Flynn to invoke 5th Amendment, AP has learned

Meanwhile, the Senate committee's subpoena to Flynn focused on his interactions with Russian officials. But the Intel Committee isn't taking no for an answer and today it issued two more subpoenas to Flynn's businesses. Besides the "public frenzy",... More..

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Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran

In an election with a 70 per cent voter turnout, Rouhani defeated hardline Islamist cleric, Ebrahim Raisi , winning 57 per cent of the ballot, or 23.5 million votes. Iran has always favored good ties with th...More..

by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

China makes 'flammable ice' breakthrough in South China Sea

China and Asean countries had agreed to sign the code of conduct 15 years ago, but the progress was slow. China on Friday said that it is not against the India-Singapore joint naval exercises in the South...More..

Theunis Botha big game hunter crushed to death by elephant he killed
by | Monday, May 22, 2017

Theunis Botha big game hunter crushed to death by elephant he killed

Botha was a specialist in hunting leopards with hounds. The big game hunter's empire included private shooting ranches in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia. Scott Van Zyl, 44, was with ...More..

US President Donald Trump praises Sisi, says he hopes to visit Egypt
by | Monday, May 22, 2017

US President Donald Trump praises Sisi, says he hopes to visit Egypt

Tens of thousands of Egyptians without USA passports, however, still languish in jail in what human rights groups have described as "horrific" conditions. Hijazi, who had started an organization to aid street c...More..

Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'
by | Monday, May 22, 2017

Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'

He'll visit Israel's Holocaust Memorial. Analyst Ghaith al-Omari said the idea seemed to involve "key Arab States - Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and other U.S. "He [Trump] has a comp...More..

Trump's first foreign trip has high stakes at each stop
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Trump's first foreign trip has high stakes at each stop

AP writer Abdullah al-Shihri in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, contributed to this report. Originally designed as a high-drama debut for a President who still draws wide skepticism from much of the world, the trip has...More..

Israeli Cabinet committee pushes bill that downgrades Arabic
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Israeli Cabinet committee pushes bill that downgrades Arabic

Tel Aviv- The government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revived on Sunday hopes on declaring Israel a Jewish State after a ministerial committee approved the revised version of a bill pushed by right-wing...More..

David Moyes: Playing Sunderland's 'kids' against Arsenal 'won't be a problem'
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

David Moyes: Playing Sunderland's 'kids' against Arsenal 'won't be a problem'

The Echo then ran a poll to readers asking them whether they think Moyes was right to suggest that the Magpies" blueprint should be emulated, to which 44% actually said "Yes", 35% said "sort of", but their seas...More..

Top US Envoy Tillerson Confident of His Relationship with Trump
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Top US Envoy Tillerson Confident of His Relationship with Trump

The president, it is said, had not slept well. Tillerson said the sudden dismissal of Comey, less than four years into a 10-year term, didn't create concerns about how much independence he would have as Ameri...More..

Election Boycott gains momentum inside Iran, as Opposition Movement Launches Online Campaign
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Election Boycott gains momentum inside Iran, as Opposition Movement Launches Online Campaign

The coalition between the two conservative nominees will benefit the country's economy in a post-election era, if Raeisi manages to assume power through the election. Friday's election is largely viewed as a re...More..

John Kasich Says GOP Health Care Bill Is 'Inadequate'
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

John Kasich Says GOP Health Care Bill Is 'Inadequate'

The Trump administration greeted the House passage of a Republican bill to change parts of the Affordable Care Act as a towering victory, and critics of the measure greeted it as a heinous crime. However, Kasic...More..

China decries protectionism, but some raise concerns
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

China decries protectionism, but some raise concerns

Chinese President Xi Jinping said today that all countries should respect each other's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as he inaugurated the high-profile Belt and Road Forum which India boycotted due to ...More..

by | Monday, May 15, 2017

Si Woo Kim Becomes Youngest Winner Of Players Championship

Kim's victory earned him a five-year PGA Tour exemption, which will be interrupted at some stage when he heads home to South Korea to complete mandatory national military service. Despite starting the day tied ...More..

Woman followed then threatened Congressman David Kustoff
by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

Woman followed then threatened Congressman David Kustoff

Eyewitnesses said there was a "lot of cursing" but that they "couldn't understand a lot of what she was saying". A Tennessee woman is facing a felony charge after she allegedly chased Rep. Investigators tell ...More..

North Korea poses 'existential' threat, US intel chief warns
by | Sunday, May 14, 2017

North Korea poses 'existential' threat, US intel chief warns

Coats' comments are coming in his prepared remarks. On North Korea, the statement says Kim Jong Un's regime is "poised to conduct its first" flight test of an intercontinental ballistic missile this year, "wh...More..

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mulls sending more troops to Afghanistan
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mulls sending more troops to Afghanistan

NATO's secretary-general says he hopes for a decision by the time member countries' leaders meet May 25 on whether the alliance formally becomes a member of the coalition fighting the Islamic State group. Austr...More..

