by | May 18, 2017 | 15:07

Iranian president and presidential candidate Hassan Rouhani attends a campaign rally in the capital Tehran on May 13, 2017. Iran's president broadly manages domestic affairs while the actual head of state is the Supreme Leader, now Ayatollah Khomeini, who has constitutional authority over everything in the country, including the armed forces, foreign policy, and the judiciary.

by | May 18, 2017 | 15:01

The Trump administration is now in the process of reviewing USA policy toward Iran. The designation of the seven Iranian and Chinese people and companies blocks any assets they might have in the United States and bars Americans and non-Americans from doing business with them, at the risk of being blacklisted by the US.

by | May 18, 2017 | 15:03

Then, a large crowd outside the chancellery welcomed Macron to Berlin , with some waving European Union flags. France's former defense minister has been named as foreign minister and centrist politician Sylvie Goulard (Goo-LARR) defense minister in French President Emmanuel Macron's first government .

by | May 18, 2017 | 14:56

First, what is an obstruction of justice? He said he did not want to get ahead of events, and all the facts still needed to be assembled before anyone could say whether it would affect the presidency, but it "just increasingly looks like that".

by | May 18, 2017 | 14:51

Conservative lawmaker Edouard Philippe has been chosen to be the next prime minister. New Sports Minister Laura Flessel arrives for the first weekly cabinet meeting under new French President Emmanuel Macron, Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Elysee Palace in Paris .

by | May 18, 2017 | 14:42

However, the worldwide community does not recognize Israel's annexation of east Jerusalem , which the Palestinians seek as the capital of a future independent state. Moving the American embassy to Jerusalem would not harm the peace process. The White House told reporters last week that Trump had yet to decide what he would do on that front.

by | May 18, 2017 | 14:27

As for Comey, whom Trump fired last week, the FBI director wrote in a memo after a February meeting at the White House that the new president had asked him to shut down the FBI's investigation of Flynn and his Russian contacts, said a person who had read the memo.

by | May 18, 2017 | 14:19

WTI Crude is now trading up 3.03 percent at $49.29 per barrel, with Brent Crude up 2.93 percent at $52.33 (1126GMT). Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia said Monday May 15, 2017, they want to extend oil production cuts through the first quarter of 2018, in a move the two major producers say would support the market price.

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:59

Google also announced enhancements to its Home personal assistant, adding abilities such as hands free telephone calls and acting as speakers for wireless audio. Both are aimed at getting more people to use the company's services, even if they live in developing countries and use cheap, older phones. The company is also giving the crowd a look at new twists in its Android software for mobile devices, which powers more than 80 percent of the world's smartphones.

by | May 18, 2017 | 14:00

Winning an election in a country deeply split following the impeachment of former president Park Geun-hye over an extensive corruption scandal, Moon Jae-in, a former human rights lawyer, needed only 40 percent of votes to defeat other conservative candidates in the election on Tuesday.

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:47

Tillerson signed the Fairbanks Declaration in Fairbanks, Alask, a at a meeting of the Arctic Council, a forum made up of indigenous groups and eight countries with territory bordering the Arctic Circle. The former head of Exxon Mobil Corp. said the USA would continue to be an active member of the eight-member Arctic Council, which also includes Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:29

The White House first said this week that Trump made the move because of a negative memo about Comey from the Justice Department, only to have the president later say he made the decision before seeing the memo. "Internally from the president?" he was asked. President Trump has released a short list of a dozen names as possible replacements for FBI Director Comey .

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:29

However, it took 18 days from the second meeting - and only after the news was leaked and published by the Washington Post - for the White House to fire Flynn. Trump himself also jumped in with a favored diversionary tactic, tweeting before the Senate committee hearing: "Ask Sally Yates, under oath, if she knows how classified information got into the newspapers soon after she explained it to W.H.

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:29

Prime Minister Modi had earlier greeted Emmanuel Macron for his "emphatic victory" in the French Presidential election. The abstention rate was 25.44 per cent, the highest since the presidential election in 1969. Before the French election, a wide coalition of interests, stretching from Beijing to Washington, feared the consequences of a Marine Le Pen victory.

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:24

The White House originally pegged the president's decision on the recommendation of Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, but Trump himself pushed back, saying it was his decision alone. Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the Senate, said simply, "It would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the White House". The White House denied the version of events described in Comey's memo.

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:22

The damning questions about Flynn come on the heels of President Trump having met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House , to discuss how the two nations could "deepen" cooperation in efforts to confront terrorism. In congressional testimony, the acting FBI director, Andrew G. McCabe, has confirmed the existence of a "highly significant" investigation into possible collusion between Trump's associates and Russian operatives to sway the presidential election.

