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Brooding Iran hardliners say they must still be heard after Rouhani win

On Friday, over 40 million people voted in the Presidential election in Iran. "As the economy is among Mr Khamenei's top priorities, Mr Khamenei will be obliged to give limited backing to Mr Rouhani's liberal economic policy like the cautious support he gave to the nuclear deal ", said an official close to Mr Rouhani's government. [Full Article...]

Graduates walk out on Pence at Notre Dame commencement

One of them displayed an inverted USA flag, a sign of protest popularized during the Vietnam War era, and the words "Are we great again yet?", a reference to President Donald Trump's campaign slogan. "We think it's in poor taste". We will respect his dignity and his right to be and espouse his ideas. The man who refuses to dine alone with any woman who's not his wife also boasts an abysmal r... [Full Article...]

Saudi king says Iran at forefront of global terrorism

Saudi king says Iran at forefront of global terrorism Trump will define the struggle against extremism as "a battle between good and evil", according to the excerpts. Trump's use of that term - rather than "radical Islam" - sends signals in this region that Trump is putting distance between Islam and the ideology that fuels terrorist groups like ISIS. [Full Article...]

India assures unwavering support to Palestinian cause

Modi said. The Palestinian president is on a four-day visit to India from May 14 to 17. Last night, while addressing an event at India Islamic Cultural Centre in New Delhi , President Abbas had said that India is a major player in global affairs and Palestine is looking forward for its continued support. [Full Article...]

Fresh representation made to prez: Justice Karnan's lawyer

Fresh representation made to prez: Justice Karnan's lawyer A bench of the seven senior-most judges headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar had on May 9 directed West Bengal police to forthwith take Justice Karnan into custody to serve the six month imprisonment awarded to him after being found guilty of grave contempt of the SC and judiciary. [Full Article...]

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha will consider options ahead of Craig Shakespeare talks

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha will consider options ahead of Craig Shakespeare talks Yet a lethargic first-half display from the outgoing Premier League champions on the back of a 6-1 humiliation at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur means he must hope Leicester's Thai owners make decisions based on the whole of his impressive audition and not its underwhelming final scenes. [Full Article...]

Rep. Cummings Slams Trump's Comey 'Nut Job' Remark

Rep. Cummings Slams Trump's Comey 'Nut Job' Remark The first one involves President Trump's conversation with Russia's foreign minister and US ambassador during their visit to the White House this month. According to McClatchyDC , Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein informed members of Congress that the Russian Federation investigation also now includes the possibility of a cover-up. [Full Article...]

Trump Invokes 'Shared Interests And Values' In Speech To Muslim Leaders

Trump Invokes 'Shared Interests And Values' In Speech To Muslim Leaders The president also denounced Iran in his speech, saying that its aggression in the Middle East had helped Syria's Bashar al-Assad regime commit "unspeakable crimes". "Religious leaders must make this absolutely clear: barbarism will deliver you no glory - piety to evil will bring you no dignity", Trump said at one point in blunt, unvarnished words to leaders of countries that are mostly defined ... [Full Article...]

UK Conservatives' support slips in YouGov poll

UK Conservatives' support slips in YouGov poll I'm full optimism for what Labour can achieve. Socialist Party members are out campaigning in support of Jeremy Corbyn's key demands: including the renationalisation of the railways and Royal Mail, more money for the NHS and the abolition of tuition fees and zero-hour contracts. [Full Article...]

Nicola Sturgeon: Conservatives 'cannot be trusted to care for our older people'

She claimed that Mr Corbyn's statement that a second independence referendum would be "absolutely fine" showed he is "too weak" to stand up for the United Kingdom. "I want everyone in our country to have the chance to live secure and prosperous lives, and reach their full potential". I will be negotiating as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. [Full Article...]

US Sanctions Members of Venezuela's Supreme Court for Power Grab

More than 40 people have been killed in nearly two months of unrest in Venezuela. A demonstrator holds a Venezuelan flag during a vigil for the victims of the clashes with the government's security forces, during protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela , Wednesday, May 17, 2017. [Full Article...]

Kulbhushan Jadhav hearing at ICJ

Kulbhushan Jadhav hearing at ICJ India urged the worldwide court in The Hague to immediately suspend the death sentence awarded by a Pakistani military court to alleged spy Kulbushan Jadhav, saying "the situation is grave" and there is a possibility that Pakistan may execute Jhadav even before the court decides the case. [Full Article...]

Indonesian soldiers killed in South China Sea exercise

Indonesian soldiers killed in South China Sea exercise Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the attempt of President Rodrigo Duterte to raise the issue of possible oil exploration in the West Philippine Sea had only caused alarm to the Chinese government. The 72-year-old Philippine leader said he was making the threat public to dispel allegations by critics, including former foreign affairs officials, that he was being soft in dealing with ... [Full Article...]

Family of Trump's son-in-law solicits Chinese funding

Kushner's sister Nicole Kushner Meyer was in Beijing Saturday, seeking $150 million in investment in a luxury apartment complex project in New Jersey, according to U.S. On Sunday Meyer was introduced in Chinese to investors as a representative of "a famed celebrity investment family". But acting sooner was better than later since investment thresholds were likely to rise come autumn and regula... [Full Article...]

Trump urges Muslim leaders to confront extremism

Trump urges Muslim leaders to confront extremism Officials spent the days before Trump's departure dealing with a steady stream of revelations about the federal investigation into his campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation and the fallout from his firing of FBI Director James Comey. [Full Article...]

Melania, Ivanka Skip Headscarves in Saudi Arabia-Despite Trump Criticism in 2015

Melania, Ivanka Skip Headscarves in Saudi Arabia-Despite Trump Criticism in 2015 Trump will tell an audience of leaders of Muslim-majority countries that he is "not here to lecture" and "not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship". He accused the kingdom of wanting "women as slaves and to kill gays" in a Facebook post and suggested they were being behind the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. [Full Article...]

Trump approves arms to Syrian Kurds despite Turkey's objection

Meanwhile, during an interview with NTV, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said that USA decision to supply weapons to Syrian Kurdish militants will "neither benefit the US nor the region". "The SDF partnered with enabling support from United States and coalition forces are the only force on the ground to successfully seize Raqqah in the near future", White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer co... [Full Article...]

Russian FM Lavrov Refutes Claims That He Discussed Comey's Dismissal With Trump

The ex-FBI chief has not spoken publicly since his surprise firing last week. "I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media", committee Chairman Sen. The White House repeated its assertion that a "thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity". [Full Article...]

Trip to Test Trump's Ambition for Middle East Peace

Trip to Test Trump's Ambition for Middle East Peace However, on the day before he left a White House official said the administration would not make the move "right now". During a visit to Israel on Monday, Trump's pick for US Ambassador to Israel, pro-settler David Friedman, chose the Western Wall as his first stop, later to meet with the Israeli prime minister who called Jerusalem the "eternal capital of the Jewish people" when greeting Fried... [Full Article...]

Trump Speech to Muslims: 'We Are Not Here to Lecture'

Trump Speech to Muslims: 'We Are Not Here to Lecture' The US president during his trip was accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump and daughter Ivanka Trump. Trump received a warm welcome from Arab leaders, who set aside his campaign rhetoric about Muslims and focused on his desire to crack down on Iran's influence in the region, a commitment they found wanting in Obama. [Full Article...]


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