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Iran: Voting Hours Extended for the Third Time

Iran: Voting Hours Extended for the Third Time According to the Interior Ministry, over 40 million votes were cast on Friday and voting time was extended by five hours due to "requests" and the "enthusiastic participation of people", reports the BBC . Mr Rouhani is promising "progress and hope" and his supporters have come out in droves, at one point even filling a stadium with a huge crowd doing the Mexican wave. [Full Article...]

Trump told Russians that firing 'nut job' Comey eased pressure from investigation

Comey will testify in open session of the Senate Intelligence Committee at some point after the Memorial Day holiday, May 29, though a date has not yet been set. But while the person of interest is yet to be confirmed, insiders have claimed the President's son-in-law Jared Kushner may be implicated in the investigation. [Full Article...]

French president's Cabinet mixes old and new, left and right

French president's Cabinet mixes old and new, left and right The 39-year old president, who set up his own party just over a year ago and wants to smash the left-right divide, had already made conservative Edouard Philippe his prime minister earlier in the week. Macron's Cabinet will also have more technocrats and individuals with private-sector experience than past governments, in keeping with his promise of a new style of leadership. [Full Article...]

Polls close in Iran presidential election

Polls close in Iran presidential election Iran's polls finally closed after Friday's election was extended to cope with the large numbers turning out to give their verdict on President Hassan Rouhani and his troubled efforts to rebuild global ties and kickstart the struggling economy. [Full Article...]

New York Times quotes Trump telling Russians Comey was a 'nut job'

New York Times quotes Trump telling Russians Comey was a 'nut job' The President blasted the probe into Russia's involvement in the 2016 election and possible collusion with his campaign as a "witch hunt". He then told the pair, "I'm not under investigation". "I faced great pressure because of Russian Federation". However the White House said there would be no announcement Friday. Jeffrey Toobin, a CNN legal analyst, said Trump's reported comments were " cl... [Full Article...]

UN Ready to Impose Further Sanctions on North Korea

UN Ready to Impose Further Sanctions on North Korea The official North Korean news agency KCNA said the launch aimed at showing the technical capability to carry a "large scale heavy nuclear warhead". A day before, North Korea fired off a missile that landed in the sea near Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Ex-FBI chief Comey to testify in US Congress

Cummings said the committee's GOP chairman, Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, "should. have his subpoena pen ready" to obtain any White House documents related to Trump's meeting with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador. The New York Times said the document, which was based on notes taken from inside the Oval Office and has been circulated as the official account of the meeting, was read to the n... [Full Article...]

ED registers money laundering case against Karti Chidambaram

ED registers money laundering case against Karti Chidambaram Ltd, owned by close associates of Karti Chidambaram. "We have registered a case against Karti Chidambaram under charges of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)", an ED official told IANS. The CBI, on Tuesday, had carried out searches at the homes and offices of Karti across four cities for allegedly receiving money from the media firm owned by the Mukerjeas to scuttle a tax probe. [Full Article...]

IPS officials transferred in UP

IPS officials transferred in UP In its sixth reshuffle of police officials since the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government came to power in the Uttar Pradesh in March, 67 IPS officials were transferred on Wednesday. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has repeatedly said he intends to curb crime in the state. The GST Bill has already been cleared by the Parliament and now requires nod of the states to notify rule and re... [Full Article...]

Trump lands in Saudi Arabia

Trump lands in Saudi Arabia The president, first lady Melania Trump and top White House aides touched down Saturday morning in Riyadh . During meetings this weekend, Trump will work to develop relationships with the leaders, with whom the U.S. troops deployed to Muslim countries. "Will be strongly protecting American interests - that's what I like to do!" Except that for many moments in Trump's presidency, there is an old... [Full Article...]

Ex-FBI chief Mueller to lead Russian Federation probe

Ex-FBI chief Mueller to lead Russian Federation probe One striking piece of news emerged from Rosenstein's briefing: He told senators that he had already known Comey was getting fired even as he wrote the memo that Trump cited as a significant justification for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's dismissal. [Full Article...]

Trusts told to remain vigilant with updated cyber-attack guidance

Thousands of computers and other Microsoft-based systems in Europe and Russian Federation had already fallen victim to the ransomware attack , reported ABC News . 'There have also been other reports made to our online cyber security network and the difficulty is of course there are literally hundres of instances of ransomware in Australia each week and so we are now seeking to confirm whether ... [Full Article...]

North Korea Links Nuclear Advances to Hostile US Policy

North Korea Links Nuclear Advances to Hostile US Policy While in the US, Hong also met with National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster to discuss the US's deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD) in South Korea and to review recent developments in the North's missile and nuclear program. [Full Article...]

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho takes Europa League swipe at Ajax

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho takes Europa League swipe at Ajax With the Ajax game in mind, Mourinho said he had a "little bad feeling" about the injury. "The only positive is for me to save my players and give him the opportunity for Wednesday. I think they are paid not to lie they are paid to be honest and speak from their knowledge to the people that watch TV and read papers. "Chris Smalling has a small problem - it is a problem for the weekend bu... [Full Article...]

As Erdogan Visits Trump, Much Friction Between US And Turkey

The U.S. considers the Syrian Kurdish fighters, known as the YPG, as the most effective group in the fight against Islamic State militants in their Syrian stronghold of Raqqa . Conflicts within the widely divergent anti-jihadist alliance have so far been addressed with quiet diplomacy by U.S., Turkish and Russian military commanders. [Full Article...]

Trump will convey opposition to 'settlements' during Israel trip

In the map of Israel that is shown in the video, the Golan Heights, Judea, Samaria, and half of Jerusalem have been ripped out. On Sunday, Jerusalem celebrates its 50th anniversary of its reunification; on Monday and Tuesday, the President of the United States will visit; on Wednesday, the Jerusalem flag-dance parade will take place across two parts of the city with 60,000 religious Zion... [Full Article...]

Senator says Flynn hasn't responded to subpoena

Senator says Flynn hasn't responded to subpoena Burr told reporters Thursday that Flynn's lawyer informed the panel he will not abide by a subpoena for private documents. "But we will figure out on Gen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) of the Senate Intelligence Committee have publicly said that so far they have seen no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. [Full Article...]

China's Xi says willing to help end rift with South Korea

China's Xi says willing to help end rift with South Korea Xi told Moon's representative Lee Hae-chan on Friday that his visit showed the importance the new South Korean leader attached to relations with Beijing. Although he has sometimes criticized the THAAD deployment, Moon has not said he will remove it. Chinese-South Korean relations deteriorated after Seoul approved the positioning of the system. [Full Article...]

Jerusalem prepares for Trump's visit

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, U.S., after a day trip to Lynchburg, Virginia, May 13, 2017. On the eve of President Trump's Mideast visit, a new poll shows a sharp drop in the number of Jewish Israelis who believe the president is pro-Israel. [Full Article...]

Iranians determine future of reforms in presidential election

Iranians determine future of reforms in presidential election This race came down to a clear choice between the current moderate President Hassan Rouhani, whose promises for liberal reforms appeal to young people, and the hardliner Ebrahim Raisi , a populist who has promised his working-class base cash handouts and millions of jobs. [Full Article...]


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