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Rouhani wins Iran's presidential election with 23.5 million votes

Rouhani wins Iran's presidential election with 23.5 million votes Incumbent President Hassan Rouhani has won Iran's election over his hardliner rival Ebrahim Raisi, the country's Interior Minister says. Ali Asghar Ahmadi, the head of the Election Committee of Iran's Interior Ministry, who announced the nearly final results, also said that Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli would announce the final results of the election at 2:00 p.m. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump skips headscarf as she arrives in Saudi Arabia

Melania Trump skips headscarf as she arrives in Saudi Arabia At NATO and the Group of 7 summits, foreign delegations have gotten word that the new USA president prefers short presentations and lots of visual aids. Over the course of the last week, the White House has been overwhelmed by news stemming from an inquiry into the Trump campaign's alleged links to Russian Federation, and the abrupt dismissal of former FBI Director James Comey. [Full Article...]

Putin warns against 'intimidation' of North Korea after missile launch

Putin warns against 'intimidation' of North Korea after missile launch Could North Korea launch a nuclear missile? The nose cone resembles that of the KN-08 ICBM the North is believed to be developing, and the lofted trajectory tests re-entry by putting the missile through extra stress, said Joshua Pollack of the US -based Nonproliferation Review. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump told Michael Flynn to "stay strong" amid growing scandal

Had Comey considered Trump's actions to be improper attempts to politically interfere with his probe of Michael Flynn, then not only would he have been duty bound to report it at that time to Congress, but he would also have had to answer Hirono's direct question in the affirmative. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump condemns special counsel for Russian Federation probe

Representative Carlos Curbelo, a Florida Republican, said on CNN that Trump's dismissal of the investigation as a " witch hunt" was "unfortunate". With growing calls from largely Democratic lawmakers that the Trump administration could no longer credibly conduct any investigation into Russian Federation in the midst of Comey's ouster, Mueller was thrust into the picture. [Full Article...]

The exception that Saudi Arabia makes for Melania Trump

Trump, who embarked on a nine-day trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican, Belgium and Italy, said in his weekly web and radio address to the nation that he would represent the views of the American people frankly and clearly. Under the kingdom's strict dress code for women, Saudi women and most female visitors are required to wear a loose, black robe, known as an abaya, in public. [Full Article...]

Trump Reportedly Told Russians Firing Comey Abated Pressure From Probe

Capping days of political drama in Washington, Mueller's appointment came as Trump fends off a stunning series of allegations including claims he shared U.S. Both stories indicate a marked escalation of the investigation since Mr Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump forgoes headscarf in Saudi Arabia despite husband's 2015 tweet

The visit kicks off an ambitious global debut for Trump. The eight-day trip will also take in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Brussels, the Vatican, and Sicily. Meanwhile, The Washington Post reported that an unidentified senior Trump adviser was being considered a "person of interest" in the investigation. [Full Article...]

Veteran Crime Reporter Javier Valdez Killed In Mexico

He was the fifth reporter killed since March, making Mexico one of the deadliest countries for journalism at a time when murder rates are at their highest since the peak of the drug war in 2011. A contributor to AFP, Valdez had written extensively for Mexican newspapers about drug gangs in his home state of Sinaloa. "Even though you may have bulletproofing and bodyguards, (the gangs) will decide... [Full Article...]

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

Donald Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia for first trip overseas as president Trump's stop in an enthusiastic Saudi capital is the first in a nine-day, five-country swing across the Middle East and Europe. Nonetheless, Trump, whose long trail of Twitter messages often comes back to haunt him, tweeted his displeasure over Mrs. [Full Article...]

Venezuelan Women Protest Against President Maduro

Opposition leaders said 30 were injured in Thursday's student demonstrations. Borges was also cited as saying to the Times that Washington's hands-on approach under Trump could help Venezuela overcome the "classic dictatorship" led by Maduro. [Full Article...]

Trump lands in Saudi Arabia

Trump lands in Saudi Arabia The honour has also been bestowed to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Theresa May and Mr Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama. Trump can expect a warm reception when he arrives in the oil-rich kingdom for talks with King Salman, but the domestic mood was grim following news that the FBI's investigation into his campaign's ties with Russian Federation extends to a current senior Whit... [Full Article...]

Trump told Russians firing 'nut job' Comey eased pressure on investigation

In a statement released that day, the White House said Trump's decision to fire Comey was based on the recommendations of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. If Trump hoped his overseas trip - Air Force One has only been in the air for an hour or so - would help change the conversation, he's going to be very disappointed. [Full Article...]

Fired FBI Director Comey To Testify Publicly About Trump, Russia Probe

The new Times story cited a document that summarized Trump's meeting with Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and the Russian ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak. In the remarks, Rosenstein said he learned a day before Comey's firing that Trump wanted to dismiss him. Rosenstein said that though he was personally fond of Comey, “I thought it was appropriate to seek a new leader.”. [Full Article...]

Trump lashes out, calls Russian Federation investigation a 'witch hunt'

The White House said the memo is not an accurate portrayal of the conversation between Mr Comey and the President. "He knew that Comey was going to be removed prior to his removal", said Sen. Lindsey Graham, said he was convinced that Mueller's appointment would hinder Congress' probing. Jeanne Shaheen said, "his appointment should go a long way towards depoliticizing the investigation". [Full Article...]

Trinamool MP granted bail by Orissa High Court

Trinamool MP granted bail by Orissa High Court Sudip was arrested on January 3 for his alleged involvement in the Rs 17,000 crore Rose Valley Group scam which affected thousands of investors in Odisha, West Bengal and Tripura. The federal agency has already filed a chargesheet against Bandyopadhyay, framing charges against him and Tapas Pal, another Trinamool Congress MP, under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act and the India... [Full Article...]

Russian officials 'bragged over ability to influence Donald Trump before election victory'

In 2015, when Trump began his presidential run, Flynn was paid more than $30,000 to attend Moscow events, including one where he sat next to Russian President Vladimir Putin at a dinner celebrating the Kremlin-controlled RT television network. [Full Article...]

Jeb Bush on Trump: I predicted a chaos president

Jeb Bush on Trump: I predicted a chaos president Mr. Bush said a big concern is administration officials leaking information to the press. "It's hard to have a unified White House", he said. The former Florida governor and Republican presidential candidate acknowledged there are benefits to Trump's Twitter habit, including bypassing the media to get his message directly to millions of people. [Full Article...]

Trump asks Colombia's help to end Venezuela political crisis

Trump asks Colombia's help to end Venezuela political crisis Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas said Colombia has eradicated 15,000 hectares of coca cultivation so far this year, reported El Tiempo . The remarks will be Trump's first live, on-camera remarks since Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein tapped Robert Mueller to be a special counsel overseeing the Justice Department's Russian Federation probe. [Full Article...]

US Released 2 Turkish Guards Yet Probe of 'Disturbing' Conduct Continues

US Released 2 Turkish Guards Yet Probe of 'Disturbing' Conduct Continues The clip shows Erdogan emerging from a auto to watch the melee before heading inside the Turkish ambassador's residence. Roughly two dozen protesters had gathered outside of the embassy in a peaceful protest of the Turkish leader's policies on a range of issues such as his government's stance toward the Kurds and Armenians to his perceived assault on the country's democratic institutions. [Full Article...]


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