Iran reformist drops out of election, supports Rouhani

Mayor of Tehran Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, a figure in the principlist political faction who struggled to drum up support for his presidential campaign by hammering Rouhani, chose to quit the race on Monday in favor of Raeisi. Ghalibaf and Raisi clashed with Rouhani during last Friday's nationally televised debate. For the past several months the ultra-conservative camp has been vocal in its criticism of Mr.

Why Trump's combative trade stance makes US farmers nervous

The earliest talks will begin is August 16. A principal reason these talks could grow in scope is because of the U.S.'s chosen venue for updating the deal. Shortly after Lighthizer's appointment, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said she expected Lighthizer would spend "a bit of time" in consultations before formally triggering the 90-day countdown.

Trump Cancels Masada Trip Because He's Not Allowed To Land his Hilicopter

Newsweek , citing Israel's Channel 2 , reported that the president declined to have the helicopter land at a nearby airbase, where he would be required to take a cable auto up to the historic site. The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined to comment, referring any matters involving Trump's schedule to the US government.

President Trump Denies Asking Comey To Scuttle Flynn Investigation

On Wednesday, a special counsel was appointed by the Department of Justice to oversee the investigation. The DOJ announcement comes as new reporting from NBC indicates that top Trump lieutenants Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn are emerging as key figures in the investigation.

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court

The new sanctions package was aimed at stepping up pressure on supporters of the leftist government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro amid growing USA concern over a crackdown on mass street protests . Maduro's Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez said Wednesday the government was sending troops to the western region of Tachira to quell violence there.

Trump denies telling Comey to back off, bashes former Federal Bureau of Investigation director

No". During a joint appearance with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Trump called the federal investigation into his campaign's possible ties to Russian officials who interfered in the USA election "ridiculous" and made a point of noting he got a "very very strong recommendation" from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein regarding Comey's termination.

Britain's Labour launches 'radical, responsible' election manifesto

Speaking to the Politico website Mr McCluskey had said the scale of the task for Labour was "immense" and admitted: "I don't see Labour winning". "Who just want us to be getting on with the job of governing and changing people's lives".

Theresa May labelled 'scared' by fellow leaders for skipping TV debate

While Green Party leader Caroline Lucas said she does not want tougher border controls and wants to keep free movement with the EU. The leaders of five political parties have taken part in a live general election TV debate. According to the Daily Mirror , it "looked like the worst episode of Take Me Out ever", while The Independent's John Rentoul says it was "less interesting than a discussion among random people on Twitter or down the pub".

Trump has reportedly punted on moving the Israeli embassy

A timeline recently passed out to members of Congress said that because the operation would not be executed until after Trump was in office, Rice asked for Trump to sign off on it, but Flynn said to wait, and he ultimately rejected the plan, reports McClatchy's Vera Bergengruen .

Macron's first non-Europe trip focuses on fighting extremism

New Sports Minister Laura Flessel arrives for the first weekly cabinet meeting under new French President Emmanuel Macron , Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Elysee Palace in Paris . Most of the extremist groups in the region trace their origins to al-Qaida's North Africa branch. France now has more than 4,000 soldiers in the West African nations of Mali , Niger , Chad , Burkina Faso and Mauritania as part of Operation Barkhane, which former French President Francois Hollande said is meant ...

Trump calls himself the victim of an historic 'witch-hunt'

After the White House put out a subdued statement on Wednesday night about former FBI Director Robert Mueller being named special counsel, Trump publicly vented on Thursday morning about the new probe. The White House Counsel's office represents the presidency, but aides are making the case to Trump that he needs an outside legal team for this probe.

The Trump administration just formally triggered its effort to renegotiate NAFTA

Under Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which Congress approved in June 2015 and which covers trade agreements reached before July 1, 2018, the administration is required to give lawmakers 90-days' notice prior to entering talks on a trade deal that would require changes in US law needed to comply with the agreement.

Did an Ohio Schoolteacher Lose an Eye in a Fidget Spinner Accident?

