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Future administrations have to decide on Iran's nuke deal

It was a bad agreement. "It shouldn't have been negotiated the way it was negotiated". Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the United States should meet its own obligations agreed in a landmark nuclear deal in 2015 rather than making accusations against the Islamic Republic. Read More »

UC Berkeley reverses course, re-books cancelled Ann Coulter speech

Noting that classes won't be in session that day, Coulter took to Twitter and in one tweet called a story about the announcement in the Daily Californian "fake news". Talking to Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night, she said: "What are they going to do?" Coulter had been set to come to Cal on April 27 before school officials called it off this week, fearing it could not guarantee her safety. Read More »

British teen admits planning London bomb attack

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He was arrested after chatting online with undercover British agents. After police seized his belongings, they found that his pincode for his phone was "ISIS". Syed was arrested on September 8. Asked for the password to unlock the device, Syed said: 'Yeah I.S.I.S - you like that?' He said: "After some damage with machine gun do martyrdom ... Read More »

Government Shutdown 2017: What's the likelihood Congress passes a budget plan?

NPR's Mara Liasson joins us now in the studio with the latest. "But it looks like, from here - right here, right now -it looks like President Trump is caving on his demand for a measly $1 billion in the budget for his wall". Republicans would have been blamed. He added: "The Republicans are in control". And keeping the government open is the most basic responsibility of a majority party. Read More »

RMT members stage rail protest outside Parliament

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Workers from Northern will join RMT members from across the country at a protest in Westminster on Wednesday against driver-only operation to mark the first anniversary of the bitter dispute on Southern Rail. We held off from calling further strike action on Merseyrail to give these talks a chance, but our good faith has been thrown straight back in our faces and once more all they wanted to discuss was the terms of our surrender. Read More »

South Korea deploys parts of U.S. missile defense

On the other hand, Pyongyang remains defiant, including of China, warning that if it helped the U.S., the results would be "catastrophic". The statement also stresses a USA alliance with Japan and South Korea in its strategy for North Korea. Read More »

US moves THAAD early to S. Korean site

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On Wednesday, the top U.S. commander in the Pacific said the defense system would be operational in days. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said it was closely watching North Korean military action in the Wonsan city area, where it said the drills were being held. Read More »

Iranian guards killed in clash near Pak border

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The militant group called Jaish al Adl, or the Army of Justice, has claimed responsibility for the attack in Sistan-Baluchestan province, reports said. Earlier this month, a commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) was assassinated by two terrorists in Sistan and Baluchestan. Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli also paid tribute to the memory of "the heroic youths, who fell down in their blood at the hands of terrorist Takfiri-Zionist groups while they were ... Read More »

Giant 3-foot rabbit found dead on United Airlines flight

Deaths on or after airline flights are not unusual. Traveling with pets often proves to be a challenging and stressful experience for both humans and their companions. That incident came weeks after United was criticized for preventing two girls from boarding a flight from Denver to Minneapolis because they were wearing leggings . Read More »

Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions

It included the release of terrorists previously held by the United States and worse, the administration essentially gave immunity to an Iranian operative who had smuggled parts needed to build a nuclear bomb into Iran from China. Critics of the deal say the sanctions relief allows Iran to spend toward backing terrorism and promoting instability in the region. On April 19, the Trump administration affirmed in the morning that Iran was in compliance with the deal and in the ... Read More »

Pope urges powerful to act humbly in surprise TED talk appearance

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TED, or Technology, Entertainment, Design, is a media organization which posts talks online for free distribution, under the slogan "ideas worth spreading". "If you don't, your power will ruin you, and you will ruin the other", he says. Atul Gawanda, a surgeon and writer for The New Yorker who has researched public health around the world, said it's not how good we are, but how good we're going to be that matters. Read More »

Le Pen will bring war to Europe, cautions Macron

French officials have also tended to be more circumspect than their American counterparts, repeatedly declining to tie Pawn Storm to any specific actor. Le Pen's views echo a general denial of France's colonial past among many right-wing politicians. But some observers also praised Macron for standing firm against her ambush. Read More »

India test fires nuclear missile

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During the test-firing, all the mission objectives were met by the 17-meter tall, home-made missile, the sources said, adding that various parameters and trajectory of Agni-III were tracked and monitored in real time by radars along the east coast. Read More »

