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Voters in Iran go to the polls to pick president


CNN journalists in Tehran reported seeing long lines as voters apparently heeded calls for a big turnout. Raisi's history may deter some voters - the 56-year-old cleric was a member of the so-called "Death Commission", which presided over the summary executions of thousands of political prisoners in the summer of 1988. Lire la suite »

Trump calls Russian Federation probe political 'witch hunt'

And yet, here we're confronted with fresh evidence to the contrary - with Trump admitting to Russian officials that he dismissed Comey because of the "pressure" caused by the Russia scandal. Mr Kushner has long advised the President both during his campaign and in the White House. "He's a good guy, a good pick", Graham said of Mueller. Lire la suite »

Russia Probe Looking at Official in Trump White House

Pelosi told The Associated Press in an interview Friday that "every day the president gives us more reason to believe that he does not respect the office that he holds". Earlier this week, the Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to take over the federal investigation in an effort to re-establish independence from the White House. Lire la suite »

La F1 recrute des ingénieurs expérimentés


Pour le châssis, c'est le très expérimenté Craig Wilson qui a été choisi. Il a officié notamment chez British American Racing (BAR), Honda, Brawn GP et Williams. Le directeur sportif de la Formule 1, Ross Brawn, a procédé à trois recrutements d'importance pour l'aider à améliorer la catégorie reine du sport automobile. Lire la suite »

Trump prononcera un discours sur une "vision pacifique" de l'islam


McMaster, qui dirige le Conseil de sécurité nationale de la Maison-Blanche. Il se rendra aussi à la forteresse de Masada. Le président américain entame samedi à Ryad son premier déplacement à l'étranger qui le mènera qui le mènera aussi en Israël, au Vatican, à Bruxelles (sommet de l'Otan) et en Sicile (G7). Lire la suite »

Deputy attorney general to brief Senate next week after Comey firing


Such a request would undermine the standing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief as an independent law enforcer and further fueled charges that Trump has overstepped the norms of his office. "Given the events of this week and particularly after what the President said this afternoon, a briefing from these two officials before the whole Senate, where Senators from both parties can ask and get answers to the serious questions hanging over us, is imperative for this body and for the ... Lire la suite »

Fractious House panel at centre of latest Trump probes


Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, the second most powerful elected official in the United States government, says he is not anxious about the White House spinning out of control, the President revealing "code word" highly classified intelligence and attempting to obstruct a federal investigation by the FBI. Lire la suite »

Trump willing to engage North Korea: Seoul


Envoy Tony Blair also told Special Envoy Hong Seok-hyun during his 10-minute meeting at the White House that he would not hold talks with North Korea for talks. Moon sent envoys to the United States, China , Japan and the European Union this week in what the government calls "pre-emptive diplomacy". "If this goes to a military solution it is going to be tragic on an unbelievable scale, and so our effort is to work with the United Nations, work with China , work with Japan, work with ... Lire la suite »

Convoy hit by coalition in Syria likely 'Iranian-directed': Mattis


The airstrikes came in response to pro-Syrian government forces that posed a threat to USA troops and partner forces near the Jordan border, the coalition said. A member of the US-backed Syrian rebel forces is cited as saying that the strikes hit a convoy of Syrian and Iranian-backed militias headed toward the At Tanf base. Lire la suite »

NAFTA critic calls Trump plans "markedly vague"

His repeated complaints that bad trade deals destroy American jobs gained him support among working class voters, who helped lift him to the White House. Mexico dynamic than NAFTA and "the wall does not define our relationship". Mexican foreign minister Luis Videgaray, speaking at a news conference with secretary of state Rex Tillerson in Washington, said the trade pact needed to be updated after almost 25 years. Lire la suite »

Venezuelan students lead new protests

According to the state prosecutor's office, at least 37 people have died , 717 have been injured and hundreds arrested in the widespread unrest this past month around the volatile South American OPEC nation. Surrounded by top-ranking socialist officials, a riled-up Maduro told supporters dressed in red outside the National Electoral Council that the constitutional assembly was needed to instill peace against a violent opposition. Lire la suite »

