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by | May 16, 2017 | 08:15

Mohammad-Baghar Ghalibaf, who has twice before been defeated in presidential elections, issued a statement on Monday saying he was stepping aside to bolster the campaign of hardliner Ebrahim Raisi . Raisi needs to reach out to a wider conservative base in the next few days, Bassiri Tabrizi said . While the nuclear deal allowed Iran to resume crucial oil exports to Europe and sign billion-dollar airplane deals, chronic unemployment and inflation remain major concerns.

by | May 16, 2017 | 07:57

The Green Party holds three seats, and pending the results of absentee ballots and a recount in Courtenay-Comox, the balance of power. Lyle said in retrospect, he feels NDP leader John Horgan's campaign slogan "This isn't as good as it gets" resonated with Lower Mainland voters in particular while the Liberal leader Christy Clark ran on a message of being a fiscal success running government so vote for them again failed to excite those same voters.

by | May 16, 2017 | 07:40

Netanyahu's Office published the following from a summary of a lunch at the White House: "The Prime Minister was asked about the embassy and explained that its transfer won't cause bloodshed in the region, as he (US President Donald Trump) is made to believe".

by | May 16, 2017 | 08:06

Kim, who has only ever been coached by his father, was brilliant this week at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. "Because of that, I can play aggressively and I wasn't that nervous this year". You have to respect some good golf, and that's exactly what he's done". "I haven't decided yet (when he will go), but I have five years of exemption, so we will see".

by | May 16, 2017 | 08:07

Passengers got hungry when the New York-to-Washington, D.C. train experienced mechanical issues and got stuck in DE around 7 p.m. Sunday, CBS New York reports . He called Dom's New York Style Pizzeria in the town of Newport, Del. I can assume a parade of hangry passengers swarmed Katz for his pizza before the train started rolling again .

by | May 16, 2017 | 08:00

Around 17% students have scored more than 75% in the science stream, while almost 7% students in commerce have scored above 75%. The Education Minister of Rajasthan State "Shri Vasudev Devnani' will release the RBSE 12 Result for Science and Commerce on 15 May' 2017 at 12:15 PM".

by | May 16, 2017 | 08:11

The wife of an American citizen detained in North Korea for suspected "hostile acts" against Pyongyang, has pleaded for his release, the media reported . The recent spate of hostage taking by the Kim regime may be an attempt by the North Koreans to acquire bargaining chips in any negotiation with the US.

by | May 16, 2017 | 07:53

Yesterday I reported on Macron's inauguration as President, and who might be in the frame for the PM job including current IMF MD Christine Lagarde but Edouard Philippe a 46-year old conservative is also very much in the mix and that might tell us more about the tone of Macron's govt policy/direction.

by | May 16, 2017 | 08:02

The Civil War started in 1861. Trump's initial comments in the Sirius XM interview confused listeners when he said Jackson "was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War". At the time, Trump said that he had "always felt that the South overplayed their hand", he told Meacham. But that controversy, known as the "Nullification Crisis", was not about slavery , and the eventual compromise that preserved states' rights did little to alter the nation's path ...

by | May 16, 2017 | 07:19

It adds that "if it appears... that the applicant has been in an area while the area was under the operational control of a terrorist organization ..." "Consular officers will not request user passwords and will not attempt to subvert any privacy controls the applicants may have implemented on social media platforms", the note said.

by | May 16, 2017 | 06:57

Another report says, "Pakistan revised its commitment to the ICJ and has withdrawn all domestic and national security related issues from the jurisdiction of the court on March 29, thus making it impossible for Modi-led India to pin down Pakistan in this case".

by | May 16, 2017 | 06:31

But with new taxes on banks and big multinational companies, the Budget is still projected to return to a surplus by 2020-21. "There will also be $31.4 million for capital works to maintain important infrastructure, gaining efficiencies in reduced long-term maintenance costs", Mr Morrison said.

by | May 16, 2017 | 07:01

Elementary and high school students from all 87 electoral districts in B.C. voted today and handed the NDP a majority government. With more than 176,000 absentee ballots still to be counted by Elections BC, final totals are due by May 24.

by | May 16, 2017 | 07:06

Trump took to Twitter twice this week to cite comments from Clapper that purportedly bolstered his assertion that there had been no coordination with Russian Federation. Although President Trump told NBC News that the firing had been planned, this looks not to be the case, considering a replacement has not even been named.

by | May 16, 2017 | 05:20

But one key factor is that the FBI director can not switch priorities or determine the budget (abilities that are left to Congress to decide), which is why the request from Comey for more resources for the Russian investigation has been highlighted since his removal from the position.

by | May 16, 2017 | 05:28

The move prompted an uproar among Democrats and some Republicans because Comey's agency is leading an investigation into whether there were connections between Russian interference in last year's presidential election and people associated with Trump's campaign.

by | May 16, 2017 | 05:29

Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who exposed the broad scope of NSA surveillance in 2013, tweeted, "If @NSAGov had privately disclosed the flaw used to attack hospitals when they *found* it, not when they lost it, this may not have happened".

by | May 16, 2017 | 06:29

Organizations around the world have spent the weekend trying to recover after being hit by a virus that seeks to seize control of computers until victims pay a ransom. "Very few banks in Europe, if any, have been affected by this and that's because they've learned through painful experience about being the number one target in cyber crime, the value of having a strategy in place".

by | May 16, 2017 | 04:41

He said the discussions happened in two phone calls and at a dinner in which Comey was asking to keep his job. In a Twitter screed that seemed to break new ground, even for him, President Trump on Friday appeared to threaten the recently terminated FBI Director with secret recordings of conversations the two men have held.

