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

He struck a deal with world powers two years ago to curb Iran's nuclear program in return for the lifting of most economic sanctions. They had thrown their support behind Raisi to safeguard its interests. In a debate last week he accused Raisi of seeking to "abuse religion for power". "It's about 10 or 20 years that people in Iran want to change the condition in Iran ", Asheri said.

Donald Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia for first trip overseas as president

The two countries will also sign a defense cooperation agreement and private sector agreements Saturday which are meant to create tens of thousands of new jobs in the USA defense industry. The president was already under attack for firing Comey in the midst of an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Russia's role in the 2016 election and possible collusion with Trump campaign members.

Beijing denies 'unprofessional' intercept of US plane

The Chinese jets came within 150 feet (45 meters) of the USA plane - with one of the Su-30s flying inverted, or upside down, directly above the American plane - CNN reported, citing unidentified US defense officials. Speaking earlier, Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said: "We hope that the USA side can respect China's reasonable security concerns".

Ukrainians signing petition to president against banning Russian web sites

Some worldwide observers agreed, but others were critical.Reporters Without Borders, a nonprofit promoting press freedom, condemned the decision as a violation freedom of expression while Antonin Shekhovtsov, an expert on Russian disinformation at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, said Ukraine was going "Russia's way".The episode was another reminder that the conflict continues to prove intractable, despite the two peace deals signed in 2014 and 2015.

US Deputy AG Rosenstein to Brief House Members on Trump-Russia Probe

The president claimed he was the target of the "greatest witch hunt" in USA political history and complained that the campaign against him was dividing the country . "The committee looks forward to receiving testimony from the former director on his role in the development of the Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 USA elections, and I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media", Burr, a ...

Macron unveils his cabinet

Macron held a defense council including the defense minister and the military chiefs to focus on security issues. François Fillon, former prime minister of France and a practicing Catholic, shocked pundits and political commentators throughout the country when he pulled ahead in the Republican party and beat out the moderate former Prime Minister Alain Juppe (himself a self-described "agnostic Catholic") by a wide margin.

Trump denies collusion with Russian Federation but says he 'speaks for himself'

Given everything we know about and have seen of Donald Trump over the past almost two years as a candidate and now as a president, it seems not only highly plausible, but a near certainty, that Trump would do anything he pleased to discredit or, better yet, end the investigation into him and his allies.

Trump Called Comey 'Nut Job;' Russia Probe Identifies Current White House Staffer

The Times report added to the impression given by Trump himself in a television interview last week in which he said the Russian Federation issue was a factor in firing Comey. Trump's meeting with Russia's foreign minister Sergey V. Lavrov and Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey I. Kislyak in the Oval Office caused a bit of controversy after reports were published claiming Trump had disclosed intelligence from an Israeli counterterrorism operation during the meeting.

White House official subject of Russia probe

Former FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify before the Senate intelligence committee after Memorial Day. Spicer said in response to the Post report , "as the President has stated before - a thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity".

Trump told Russian officials he fired 'nut job' Comey

Trump was using a negotiating tactic when he told Mr. Lavrov about the "pressure" he was under. The comments, allegedly made one day after Trump abruptly fired Comey, could fuel allegations Trump got rid of him because of the investigation into possible collusion between his 2016 presidential campaign and Russian Federation.

Head of Daesh in Afghanistan killed by US, Afghan forces

General John Nicholson, the Commander of U.S. Forces - Afghanistan, called the operation "another important step in our relentless campaign" to defeat the so-called ISIS Khorasan Province (ISIS-K), which covers both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Democratic leaders try to slow calls for Trump's impeachment

Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill. walks on Capitol Hill in Washington , Thursday, May 18, 2017, to attend a briefing of the full Senate by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein amid controversy over President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey .

