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Iran dismisses Trump's allegations as delusional

Rouhani said in a press conference in the presence of over 300 domestic and foreign reporters in Tehran on Monday. Already fragile diplomatic and trade ties between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite-dominated Iran were severed a year ago after Saudi Arabia executed a Shi'ite cleric and as a result, protesters ransacked the Saudi embassy in Iran. Read More »

Bill Cosby jury selected

The trial is scheduled to begin June 5. The Pennsylvania jury that will decide comedian Bill Cosby's fate at his upcoming sexual assault trial is almost complete, a day after defence lawyers claimed prosecutors were trying to exclude black people from the panel. Read More »

If FBI wants to talk to Kushner, lawyer says he's ready

He confirmed that Russian officials made contact with Trump's team, although he said he was unable to confirm if - in the final analysis - there had been collusion between them with an eye toward ensuring Clinton's defeat. Earlier Thursday, House oversight committee chairman Jason Chaffetz told acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe that he wants records of Comey's contacts with the White House and Justice Department dating to September 2013, when Comey was sworn in as FBI director under President ... Read More »

Gunmen kill 26 Egyptian Christians in bus attack


Egyptian authorities have been fighting IS-linked militants who have waged an insurgency, mainly focused in the volatile north of the Sinai Peninsula though attacks have taken place also on the mainland. Egypt's Copts are vocal supporters of Sisi, who has vowed to crush Islamist extremism and protect Christians. A journalist at the Copts united website said numerous victims appeared to be children. Read More »

Italy backs G-7 action on climate, migrants

Cohn told reporters. The summit, being held near Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna, is the final leg of a nine-day tour for Trump - his first foreign trip since becoming president - that started in the Middle East. At last year's summit in Japan , it issued a lengthy communique in support of resisting protectionism, as well as helping refugees and fighting climate change. Read More »

Can dealmaker make the ultimate deal?


Expressing optimism that a peace deal could finally be brokered to end the almost 70-year-old conflict and suggested a resolution may not be hard to obtain it. "And once the Palestinians will have their own state beside the state of Israel , then the Arab peace initiative can be implemented". He made the comments while standing beside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem during his first foreign trip since being elected president. Read More »

Oil edges up after disappointing OPEC meeting

Indeed, any effort by the group to support prices through production cuts runs the risk of being undermined by a surge in USA shale production. The extension of the accord, which was to expire in June, would effectively lower OPEC's production by 1.8 million barrels per day. Read More »

Wayne Rooney has 'more or less' decided on Manchester United future

Attacking midfielder Mata admitted it was not easy to focus on the game, but the Spaniard was proud to honour the victims and the city of Manchester. Reminders of the attack were everywhere at Stockholm's Friends Arena, from United's black armbands to the chants of "Manchester!" from their fans, while Pogba, too, was grieving, following the recent death of his father. Read More »

Israelis mark 50 years since capture of Jerusalem's Old City

Some had speculated that Trump would announce the embassy relocation, which was one of his campaign promises, during his recent trip to Israel . The status of Jerusalem , which both the Israelis and Palestinians claim as their capitals, is also a major complication to a solution. Read More »

Islamic state claims responsibility for Jakarta bus station attacks


Police have not yet named the two dead suspects but a law enforcement source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said they may have been linked to Jemaah Ansharut Daulah, an umbrella organization on a U.S. The two bombers were killed. "It's highly likely it was done by pro-IS group people", Jakarta-based security expert Sidney Jones told media, referring to the Islamic State group, adding that several groups in Indonesia may have carried out Wednesday's attack. Read More »

PM Modi inaugurates the India's Longest Bridge, Dhola -Sadiya on Brahmaputra River

Marking three years of the BJP-led central government, Modi named the bridge - built over Brahmaputra tributary Lohit and linking Dhola in Assam to Sadiya in Arunachal - after music maestro late Bhupen Hazarika . The new bridge has three lanes, is 9.16 kilometer long and is an architectural marvel. "It has inspired me to dedicate myself totally in the service of this country and its people", Modi said. Read More »

U.S. admits over 100 civilians died in Mosul strike in March

An investigation into the March bombing found that the terror groups rigged a house with over 1,000 pounds of explosives, put civilians in the basement, and employed two ISIS snipers on the roof to bait the USA -led coalition to attack. Iraqis inspect the damage in Mosul's al-Jadida area on March 26, one week after a US airstrike in the same area killed more than 100 civilians. Lt. Read More »

Trump administration kickstarts Nafta renegotiation

During the campaign, then-candidate Trump called NAFTA a "disaster", and renegotiation of the agreement is central to President Trump's "Top Issue" of " Trade Deals that Work For All Americans ". The state exported $23.5 billion in goods there in 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. "NAFTA's track record is one of economic growth and middle-class job creation , both here in Canada and throughout North America". Read More »

Jones looks to Senate on health bill repeal

Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., explained his vote for the American Health Care Act in an interview with West Virginia Public Broadcasting today. It would also implement wholesale changes to funding Medicaid that would cut money for the program in all states. Read More »

FA Cup: Conte can achieve the double with Chelsea


If this is to be Arsene Wenger's final season in England , the FA Cup will allow him to exit credibly and respectably - but not in glory. "But we know modern football is unsafe and our jobs depends on the results". "We won the league and we celebrated the league". "It's important to celebrate and enjoy this moment but". "Instead, on the other side, we face a team who lost out on the possibility to play in the Champions League next season and they have only this possibility to save ... Read More »

It Sure Looks Like the Pope Threw Some Shade at Donald Trump


It was a small moment, buried in the news of President Donald Trump's brief audience Wednesday at the Vatican with the Pope: the pontiff blessed first lady Melania Trump's rosary. This story has been corrected to reflect the pope asked about potica, not pizza. Every woman in the United States delegation wore a veil, including Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter who converted to Judaism before marriage. Read More »

Trump views on climate 'evolving' amid push from Europeans


Senior officials are preparing to work through the night of Friday-Saturday in a bid to bridge what appear to be irreconcilable differences over Trump's declared intention of ditching the United States commitment to the landmark Paris accord on curbing carbon emissions. Read More »

"You were my guy", Trump told Macron, French official says

When the two leaders met, Mr Trump was fulsome in his congratulations on Mr Macron's election victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen , saying he had run "an incredible campaign and had a tremendous victory". But the two presidents were not finished. However, the American wasn't having any of it and grabbed at Mr Macron's hand before vigorously shaking it. Read More »

Conte: Wenger has done 'fantastic' job

Arsenal face Chelsea in Saturday's FA Cup final with a stark contrast in the mood surrounding each of the clubs. "But we have the same idea about the future". He, too, can point to impressive form - six straight league wins - and a stirring recent Wembley triumph, his side having overcome Mauricio Pochettino's unsafe Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 in the last four. Read More »

Four climbers found dead inside Camp IV on Everest


Dawa Sherpa said the bodies of the deceased will be brought to base camp after details of the expedition emerge. Nepali sherpas found the climbers last night in two tents at Camp Four, 8,000 metres above sea level. On Sunday, a 50-year-old Alabama doctor Roland Yearwood was found dead just below the summit. An Australian also died while the identity of the fourth person was not immediately known. Read More »