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Re-elected Iran president calls U.S. ties 'a curvy road'


The Iranian political leader also said that Iran's missiles are "only aimed at defending the country and will never be used against another country". The little elbow room Rouhani has to pursue reforms will be determined significantly by the economy's performance and should US President Donald Trump , on the prodding of Israel and Saudi Arabia, decide to tighten economic sanctions on Iran, it would impact Iran's economic growth adversely. Read More »

Sato holds off Helio to give Andretti another Indy 500 win

The final laps of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday provided Helio Castroneves a chance to win his fourth Borg Warner Trophy but the Team Penske veteran came up just short against an immovable object in Takuma Sato . Just a single lap followed when Ed Carpenter's front wing broke, leaving debris on track, but there was enough time for Alonso to fall back to 12th ahead of the sixth caution. Read More »

OPEC could decide to return output to pre-cut levels

Britain's Barclays bank said the ongoing production cut would result in a drawdown of bloated fuel inventories, but added that OPEC's goal of bringing stocks down to their five-year average would not be reached within the timeframe of the production cut. Read More »

British authorities lift intel ban with United States following bombing leaks

She even declared that the threat level in the country was still severe. In response to the heightened threat, the Government has activated Operation Temperer, providing up to 3,800 troops to support the police in security operations. Media reports cited a family friend saying that Salman Abedi had travelled to Libya with his father in 2011 to join the Tripoli Brigade militia as it battled the regime of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi . Read More »

Reported Hate Crimes Spike in Manchester After Bombing


United Kingdom newspaper the Express reported that Ramadan, a former airport security officer in Manchester , was taken away by a masked gunman after claiming his son's innocence during a TV interview. Authorities are slowly uncovering more details of Abedi and the days before the attack was carried out. Visiting the military alliance's new $1.2 billion headquarters with fellow leaders later, Trump led a moment's silence for the victims of what he described as "a barbaric and vicious ... Read More »

Iran President Hassan Rouhani says missile tests will continue 'if necessary'


Conservative clerics were also angered by the fact that men and women danced together in the streets of Tehran following Rouhani's election victory, testing the country's strict segregation rules, Reuters reported. The Trump administration agreed last week to roll over sanctions waivers on Iran's oil industry and crude sales. It was Iran, Syria , Hezbollah and Russian Federation. Read More »

Iranian president calls U.S. relations 'a curvy road'


Many Iranians, including opposition groups, have criticized the election. In Friday's election, over 265,400 candidates competed for some 127,600 municipal seats. "We should bring peace and stability back to the region". Foreign banks, wary of running afoul of continuing sanctions, remain wary of processing financial transactions involving Iran, let alone lending to or investing in Iranian companies. Read More »

Republican who 'body slammed' reporter wins Montana election

The win reaffirms Montana's voters support for Trump. Thursday afternoon saw Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) stopping short of saying he would refuse to seat Gianforte if he won the congressional seat; however, he did call on him to apologize to Jacobs. Read More »

Pro-Palestinian Protesters Clash with Police at Jerusalem Old City Gate

The moment was part of the opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology, alongside Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, according to the Saudi Press Agency. Israel claims Jerusalem as its united capital, while the Palestinians claim the city's eastern sector as the capital of their future state. First lady Melania Trump visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on Monday. Read More »

Trump faces G7 squeeze on climate change, trade at Sicily summit

Oxfam activists wearing masks of the leaders of the G7 summit; from left, US President Donald Trump , British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron , stage a protest in Giardini Naxos, near the venue of the G7 summit in the Sicilian town of Taormina, southern Italy, Saturday. Read More »

Israeli joy at Trump visit lacks substance


Additionally, he has made comments about reviving the now-stalled peace process, but there has been little details of how he intends to do so. Yes, we get it - it meant to say peace, but who's to say the two sides can't bond over some delicious fruit? Like other presidents who've gone overseas in times of turmoil, Trump will gain with his base. Read More »

Foreign fighters among militants in Philippines


I saw ISIS there. "ISIS supporters around the region have been urged to join the jihad in the Philippines if they can't get to Syria, and to wage war at home if they can't travel at all". The Philippines had until this year denied it was home to groups with Islamic State ties. Manila Solicitor General Jose Calida told reporters Friday that Indonesians and Malaysians are fighting in Marawi . Read More »

Ariana Grande wants to hold benefit concert in Manchester


Abedi, a 22-year-old son of Libyan refugees and a first-generation Manchester resident , planted a nail bomb outside of the arena on Monday, where thousands of fans had just attended Grande' concert. Police used an explosive device to get into a property to make the arrests. Georgina Callander, 18, was killed in the blast shortly after her favourite artist, Ariana Grande , left the stage at the Manchester Arena on Monday. Read More »

Israel uneasy over Trump's massive arms deal with Saudi

What is needed is a suggested, precise and clear-cut peace plan, which is built on previous agreements between the Palestinians and Israelis; previous United Nations resolutions; a clear commitment by Israel to withdraw from all territories it occupied by force in 1967 and a timetable to this effect. Read More »

