Boris Johnson builds lead in race to be UK prime minister

LONDON (AP) — Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson increased his lead in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister Tuesday in a Conservative Party vote that eliminated one of his rivals and enabled upstart candidate Rory Stewart to defy expectations by remaining in the contest.Johnson, a flamboyant former foreign secretary, won 126 of the […]

Egypt’s ousted president Morsi dies in court during trial

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi who was ousted by the military in 2013 after a year in office, collapsed in court while on trial Monday and died, state TV and his family said.The 67-year-old Morsi had just addressed the court, speaking from the glass cage he is kept […]

Iran says it will break uranium stockpile limit from nuclear deal – Vox.com

Iran says it will break uranium stockpile limit from nuclear deal  Vox.com Iran says it will break the low-grade uranium stockpile limit  CNN Iran Threatens to Exceed Nuclear Deal’s Limits on Uranium Enrichment After U.S. Withdrawal  The New York Times What the Iran crisis tells us about Trump’s lack of credibility  The Washington Post Why are we headed for […]

President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Saturday Edition – Deadline

President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Saturday Edition  Deadline White House crowd sings Happy Birthday to President Trump  Daily Mail Trump warns of a ‘market crash the likes of which has not been seen before’ if he loses 2020 election — but economists are worried he’s causing a recession on his own  Business Insider It’s Donald Trump’s birthday, […]

Japanese oil tanker owner disagrees with US military that a mine caused blast near Iran – CNBC

Japanese oil tanker owner disagrees with US military that a mine caused blast near Iran  CNBC Trump blames Tehran for Gulf tanker attacks after Navy releases video showing Iranian boat removing unexplo…  Fox News Kokuka Sangyo, Japanese company: ‘Flying object,” not Iranian mine, struck tanker in Middle East  Washington Times Iran tanker attack: Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo should […]

Tankers targeted near Strait of Hormuz amid Iran-US tensions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were damaged in suspected attacks on Thursday, an assault that left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both vessels and the U.S. Navy rushed to assist amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran. The Navy and the […]

Islamic State in Afghanistan aims to attack US, general says

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) — The Islamic State group in Afghanistan is a “very worrisome” threat to the United States, and U.S. counterterrorism efforts have yet to shrink its extremist ambitions, a senior American general said Wednesday. Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie said IS would be hard pressed, however, to carry out an attack on […]

College Admissions Scandal: John Vandemoer To Be Sentenced – NPR

College Admissions Scandal: John Vandemoer To Be Sentenced  NPR Former Stanford sailing coach gets one day in prison in college cheating scandal  NBC News Former Stanford sailing coach will be the first person sentenced in the college admissions scam  CNN In first admissions scandal sentencing, ex-Stanford sailing coach spared prison  Los Angeles Times Former Stanford sailing coach avoids prison […]

Detained US resident freed by Iran, on his way to Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S. permanent resident and Lebanese businessman who was imprisoned for years in Iran has been freed and is on his way back to his native Lebanon, an official in Beirut said Tuesday. Nizar Zakka, held in Iran since 2015, was on a plane accompanied by the chief of Lebanon’s General Security […]