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Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions

Ahmadinejad's disqualification by the conservative-run Guardian Council was no surprise - he had been advised not to run by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who said it would "polarise" the nation. During his registration, he said he stood "side-by-side" with the president. "Iranian presidents can say or do things to impact the tone of Iran's foreign policy", he added. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan to meet Trump in May

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Demirdogen said by telephone from the police station in Istanbul where his client had been taken. The opposition has complained about an unlevel playing field before the referendum and irregularities during the vote, claims echoed by election monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and by the European Union. Read More »

Exit polls see clean sweep for BJP in Delhi civic body

The election to two wards has been postponed due to the death of candidates. A total of 1,32,10,206 voters, including over 1.1 lakh first-time voters, were entitled to exercise their franchise to elect councillors for the 270 wards under the three civic bodies - NDMC (103 wards), SDMC (104) and EDMC (63). Read More »

College Student Killed During Hammer Throw at Track Meet

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Ethan Roser, 19, was volunteering at the competition around 4:15 p.m. when he was accidentally struck by a hammer during the hammer throw event, according to a statement from the school. "And the fact that he's in paradise is a great source of comfort to us". "All of Ethan's family and friends are in our thoughts as we mourn together". Read More »

Ex-Mexican governor on the run is arrested in Guatemala

Duarte has been on the wanted list over organized crime charges filed by the Attorney General in 2016. A photo released by Guatemalan police showed a bespectacled Duarte, clad in a grey shirt and black jacket-vest, being escorted by Interpol agents. Read More »

Foreign minister calls for complete denuclearization

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Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has hit back at North Korea over its threat of a nuclear strike on Australia saying Pyongyang should be investing in the welfare of its "long-suffering citizens" rather than weapons of mass destruction. Read More »

Australia and New Zealand hit back at North Korea's threat

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According to Victor Cha, the Korea Chair at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies said Saturday that, if Pyongyang conducts a six nuclear test the USA could put the regime back on its list of state sponsors of terror and punish it with tougher sanctions. Read More »

Aya Hijazi meets Donald Trump after release from Egypt

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These moments are spent zooming out on a message written above an American flag that reads "On behalf of the Trump administration and the United States of America, welcome home Aya Hijazi". Last Sunday, a court in Cairo dropped all charges against Hijazi and the others. "I asked the government to let her out". It was not until Trump moved to reset US relations with Egypt by embracing Sissi at the White House on April 3 - he publicly hailed the autocrat's leadership as "fantastic" and offered ... Read More »

Tweets About The White House Easter Egg Roll Are Hilarious

Trump also took a moment to recognize his wife for her hard work in making their first Easter in the White House a special one. Mr Trump's team was expected to hand out 18,000 wooden eggs to around 20,000 people, compared to his predecessor Barack Obama who welcomed 37,000 guests and handed out 85,000 eggs. Read More »

France votes in presidential election after eventful campaign

Mr Fillon had consistently been polling third in surveys leading up to the election. National Front leader Marine Le Pen is now one step closer to the presidency. That means France could end up with a choice between candidates from the far-left and far-right, or a far-right stalwart facing off against a political novice. Read More »

Xi urges restraint on N. Korea in phone call with Trump

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Other restrictions could include measures aimed at drying up the North's revenue sources, such as an embargo among United Nations member states on agricultural products like ginseng and seafood being imported from North Korea and a worldwide ban on the use of North Korean forced labor, Cha said. Read More »

Trump tweets about French elections

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The leader of France's far-right National Front (FN) party hopes that she will be a leading figure in this radical reordering of the global elite, which already counts the election of US President Donald Trump and the British vote to leave the European Union among its successes. Read More »

MCD polls: Low turnout as parties raise EVM doubts

The exit poll said that in North Delhi Municipal Corporation, the BJP is expected to get 87 of the 103 seats while the Congress is expected to get seven and the AAP eight seats. The party said on Sunday that "misrule" of the BJP and the breach of promises by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal are factors which will lead to its success. Read More »

Arkansas Executes First Prisoner in 12 Years

Lee, 51, was pronounced dead at 11:56 p.m. He made no final statement and did not show signs of suffering as his execution was carried out, according to the Associated Press. Numerous legal clashes over Arkansas's plan focus on use of the drug midazolam, a sedative meant to render a condemned person unconscious before other drugs induce death. Read More »

North Korean mock-up birthday video shows missiles blowing up U.S.

