Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has won re-election by a large margin. "Our nation's message in the election was clear: Iran's nation chose the path of interaction with the world, away from violence and extremism", Rouhani said. "Great nation of Iran, you are the victor of the election". Raisi, his nearest challenger, is close to Khamenei, who stopped short of endorsing anyone in the election.
Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said: "I hope that former director Comey's testimony will help answer some of the questions that have arisen since director Comey was so suddenly dismissed by the president".
White House officials hope the trip gives Trump the opportunity to recalibrate after one of the most hard stretches of his young presidency. Trump and the USA delegation, which includes virtually his entire senior White House staff and some of his Cabinet, were treated like royalty in a series of welcoming ceremonies.
The confirmation of what many hoped were exaggerated weather predictions since the start of the week comes as most civil protection monitoring stations in the Montreal area are reporting that water levels are dropping, even though the threat of moderate flooding remains.
President Donald Trump had criticized former first lady Michelle Obama for not wearing a head scarf during a January 2015 visit to Saudi Arabia with then-President Barack Obama. The deals were announced during the Saudi-US CEO Forum 2017 coinciding with the visit of US President Donald Trump. Saudi Arabia's leaders soured on Obama, and King Salman did not greet him at the airport during his final visit to the kingdom.
After a royal banquet, Trump and the king were to have private talks and participate in a signing ceremony for a number of U.S. -Saudi agreements, including a$100 billion deal for Saudi Arabia to buy American arms. Trump, surrounded by Saudi officials, bops back and forth with a smile on his face, while White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief economic adviser Gary Cohn appear more reserved in their moves.
Three people were killed and 30 others injured on Saturday when gunmen stormed New Kabul Bank's branch in eastern Paktia province, according to provincial officials. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but Taliban insurgents have recently increased their attacks against Afghan security forces across the country.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told Congress he stands by a memo he wrote that the White House has cited as a justification for the firing last week of FBI Director James Comey. Rosenstein briefed senators on Thursday but made no public comments. While technically Mr. Rosenstein could fire Mr. Mueller if he goes too far, the manner of his appointment and the subject he's investigating make him de facto untouchable even if he becomes an abusive Javert like Patrick Fitzgerald during ...
Matthews of Glen Affric the younger when she married financier James Matthews in a lovely ceremony in Berkshire, UK on Saturday. The couple, who began dating last summer, joined almost 300 other guests at the evening receptio. She may attend the private reception. Pippa Middleton , younger sister of Kate, Britain's Duchess of Cambridge , was married in a small English country church on Saturday surrounded by royals and celebrities but those hoping for a dash of Hollywood were left in the cold.
The Beijing event promoting One Journal Square sparked discussion in the United States over whether Jared Kushner's family's business would benefit from decisions Trump makes with regards to the government's EB-5 programme, which grants visas to foreigners investing at least US$500,000 in designated U.S.
The White House on Friday predicted that the investigation would back up Trump's account. Comey's highly-anticipated testimony, which will be slated after the Memorial Day congressional recess, comes after he was sacked by Trump May 9 amid a mounting investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election and possible ties between Trump campaign associates and the country.
White House officials hope the trip gives Trump the opportunity to recalibrate after one of the most hard stretches of his young presidency. During a ceremony , Salman placed the King Abdulaziz al Saud Collar - Saudi Arabia's highest civilian honor - around Trump's neck.
Meanwhile, the South Korean Navy revealed a USA nuclear-powered aircraft carrier group was to remain in the vicinity indefinitely, while Seoul's defense ministry warned it was ready to carry out a preemptive strike if it detected a missile threat from North Korea.
They were allowed to ride in the presidential motorcade on the night of Donald Trump's inauguration, which also fell on the Sabbath. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were both included in Time magazine's list of 2017's 100 most influential people.
On Thursday, Justice Ronny Abraham of the ICJ asserted that the Kulbhushan Jadhav's case was indeed debatable, and added that the ICJ had prime facie jurisdiction in the case. Justice (r) Shaiq Usmani told DawnNews the decision is alarming because "ICJ does not have jurisdiction". Pakistan had assigned the best and highly professional lawyer to fight the case, said the minister, also cautioning the media to play a responsible role in reporting on the issues related to national security.
Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for the chief executive and several staff members of an opposition daily in Istanbul, as a crackdown continues in the wake an abortive military coup a year ago. "[The operation] is about the executives of daily Sozcu ". It added that a story and photographs by the paper revealing where Erdogan was spending his vacation a day before the coup and a crossword puzzle with the president's name hidden were specifically checked as part of the ...
Conservatives took the fight to Labour over Mr Corbyn's tax plans, with a claim nearly five million homes could be affected by his promise to lower thresholds for inheritance tax. And Mr Corbyn said: "This message is getting through". Former business secretary Sir Vince Cable unveiled a poster showing the Prime Minister with the face of Ukip's ex-leader Nigel Farage under the slogan: "Vote her, get him".