Ariana Grande says she will return to Manchester for benefit gig


Police also believe they have discovered where the bomb used in the horrendous attack was made. USA officials informed on the matter told the newspaper that the U.S. "I absolutely think allies are reassessing how best to have an intelligence and criminal sharing relationship with the United States while President Trump is in office", said Mark S. Read More »

Police arrest 'key players' in terror probe


British police on Saturday released surveillance-camera images of the Manchester concert bomber on the night of the attack as they appealed for more information about his final days. The British Red Cross announced the amount raised in a fundraising drive for the Manchester victims and survivors has reached £5.65 million, having been supported by celebrities including Justin Timberlake and Martin Freeman. Read More »

Syria said to be aim of reported back channel

The disclosure of the back channel put White House advisers on the defensive Saturday, as Trump wrapped up his first foreign trip as president. - According to several aides and outside allies of President Donald Trump , his top priority upon his return from his first foreign trip will be a possible retooling of his senior staff and the creation of a "war room" inside the White House . Read More »

Fresh from his travels, Trump rails on Twitter about 'fake news'

The US intelligence community concluded in January that Russian Federation tried to influence the presidential election in favor of Trump, including through an aggressive hacking campaign against senior Democrats. Trump has blasted leaked reports from anonymous sources as "fake news". Kushner had at least three previously undisclosed meetings with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, according to senior officials cited by Reuters . Read More »

Russia, China congratulate Rouhani on re-election as Iran's president

In Iran's presidential election on Friday, President Rouhani won 57% of the votes from a total of above 41 million ballots. Modest reforms Rouhani was given the opportunity in 2015 to conclude a nuclear agreement between Iran and world leaders that has led to the easing of worldwide sanctions against Tehran . Read More »

Trump meets European Union leaders in Brussels

The Wall Street Journal editorial board pushed back on Thursday, lambasting the press for crying wolf every time Trump opens his mouth. Trump's call, while terse in tone, reflects the political Kabuki of past US presidents including both Reagan and Obama who pressured, usually unsuccessfully, the European states to spend more on defense. Read More »

Ernie Els calls penalty on himself during BMW PGA Championship

As recently as previous year the future of this event had been in serious jeopardy, with Wentworth residents in dispute with the club's new owners and European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley dismissing its "flagship" tag in favour of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Read More »

Chelsea Manning Freed From Prison After Sentence Ends 28 Years Early

In commuting to time served her 35-year sentence-the longest ever penalty dished out in the an official leaker. The former intelligence analyst in Iraq acknowledged leaking the materials, saying she wanted to expose what she considered to be the us military's disregard of the effects of war on civilians. Read More »

Criminals will be brought to justice — NHS cyber attack


However, he said that so far "remarkably" few payments had been made by victims of the attack. Rob Wainwright the chief for Europol, said on ITV that the world is facing an escalating threat and he is concerned as to the level of attacks for Monday morning, as people return to work. Read More »

United States Senate Republicans start their version of Obamacare repeal

At another bill signing Thursday, the governor said, "the main thing I want to see is the House and Senate coming together" on the bathroom legislation. The Journal reports that numerous advocacy groups are launching targeted campaigns, both in support and in opposition of the House G.O.P. bill. The Republican Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell , told Reuters on Wednesday: "I don't know how we get to 50 [votes] at the moment". Read More »

Trump Tells Confidants He's Pulling Out Of The Paris Climate Agreement


Trump's surprise announcement, in the form of a tweet on the final day of his lengthy worldwide trip, comes after Trump declined to commit to staying in a sweeping climate deal, refusing to give into intense global pressure. The G7 leaders committed themselves Saturday to the fight against protectionism and to defending the opening of markets after the United States overcame its reluctance to include that condition in the final statement, which the leaders signed and sealed at the end of the ... Read More »

G-7 leaders give USA more time on climate deal

But perhaps most profoundly, the trip underscored what "America First", as Trump has branded his governing philosophy, looks like on the world stage. Leaders of the G7 group of rich nations have failed to agree a statement on climate change, APA reports quoting BBC. Read More »

National view: Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia


The quixotic American pursuit of Middle East peace is a perennial. This, however, does not suggest that the U.S. has a magic wand and can simply wave it and change overnight the dynamics of the multiple conflicts sweeping and consuming the region. Read More »

Manager: Allman tried to keep playing music until the end

But as a keyboard player, Fritts appreciated Allman's mastery of the B-3 and his distinct voice. The track is listed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 songs that shaped rock and roll, and it is one of the few songs covered by fellow influential artist Frank Zappa. Read More »

The father and younger brother of the Manchester bomber,


Manchester-born Salman Abedi launched the attack on young fans attending a concert by U.S. pop star Ariana Grande in the latest atrocity claimed by the Islamic State group in Europe. British police said they had lifted a cordon and people were being allowed to return to their homes after the area was evacuated as a precaution. Read More »