Different president, same old government shutdown threats

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If Congress cannot agree to any legislation by midnight Friday night, funding for many federal agencies will abruptly stop and hundreds of thousands of federal government workers could be temporarily laid off. Additionally a Democratic aide told Business Insider later on Wednesday that Democrats "still hope to secure language in the omnibus to continue the payments" but was not able to predict the outcome of the debate. Read More »

Health Care Compromise Circulates As Congress Prepares to Return

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Ryan expressed urgency during the call for Republicans to show they can get something accomplished - even telling members their future as a majority party will depend on it. They could also opt out of the so-called community rating provision, which requires insurers to charge the same for people regardless of their health status. Read More »

Trump team softens war talk, vows other pressure on NKorea

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China is North Korea's sole major ally and is seen as crucial to US-led efforts to rein in its bellicose, isolated neighbour. David Alexander, " U.S. test-fires ICBM amid tensions with Russia, North Korea ", Reuters, Feb 26, 2016. "Where I failed was to communicate that adequately to the press and the media, so that is all on me". "The Chinese side is resolutely opposed to this", Defence Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun told reporters. Read More »

Syria still has chemical weapons: USA defence secy

An Israeli assessment has found that Assad's regime was still in possession of "a few tons" of chemical weapons, a military official confirmed. In response to accusations Assad's regime used chemical weapons on civilian populations, U.S. Israel has been largely unaffected by the Syrian civil war raging next door, suffering mostly sporadic, mostly spillover, incidents of fire. Moscow has denied downplaying its losses in Syria, with the defense ministry saying an estimated 30 Russian service ... Read More »

Gareon Conley, Projected First-Round Pick, Accused Of Rape

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Hopefully no crime was committed that night because that would be a bad thing for any woman to have happen to them. No charges have been filed and the incident is still being investigated by police . The report states that the woman and Conley eventually walked into the bathroom before Conley allegedly unbuttoned the woman's trousers and pulled them down. Read More »

France's Le Pen hardens tone as campaign clock ticks down

A feel-good Paris concert, a meeting with Muslim leaders and a blowout rally in Marseille - France's presidential candidates are blanketing the country Wednesday with campaign events to try to inspire undecided voters just four days before a nail-biting election. Read More »

Trump Administration Proposes 'Significant' Tax Overhaul And Tax Cut Plan

Asian shares eased from a near two-year high on Thursday as a long-awaited US tax cut plan failed to inspire investors, though sentiment remained supported by global growth prospects and receding worries about political risks in Europe. USA stocks pared gains on Wednesday after the plan was unveiled. President George W. Bush did the same in 2001 with a $1.3 trillion reduction (including the elimination of the estate tax), ending the era of federal surpluses that started under President ... Read More »

North Korea threatens to sink U.S. aircraft carrier with single strike

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The U.S. military reports that the missile was a KN-17, a new Scud believed to be an anti-ship ballistic missile. Park said Kim was detained by officials as he was trying to leave the country from Pyongyang's worldwide airport. The U.S. could pressure China to cut off oil supplies to North Korea and suspending all coal imports - Pyongyang depends on China for some 90 percent of its crude oil supply. Read More »

Death toll in Venezuela's political protests rises to 26

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So far this month, 28 people have been killed in anti-government protests that have erupted into clashes with riot police, the attorney general's department says. The return to violence in the streets of Venezuela after a weekend lull was certain to further stoke worldwide concern over the country, whose economy is imploding despite vast oil reserves. Read More »

Orange sees small revenue growth in Q1

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Fixed broadband services had 112,000 customers at the end of the first quarter, including 99,000 connected with the deployment of fixed-4G and 12,000 with the deployment of fiber. Adjusted EBITDA for Q1 2017 stood at EUR2.60 billion, up 2.0% on a comparable basis from EUR2.55 billion in the year-earlier period, with a margin of 25.9% (up from 25.6%). Read More »

Korean presidential hopeful accused of anti-gay comments

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Those who support Moon have argued that his comments were in line with the views of many South Koreans. Many gay and transgender people are stigmatised and a powerful Christian lobby has opposed bringing in anti-discrimination laws. The incident involved mixing the woman's drink with a livestock stimulant, Mr Hong wrote. Later in the debate, Moon also said he opposed "discrimination based on homosexuality". Read More »