Iran election: Jahangiri quits, backs Rouhani

He said he considers supporting Rouhani and a vote in favor of the incumbent president. The main challenger Raisi is a close ally and protege of Khamenei, and was one of four Islamic judges who ordered the execution of thousands of political prison... More..

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White House: Trump staffer's Western Wall comment does not reflect administration policy

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vehemently denied a report on Monday that claimed he had requested of President Donald Trump that he not move the USA embassy to Yerushalayim . Israeli ultra-Orthodo...More..

North Korea's latest missile has unprecedented range, experts say
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

North Korea's latest missile has unprecedented range, experts say

The North's KCNA news agency said Sunday's launch tested its capability to carry a "large-size heavy nuclear warhead." "We are against it and consider it counterproductive, damaging, dangerous". Reaching the US...More..

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Iran sanctions 9 American firms as countermeasure

Wednesday's sanctions target Iranian military officials along with an Iranian company and China-based network accused of supplying Iran with materials for ballistic missiles, the State Department said. Trump ...More..

Fort Lauderdale Airport Melts Down After Nine Flights Canceled
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fort Lauderdale Airport Melts Down After Nine Flights Canceled

CNN reports that a total of 300 Spirit flights have been canceled over the past week. The Monday evening incident erupted after Spirit Airlines abruptly canceled nine different flights, according to CBS N...More..

Kyle Lowry says he's 'doubtful' to play Game 4 against Cavs
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Kyle Lowry says he's 'doubtful' to play Game 4 against Cavs

The Cleveland Cavaliers walloped the Toronto Raptors 115-94 on Friday night at Air Canada Centre, to take a 3-0 lead in the second-round series. Kerr doesn't travel with Warriors • Steve Kerr did not travel...More..

Pakistan lodges protest with Kabul over detention of diplomatic officials
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Pakistan lodges protest with Kabul over detention of diplomatic officials

As per Dawn , the two person, Hassan Khanzada and Syed Munir Shah were at a market when the NDS agents picked them up and took them to one of their detention centres. The incident happened amid latest efforts ...More..

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Sturgeon congratulates Macron after victory in French vote

Emmanuel Macron will be inaugurated as France's next leader on Sunday at the Elysee palace, outgoing President Francois Hollande told French television. "French people have chosen the continuity candidate", a v...More..

While Comey memo could be key, any Trump prosecution tricky
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

While Comey memo could be key, any Trump prosecution tricky

Justin Amash said when asked if the matter was grounds for impeachment. And while that government was Turkey, the money came from a Russian oligarch , who like all the Russian oligarchs keeps his fortune and...More..

May endorses Hammond after reports of rift
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

May endorses Hammond after reports of rift

Rumours have been circulating in Westminster for weeks about tensions between Hammond and Nick Timothy, May's influential co-chief of staff, who is overseeing the Conservatives' campaign manifesto. Mr Hammond a...More..

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Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Arguments presented by India, Pakistan at ICJ

India argued in a preliminary hearing at the United Nations court, formally known as the International Court of Justice (ICJ), that Pakistan violated the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations by denying the c...More..

South Korea Seeks To Reopen Communication With North Korea
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

South Korea Seeks To Reopen Communication With North Korea

Attention is being drawn to whether Seoul could resume the operation of the Kaesong Industrial Complex, which was shut down in 2016 following Pyongyang's nuclear and missile provocations. Japan will have a litt...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Oil prices dip as supply remains ample despite output cuts

The US EIA Crude Oil Inventories data (for the week ending May 12) will be released at 15:30 BST this afternoon with a consensus of -2.360M. According to OPEC's latest Monthly Oil Market Report for May, N...More..

French president to meet EU's Tusk, reveal minister picks
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

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

Security Council. Having already made conservative Edouard Philippe his Prime Minister earlier in the week, Mr Macron's pick for Economy Minister was Bruno Le Maire a pro-European, German-speaking rightist fr...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

From Crisis To Crisis: Donald Trump's Struggling Presidency

The source did not confirm the existence of more memos, but said it "stands to reason" that Comey made other notes about meetings with Trump. While some Republicans were skeptical about what was essentially ...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

House GOP leader suggested Putin was paying Trump

Only a short time before the announcement of the special counsel came out, the Washington Post reported that Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House Majority Leader (2nd behind Paul Ryan in the House GOP), said previ...More..

Lehmann hopes no Ashes boycott, urges solution to pay row
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Lehmann hopes no Ashes boycott, urges solution to pay row

So while, on the face of it, the current stand off between Australia's cricketers... "It sounds like the [Australia] players are standing firm for what they believe in". Players have voiced strong concerns, f...More..

Voices of Iranians ahead of presidential election
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Voices of Iranians ahead of presidential election

Supporters of Iranian President and candidate elections Hassan Rouhani distribute brochures ahead of the Iranian presidential election in the streets of the capital Tehran on May 17, 2017. Jahangiri's participa...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

UK's Liberal Democrats promise new Brexit vote if elected

He also announced plans to bar new diesel cars and small vans from sale in the United Kingdom from 2025 to curb harmful emissions and an uncosted scrappage scheme. In addition to repeating pledges made in the p...More..

1 more kidnapped girl rescued in addition to 82
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

1 more kidnapped girl rescued in addition to 82

Galang is doing this work in the midst of deep disappointment that her own daughter, Rifkatu, was not among the released. "We are in a mopping-up process and I believe the mop-up would be completed". But, there...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

India should join BRI for mutual interest: Chinese diplomat

President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in Beijing last Monday to attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, together with the heads of state from over 20 countries, including Russian President V...More..

House Oversight Committee wants Comey to testify at public hearing
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

House Oversight Committee wants Comey to testify at public hearing

Several Democrats and one Republican, maverick Michigan Representative Justin Amash, have said the Comey allegations could reach that level. But it is the president himself who is loose-lipped. In fact, Tru...More..

CPEC will have no implications on Kashmir issue : China
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

CPEC will have no implications on Kashmir issue : China

Ms. Hua stressed that "We would like to follow the five principles of coexistence in developing friendly relations with other countries, including our efforts in promoting regional connectivity". Asked about ad...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Netanyahu Denies Asking Trump Not to Move Embassy

The new US Ambassador, David Friedman, just arrived in Israel and his first visit was to the Western Wall where he said he "prayed for the president". Israel's right-wing had placed high hopes in Trump's pres...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

North Korea detains another USA citizen

Kim had also been working at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology , in agricultural development with its "experimental farm", the university said in a statement. "I would say that advocacy is a g...More..