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UAE minister sees chance for Iran to reset 'troubled' ties with neighbors

At the same time, he rejected the path taken by his predecessor, Barack Obama. The Trump administration agreed last week to roll over sanctions waivers on Iran's oil industry and crude sales. Rouhani was declared the landslide victor of the election after the vote drew a surprisingly large and enthusiastic turnout of more than 70%. "Now he must provide more freedoms, break the hard-line monopoly on the state-run radio and television, and increase freedom of press". Read More »

Ford fires chief executive Mark Fields, Hackett takes reins

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Ford , who had been CEO before replacing himself in 2006 with Mulally, is the great-grandson of company founder Henry Ford . Previously, Hackett was chief executive of Steelcase, the office furniture company. A record pre-tax profit for Ford , achieved under Mr Fields in 2015, was largely down to strong sales of its new aluminium-sided F-150 pickup truck. Read More »

Megyn Kelly's new show has a name and a start date

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Her first guests have yet to be announced , but Page Six reported earlier this month the premiere could include an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin . Today co-host Matt Lauer, who Kelly will join sometime in September with her own weekday morning program, spoke at length about his new colleague - but offered no other details. Read More »

Nawaz, Trump exchange pleasantries at Saudi summit

The court accepted the report and also expressed satisfaction over the progress of the case. Justice Ejaz remarked that the case has to be concluded in 60 days. In this context, he said that they would reach out to all political parties for a united position on the electoral system. When media personnel is asked about the summit he said that 'it was very good'. Read More »

Xi Threatens War if Philippines Drills South China Sea: Duterte

China and the Philippines Friday confirmed the establishment of a biannual bilateral consultation mechanism (BCM) on the South China Sea . Gordon stressed President Du-terte's recent efforts to "fix" relations with Beijing should not be taken to mean he "abandoned our claim". Read More »

Linking WannaCry Cyber Attacks to Pyongyang 'Ridiculous', Says North Korea

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British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said sanctions "are not an end to themselves" but they are "one of the best ways that we have" to press Pyongyang to change its approach. Trump has said "a major, major conflict" with North Korea was possible and all options were on the table but wanted to resolve the crisis diplomatically and peacefully, possibly through the use of economic sanctions. Read More »

Kushner Kin's China Sales Pitch 'Corruption, Pure and Simple'

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Jared Kushner "has nothing to do with this project", spokeswoman Risa Heller told the Daily Beast. It said that the One Journal Square project will provide $180 million in tax revenue and 4,000 construction jobs. "That's why I doubt this project", one investor told the Washington Post . Nicole Meyer cited her brother's service to the company, which he led as chief executive until January. Read More »

Trump administration formally announces intent to renegotiate NAFTA

In his letter to the U.S. Senate, Lighthizer said the United States is looking to support higher-paying jobs in the United States and to grow the U.S. "The trilateral agreement has been an vast benefit for all parties", Mexico's economic ministry said in a statement . Canada Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said many United States jobs depend on NAFTA which has created growth throughout the region. Read More »

North Korea confirms details of missile launch

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The official Korean Central News Agency said Monday morning that the military had tested a medium-to-long range ballistic missile called the Pukguksong-2. South Korea's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the North's latest launch "throws cold water" on the expectations by Moon's government to "stabilize peace and denuclearize the Korean Peninsula". Read More »

Experts find possible North Korea links in global cyber attack

But that was only part of the picture: Researchers at cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab said in April that a hacking group - known as "Lazarus" - also attacked financial institutions in Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Gabon, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Poland, Taiwan, Thailand and Uruguay. Read More »

Ex-FBI chief Comey to testify publicly before lawmakers

Earlier on Friday, the New York Times reported that Trump told Russian officials the day after he fired Comey that the former FBI director was a "nut job" and he had let him go to take off the "great pressure" around the mounting investigation. Read More »

Chris Cornell Has Passed Away

Sources who spoke with Chris' wife Thursday morning tell TMZ, Vicky Cornell spoke with her husband during soundcheck before he took the stage in Detroit and after Wednesday night's show. "We've lost an icon, a legend, Chris Cornell ". Kiss singer Paul Stanley tweeted he was "Stunned to hear the death of Chris Cornell ", while Aerosmith's Joe Perry called his passing "a sad loss of a great talent to the world". Read More »

Comey to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee

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Trump told Russian officials during a recent meeting in the Oval Office, according to the Times . Sean Spicer, White House press secretary, did not dispute the account. "I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media", said Sen. Mr Comey is due to testify to an open session of the Senate Intelligence Committee after being fired from his position as head of the intelligence agency. Read More »

Erdogan to return to Turkey's ruling party as chairman

Erdogan, who founded the Islamist-rooted AKP in 2001 and led it to victory in a general election a year later, had to give up its leadership almost three years ago when he was elected president, a position traditionally above party politics. Read More »

Ivanka Trump: I am excited to continue our trip in Israel

Palestinians, who viewed Trump's victory with some trepidation, are said to have been pleasantly surprised by Trump's openness during a recent meeting with Abbas in Washington. On Monday, Trump is set to land in Israel and meet with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an effort to broker a peace deal with the Palestinian state, even though previous presidents have so far failed to do so. Read More »

Trump campaign team contacted Russians 18 times in 2016

When President Trump stated publicly that Michael Flynn's vetting was the Obama administration's fault, former President Obama stated that Flynn, a retired U.S. Flynn and Kislyak allegedly discussed creating a back channel for Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to have talks that could bypass USA national security bureaucracy. Read More »

Immigration authorities cut Cuban Marielito's release short

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This week a judge ordered him to be released again, saying it would be "draconian" to keep him in prison. A judge has made a ruling in a case regarding a Colorado man who was mistakenly released early from prison and was then rearrested. Seventeen have been deported since October 2016, and 123 have been deported since October 2014, less than three months before President Barack Obama announced the beginning of normalization of relations with Cuba. Read More »

Trump visits Israel amid tight security

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US President Donald Trump is visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories, as he continues his first foreign trip. The worldwide community, however, does not recognise Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem. Trump's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, who are observant Jews, joined the president and his wife. On the men's side, Trump approached the Wall alone, rested the palm of his hand on it and stood silently for about 15 seconds. Read More »

FBI's Russian Federation investigation now includes at least one current White House official

Comey is known to produce memos documenting especially sensitive or unsettling encounters, such as after the February meeting. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe has also testified he wasn't aware of any such request. The meeting will be scheduled sometime after Memorial Day. Rosenstein said that though he was personally fond of Comey, "I thought it was appropriate to seek a new leader". Read More »

Army major who tied Kashmiri man to jeep as human shield rewarded

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Sources said the inquiry found him not guilty as no one in the Army would be entitled for any awards pending any inquiry. Major Gogoi was in the spotlight after a video shot during the April 9 Srinagar Lok Sabha by-polls, posted on the social media, showed a man tied on the bonnet of an Army jeep in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam. Read More »

One of Kidnapped Chibok Girls 'Refused to Leave Boko Haram Husband'

The mass abduction of almost 300 schoolgirls from a boarding school three years ago brought world attention to Boko Haram's deadly rampage in northern Nigeria. "We will take care of you physically and psychologically". Alhassan said the recently-released 82 would be reunited at another facility in the capital with 24 of their classmates who were released or found previous year. Read More »