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The United States will increase the financial pressure on Iran with the "strongest sanctions in history," after Washington pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday. "We will apply unprecedented financial pressure on the Iranian regime. The leaders in Tehran will have no doubt about our seriousness," Pompeo said in his first major foreign policy address since moving to the State Department from the CIA.
Beijing hit back Monday at allegations it was "militarising" the South China Sea after landing bombers at an airbase in the contested waters, accusing Washington instead of raising tensions with its own military footprint. China on Friday for the first time landed several combat aircraft -- including the long-range, nuclear strike-capable H-6K -- at an island airfield in the sea, triggering international concern. The move prompted immediate criticism from the US, with a Pentagon spokesman condemning China's "continued militarisation of disputed features in the South China Sea".
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Saudi Arabia has detained several prominent female activists who campaigned for women's right to drive, taking them into custody just weeks before the decades-long driving ban finally comes to an end. Human rights groups said Loujain al-Hathloul, Eman al-Nafjan and Aziza al-Yousef - three of the most prominent voices demanding women be free to drive - were all detained on Thursday. Two male advocates for women's rights were also detained, activists said. The activists were detained as Saudi Arabia prepares for the driving ban to come to an end on June 24. The policy shift has become a symbol of the modernising drive of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and the Saudi government is eager...
New Armenian premier Nikol Pashinyan on Monday assured Russia's Vladimir Putin that Yerevan's ties with Moscow will remain close following his rise to power on the back of mass anti-government protests. "I can assure you that on this issue (of relations with Russia), there is consensus in Armenia, and nobody has or will question the strategic importance of Russian-Armenian relations," he told Putin.
The rocket is designed to require far less maintenance and refurbishment between flights, and is certified to carry humans to space later this year when SpaceX launches its Dragon crew capsule to the International Space Station. The Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket's main goal for its maiden mission was to propel a communications satellite for Bangladesh, called Bangabandhu Satellite-1, to a geostationary transfer orbit roughly 22,000 miles (35,000 kilometers) above Earth.
A senior Hamas official signalled support Thursday for thousands of Palestinians to breach the border fence from Gaza into Israel at protests to coincide with next week's US embassy move to Jerusalem. In his first major briefing to international media since becoming Gaza head of the Islamist group in 2017, Yahya Sinwar implied he would like to see thousands of Palestinians crossing into Israel as part of more than a month of protests.
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By Thomas Mukoya NAIROBI (Reuters) - A dam burst in a Kenyan town after weeks of heavy rain, causing "huge destruction" and deaths, a government official said on Thursday, while a local television station said 20 bodies had so far been recovered. The dam gave way in Solai, in Nakuru county, 190 kilometres(120 miles) northwest of Nairobi, late on Wednesday. The extent of the damage has yet to be ascertained," Lee Kinyajui, the governor of Nakuru, said in a statement.
The Syrian army on Tuesday night intercepted two Israeli missiles fired towards a district near Damascus, Syria's official SANA news agency said, but a monitor said nine pro-government fighters died in the strike. According to SANA, "anti-aircraft defences intercepted two Israeli missiles launched against (the district of) Kissweh and destroyed them". Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP that the missiles had targeted a weapons depot in Kissweh, "presumably belonging to Hezbollah and the Iranians".
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is apologizing for comments he made on Monday that
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Germany's BDI industry association on Tuesday said it deeply regretted the U.S. decision to pull out of the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran after the long and difficult negotiations required to conclude the deal with Tehran. The industry group said it was now important for the European Union, together with Russia and China, to send a clear signal about their continued commitment to the agreement. "This is about maintaining credibility in foreign, security and economic policy," the group's president, Dieter Kempf said.
BEIRUT (AP) - A Russian fighter jet crashed Thursday off the coast of Syria, killing both pilots, according to Russia's Defense Ministry, which said the plane did not come under fire and that the crash may have been caused by a bird getting sucked into one of the engines.
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US President Donald Trump hinted Wednesday that there would be imminent news about three Americans detained in North Korea, after sources said they had been relocated ahead of their possible release. The development comes as Trump is preparing for a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, following months of tense saber-rattling over the North's nuclear and missile programs. "The past Administration has long been asking for three hostages to be released from a North Korean Labor camp, but to no avail.
Adrian Wood cut the president's hair for 20 years at his shop in Manhattan.
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The man accused of killing his girlfriend then attempting to take his own life has died, officials confirmed.
She called it a "horror."
Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) said Friday he's immediately resigning, months
North and South Korea held their third summit Friday, stirring hopes of peace following years of tensions over the North's nuclear and missile tests. The North's leader Kim Jong Un shook hands with the South's President Moon Jae-in on the southern side of the border truce village of Panmunjom, ahead of a summit with US President Donald Trump expected in the coming weeks. Friday's meeting came after tensions soared last year as the North made rapid progress on its banned nuclear weapons programmes, while Trump engaged in an increasingly bellicose verbal scrap with Pyongyang's leader.
Police in Nashville say four people are dead after a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant.
Touting "a very strong personal relation" with Donald Trump, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, on Sunday began an ambitious charm offensive intended to strengthen US commitments in Syria and Iran while heading off threats of a transatlantic trade war. Prior to his departure for an official state visit to Washington, Macron likened himself to Trump in an interview with Fox News Sunday, a venue with a wide following among Trump supporters and likely to be watched by the president himself.
Donald Trump moved on Sunday to dampen heightened expectations of a rapid nuclear deal with North Korea, saying that the crisis was far from conclusion. Excitement at the prospect of an end to tensions with the nuclear-armed state have risen ever since Mr Trump stunned the world by accepting an invitation to meet Kim Jong-un, the country's leader. On Saturday, Pyongyang announced it was suspending weapons tests and closing its nuclear testing site. But a day later the American president sounded an uncharacteristic note of caution on Twitter. ....We are a long way from conclusion on North Korea, maybe things will work out, and maybe they won't - only time will tell....But the work I am...
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Saturday urged Russia to help solve the Syria crisis as he set off for a meeting of foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) major industrialized nations in Toronto. The Syrian conflict has badly damaged already strained relations between the West and Russia, which backs President Bashar al-Assad. The United States, France and Britain conducted missile strikes against Syrian targets this month after a suspected chemical weapons attack that Assad and Moscow deny carrying out.
While past presidents were mourning former First Lady Barbara Bush at her funeral in Houston today, President Trump was on his phone in Mar-a-Lago, having his usual Twitter meltdown. In between excoriating James Comey and tossing around conspiracy theories about Mr. Peepers, President Trump decided to suddenly announce he was considering a pardon for Jack Johnson, the history-making boxer. Trump, as you might imagine, appears to have taken a particular interest in pardons as of late. SEE ALSO: Michelle Obama shared the perfect parenting metaphor for Trump's White House Some background on the controversy: Jack Johnson was the first black man to ever hold the title of world heavyweight...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in Hungary for the second consecutive Saturday, this time against the media policies and campaign against civic groups pursued by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government.
Attorneys said Hormel was a foster parent to the victim at the time, and the child was living with him when it happened.