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Iranians determine future of reforms in presidential election

Whoever wins will be faced with a more confrontational USA under Donald Trump , who has described the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as a "disaster" and imposed new punishments over the country's missile program on the eve of balloting. The deal lifted worldwide sanctions, giving Iran access to global markets. The conservative-dominated Guardian Council selected six candidates to stand in the electio... [Full Article...]

Tulsa police officer acquitted in fatal shooting of unarmed man

Tulsa police officer acquitted in fatal shooting of unarmed man In this September 24, 2016, file photo, a man holds a copy of the program for the funeral of Terence Crutcher during services to honor him in Tulsa, Okla ., Crutcher, 40, was fatally shot on September 16 by Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby. [Full Article...]

White House denies new revelations

White House denies new revelations Charles Grassley of Iowa and ranking Democratic Sen. "It can not be perceived as an effort to nullify the election by other means", said Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. Grassley added it was likely the Judiciary Committee would hold a hearing on the matter. "Both American Presidents who were subjected to impeachment proceedings in the last century - Bill Cl... [Full Article...]

US admiral: North Korea's action 'recipe for disaster'

US admiral: North Korea's action 'recipe for disaster' The Security Council, which has imposed six rounds of sanctions on the North, discussed possible further action at Tuesday's meeting. The allies agreed that dialogue with North Korea could happen under the "right conditions", Yoon said. South Korea's unification ministry expressed a need to reopen an inter-Korean communication hotline, which was severed early a year ago following North Korea's n... [Full Article...]

Experts Believe North Korea May Be Responsible For Global Cyber Attack

Malware researcher Paul Burbage of Flashpoint, a business risk intelligence company, tells NPR's Martin Kaste that so far, he hasn't seen a solid connection between the ransomware and North Korea. "However, the analysis of the February sample and comparison to WannaCry samples used in recent attacks shows that the code which points at the Lazarus group was removed from the WannaCry malware used ... [Full Article...]

Kushner Family Business Pitch In China Prompts Questions About Investor Visas

Kushner Family Business Pitch In China Prompts Questions About Investor Visas Its advertising highlights the controversial EB-5 visa program, which provides a path to a green card to foreign nationals who invest at least half a million dollars and create 10 full-time jobs. Kushner Companies appears to have learned their lesson from Saturday's event. The sister of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner urged wealthy Chinese on May 7 to buy stakes in real estate through... [Full Article...]

Car plows into Times Square crowd; 1 dead, about 20 hurt

Car plows into Times Square crowd; 1 dead, about 20 hurt The driver was tackled by pedestrians and taken into custody. "People were being hit and rolling off the vehicle", said Josh Duboff, an employee at the adjacent Thomson Reuters headquarters who jumped out of the way to avoid being struck. [Full Article...]

Khalifa International Stadium Air-conditioned Qatar World Cup stadium ready

Khalifa International Stadium Air-conditioned Qatar World Cup stadium ready As part of its revamp, Khalifa includes technology that will provide air-conditioning for fans. He said that he is excited about the final game on this stadium, noting that Qatar is doing well as the first stadium has been completed for the World Cup. [Full Article...]

No laptop ban for European Union flights heading to the US

The possible expansion of the ban, which was already imposed in March on flights to the United States from 10 mostly Middle Eastern airports, has raised concerns in Europe that it would disrupt travel with little security payoff. ban on airline passengers taking laptops into cabins, saying any security threats faced are common. For airlines, the ban could be financially devastating. [Full Article...]

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

It immediately escalated the legal stakes - and the potential political damage - for a president who has tried to dismiss the matter as a partisan witch hunt and a "hoax". His investigation will run in parallel to those being carried out by the FBI and the U.S. Congress. To emphasize the independence of his decision, Rosenstein did not notify White House counsel Donald McGahn of the appointment ... [Full Article...]

82 kidnapped Nigerian girls free after prisoner swap deal

82 kidnapped Nigerian girls free after prisoner swap deal The All Progressives Congress (APC) said it received the news of Saturday's release of 82 Chibok girls with great joy, praising President Muhammadu Buhari for the unprecedented feat. According to him, the abduction and detention of the girls in the last three years had brought extreme pain and suffering to their families, the country and people of goodwill across the world. [Full Article...]

Nigeria identifies 82 freed Chibok girls; parents await word

The 82 were released as part of a negotiation brokered by the ICRC. One of the Boko Haram factions is recognized by the Islamic State group. 8, 2017 file photo, Chibok schoolgirls, recently freed from Nigeria extremist captivity, are photographed in Abuja, Nigeria. [Full Article...]

Six beaches fail to meet European Union quality standard

Six beaches fail to meet European Union quality standard All four of Co Louth's beaches have had their bathing waters deemed "excellent", according to the latest EPA report. More needs to be done to provide greater protection to bathers at Irish beaches and in other waters vulnerable to pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said. [Full Article...]

Alberta PCs and Wildrose sign agreement in principle to unite parties

Alberta PCs and Wildrose sign agreement in principle to unite parties The new party will be called the United Conservative Party - which had the juvenile Twittersphere snickering at the acronym UCP ("you see pee", get it?). Notley has the option to call a vote earlier, but has stressed she plans to follow the law. Political scientist Lori Williams said the question is whether the unified party can appeal to mainstream voters. [Full Article...]

GOP senator: North Korea missile test 'one of most advanced yet'

GOP senator: North Korea missile test 'one of most advanced yet' North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to keep conducting nuclear and missile tests until the USA makes the "right choice", the North's state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Monday, as the rogue state continues its saber-rattling in hopes of forcing Washington into a dialogue. [Full Article...]

WADA looks for power to sanction cheating countries, sports

WADA looks for power to sanction cheating countries, sports WADA says the ITA will be a "service provider" for stakeholders in the Olympic movement. "Athletes have been here before " it's Groundhog Day", said Travis Tygart, CEO of the U.S. If enacted at the next board meeting, the rules would go on the books during the Olympics next February, though they would come into play too late for the Pyeongchang Games. [Full Article...]

Trump welcomes Colombia's president to the White House

During a press conference accompanied by Santos, Trump reaffirmed his plan to construct a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border as part of his administration's aim to stop crime and drugs from entering the United States. 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 a... [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron's cabinet: Half of France's ministers are women

Emmanuel Macron's cabinet: Half of France's ministers are women Olympic fencing champion Laura Flessel, 45, and from the French island of Guadeloupe was named Sports Minister. The far-right National Front dismissed the changes as window-dressing, accusing Macron of "recycling" politicians from the mainstream left and right. [Full Article...]

Speed May Have Been Factor In Metro-North Derailment, County Executive Says

Speed May Have Been Factor In Metro-North Derailment, County Executive Says Five of the 12-car train came off of the tracks. "At that time, there were 12 injuries". She said an investigation would determine whether the train was negotiating the curve at a faster speed. A minor derailment occurred at a slow speed in Rye, New York, according to a tweet from the Metro-North official Twitter page. The derailment cause delays of up to an hour on the Metro North New Haven l... [Full Article...]

Cover of Time shows White House overtaken by Russian onion domes

Matt Vella , Executive Editor of TIME , tweeted that this was the first time in a decade since the magazine opted for a cover without a headline. Mad Magazine tweeted, "Once More, With Stealing Dept". The meeting came a day after Trump fired the FBI Director James Comey. Then on Wednesday, the Department of Justice named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investiga... [Full Article...]


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