• WH press secretary berates staff for leak of Sadler's McCain comment
WH press secretary berates staff for leak of Sadler's McCain comment

Sadler's reported remarks came during a discussion at the White House on Thursday on McCain's opposition to Trump's nominee for Central Intelligence Agency director, Gina Haspel. Gen. Thomas McInerney will no longer be allowed on the network. Asked why she would not simply apologize to Mr. McCain, she said , "I'm not going to get into a back a...

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  • Bolton warns economic sanctions possible for business with Iran
Bolton warns economic sanctions possible for business with Iran

Bolton noted that Trump said in announcing the US exit from the Iran nuclear deal that "countries that continue to deal with Iran could face USA sanctions". Zanganeh said foreign investment was needed to develop Iran's its oil industry, but that it could survive even if foreigners chose to stay away for fear of US penalties.

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  • Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli thanks Narendra Modi for visit
Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli thanks Narendra Modi for visit

Congress leaders said Modi's stress on Ayodhya at the public meeting organised in Janakpur and relayed the whole day through television channels was an extended campaign for Karnataka. "Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi ji and I have agreed, during Modi Ji's successful state visit to Nepal, to address the outstanding tasks between the two c...

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  • Lavrov: Transfer of US Embassy to Jerusalem stalled settlement negotiations
Lavrov: Transfer of US Embassy to Jerusalem stalled settlement negotiations

US President Donald Trump will not attend the opening of the new embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, but his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law and key adviser Jared Kushner will. At the start of the weekly cabinet meeting, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the relocation would be "a truly historic thing". Trump's highly-contested de...

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  • Bolton Warns Sanctions Possible for Doing Business With Iran
Bolton Warns Sanctions Possible for Doing Business With Iran

So far, China, France , Russia, Britain, the European Union and Iran remain in the accord, which placed controls on Iran's nuclear program and led to a relaxation of US economic sanctions against Iran and companies doing business there.

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  • Man and young boy critically injured in aircraft crash in County Offaly
Man and young boy critically injured in aircraft crash in County Offaly

The light aircraft left Clonbullogue Airfield with 16 parachutists on board - all of whom completed their jumps from the plane. Gardai and ambulance personnel rushed to the scene of the light plane crash in Offaly. "The Air Accident Investigation team will continue their inquiry in the morning", explains RTÉ. "That's all I know", he said from t...

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  • Trump's Iran deal exit raises regime change spectre
Trump's Iran deal exit raises regime change spectre

Walking away from the deal means that the United States will likely re-impose sanctions against Iran after 180 days, unless some other agreement is reached before then. USA allies in Europe on Tuesday said they were looking to find ways to preserve what was left of the agreement. In India, refiners hope they can continue importing Iranian oil.

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  • US, UAE reach deal on subsidy transparency
US, UAE reach deal on subsidy transparency

They also expressed their understanding that financial transparency is best served when airlines issue audited financial reports consistent with internationally-recognised accounting standards. The US airlines have feared Emirates or Etihad could expand their offerings by adding flights from Abu Dhabi or Dubai to, say, Paris or London, stop to pick...

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  • U.S. vows to make North Korea rich if it gives up nukes
U.S. vows to make North Korea rich if it gives up nukes

But the island nation was favored by most of his advisers. Pompeo reportedly said he had a "good" and "substantive" conversation with communist dictator Kim Jong-un during his visit to North Korea this week. "I feel we've a shared imaginative and prescient for what we hope, when this course of is accomplished, the Korean peninsula appears lik...

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  • Atletico Drag UEFA To CAS Over Simeone Ban
Atletico Drag UEFA To CAS Over Simeone Ban

Getafe's defeat, combined with Sevilla's draw with Real Betis in the derby, means Jose Bordalas' side now can not finish in the top seven and earn a Europa League place. Simeone's side have 75 points to Real's 72 and have a superior head-to-head record, meaning a win at Getafe would see them clinch second place, their highest finish since winn...

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  • Don't Do Business With Iran, Bolton Warns Euro Firms
Don't Do Business With Iran, Bolton Warns Euro Firms

John Bolton, who is Trump's national security advisor, said that Tehran's military had exploited the easing of pressure on the Iranian economy to meddle in conflicts across the Middle East in the last three years. Part of the flaw with the Iran deal that President Donald Trump rejected was it enticed Europe and the USA into economic relations with ...

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  • NAFTA has been terrible disaster for United States, says Donald Trump
NAFTA has been terrible disaster for United States, says Donald Trump

He said on Friday that NAFTA has been "a awful disaster" for his country. As reported by Reuters , a deadline of May 17th or 18th has been imposed by the USA side of NAFTA negotiations, and while participants are hopeful, there's still a lot of ground to cover.

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  • Iran nuclear deal: Envoy starts diplomatic tour after United States withdrawal
Iran nuclear deal: Envoy starts diplomatic tour after United States withdrawal

United Kingdom companies have invested £450 billion into Tehran since the USA and Europe lifted sanctions after the signing of the accord with partners Russian Federation and China. It is a sentiment echoed by Germany and Britain, with UK PM Theresa May calling Trump to maintain that it would respect the treaty. Speaking on "Fox News Sunday", S...