Developing a hydrogen bomb is also a declared priority of North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea or DPRK. "This represents a general direction that we believe is correct and should be adhered to", Lu said. The press statement would be the fifth issued this year by the council in response to ballistic missile and nuclear tests by North Korea. Since then, North Korea has continued its missile testing, including one fired just before an early April summit between ... Read More »

Alert McDonald's worker saw Cleveland suspect

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He then shot him, forever linking Lane and the victim's family. His children said they want to remember him not as the man killed in a Facebook video, but as the peaceful and kind man who loved his family, who loved to fish and who even did his daughters' hair. Read More »

Advisers: US seeks to fight IS, oust Assad

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Meanwhile, the administration is nearing completion of a review of long-term strategy to combat the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, which remains the priority over removing Assad from power. Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, agreed. "Terrorists must not be allowed to use such weapons to accuse others and pave the way for actions that are contrary to global law", said Rouhani. Read More »

Mulvaney: Democrats Obstructionism on Border Wall 'Stunning'

He also hopes to use the $1 trillion catchall spending bill to salvage victories on his campaign-promised border wall, a multibillion-dollar down payment on a Pentagon buildup and perhaps a crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with immigration enforcement by federal authorities. Read More »

Sweden Truck Attack Suspect Admits To Terrorism

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STOCKHOLM ( CNN ) - The man suspected of the Stockholm truck attack has admitted to carrying out a "terrorist crime", his lawyer said. April. 11 (ANI): The suspect of the deadly Stockholm truck attack in which four persons were killed, has confessed of committing a "terrorist crime" on Tuesday, local media reports said. Read More »

Bill O'Reilly getting fired inspired me to sing

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Prior to launching his Fox show, he hosted "Inside Edition", an entertainment news show. Described by Whoopi Goldberg as the "final nail in the coffin" of O'Reilly's career, Burgess, who was accompanied by her attorney, spoke on being approached by O'Reilly "almost immediately" after she began working as a temp at Fox News. Read More »

North Korea prepares 'pre-emptive strike' in wake of USA 'recklessness'

Leader Kim Jung-un oversaw the parade which was celebrating the 105th birthday of state founder Kim Il Sung, his grandfather. The sharp language came after President Donald Trump said that the "problem" of North Korea "will be taken care of", as speculation mounts that the reclusive state could be preparing another nuclear or missile test. Read More »

North Korea detains third US citizen

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The official said the department had no further comment due to privacy considerations. The Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang Sunday confirmed the detainment of the U.S. Since 2013, at least two other USA citizens and a British journalist have also been detained for shorter periods and then released. The Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang , the capital, said it was aware that the North had recently detained a Korean-American citizen, the Associated Press reported. Read More »

Strident Trump targets Canadian trade on energy, lumber, dairy

Trump's threat to do away with or amend NAFTA could adversely affect the economy of Canada, whose largest trading partner is the U.S. And he did not need more to say that NAFTA was "a complete disaster" for the United States. "We've had a tough time on softwood lumber for 30 years". "This has been an issue for a very long time, Trump or no Trump", she said. "I think it's great he got involved". Read More »

Russian Federation vetos United Nations resolution on Syria attack

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She spoke as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was at the Kremlin for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin following US missile strikes in Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack. The discord was on display at the very outset of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's meetings with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov . Still, Mr Tillerson sought to stress the positives from his meetings. Read More »

Venezuela protests claim three lives

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The day before a US State Department statement headed "Non Violence and Accountability During Protests in Venezuela", the US government encouraged "demonstrators to express themselves non-violently". Anti-government protesters have described it as Venezuela's "second independence day". Venezuela's public prosecutor, Luisa Ortega, a member of the ruling Socialist party, urged security forces to guarantee the ability to dissent. Read More »

US vice-president to North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

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The United States, Japan and South Korea, as well as Russian Federation and China, took part in talks with North Korea on the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula between 2003 and 2009, when Pyongyang withdrew from the talks. This comes as Trump's national security adviser said that there was an worldwide consensus on North Korea's provocation. Sam Locklear, who led the U.S. Read More »

Afghanistan observes day of mourning

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Lately, terrorists have not been feeling safe in any corner of the country as they have been subjected to and under attack of our heroic Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF). The group of 10 Taliban members - including suicide bombers - launched the surprise attack on Friday, which is prayer day in Afghanistan and other Muslim nations. Read More »

Aid workers' release is a victory for President Trump

Among those on the couches were Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter; Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law; and Dina Powell, a deputy national security adviser who traveled to Egypt this week. Hijazi and her family reportedly returned to the US on Thursday night aboard a USA government plane. According to the Washington Post , they and their co-workers were incarcerated in May 2014 on charges of child abuse and human trafficking - denounced by Human Rights Watch as a "travesty of ... Read More »

Elizabeth Thomas Returns Home To Tennessee

The lawyer said there is no doubt the girl suffered severe emotional trauma and the process of recovery is only beginning. Hotel companies alerted authorities that the two had checked in to motels in Oklahoma City and Guymon, Oklahoma, but they were gone by the time police got the tips, the complaint says. Read More »

Euro jumps, asian shares rally on French election relief

According to preliminary results announced by the French interior ministry after counting 20 million ballot papers, Le Pen is leading the first round of elections with 24.38% of the votes. "We should not underestimate the capacity of resistance of other groups within societies, which are supporting more moderate parties", said Alain Dieckhoff, head of the Center for International Research at Sciences Po. Read More »

Tax Day cometh, but not for Trump

The IRS said previous year that an audit does not prevent individuals from releasing their returns. "We'll have to get back to you on that", White House press secretary Sean Spicer said . Capitol just before they set off on a march to the National Mall in Washington . "We bring people in, we release participant lists, we give press the opportunity to come into the room, so I would respectfully disagree with that", he said. Read More »