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Rouhani's reelection offers economic prosperity for Iran

Many were determined to ensure Rouhani now kept his vows to improve civil liberties and reform the economy. Mr Rouhani, 68, signed a nuclear deal between Iran, the U.S. No sitting president in Iran has failed to win a second term since 1981. The election is seen as a verdict on President Rouhani's policy of opening up Iran to the world and his efforts to revive the economy. [Full Article...]

Trump Urges Mideast Nations To Drive Out 'Islamic Extremism'

You will recall that Trump often ripped Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election by suggesting that she didn't have the stamina to withstand the duties of the presidency. They're not allowed to drive in the country, work with men, or get married without a male guardian's permission. White House officials have said they consider Trump's visit, and his keynote address, a counterweight to Preside... [Full Article...]

President Trump: Firing FBI chief eases "great pressure" on him from probe

President Trump: Firing FBI chief eases Asked whether he urged Comey - as the fired FBI chief said he did in notes written after a meeting with the president - to drop the Flynn investigation, Trump said, "No, no", before ordering the media to move on to the "next question". "Zero", Trump said, at a joint news conference Thursday afternoon with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia. Mark Warner, announced Friday that Comey will testi... [Full Article...]

Predators confirm Johansen suffered compartment syndrome

Chris Wagner scored for the Ducks, who lost starting goalie John Gibson to injury during the first intermission. The Preds now lead the series 3-2 and have a golden opportunity to close out the series at home Monday night in Game 6. The Ducks also were hurting without Rakell, a surprise omission due to a lower-body injury, and Eaves, who missed his ninth straight game. The duo combined for 65 regu... [Full Article...]

No time for Brexit delays, says UK's May as poll lead slips

No time for Brexit delays, says UK's May as poll lead slips You condemn the violence of those that laid bombs that killed large numbers of innocent people and I do. Ms Foster will say: "Who could deny that the situation of Northern Ireland within the United Kingdom, and indeed Ireland within the European Union, will face different challenges from other areas affected by the UK's European Union exit and will require unique and tailored solutions? Ask anyo... [Full Article...]

Wizkid wins four Billboard Music Awards

Wizkid wins four Billboard Music Awards Not only did Cher prove that she's experimented with auto-tune before it was a thing but she also danced with her crew of backup dancers. Cher's musical performance of her classic hits "Believe" and "If I Could Turn Back Time" lit up Twitter with admiring comments for her stamina and killer body. [Full Article...]

GST to make small cars and hybrids more expensive in India

AC restaurants and those with liquor licence will be charged 18 per cent GST and 5-star hotels will be levied 28 per cent, he said, adding that hotels with tariff of Rs1,000-2,500 will have to pay 12 per cent tax. GST is created to eliminate the incidence in the current tax system of "tax on tax" that gets embedded when credit for various levies are not fully given. [Full Article...]

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz To Leave Office At The End Of June

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox discusses the special election timeline to replace 3rd District Rep. Jason Chaffetz , R-Utah, during a press conference in the Gold Room at the state Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, May 19, 2017. Two are South Carolinians: former prosecutor Trey Gowdy, who removed himself this week from possible consideration for the Federal Bureau of Investigation directorship, and Mar... [Full Article...]

Duterte heads to Russia in blow to US

Duterte heads to Russia in blow to US We're all good. Trump is my friend", said Duterte to RIA Novosti. Prior to his visit to Russia, Duterte also said that his administration is interested in buying military weapons from Russia as the country, unlike United States, does not have any conditions when selling their weapons. [Full Article...]

Trump hosts Twitter forum with young people from Saudi Arabia

Trump hosts Twitter forum with young people from Saudi Arabia Although the president spoke of religious tolerance in Riyadh, many of Trump's previous comments on Islam and Muslims have communicated a markedly different message of fear and prejudice. Iran is a Shi'ite Muslim country. The groups that the United States has been fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere since the September 11, 2001 attacks on Washington and NY are mostly Sunni Muslims, and... [Full Article...]

