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Iranians Vote to Reelect President Rouhani, Reject Hardliner Raisi

Iran's president is one of three members on a temporary council that takes over the supreme leader's duties should his post become vacant until a successor is named by the panel known as the Assembly of Experts. Raisi said after voting, according to the semi-official Fars news agency. Although there was widespread fear of voter apathy before the election, polling stations were forced to stay o... [Full Article...]

Manchester attacker 'likely' travelled to Syria: French minister

Monday's attack came just over two weeks before Britain votes in a general election and campaigning was suspended by all the main political parties. The coming day would bring heartbreak as parents grieved for young lives horrifically cut short, or issued poignant appeals for those still listed as missing. [Full Article...]

North Korea border object was balloon, says South

North Korea border object was balloon, says South The test was North Korea's second in a week, and South Korea's new liberal government said it dashed hopes for peace on the peninsula. The Security Council late Monday strongly condemned North Korea's "flagrant and provocative defiance" of United Nations sanctions banning ballistic missile tests and again vowed "to closely monitor the situation and take further significant measures inclu... [Full Article...]

Arsenal have only themselves to blame for missing out on Champions League

Speaking after a 3-1 victory over Everton on the final day of the Premier League season, Wenger accepted that uncertainty over his future as manager, which has divided fans, had polluted the air at the Emirates Stadium. However Dunphy believes that replacing Wenger would not solve Arsenal's problems and instead points to a lack of muscle in the transfer market in recent years, which has led ... [Full Article...]

NATO Closing in on Joining Coalition Against ISIS

It is unclear what NATO's function will be, but it is not likely to be in combat. In the morning he'll meet leaders of the EU, among them European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, who once complained that two years would be wasted educating the new president about a world he does not know. [Full Article...]

How CIA triggered Russian Federation probe dogging Trump

Coats sidestepped the question but said he has made clear to Trump's administration that "any political shaping" of intelligence would be inappropriate. Those intercepted conversations are among many clues that United States intelligence agencies got ahold oaf when they began investigating whether Trump campaign officials were helping Russians influence the 2016 election. [Full Article...]

'Senior adviser under scrutiny' in Russian Federation probe

The New York Times reported that Trump told Russian officials that Comey is a "nut job", and that dismissing him meant the pressure of the FBI's Russia probe has been "taken off". "Moreover, the American people deserve an opportunity to hear it". White House officials did not deny either story, but only stressed that Trump and his staff had no collusion with Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

USA embassy move would 'end peace process': PLO official

USA embassy move would 'end peace process': PLO official President Donald Trump's thirst for what he has called "the ultimate deal" has some Israeli officials anxious about how much he might give away if he can restart long-stalled peace talks with Palestinians. Israel considers the entire city to be its capital. The Palestinians want the eastern part of the city to be the capital of their future state, alongside the West Bank and Gaza. [Full Article...]

Fans Anxiously Await Word on Ariana Grande's Scheduled Concerts in London

The BBC reported that one of the men is Abedi's brother. Earlier, interior minister Amber Rudd said the bomber had recently returned from Libya . Investigators did not name Abedi as the suspect until the day after the bombing. The bomb used in the attack appeared to contain carefully packed shrapnel and have a powerful, high-velocity charge, according to leaked photographs from the investig... [Full Article...]

Blue Cross offers plan to stabilize health care

A fixed cap could penalize lower-spending states that were operating too lean and needed to grow faster, or reward higher-spending states where cost-saving reforms were needed. Prior to 2013, insurers were allowed to turn away people with health problems, and there was no federal requirement for a standard benefits package. Those found that earlier versions of the House bill left 24 million additi... [Full Article...]

Sea lion drags girl sitting on dock into water

Sea lion drags girl sitting on dock into water Just minutes earlier, Fukiwara was filming the large sea lion by the Stevenson Wharf in British Columbia. Her quick-thinking grandfather jumped into the water and got her out, bringing her back to safety. Certainly when animals are habituated to being around people, and the sea lion looked like he had no fear, the best thing for animals is not to trust their intentions are good. [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump's rabbi reportedly did not give permission to travel on Shabbat

Ivanka Trump's rabbi reportedly did not give permission to travel on Shabbat Read the full analysis at the Washington Post . Mystery swirls around the identity of the rabbi who reportedly gave Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner special dispensation to fly aboard Air Force One on the Jewish Sabbath for the first leg of President Trump's foreign trip. [Full Article...]

UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in Manchester

She said during a visit to victims in Manchester that police would look at the security of such venues. Manchester police chief Ian Hopkins identified the bombing suspect as 22-year-old Salman Abedi but gave no other details. Fans were having bags checked before entering a plaza near the arena where bands were performing and fans could watch the game without a ticket. Ariana Grande twe... [Full Article...]

Protesters Storm Government Ministries in Brazil

Temer approved a decree allowing army troops to assist police in restoring order in Brasilia for the next week, giving soldiers policing powers and the right to make arrests. It said the president had determined that using the country's National Force, an elite police entity, would not have been sufficient. Temer, from the center-right PMDB party, is reeling from a probe into his alleged corru... [Full Article...]

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Wins Re-Election

Over the years, Iranian civil society, working within several constraints, has kept the moderate current that powers this reform agenda alive, in sharp contrast to several other countries in West Asia where elections are a sham and dissent is a crime. [Full Article...]

Trump seals $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia with awkward dance

Trump seals $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia with awkward dance Trump also leveled criticism against Iran which he said had flamed the fires of sectarian violence from "Lebanon to Iraq, to Yemen". While Trump promised that he was "not here to lecture" the Muslim world, his speech went beyond outreach. [Full Article...]

Pope risks joke about Trump's size

US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive at Fiumicino's Leonardo Da Vinci International airport, near Rome, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. The Vatican's secretary of state urged the president to uphold the USA commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement, an global pact to combat climate change. [Full Article...]

Trump sets out Mideast vision: backing Arab strongmen against Iran

In 2015, he brought his country to sign a deal with world powers, providing for curbing Iran's nuclear program and lifting economic sanctions on Tehran . He said Iran welcomed better relations with its regional neighbors and pledged to fulfill his campaign promises of opening Iran to the world and delivering freedoms to the Iranian people. [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande offers to pay for funerals of Manchester bombing victims

Ariana Grande offers to pay for funerals of Manchester bombing victims In Libya, authorities arrested Abedi's father and younger brother. France's interior minister said Abedi is believed to have traveled to Syria and had "proven" links with the Islamic State group. Chilling CCTV has emerged that appears to show Manchester bomber Salman Abedi buying a rucksack for the terror attack. The BBC reported that security services thought the bomb was too sophisticated ... [Full Article...]

Jewish hardliners ejected from Jerusalem mosque compound

The 10 Jews held their prayer-protest as Israelis commemorated Jerusalem Day , marking the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City following its capture in the Six-Day War of 1967. The incident occurred as dozens of right-wing Israelis and ultra-religious settlers marched through and toured Al-Aqsa under the protection of police forces in celebration of Jerusalem Day. [Full Article...]


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