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Putin congratulates Rouhani on winning presidential elections

Putin congratulates Rouhani on winning presidential elections Early in the campaign, the 68-year-old incumbent posted a photo on Instagram showing himself out on a snowy hike, stopping to pose for a photo with two young women - both of whom had their hijabs, or headscarfs, pushed much further back then would be considered proper by hardliners. [Full Article...]

Putin: 'Russian Patriots', Not Government, Responsible For Foreign Election Cyber Attacks

Putin: 'Russian Patriots', Not Government, Responsible For Foreign Election Cyber Attacks Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed to suggest Thursday that "patriotic hackers" may have meddled in the U.S. election, but insisted that none of their potential activities were state-backed. When asked about possibilities over Russian hackers interfering in the upcoming Germany elections, Putin did not rule out the possibility of attacks on voters outside the country. [Full Article...]

Germany Cancels Afghan Group Deportations After Deadly Blast In Kabul

World leaders have offered sweeping condemnations of "one of the biggest" attacks to hit Afghanistan's capital, Kabul . "We can not say yet exactly what the attack was directed against [as] the explosion was in the diplomatic quarter", a spokeswoman from the German Foreign Ministry said. [Full Article...]

Revealing US Democratic Party Election Manipulations Leaks Correct - Putin

In comments to reporters at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, Putin likened hackers to "artists", who could act on behalf of Russian Federation if they felt its interests were being threatened. "I'm certain that no hackers can influence an electoral campaign in another country". He added that while watching the USA campaign unfold, he would sometimes think that Trump was going "over the top... [Full Article...]

Sea Lion Pulls Girl from Pier, Drags Her Underwater

The strength it displayed in yanking the girl off the docks with seemingly minimal effort is truly frightening. A bystander jumped in the water saved her, giving the viral video of the incident a happy instead of a tragic ending, said CBS News . [Full Article...]

TOP under investigation for marijuana use

TOP under investigation for marijuana use SEOUL •Rapper T.O.P of popular South Korean boyband BigBang has been arrested for smoking marijuana in October a year ago, the police said on Thursday. Under South Korean law, people caught using marijuana may face up to five years in jail. YG Entertainment , which manages T.O.P., said in a statement that the entertainer "willingly submitted to questioning, admitted most of the charges and ... [Full Article...]

India, Russia sign deal to build 2 units of Kudankulam N-Plant

The comment is a shift from Putin's former assertions that Russian Federation was not at all involved in any meddling in the 2016 election. "They might have read a certain article and if they are in the patriotic mood, then they start making their contributions the way they see it positive towards the Russian image", Putin told reporters, according to an Associated Press translation. [Full Article...]

Philippines soldiers killed in 'friendly fire' air strike in Marawi

Lorenzana said that foreign fighters from as far away as Saudi Arabia and Yemen had been killed in the battle for Marawi City. It's sad, but sometimes that happens. Eight soldiers were also wounded in the "friendly fire" incident on Wednesday, said defence secretary Delfin Lorenzana, expressing remorse. "But we will add appropriate measures to ensure that such an incident is avoided", Padilla... [Full Article...]

UK PM May's lead over Labour shrinks

Labour was lagging behind the Conservatives by a double-digit margin at the start of the campaign. Although other polls give the government more breathing room, it is clear that the gap has narrowed significantly in the closing stages of the campaign. [Full Article...]

Putin: Russia struck no secret agreements with Trump team

USA intelligence agencies have accused Russian Federation of hacking into Democratic Party emails, helping Trump's election victory, and the congressional and FBI investigations into the Trump campaign's ties with Russian Federation have shattered Moscow's hopes for a detente with Washington . [Full Article...]

Rod Rosenstein And Comey's Deputy To Testify Before Senate Panel Next Week

He said he had not spoken to the White House counsel, Don McGahn, about the matter. "We know that there are been many news reports very recently that had the facts wrong". It will be Comey's first public appearance since Trump fired him, citing a variety of reasons. If Comey confirms that Trump asked the question, this could spur the other branches of government to open impeachment hearings ... [Full Article...]

Labour would try to form minority government if it is largest party

Much of the region voted strongly for Brexit in the 2016 referendum, putting the pro-EU party at odds with many of its core supporters. The scaling back does appear to have coincided with the Tory manifesto launch. The close relationship that she boasted of at the time is less of an asset in the light of Trump's decision to withdraw from the climate deal , a deal broadly supported in th... [Full Article...]

Judiciary Dems warn Trump about trying to block Comey testimony

Dating back to 1974 in US v. Nixon , the US Supreme Court recognized the "President and those who assist him must be free to explore alternatives in the process of shaping policies and making decisions and to do so in a way many would be unwilling to express except privately". [Full Article...]

Can Trump block Comey from testifying?

Can Trump block Comey from testifying? However, Comey may not say much, since the Russian Federation investigation is ongoing, and he had to clear his appearance with the special counsel now leading the probe, former FBI Director Robert Mueller , to avoid impeding the investigation. [Full Article...]

Trump tweets against Germany

Trump tweets against Germany She vowed to make a success of the next round of United Nations climate talks in the western Germany city of Bonn in November. But there are increasing signs that her opponents could be tempted to run an anti-Trump campaign that paints Merkel as being too soft on the president. [Full Article...]

Iraqi forces advance on ISIS-held neighborhoods in western Mosul

Security forces have launched a large-scale military operation to take the remaining neighborhoods under IS control in western Mosul , the country's Joint Operation Command said. The statement did not specify if an attack was being carried out on the Old City itself. Save the Children warned that fleeing civilians could be caught in the crossfire, leading to "deadly chaos". [Full Article...]

Trump attacks Germany in furious tweets

Not without reason has German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the U.S., under Mr Trump, can no longer be the trusted ally and partner Germany and Europe leaned on in the decades after World War II. As the dispute threatened to spin out of control, Merkel and other senior German politicians stressed the importance of Germany's Atlantic ties, with Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel suggesting t... [Full Article...]

Has Kushner flown too close to the sun?

Has Kushner flown too close to the sun? Aside from Kasowitz, the White House is considering bringing on old campaign hands to help manage the fallout. Although this press team does face a uniquely hard job , the recent resignation of White House Communications Director Mike Dubke is not remarkable, Hagle said. [Full Article...]

Leaders pledge to boost climate efforts after Trump decision

Leaders pledge to boost climate efforts after Trump decision He teased Trump for delivering a message of "hope" as in "I hope this bad prank America chose to play on itself is over soon". "The bottom line is that the Paris accord is very unfair at the highest level to the United States". Although the pullout of the USA government from the Paris Agreement will be felt across the world, the surge of climate commitments and actions by the private secto... [Full Article...]

Russian lawmaker points to worst ever crisis in EU-US relations

Russian lawmaker points to worst ever crisis in EU-US relations Trump's climate reversal is the latest challenge he has presented to Tillerson, a newcomer himself to the world of diplomacy who is still working to establish his credibility as an advocate of American foreign policy. Under the terms of the agreement, the United States can give notice that it will withdraw three years after the deal entered into force, and the process of leaving will take another ... [Full Article...]


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