by | May 16, 2017 | 05:24

Personally", Trump said. "I'm not talking about campaigns. Although President Trump told NBC News that the firing had been planned, this looks not to be the case, considering a replacement has not even been named. The White House initially cited a Justice Department memo criticizing Comey's handling of last year's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails as the impetus for Trump's decision.

by | May 16, 2017 | 04:21

Indian foreign ministry spokesman Gopal Baglay, asked whether New Delhi was participating in the summit, said India could not accept a project that compromised its sovereignty. China only presented the document to negotiators last week, telling them it could no longer be reworked, according to the official. State television showed Xi and his celebrity wife, Peng Liyuan, receiving Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other heads of state, while top diplomats such as U.K.

by | May 16, 2017 | 05:04

But industry experts have warned that the institutions may simply redirect the levy to customers. Mr Morrison's message to the banks - families have to absorb costs, and so should the banks - will likely resonate with voters. It moves the government away from austerity measures it introduced in 2014, but remains tough on key issues like welfare payments. They will be able from July 1 to salary sacrifice into their superannuation account , separate from their compulsory superannuation ...

by | May 16, 2017 | 04:26

Kim was then instructed by the NIS to use radioactive material or nanoparticle poisonous material and was paid $20,000 and given a Global Positioning System to assist with the attack, according to the report . CNN points out that South Korea's plans to kill Kim aren't secret - well not all of them. Moon also toned down his THAAD criticism, saying its deployment would be inevitable if North Korea continued provocations.

by | May 16, 2017 | 03:41

Unpopular Hollande was the first to bow to the rebellious mood in December as he became the first sitting president not to seek re-election in the French fifth republic, founded in 1958. "The division and fractures in our society must be overcome", said the centrist politician. "I know that the French expect much from me", he said.

by | May 16, 2017 | 04:27

Macron beat the National Front's Marine Le Pen in a run-off vote but the long campaign exposed deep divisions over France's role in Europe, immigration, and policies to revive a sluggish economy. Macron becomes the youngest post-war French leader and the first to be born after 1958, when President Charles de Gaulle put in place the country's Fifth Republic.

by | May 16, 2017 | 03:38

The test is also an immediate challenge to South Korea's new president, Moon Jae-in, a liberal elected last week who expressed a desire to reach out to North Korea. Moon called an emergency national security meeting Sunday, but he didn't immediately make any statement on the launch. South Korea needs to show the North that even though talks are possible, it will only be possible if North Korea changes its attitude, the President told staff.

by | May 16, 2017 | 03:39

U.S. State Secretary Rex Tillerson delivers a speech to State Department employees in Washington D.C., capital of the United States , May 3, 2017. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson walked department employees through his plans to reorganize the agency on Wednesday, echoing numerous Trump administration's talking points about its larger goal of reducing the federal workforce.

by | May 16, 2017 | 03:08

Last month, Turkish air strikes in northern Syria and Iraq's Sinjar region killed at least 20 members of the YPG and five Iraqi Peshmerga fighters. The BBC's Mark Lowen in Istanbul says the U.S. Col Dorrian said the arms include heavy machine guns to be used against ISIL lorry bombs, mortars, small arms and ammunition, as well as armoured vehicles and equipment to detect landmines.

by | May 16, 2017 | 04:03

It was one of the first concrete results of trade discussions that began a month ago, when Xi and Trump launched a 100-day action plan on economic cooperation during their meeting at the USA leader's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Chinese officials have said previously that " Belt and Road " is purely commercial, but Xi's comments Sunday indicated a broad array of regulatory and other coordination that may have far-reaching consequences.

by | May 16, 2017 | 02:51

Probably nothing good. WannaCry is named that for a reason - it takes over your computer, encrypts your files and threatens to delete them unless you pay about $300. But Europol Director Rob Wainwright said he feared the attack was not over and that the number of attacks would continue to grow. Other sectors around the world were bracing for trouble.

by | May 16, 2017 | 02:52

Mr Moon and the US President agreed "on close cooperation" to deal with the North's nuclear programme in a telephone conversation on Wednesday. Moon also asked Xi to address the "restraints and restrictions" on South Korean companies doing business in China because they're experiencing "difficulties" over the deployment, according to Yoon.

by | May 16, 2017 | 03:02

Political and armed opposition groups in Syria have rejected the proposal, saying Russian Federation has been unwilling or unable to get Assad and his Iranian-backed militia allies to respect past cease-fires. The Syrian government and rebel groups are not signatories, and both sides spoke vaguely on May 6 about "violations" of the agreement. The group called on the US and other Arab-allied countries to prevent the implementation of the deal.

by | May 16, 2017 | 03:21

From left; Malaysian Prime Minister. He also denied that China attempted to influence the Asean heads of states to ensure that the worldwide court's ruling invalidating its "historic rights" to the South China Sea and the non-reclamation and non-militarization activities would be removed from the joint statement.

by | May 16, 2017 | 03:42

Asked about reports of bad blood between the two men, Weaver said that he and Horgan are both "passionate" people. "In terms of whatever the outcome is, whether it's a minority or a majority, I do intend to make sure we work across party lines with parties that want to work with us", she said.

by | May 16, 2017 | 03:48

Because of the numerous harvest plants in Nebraska, this announcement will impact all Nebraska beef producers more than any other state in the U.S. Currently, product equivalent of 2600 head of cattle is exported worldwide from Nebraska every day.