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by | June 03, 2017 | 06:44

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani , after securing a decisive re-election, has pledged to open the country to the world and deliver freedom its people have yearned for. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani won his second term presidential race on Saturday by a wide margin. He seeks to normalise ties with the West. Rouhani's central first-term achievement was a deal with six powers led by the United States that eased crippling economic sanctions in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear program.

by | June 03, 2017 | 06:55

Petersburg. "Does Russia plan to worsen its relations with the United States in some way, and does this possibility frighten us?" he asked. Russian President Vladimir Putin changed his message on Russia's involvement in the USA election when he suggested Thursday that while the Russian state had nothing to do with hacking into the Democratic National Committee's emails, "patriotic" Russian individuals could have done so.

by | June 03, 2017 | 07:58

The girl was saved by a family member and was unharmed. The video, filmed by Michael Fujiwara, was posted on YouTube and had 7.5 million views in two days. "Originally, it looked like it was just going to be peaceful footage of a sea lion swimming in circles, putting on a show for the tourists at the wharf".

by | June 03, 2017 | 07:26

Petersburg as Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2001, when he came as part of the delegation of then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. In perhaps his strongest comments to date, Putin likened the accusations that his government swayed the election - backed by all 17 USA intelligence agencies - to prejudice during a St.

by | June 03, 2017 | 07:57

Iranian Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mahmoud Vaezi arrived in St. Petersburg , Russia, on Friday to hold talks with senior Russian officials and attend the International Economic Forum. Maintaining that Russian Federation would continue the dialogue with US President Donald Trump and the new administration, President Putin said that serious efforts on both sides are needed to achieve serious success in the matter.

by | June 03, 2017 | 06:47

Petersburg . Putin, however, stressed that the Russian government itself had no involvement in any cyber-attacks during the 2016 United States election season. We know Prime Minister Modi's idea regarding projects in India in areas where we can support each other and exchange modern technology. Economic cooperation between Russia and the U.S.

by | June 03, 2017 | 06:41

Then came the complete mess that was the party's social care policy which managed to outrage older voters, the very people who traditionally turn out to vote Conservative . "We still need to think about people ". Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said while May was no longer certain of increasing her parliamentary majority, she was sceptical about suggestions the Conservatives would lose their current slim majority.

by | June 03, 2017 | 07:15

The Senate Intelligence Committee is among several congressional committees investigating possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin during the 2016 election, and there are few people on the planet who know more about that than Comey.

by | June 03, 2017 | 07:24

However, such a manoeuvre would likely draw criticism and could be challenged in court. "That actually weakens his argument against executive privilege ". Nixon that, per CNN, 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".

by | June 03, 2017 | 07:21

He also said the US intelligence agencies were cooperating with the House panel and that it was therefore unclear why Nunes would issue the subpoenas, which constitute a formal demand for information. Trump has alleged that Obama administration officials, for political reasons, asked to know the identities of Americans whose names are masked in intelligence documents.

by | June 03, 2017 | 08:04

Notably, he has pushed back on long-standing USA demands for Germany to spend 2 percent of its gross domestic product on defense - something Trump pushed during last week's meeting of the leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

by | June 03, 2017 | 06:51

Iraqi government forces say they are closing in on the last remaining parts of western Mosul still held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS). They described the advance on Mosul's Old City as "cautious" and the clashes on Sunday as "sporadic". Mosul had been the last major IS stronghold in Iraq, but recent offenses have cornered the jihadists into select pockets of the old city.

by | June 03, 2017 | 06:18

The transatlantic diplomatic rift widened on Tuesday as US President Donald Trump responded to criticism from Chancellor Angela Merkel with a new attack on German trade tactics and defence spending. But we have to know that we Europeans must fight for our own future and destiny. The G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily, last week revealed growing strains in the West's core trans-Atlantic alliance.

by | June 03, 2017 | 07:09

Hendricks said the absence of $500 million contributions from the United States to the Green Climate Fund will be felt from 2018, but suggested the gap could be filled with "other financing mechanisms, for example through the World Bank". It's a campaign promise the president says is for the people. The agreement as a whole is not legally binding and does not penalise nations who fail to meet their commitments.

by | June 03, 2017 | 07:23

A Republican consultant, Dubke joined the White House team in February. Comey plans to confirm to the Senate intelligence committee allegations that Trump pressured him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's links to Russian Federation, according to a CNN report .

by | June 03, 2017 | 07:13

Standing alongside Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, EU Council President Donald Tusk said Friday, "We are convinced that yesterday's decision by the United States to leave the Paris agreement is a big mistake". According to a recent Climate Action Tracker report , the US would have likely failed to meet its Paris commitments "by a wide margin", assuming the Trump administration's climate policies were fully implemented.

by | June 03, 2017 | 07:42

The former Labour leader Ed Miliband said BBC Radio's World at One that May was being "weak and feeble and spineless" for not being willing to condemn the USA president. Withdrawal opponents - said to include Trump's daughter Ivanka - had warned that the United States global leadership role was at stake, along with the environment .

by | June 03, 2017 | 06:47

North Korea has now conducted nine missile launches this year - three in just the past three weeks. It has a strong arsenal of short- and medium-range missiles and is working to ideal its longer-range missiles. There were no reports of damage, he said. "We will never tolerate North Korea's continued provocations that ignore repeated warnings by the global community", Abe told reporters shortly after the test.

by | June 03, 2017 | 07:07

But while Bannon's name has not come up publicly in the Russian Federation investigation, at least thus far, Kushner is now reportedly a focus of the FBI probe. Trump's comedic turn began in the early minutes of Wednesday morning, when he seemingly pecked out half of a thought before hitting send. If President Trump thought hiring outside counsel and trying to redirect the press corps' questions to lawyers was going to turn down the heat on his Russian Federation scandal, he ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 06:18