Fidget spinners may help distract children who suffer from anxiety but are too distracting to be used at school, she says. Another common thread involves people using some fidget objects - like a favorite smooth stone - to calm themselves down, helping them achieve a more relaxed, contemplative, even mindful state.

"The time has come:" House Oversight Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz to resign

Chaffetz said last month that he would not seek re-election in 2018 and that he was considering leaving office early. Chaffetz, whose term ends January 3, 2019, said will step down effective June 30. Chaffetz's departure opens up one of the most powerful and closely scrutinized posts on Capitol Hill - the House majority's chief inquisitor - amid serious questions about wrongdoing at the highest levels of the Trump administration.

Man who ran over pedestrians was 'hearing voices'

The auto finally came to rest with two of its wheels in the air, leaning on a lamppost and steel barriers meant to block vehicles from getting onto the sidewalk, ending the incident. He was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated in 2008 and 2015, police Commissioner James O'Neill said. He was in custody, and it wasn't clear if he had an attorney yet who could comment on his behalf.

Chaffetz will resign, raising doubts about Trump probe

Washingtonian reported last week that Chaffetz has been telling fellow House Republicans that he will join Fox News, possibly as soon as July. Jason Chaffetz wrote in a tweet that Comey will be invited to a hearing scheduled for May 24.

ICJ asks Pakistan not to execute Jadhav

He said that the decision is a major victory for India. In the month of April, a rare move was taken by Pakistan's Field General Court Martial (FGCM) under the Pakistan Army Act (PAA) which has resulted in awarding the death sentence to the alleged Indian spy Kulbushan Yadav.

European Union says Philippines declines new EU grants

Economic secretary Ernesto Pernia added to the confusion by saying the announcement of rejecting aid may just be a response by Duterte to the criticism and he may retract it. "As far as I know, the recommendation came from the DOF [Department of Finance], so it's not entirely accurate that they were not consulted", he said.

Syria burning 50 bodies per day after Mass Execution

An Israeli minister says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is to blame for the sufferings of the Arab state and should be assassinated, a day after the USA leveled fresh allegations against the Damascus government. Somehow, in the midst of all, this official Washington has lost sight of a far greater tragedy - the report (first noted in The New York Times two days ago) that the USA government has concluded that Syria is building a crematorium to burn the bodies of prisoners it has executed in ...

Enda Kenny has officially announced his resignation

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. Unsettled colleagues are banking on a new leader reviving their fortunes after falling marginally behind rivals Fianna Fail in most surveys. In 2002, party leader Michael Noonan led Fine Gael to its then worst performance, losing 23 seats. Many consider ministers Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney to be the favourites to fill the vacancy.

US, Europe discuss new laptop ban on flights

Both IATA and ACI Europe are urging information sharing between Europe and the USA, as well as more controlled, short-term measures, instead of an extended and far-reaching ban. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and his European counterpart Violeta Bulc . It's estimated roughly two-thirds of travellers on transatlantic flights fly with an electronic device larger than a cellphone, which would mean checking all carry on bags would require an increase in security.

Kapil Mishra's attacker member of BJYM, claims AAP

The first against Arvind Kejriwal for involving in corruption. The party trashed his allegations and the AAP's Political Affairs Committee (PAC) met in the evening and took the decision to suspend Mishra who was sacked as minister on Saturday.

Trump administration announces plans to renegotiate NAFTA

There was a faction within the White House, probably led by Mr Bannon and involving Peter Navarro who now heads his Trade and Industry Office in the White House, was encouraging the President to rescind the North American Free Trade Agreement but there was pushback from within the White House.

Trump denies asking Comey to end Flynn investigation

Reporters pressed the Colombian president to comment on Trump's " America First " policy and the proposed southern border wall, but Santos sidestepped controversy by praising cooperation with the USA in ending the decades-long conflict in his country.