Trump said firing Comey relieved 'great pressure'

Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings called Trump's reported comment "astonishing and extremely troubling". Law enforcement officials now consider a senior Trump adviser a "person of interest" in the probe, the Post reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

As 1st WannaCry deadline nears, French researchers claim cure

WannaCry garnered headlines after it managed to affect hundreds of thousands of systems globally. With a major deadline nearing for victims of the WannaCry ransomware epidemic, French IT researchers say they may have found a cure - as long as the computer hasn't been rebooted.

Police say Cornell had band around neck

A police spokesman told two Detroit newspapers that the singer was found with a band around his neck. Kiss singer Paul Stanley tweeted he was "Stunned to hear the death of Chris Cornell", while Aerosmith's Joe Perry called his passing "a sad loss of a great talent to the world".

Former FBI Director James Comey agrees to testify before Senate Intel Committee

Mark Warner, announced Friday that Comey will testify in an open setting before the committee. But it appears Comey has chosen to testify just once more before Congress. House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz of Utah announced a hearing next week for Comey to testify, but he did so before he had even made contact with Comey.

PM Nawaz likely to meet US President in Saudi Arabia

Trump is accompanied by wife Melania, daughter Ivanka, and son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner. Seated among the USA advisers were the most powerful members of the Saudi government, including Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the powerful son of the King who is advocating for major reforms in the kingdom.

Trump Reportedly Told Russians Firing Comey Abated Pressure From Probe

As I've said before, no single piece of evidence has thus far been conclusive (and each piece is vulnerable to its own rebuttals), but the evidence taken together is starting to build a case that looks an very bad lot like this: First, Trump - frustrated at the FBI's investigation - strongly hinted to James Comey that he should clear Michael Flynn .

Pippa Middleton to marry James Matthews at 'society wedding of the year'

Pippa Middleton ties the knot with her financier boyfriend James Matthews today. She and hedge fund manager James Matthews married at a church in rural England. The airspace above both villages has been closed to prevent intrusive press crews from flying overhead or launching drones to get video footage. Pippa Middleton and James Matthews kiss after their wedding at St Mark's Church in Englefield, England.

Trump heads for Saudi Arabia on 1st foreign tour

The president and first lady Melania Trump landed at King Khalid International Airport around 9:45 a.m. local time after an overnight flight from Washington on Air Force One. President Donald Trump is arriving for his official welcome to Saudi Arabia. Saudi's ruling family grew deeply frustrated with Mr Obama's detente with Iran and his restrained approach on Syria.

WannaCry Ransomware Spreads to 150 Countries With New Variations

The WannaCry or WannaCrypt ransomware attack deployed a Windows exploit that the National Security Agency had used for its own purposes until it was leaked in April by the hacking group Shadow Brokers. Another government security official said no government systems were affected. "We haven't fully dodged this bullet at all until we're patched against the vulnerability itself".

'Mueller's exactly who should be leading this investigation' - former FBI official

Senator Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, said Rosenstein wasn't prepared to outline other circumstances surrounding the firing of Comey out of his belief that it could come within the territory of Mueller's investigation. Graham added that Congress will now have "severely limited" ability to conduct any investigation, and seemed to suggest that some of his colleagues on the Hill who banged the drum for a special counsel didn't fully grasp the ramifications.

Ryan: Special Counsel Is 'Perfectly Appropriate' In Russia Probe

Trump, but the White House was unaware of his decision to appoint the special counsel until minutes before the announcement was made. The previously undisclosed interactions form part of the record now being reviewed by Federal Bureau of Investigation and congressional investigators probing Russian interference in the USA presidential election and contacts between Trump's campaign and Russia.

Green vote helped NDP more than Liberals, says UBC prof

And with absentee ballots still to be counted, I am confident that they will strengthen our margin of victory. At least one seat - Courtenay-Comox - is so close it is expected to go to a judicial recount. "We'll get decisions but they will take longer, they will often be more complicated because there will be layered issues in those compromises". But Clark was somewhat contrite, acknowledging that her party had seen both its seat count and popular vote diminished, and that she may have to ...

