Iran votes in first presidential election since nuclear deal

ADAM SCHRECK, Associated Press AMIR VAHDAT, Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians voted Friday in the country’s first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over his outreach to the West. The election is largely viewed as a referendum on […]

Flynn rejected Obama’s offer to arm Syrian Kurds, something Turkey would oppose – CNN

CNN Flynn rejected Obama's offer to arm Syrian Kurds, something Turkey would opposeCNNWashington (CNN) The Obama administration wanted the incoming Trump administration to sign off on a Pentagon plan to retake ISIS stronghold Raqqa by arming Syrian Kurdish forces because the operation would likely happen after Trump took office, …Flynn says Trump still in contact, told […]

Israel lauds US security ties following Trump disclosures

ARON HELLER, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli officials on Wednesday sought to downplay any damage caused by President Donald Trump’s disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials that was reportedly provided by Israel, and lauded the robust security cooperation with the United States just days before the president is due to arrive for […]

New South Korean leader to go to White House summit in June

KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — New South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit the White House next month for a summit with President Donald Trump amid worries over North Korea’s progress in building a nuclear and missile arsenal, Seoul’s presidential office said Tuesday. The agreement for the […]

Putin warns against ‘intimidating’ North Korea after latest missile launch – CNN

CNN Putin warns against 'intimidating' North Korea after latest missile launchCNNBeijing (CNN) Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned North Korea's latest missile launch as "dangerous" but warned against "intimidating" Pyongyang. Speaking in China, Putin called for a peaceful solution to the ongoing tensions on the Korean …North Korea vows missile tests 'any time, any place', defying […]

The Latest: Cyberattack ‘under control’ in US

LONDON (AP) — The latest on the global extortion cyberattack that hit dozens of countries (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Tom Bossert, a homeland security adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, says the recent global cyberattack is something that “for right now, we’ve got under control” in the United States. Bossert tells ABC’s “Good Morning […]

The Latest: France’s new president visits military hospital – Washington Post

Washington Post The Latest: France's new president visits military hospitalWashington PostPARIS — The Latest on the inauguration of French President Emmanuel Macron (all times local):. 5 p.m.. France's new president has made his first visit after his inauguration to a military hospital in the Paris suburb of Clamart. Emmanuel Macron's team …Emmanuel Macron Is Inaugurated […]

Pope prays in silence for all mothers in heaven and on earth

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has invited faithful in St. Peter’s Square to join him in silent prayer for each one’s own mother, including those in Heaven. Greeting tourists and Romans on Sunday from a window overlooking the square, Francis noted that in many countries Mother’s Day was being celebrated. He said: “So let’s […]

UK working to restore hospital systems after cyberattack

SYLVIA HUI, Associated Press JIM HEINTZ, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain’s National Cyber Security Center said Saturday teams are working “round the clock” to restore hospital computer systems after a global cyberattack that hit dozens of countries forced British hospitals to cancel and delay treatment for patients. In Russia, where a wide array of […]

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