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  • Iran: Israeli Attacks on Syria Based on 'Invented Pretexts'
Iran: Israeli Attacks on Syria Based on 'Invented Pretexts'

The scope of the attacks - which Israel called its largest in Syria since the 1973 Mideast war - raised the specter of a full-fledged war between Iran and Israel in Syria, a conflict that could potentially drag the militant Hezbollah and Lebanon into the mix with devastating effects, although both sides appeared to signal they wanted the confrontat...

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  • Britain's 'Olympic Games' minister Jowell dies at 70
Britain's 'Olympic Games' minister Jowell dies at 70

The former social worker played a key role in persuading her Labour Cabinet colleagues to back a London bid for the 2012 Olympic Games, defying civil service advice and even her Cabinet colleagues who were convinced Paris would win. He tweeted: "She was quite simply the bravest and the best & brought magic to whatever she touched whether SureStar...

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  • Rouhani reiterates Iran's commitment to nuclear deal
Rouhani reiterates Iran's commitment to nuclear deal

Elsewhere, he referred to Iran and Sri Lanka as the oldest and most senior members of the Non-Aliened Movement (NAM), saying that his country is committed to follow in the footsteps of NAM. On Sunday, the head of the Assembly of Experts, a group of clerics responsible for choosing Iran's supreme leader, said Rouhani should apologise for not having ...

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  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attacks P Chidambaram over hidden investments case
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attacks P Chidambaram over hidden investments case

Hitting out at former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram over a disproportionate assets case , Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said it was the Congress' "Nawaz Sharif moment" and wondered if party President Rahul Gandhi will probe the matter against one of his senior colleagues.

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  • President Kovind visits Siachen base camp, interacts with soldiers
President Kovind visits Siachen base camp, interacts with soldiers

As Supreme Commander of India's Armed Forces, President Ram Nath showed his gratitude, on behalf of the entire country, to all the soldiers standing at their posts for over 34 years. Earlier, Kovind visited the Siachen Base Camp where he laid a wreath at the " Siachen War Memorial" in memory of the slain soldiers. The President visited the India...

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  • U.S. sanctions on European companies doing business with Iran 'possible,' Bolton says
U.S. sanctions on European companies doing business with Iran 'possible,' Bolton says

Tapper tried again: "Is the USA going to impose sanctions on European companies that continue to do business with Iran?" "It depends on the conduct of other governments". He said perhaps they feel that way in large part because representatives of the Obama administration were working in the past several weeks to try and prevent the deal from abro...

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  • Iran minister on diplomatic tour to save nuclear deal
Iran minister on diplomatic tour to save nuclear deal

The trip comes less than a week after President Donald Trump announced that the USA was walking away from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) which he described as a disgusting deal. Iran and China are two friendly countries with strategic partnership which have stood by each other, Zarif said, adding that Iran and China have full cooper...

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  • Mumbai attackers hailed from Pakistan, reveals Nawaz Sharif
Mumbai attackers hailed from Pakistan, reveals Nawaz Sharif

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's statement on the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai vindicated India's stand. India's position has been that the mastermind of the Mumbai terror attack operated from Pakistan. Afghanistan's narrative is being accepted, but ours is not.

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  • IPL 2018, MI vs RR: RR wins toss, elects to field
IPL 2018, MI vs RR: RR wins toss, elects to field

Mumbai Indians: S Yadav, E Lewis, RG Sharma*, I Kishan (wk), H Pandya, B Cutting, K Pandya, JP Duminy, M McClenaghan, M Markande, J Bumrah. He will have fond memories of the RR bowling attack, having scored a career best of 72 runs when the sides last met in Jaipur.

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  • Venezuela's PDVSA sued for $25 million in United States over nonpayment: complaint
Venezuela's PDVSA sued for $25 million in United States over nonpayment: complaint

Eustatius island and taking control of a terminal on Bonaire, prompting PDVSA to move several oil tankers away from the region. Venezuela's government says state oil company PDVSA is "committed to honoring the decisions stemming from the arbitration award", suggesting it may be ready to pay ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) the $2B arbitration award ...

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  • Seven die in Australia's worst shooting for 22 years
Seven die in Australia's worst shooting for 22 years

The children died with their mother and grandparents. Police said the phonecall tipping them off to the tragic events was recorded and came from a "connected" person. Inside the home that was described as a piece of rural paradise. The police said that four children and three adults were among those murdered .

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  • Afghan militants kill at least four in Jalalabad attack
Afghan militants kill at least four in Jalalabad attack

No group including the Taliban immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Inamullah Miakhial, spokesman for the Nangarhar hospital, said at least 30 people were wounded. Officials are concerned that a low voter turnout will undermine the credibility of the poll. Violence has escalated across Afghanistan since the announcement of the Tal...

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