Trump triggers NAFTA talks

For years, politicians have called for the renegotiation of this agreement, but President Trump is the first to follow through with that promise", said Lighthizer. Though manufacturing has dominated much of the discussion about NAFTA, U.S. agriculture has a huge stake, too. Another added: "The US has always pushed for higher IP standards in all its free trade negotiations". [Full Article...]

Iran's VP withdraws from presidential race, backs Rouhani

Iran's VP withdraws from presidential race, backs Rouhani More than 60 "violations" linked to Friday's presidential and regional elections in Iran have occurred and two people have been arrested, the judiciary said, at a time of mounting tension between moderate and hardline factions. Iranians go to the polls Friday in what is expected to be a tight race. Stay on topic - This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. [Full Article...]

Trump Reaches Out To Global Muslim Commuity

Trump Reaches Out To Global Muslim Commuity His stance was later underlined by his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, in a joint news conference with his Saudi counterpart. "The president is clearly indicating that this fight of good against evil has nothing to do with religion". Middle Eastern nations "cannot wait for American power to crush" Islamic terrorism for them, U.S. president Donald Trump told Islamic leaders on Sunday, arguing ... [Full Article...]

Trump says appointing special counsel to oversee Trump-Russia probe "divides country"

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in a statement . Instead of being a popular decision, the firing was met by a tsunami of criticism by Democrats because as FBI director, Comey oversaw the investigation of Russian meddling in the US election and potential ties to Trump's campaign. [Full Article...]

UN Security Council slams latest ballistic missile launches

The test was "aimed at verifying the tactical and technological specifications of the newly developed ballistic rocket capable of carrying a large-size heavy nuclear warhead", CNN quoted KCNA as saying. To actually deliver such a missile, Pyongyang would have to have advanced technology in both miniaturizing its nuclear weapons as well as in protecting a nuclear warhead from being destroyed upon r... [Full Article...]

Contradictions add up during Trump's Saudi visit

Contradictions add up during Trump's Saudi visit Reacting to Trump's address, the Council on American Islamic Relations said "one speech can not outweigh years of anti-Muslim rhetoric", and urged "concrete actions.to reset relations with the Muslim world". Amid the need to confront it, we announce today the launch of the International Center for Combating Extremism, a measure aiming, in collaboration with peace-loving countries and internati... [Full Article...]

Florida woman calls cops over fears of exploding sperm

Florida woman calls cops over fears of exploding sperm A Florida woman called the Pasco County Sheriff's Office because she was anxious that a thermos containing semen could explode at any moment. "She stated she placed two small vials of sperm inside a stainless steel thermos, added dry ice, and closed the lid without removing the rubber O-ring as the directions required". [Full Article...]

Trump to call on Arab leaders to confront 'crisis of Islamist extremism'

Trump to call on Arab leaders to confront 'crisis of Islamist extremism' Whether he would use his signature campaign phrase "radical Islamic terrorism" to describe the threat was unclear. "This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations", Trump will say. As Trump speaks in Saudi Arabia , his administration is continuing to fight in court to reinstate the travel ban targeting seven Muslim-majority countries that Trump hoiste... [Full Article...]

Comey to testify publicly in Senate

Comey to testify publicly in Senate Trump has denied he asked Comey to do that, though Comey wrote a memo after their encounter memorializing Trump's words to that effect ("I hope you can let this go"), according to sources close to the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. [Full Article...]

War drums: Rhetoric on North Korea heats up

War drums: Rhetoric on North Korea heats up The missile travelled some 700km (435 miles), reaching an altitude of 2,000km and landing in the sea west of Japan . The Rodong Sinmun said the issue of nuclear weapons is a matter of concern between the North and the USA and warned against South Korean interference, accusing the South of being a "puppet" of Washington. [Full Article...]


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