Chopper hovers over swimmers to warn they are SURROUNDED by sharks
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Chopper hovers over swimmers to warn they are SURROUNDED by sharks

The swimmers were wading off the Southern Californian coastline in Orange County yesterday when a sheriff's department helicopter began buzzing overhead. The shark spotted Wednesday morning at a surf break know...More..

by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Backed fighters hunt for IS holdouts in Syria's Tabqa

On Wednesday, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a coalition of almost 40,000 Kurdish and Syrian Arabic fighters, backed by the United States, succeeded in routing the jihadists from Tabqa and its huge dam on ...More..

Super soaker storm to dump up to 2 inches of rain Saturday
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Super soaker storm to dump up to 2 inches of rain Saturday

That follows the trend we have had since May began. Over the weekend, we will have less humid conditions, but we will still be warm. For next couple of days, we'll have partly sunny skies with temperatures ...More..

North Korea Detains Fourth American Citizen on Charges of 'Hostile Acts'
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

North Korea Detains Fourth American Citizen on Charges of 'Hostile Acts'

Pyongyang University of Science and Technology is the country's only for-profit educational institution, Bloomberg reported. North Korea announced on Wednesday it had detained an accounting instructor from...More..

Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader
by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader

The current order did not receive such approval and is therefore invalid. Ismail Haniyeh was elected Saturday as the head of Hamas' politburo, replacing Khaled Meshal, who held the position since 2004. It app...More..

Juventus manager Allegri rules out move for Man Utd target Andrea Belotti
by | Sunday, May 07, 2017

Juventus manager Allegri rules out move for Man Utd target Andrea Belotti

Juve coach Allegri, whose side take on Monaco in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday, was in upbeat mood after the game but acknowledged his side lacked composure in their attacki...More..

Spokesman: Iraqi forces launch new push in Mosul's west
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Spokesman: Iraqi forces launch new push in Mosul's west

The recapture of Mosul by the Iraqi security forces would deal a death blow to the "caliphate" IS proclaimed over large parts of Syria and Iraq almost three years ago. On Thursday, U.S. Special Operations Com...More..

Trump leaves door open for military action against North Korea
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Trump leaves door open for military action against North Korea

The United States and South Korea also started installing a missile defense system to protect against North Korea missiles. The US is deploying a naval strike group led by an aircraft carrier to the Korean pe...More..

by | Friday, May 05, 2017

Dueling Shows Of Force As Tensions Ratchet Up On Korean Peninsula

The destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyers is conducting bilateral maritime exercises with a South Korean destroyer in waters west of the Korean Peninsula Tuesday and Wednesday, while the destroyer USS Fitzgerald is par...More..

by | Thursday, May 04, 2017

US THAAD missile defence equipment enters South Korea site: Yonhap

It so far has carried out five nuclear tests. Abe also said he and Trump agreed that China, North Korea's neighbour and sole major ally, should play a large role in dealing with Pyongyang. "It is just the US ...More..

North Korea confirms latest detention of American citizen
by | Thursday, May 04, 2017

North Korea confirms latest detention of American citizen

The United States has no formal diplomatic relations with North Korea, and tensions have been high recently between the two nations. He is now the third American being detained in North Korea. Navy base at Sa...More..

Dallas paramedic shot, suspect found dead with 2nd body
by | Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Dallas paramedic shot, suspect found dead with 2nd body

Investigators say the paramedic is in critical but stable condition. A police officer who responded to the late-morning shooting in a largely residential area east of downtown was injured and treated at the sce...More..

by | Monday, May 01, 2017

Trump warns North Korea's missiles will get better

Trump has sent a nuclear-powered submarine and the USS Carl Vinson aircraft supercarrier to Korean waters, and North Korea this week conducted large-scale, live-fire exercises on its eastern coast. In his " Fac...More..

Activists flood D.C. for People's Climate March
by | Sunday, April 30, 2017

Activists flood D.C. for People's Climate March

Saturday's event was inspired by another rally almost three years ago, when several hundred thousand marchers filled the streets of New York City in what organizers called the largest climate rally ever. The ...More..

French police hunting second suspect after Paris attack
by | Friday, April 28, 2017

French police hunting second suspect after Paris attack

A second suspect in the attack, which also injured three people, has handed himself over to Belgian police after they alerted the French authorities of his possible involvement. The president's office said Ho...More..

Abe, Pence urge Beijing to do more on North Korea
by | Friday, April 28, 2017

Abe, Pence urge Beijing to do more on North Korea

Yet Abe and Pence affirming the foundation for a peaceful solution represents a shift in tone for the USA following the nation's recent airstrike on Syria, use of a massive ordnance air blast bomb in Afghanis...More..

Walker, Trump talk Canadian trade disputes, dairy
by | Friday, April 28, 2017

Walker, Trump talk Canadian trade disputes, dairy

USA dairy producers were previously sending ultra-filtered milk to Canada without being subject to heavy tariffs. The discussions were held against the backdrop of Trump's election campaign promise to renegot...More..

Suspended Alabama judge running for Senate
by | Friday, April 28, 2017

Suspended Alabama judge running for Senate

Senate. Moore announced his campaign Wednesday on the steps of the Alabama Capitol. Speculation has swirled that Moore might run for another office after being suspended from the bench . "Alabama will bec...More..