Frenchman claims cure for WannaCry-infected computers


A spokesman said: "Our understanding is that if that had been acted on it would have prevented [the malware attack ]". UK's state-run National Health Service ( NHS ) was limping back to normalcy today, even as experts have warned of a second wave of ransomware cyberattacks on IT systems around the world. Lire la suite »

These are the real 'greatest witch hunts' in political history


EXTRA: What are the odds? "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history", he tweeted on Thursday morning. The Russia issue has, however, clouded his early months in office. "With this appointment, my hope is that the distractions can stop, the counsel can do his job and Congress and the President can deal with the many challenges facing our country". Lire la suite »

European Investment Bank supports China's Belt and Road strategy


While officials from the United States and North Korea also joined the global forum. Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Turkish President Recep Erdogan and Greek President Alexis Tspiras. Lire la suite »

Ex-US Rep. Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case


Weiner , who could go to prison, pleaded guilty to a single count of transmitting obscene material to a minor. Weiner cried in court and issued an apology to the teenager, the AP writes. Yet I remained in denial even as the world around me fell apart". At the risk of understatement: This is not Weiner's first sexting scandal. Within days, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said nothing incriminating was found in the emails. Lire la suite »

Death toll rises in southern Libya attack, defence minister suspended


He also claimed that some of them were summarily executed. The attack was blamed on the militia backing the Tripoli-based government of National Accord (GNA), which denies that it sanctioned the carnage. Both the GNA and defence ministry earlier condemned the assault and said they had not ordered any such action. The Ministry of Defense (MoD ) of the GNA denied it had issued instructions to attack the Brak airbase. Lire la suite »

Trump says Lieberman front-runner to head Federal Bureau of Investigation


And, Pelosi says that Trump has left himself "very vulnerable personally" if he in fact asked Comey to end an investigation of adviser Michael Flynn. Today marked the first time since the appointment of a special counsel that Trump publicly addressed Comey's firing and the subsequent news of a memo written by the ex-FBI director. Lire la suite »

GOP, Dems and even Trump welcome special counsel appointment

Because Comey could handle this one of two ways: The president makes this request, and the first time Comey might say to him, 'You know, Mr. President, it's inappropriate for us to have this conversation, and I would appreciate if you would not make a request like this to me again.' That's a way to handle it that says very clearly to the president that this should never be repeated. Lire la suite »

Landslide on Rishikesh-Badrinath route in Uttarakhand, 1500 tourists stranded


The Highway has been closed, following which the BRO officials said that the efforts to clear the boulders were on war footing and the path would be open by 12 p.m. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the Uttarakhand government told AP that state authorities have rushed food and water to the stranded pilgrims and hope to clear the debris and restore movement of vehicles this weekend. Lire la suite »

Vermont marijuana legalization bill heads to governor's desk


If the bill does become law, Vermont would be the ninth state to legalize recreational use of pot. It'll take effect July 2018 unless Mr. Scott vetoes it before Wednesday's end. Scott has not yet indicated which way he is leaning, but did say that he had concerns about impaired driving. At a press conference on Thursday, Scott was ambivalent, saying he's not opposed to the bill, but isn't sure Vermont should move forward until the state passes stronger highway safety measures. Lire la suite »

McCaskill: Rosenstein said he knew Comey would be fired before memo


The comments mirrored a speech by Trump on Wednesday, before Mueller's appointment was announced, in which he said no politician in history "has been treated worse or more unfairly". Our response to this announcement, made Wednesday by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein with little advance warning to President Donald Trump, is a sigh of relief. Lire la suite »

Federal Judge Dismisses "Clock Boy" Lawsuit


Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed sued the city of Irving, the Irving Independent School District and the principal of MacArthur High School on behalf of his son Ahmed Mohamed , whose arrest and three-day suspension for taking a clock - mistaken by a teacher for a bomb - to school on September 14, 2015, attracted national headlines. Lire la suite »

FAA's drone registration rule suffers major setback


The decision by the federal appeals court in Washington was a snub for the FAA, which drew up the rule in 2015 after consulting with aviation experts on ways to tackle the growing number of drones taking to the air, and which were seen as a potential threat to flight safety and personal privacy. Lire la suite »