Enes Kanter says he's been detained in Romanian airport

Erdogan's bodyguards violently attacked protesters in Washington D.C. last week, even though they posed no physical threat to the Turkish president. Erdogan was in the US last week, where his security detail clashed with protestors in Washington, D.C.

Labour gains eight points in new poll, narrowing Conservative lead

Can't we as a society, as a country, as a people do things differently and better? We are also spending money on equipment to produce weekly Facebook broadcasts. The hashtag is a reference to support the Labour leader has picked up from many United Kingdom grime artists, among them Stormzy and AJ Tracey. The Tory manifesto pledged: "We will be the global leader in the regulation of the use of personal data and the internet".

Rouhani set to win Iran presidential polls

The election is seen as a verdict on Rouhani's policy of opening up Iran to the world and his efforts to revive the economy. We won. We did not yield to pressure. The result also delivers a setback to the Revolutionary Guards, the powerful security force that controls a vast industrial empire in Iran. Election officials said the extensions to voting hours were due to "requests" and the "enthusiastic participation of people".

John McCain: Throw Turkish ambassador out of US

A USA official said Thursday that wasn't the case. "Customary worldwide law affords heads of state and members of their entourage with inviolability from arrest and detention", a State Department official told ABC News. Eleven people were injured, including a police officer , and nine were taken to a hospital, the police chief, Peter Newsham, said at a news conference Wednesday.

Melania Trump foregoes headscarf on Saudi Arabia trip

The medal, given to Mr Trump for his efforts to strengthen ties in the region, has also been bestowed on Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Theresa May and Mr Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama. A few hours later, Trump tweeted for the first time on worldwide soil as president, writing "Great to be in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia". Trump and the 81-year-old Salman were seen in friendly conversation inside the Royal Terminal at the airport just after Trump touched down.

Trump Told Russians Firing 'Nut Job' Comey Relieved 'Great Pressure'

He was insane, a real nut job", Trump said, according to the report . Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said, "I can't confirm or deny the existence or nonexistence of investigations or targets of investigations". The Flynn Intel Group was paid for research on Fethullah Gulen, a cleric who Turkey's current president believes was responsible for a coup attempt last summer.

Pres. Trump tells Russians Comey was a 'nut job'

Comey's highly-anticipated testimony, which will be slated after the Memorial Day congressional recess, comes after he was sacked by Trump May 9 amid a mounting investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election and possible ties between Trump campaign associates and the country.

Arsenal Must Not Underestimate Europa League, Says Petr Cech

An opportunity to compete with Europe's elite clubs beckons and Firmino will inevitably be working hard to ensure he is able to help his teammates out and fulfil the primary target that was set out for them at the beginning of the season. "We could not decide until now, but he feels good and he feels comfortable". Klopp remains hopeful forward Roberto Firmino will recover from the muscle problem which forced him to miss last weekend's emphatic win at West Ham in order to face Middlesbrough ...

Steve Morison fires Millwall past Bradford and into the Championship

Bradford started the second period in the same vein with a Meredith shot deflected and Rory McArdle heading over from McMahon's free-kick but Millwall had their first clear sight of goal when Gregory split the Bantams defence and Wallace drove wide with only Colin Doyle to beat.

JIT will investigate whereabouts of Sharifs' assets: Imran Khan

He said that Nawaz Sharif should be asked as who was his business partner in India. He lamented that the country is being ruled by companies owned by influential political families. Sheikh Rachid and Jahangir Tareen were accompanying Imran Khan. Separate enclosures for male and female workers have been arranged at the venue. Jehangir Tareen, in his address with participants, said the rulers have only filled their pockets to this date.

Yemeni Missile Hits Riyadh ahead of Trump Visit

President Donald Trump was expected in Riyadh at the start of his first foreign trip since taking office in January. The Houthis launched a Burkan-1 missile, a statement by their official news agency said. Houthi rebels ousted President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and seized control of northern Yemen in September 2014. National oil giant Saudi Aramco expects to sign $50 billion of deals with US companies on Saturday, part of a drive to diversify the kingdom's economy beyond oil exports, ...

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