However, cops have been denying terror links. Police told ABC News the initial investigation indicated that all of the victims, who were found mostly on two floors, died from smoke inhalation as the resort was set on fire. Next to his body was a.380 caliber pistol and "a machine gun". "We were able to save many of them", he said. Added dela Rosa: "Do not panic". Numerous dead, which included 22 Resorts guests, died of smoke inhalation from the blaze that quickly spread because of the ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 06:42

Putin, speaking to worldwide media at an economic forum in St Petersburg , was answering a question about allegations Moscow might try to interfere in this year's German elections. Putin said the "Russo-phobic hysteria" makes it "somewhat inconvenient to work with one another or even to talk". Putin believes that hackers are like free-spirited artists that can do whatever they feel like, including making it look like Russian Federation was behind the attacks.

by | June 03, 2017 | 06:09

Very bad for the US. The German ambassador to the United States , Peter Wittig, claimed the relationship between Germany and the U.S.is "good and productive" Wednesday, despite speculation the countries have a rocky bond. "The times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days", she said . Raising military expenditure of the member states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the engagement of the organization in the fight ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 06:33

It was not clear how the gunman smuggled gasoline and an assault rifle into the crowded casino or what prompted dela Rosa to cast doubt on terrorism so quickly. He had stuffed chips totaling 113 million pesos ($2.3 million) in a backpack, but this had been recovered by police, he added. All indications point to robbery and not terrorism, according to Dela Rosa.

by | June 03, 2017 | 07:03

She can not be bothered . In her closing remarks at the end of the debate , she said: "You heard the squabbling and discord of disagreement tonight". But the most powerful finale came from Mr Farron, who won loud applause when he said: "You're not worth Theresa May's time". "I believe leaders should walk the walk and be prepared to defend their policies", Leanne Wood, leader of Welsh nationalist party Plaid Cymru, said in another jab at May.

by | June 03, 2017 | 06:56

Along with his wife Ivanka, Kushner appeared determined to dismiss the increased scrutiny in connection with the FBI's ongoing Russian Federation probe as little more than a PR squall that will soon pass. It has also been my distinct pleasure to work side-by-side, day-by-day with the staff of the communications and press departments. Some foreign leaders, though, prefer to deal with Kushner directly, viewing him as more relatable, reasonable and worldly than Trump, according to one foreign ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 05:37

Short, senior assistant to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer , said, ".the question is not if that move happens, but only when. But a day later, during a briefing that lasted just under 12 minutes, Spicer signaled that the White House has chose to let President Donald Trump's private lawyers field those inquiries.

by | June 03, 2017 | 06:26

The profoundness of his thoughts and words strengthened the bond of amity amongst the people of North-East", Sonowal said. We want to ensure that farmer income is doubled by 2022. PM Inaugurates India's largest bridge in Assam, starting a new economic revolution, to make the North East region a trade hub for Southeast Asia. PM Modi said that, "Demonetisation was a very hard call to take and that the only reason it became a success was because of the government's good intentions and the ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 06:22

LONDON , May 31 Britain's FTSE 100 ended its strongest month of the year on a quiet note on Wednesday as a choppy day for sterling, thanks to an increasingly cloudy picture painted by polls about next week's general election , gave investors little reason to chase the rally.

by | June 03, 2017 | 06:49

With just ten days to go until the United Kingdom hits the 2017 General Election polling stations on 8 June, Betfair Politics reports that it has recorded £ 22 million traded across its "UK 2017" Exchange betting markets . Writing in the Times , YouGov's chief executive Stephen Shakespeare says the model comes with a large margin of error, suggesting that the Tories could still be on course for a comfortable majority in line with some other recent polls.

by | June 03, 2017 | 06:56

For anxious allies, Trump's rejection of the Paris pact is particularly jarring in the wake of his first global trip last week. As a candidate, he vigorously accused President Barack Obama of capitulating to other nations in negotiations not only on the Paris pact, but also multi-country trade deals and the agreement to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions.

by | June 03, 2017 | 06:41

Investigators are now working to determine if suspected bomber, Salman Abedi , was part of a much wider terror network. He is one of 16 men paid a total of 10 million pounds (now worth $12.4 million) in compensation by the British government in 2010 for the time in USA custody.

by | June 03, 2017 | 06:58

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Meanwhile, U.S Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also strongly condemned the attack and said: "We offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who were killed and injured, including our Afghan partners, members of the diplomatic and worldwide communities, and many innocent Afghan citizens".

by | June 03, 2017 | 06:24

France welcomed its first gay refugee from Chechnya on the same day French President Emmanuel Macron called on Vladimir Putin to investigate the alleged crackdown on gay men in the region. During his G-7 news conference on Saturday, Macron promised to have a "demanding dialogue" with Russian Federation, especially on Syria. Macron further said that France and Russian Federation could work together towards a settlement in Syria noting that "it is necessary to seek an inclusive ...

by | June 03, 2017 | 05:39

Earlier Tuesday, B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan held a triumphant meeting of his MLAs at the legislature as his party prepares to overthrow the governing Liberals and take power with the help of the Greens. politics. Prof. Hamish Telford, who teaches political science at the University of the Fraser Valley, explained that the NDP-Green collaboration was far from a done deal.

by | June 03, 2017 | 06:37

Shamsul Alam, a Rohingya community leader, told Reuters that damage in different camps was severe with nearly all the 10,000 thatched huts in the Balukhali and Kutupalong camps destroyed. Cyclone Mora is packing winds of up to 100 kilometres an hour (60 mph) and has prompted authorities to raise the weather warning to its highest level.