Trump will addresses the leaders of Arab and Muslim nations in Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Read More »

France will continue working alongside Africans - Macron

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He is also asking Germany to provide more support to French-led efforts to eradicate them. As president, he is expected to continue his predecessor's policy regarding military presence in West Africa. Macron also promised French troops: "I won't risk your lives for nothing. but my determination when in action will be total". Macron said he had discussed stepping up cooperation in Mali with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday and she had been supportive. Read More »