In a statement, Rosenstein said he had made a decision to hand off the high-profile inquiry to a figure outside the normal government chain of command, including the White House , "in order for the American people to have full confidence in the outcome".
Ryan said Congress and the special prosecutor appointed by the Justice Department to investigate Team Trump's ties to Russian Federation would get to the bottom of the controversy. "I realize there's a lot in the media these days". The moves comes a day after it was disclosed that Comey had written a memo detailing how Trump had asked him to shut down the investigation into Flynn.
China has remained suspicious of any US Air Force activity in the South China Sea, which it claims as its own airspace. A pair of Chinese fighter jets conducted an "unprofessional" intercept of an American radiation-sniffing surveillance plane over the East China Sea , the U.S.
On the issue of the USA -operated antimissile system, Moon said he would carefully approach the matter after he is briefed by special envoys on their consultations with the leaders of important foreign nations they were sent to. South Korean activists hold a banner during a rally against the plan to deploy the United States -built Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, near the U.S.
The disappearance of so many spies damaged a network it had taken years to build up, the paper reports, and hampered operations for years afterwards, even prompting questions from within the Obama administration as to why intelligence had slowed.
Syria slammed the airstrike as a "blatant attack on forces fighting terrorism" and said several people were killed. On the ground, the US presence in Syria is also becoming more visible, as American troops back Kurdish-led forces fighting the Islamic State.
Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning, the first member of Congress to officially request leveling charges against the president from the House floor. WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump fired the Federal Bureau of Investigation director in charge of investigating his associates' ties to Russian Federation.
The U.S. State Department has also expressed its official concern "in the strongest possible terms". US Senator John McCain lashed out yesterday at Turkey, calling for the ambassador's expulsion after violence erupted between Turkish security personnel and demonstrators during a Washington visit by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Comey has not confirmed Trump's account. Even before Trump's provocative tweet, the White House was scrambling to clarify why Comey was sacked. In explaining the firing, the president told NBC News he considered Comey a "showboat".
Trump waved as he stood atop stairs that had been rolled to the side of the official presidential aircraft as it landed at Riyadh's airport shortly before 9:50 am (0650 GMT) local time. For Riyadh the visit is an opportunity to rebuild ties with a key ally, strained under Trump's predecessor Barack Obama who Sunni Arab Gulf states suspected of a tilt towards their Shiite regional rival Iran.
The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has expressed delight at the release of the 82 of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents more than three years ago. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed the release of the girls in a statement he posted online on Saturday in Abuja .
Trump fired Comey last week . His staff are hoping being out of the USA might break the cycle of grim events that have sidetracked his presidency. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.
But young people are being offered no hope by the Tories either - loaded up with tuition fee debts and next to no chance of a home of their own. "Only Labour stands for the many against a government which is unmistakably of the few". I'm asking to educate ourselves, to put us in the best possible position.... The actor, producer and director - who shot to fame with his role in TV's Taxi and classic drama One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - said the United Kingdom has "got the guy".
Moon's envoy to Washington, South Korean media mogul Hong Seok-hyun, said Trump spoke of being willing to use engagement to ensure peace, Hong said in comments carried by television. Moon's envoy to China, former prime minister Lee Hae-chan, arrived there on Thursday with a letter from Moon to Chinese President Xi Jinping. However, the election this month of Moon as president, replacing the ousted Park Geun-Hye, has cast doubt over the agreement, which both governments previously had said ...
But the 50-year-old Utah Republican said this week that he's stepping aside from Congress next month during the prime of his career and just as his committee was poised to investigate President Donald Trump's firing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director.
Smith has slammed the NSA for playing a part of the cyber crime. The WannaCry ransomware attack takes advantage of a vulnerability in out-of-date versions of Microsoft Windows. How long will this attack last and can we track these attackers? The systems associated with the National Information Center (NIC) are safe. Over the weekend, the spread of the malicious code was slowed by the accidental discovery of a killswitch within the malware itself - but it's still out there, and could be ...
Some youngsters wore wristbands in violet, the colour of Rouhani's campaign. During campaigning, Rouhani promised to seek their release if re-elected with a stronger mandate. Many of Raisi's critics pointed to his alleged role condemning inmates to death during Iran's 1988 mass execution of thousands of political prisoners, and feared a victory for the hard-liner could worsen human rights in Iran and put the country on a more confrontational path with the West.
Before the trial run this week, the North Korean ferry was in a rusted state and docked at Rajin port. The launch of the weekly service linking Vladivostok and the North Korean port of Rajin also came despite North Korea's test-firing of a new type of ballistic missile on Sunday that landed in the sea near Russian Federation.