Trump claims 'witch hunt'; GOP puts hope in special counsel

In a brief statement, Mueller said , "I accept this responsibility and will discharge it to the best of my ability", CNN reported . Mueller is the man Rosenstein tapped Wednesday to head the U.S. President Donald Trump, right, listens as Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, left, speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House , Thursday, May 18, 2017 , in Washington.

Actress Lisa Riley hopes BBC drama Three Girls 'will help thousands'

Rob Sandy wrote: "Got to say I thought Maxine Peake was at her absolute best in Three Girls". The real life counterparts worked closely with the show to cover the distressing events. "Whereas this is too much - it made me really angry while I was playing her". Later in the show, former detective Maggie Oliver, who helped expose the sex ring and the failures of the police force in the process of investigation the victims' claims, appeared on the talk show to discuss her experience.

Victim in Times Square crash was 18-year-old tourist from Michigan

Charges against the driver are pending. The conditions of those injured are unknown, WABC said. The 22 injured are receiving treatment in nearby hospitals. "The girl who was walking next to me died". "I wanted to kill them". Annette Proehl, who is from Pennsylvania, was in Times Square with a group of children on a field trip when she heard the speeding vehicle approach, with people screaming.

Sen. Mike Lee Says Trump Is 'Fully Cooperating' With Russia Investigation

The White House has already started having conversations with some of the candidates but, "the list is fluid and could change", the officials told ABC News on Friday. Thompson also served as US attorney for the Northern District of Georgia and held several high-level positions at PepsiCo. Abbate is a senior official at the FBI, now responsible for the bureau's criminal and cyber branch.

Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe

In fact, a Trump-appointed Federal Bureau of Investigation director is the last person in the world who should have access to information and files related to Russian meddling in the last presidential campaign. But Thursday morning's tweets indicate that Trump will handle the news of a special counsel the way Trump handles all controversies - with a vigorous and potentially self-destructive fight.

Death And 22 Injured After Vehicle Speeds Over Pavement In Times Square

A auto traveling through Times Square has driven into a crowd of pedestrians, injuring several people. Richard Rojas , 26, of the Bronx, was arrested after a Planet Hollywood bouncer reportedly took him down. The White House says that President Donald Trump has been "made aware" that a vehicle plowed into a crowd of pedestrians in Times Square and that he will continue to receive updates as the situation unfolds.

French president to meet EU's Tusk, reveal minister picks

In an unprecedented move for post-war France , Emmanuel Macron has fulfilled his promise of being a reunifying President by naming a right-wing politician outside of his own party as prime minister. Le Drian, another Socialist, brings deep experience that could prove valuable to the untested 39-year-old president. Goulard previously worked as an adviser to Romano Prodi when Prodi served as president of the European Commission - the executive arm of the EU.

CO man expected to be released from prison, arrested by ICE

Lima-Marin was supposed to serve the sentences for his crimes consecutively. Lima-Marin's attorney said he should be released Wednesday or Thursday. "So we're not technically saying you're released and then [we] hold them". Instead, he called her to tell her that he was being held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He was released, improperly, in 2008. "I thank him from the bottom of my heart", she said.

Trump denies that he requested Comey end investigation into Flynn

Adding to a possible obstruction charge was the staggering revelation on Tuesday of this week that, in mid-February, on the day after Trump fired his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, he asked Comey to call off the FBI's investigation of Flynn.

Senators: Rosenstein knew of Comey firing before memo

That would surely include Trump's firing last week of FBI Director James Comey . She added that Rosenstein declined to provide details about Comey's dismissal because she said Rosenstein is anxious to give wide latitude to former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who Rosenstein appointed as special counsel Wednesday to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks, killing 1

In the Bronx, neighborhood acquaintances said Rojas was a friendly man who had been having problems. US Navy records show he spent two months in a military prison in Charleston, South Carolina, in the summer of 2013, but did not say why. "She would always text me back as quick as she could and when I didn't hear from her or her friend, I knew something awful happened", West said. "He just got his auto back, a Honda", Jose Medrano , 27, told the publication.