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:16

The UK had notably pushed for more restrictions on its borders while London's calls for amending the European Union treaties have been rebuffed, contributing to the outcome of the Brexit vote. Before any of this, major challenges stand in the way. However, Germany's best-selling daily Bild noted that "with the clear state election failures, it would be very hard for the SPD to win the general elections in September".

by | May 18, 2017 | 13:08

He has now called upon Mr Comey to testify before Congress to comprehensively explain the conversation with Mr Trump . Stephen Lynch joined the handful of Democrats on Capitol Hill publicly discussing the possibility of impeaching President Donald Trump for firing FBI Director James Comey .

by | May 18, 2017 | 12:43

Tom McClintock, R-Calif., one of three California Republicans who have called for an independent probe. They're also asking whether Comey memorialized any other conversations during the Obama presidency or whether he only chose to take notes about Trump.

by | May 18, 2017 | 12:35

The UN Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea's latest ballistic missile test and vowed strong measures, including sanctions, to derail Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program. Pyongyang has conducted two nuclear tests and dozens of missile launches since the start of 2016, prompting the United Nations to adopt two sanction resolutions previous year to ramp up pressure on North Korea.

by | May 18, 2017 | 12:25

Jeremy Corbyn has accused Theresa May of "pandering" to Donald Trump and warned she could embroil the United Kingdom military in Syria's civil war if returned to Downing Street. Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking about national security and foreign policy during a campaign stop at Chatham House in London, Friday May 12, 2017.

by | May 18, 2017 | 12:22

He said: "I am focusing on the local issues that matter to our community rather than the national manifesto because it's obvious that Theresa May is so far ahead elsewhere in the country that she will remain as prime minister after the election".

by | May 18, 2017 | 12:19

By Wednesday afternoon, Graham went a step further, signing onto letters with bipartisan leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee asking for copies of any Comey tapes or documents related to conversations with the president regarding the Russian Federation investigation that might suggest improper conduct.

by | May 18, 2017 | 12:12

Russian President Vladimir Putin also slammed the reports on revelations during a news conference following a meeting with the Italian prime minister Wednesday, calling them " political schizophrenia ". meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety", Trump wrote in a series of early morning Twitter posts .

by | May 18, 2017 | 12:14

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders revealed Trump actually asked for the recommendation of Rosenstein and Sessions. Trump also tweeted Friday morning that "maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy", a remark he made after contradicting his press aides and other surrogates on his reasons for firing Comey earlier in the week.

by | May 18, 2017 | 12:06

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald confirmed one person has died in Barron County at the mobile home park in Prairie Lake Estates. The Wisconsin Department of Emergency Management said about 40 trailers were destroyed, while 50 to 60 homes occupied the park, the sheriff said.

by | May 18, 2017 | 12:05

President Donald Trump at the White House. Later, at the circle on Massachusetts Avenue NW, Dersimi said he was pushed to the ground and repeatedly kicked in the face. A man from Fairfax was charged with assaulting a police officer. "It is another thing for us, as Americans, to see that exported to the United States", Hamparian said.

by | May 18, 2017 | 12:02

Israelis and Americans disagreed over the pomp around Trump's landing at the airport. H.R. McMaster said Trump will say a prayer next week at the Western Wall, which is revered as the holiest site where Jews can pray. He's also due to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem. "It is something that I think is, frankly, maybe not as hard as people have thought over the years".

by | May 18, 2017 | 12:03

North Korea's ambassador to China says that Pyongyang's test-firing of a ballistic missile over the weekend is part of the country's efforts to develop ways to defend itself against hostile aggression overseas. "That's what we are working on now". But he has said the North must change its attitude of insisting on pressing ahead with its arms development before dialogue is possible.

by | May 18, 2017 | 11:57

A day after a massive ransomeware attack hit almost 100 countries, including India, terrifying details were slowly emerging on Saturday as computers from hospitals in Britain to police stations in Andhra Pradesh were hacked into, keeping cyber security experts on tenterhooks.

by | May 18, 2017 | 11:55

The missile, which the North's media said can carry a heavy nuclear warhead, could reach the USA state of Hawaii if it was sacked on a normal trajectory, American experts warn. Communications were severed by the North a year ago, Lee said, in the wake of new sanctions following North Korea's last nuclear test and Pyongyang's decision to shut down a joint industrial zone operated inside the North.

by | May 18, 2017 | 11:46

According to BBC News, Ghalibaf encouraged his voters to back Hardliner candidate Ibrahim Raisi in order to ensure the "preservation of the interests of the people, the revolution and the country". It also suggests that Iran's election will be decided in the first round, which requires the victor to get over 50 percent of the total vote. The two candidates were the top conservative challengers to President Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist whose government negotiated a 2015 deal with world ...

by | May 18, 2017 | 11:30

In two tweets on Tuesday, Trump confirmed he had spoken to the Russian officials about terrorism and airline flight safety, but he did not confirm or deny whether the information was classified. The House has not yet come back into session for the week, but a spokesman for Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Monday that, "We have no way to know what was said, but protecting our nation's secrets is paramount".

by | May 18, 2017 | 11:22

During that time, she downloaded some 400,000 classified files concerning the Iraq War, more than 90,000 from the war in Afghanistan, a quarter-million diplomatic emails, classified videos of USA airstrikes and classified files from the prison in Guantanamo Bay.

by | May 17, 2017 | 18:04

The stops were added to the front of a previously scheduled trip to Brussels and Sicily for back-to-back summit meetings held by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the Group of 7 economic powers. Trump hopes to use the meeting to obtain a "long term fix for radicalization" in the Muslim world, as well as to work to cut off funding for terror groups and to increase burden sharing in the fight against ISIS.