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Conservative pol named French finance minister

In 2014, Le Drian wrote in a statement that France "requests that Israel" minimize any harm to civilians in its attacks on Hamas. Former president Francois Hollande was left red-faced by revelations in 2012 that his budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, a plastic surgeon, had a bank account in Switzerland where he had hidden income from tax authorities.


Polls open in first Iran presidential vote since atomic deal

Polls open in first Iran presidential vote since atomic deal

The Iranians will decide on their country's worldwide relations and foreign policy by their vote on the presidential election on Friday, an Iranian political expert said on Thursday. "What Raisi is depending on is a surge from those who are underprivileged, those who are poor, those who traditionally go to this camp in Iranian politics, and those assurances by Raisi, whether they can be afforded or not, of handouts to the poor", Simmons said.



Car drives wrong way in Times Square, plows into pedestrians

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio likewise told reporters at a news conference near the scene of the rampage that based on information they have there is no indication that the incident was an act of terrorism. A pipe bomb exploded last September in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, lightly wounding 31 people in the last terror-related incident in NY. Witnesses said the vehicle was speeding - one said up to 80 miles per hour - at the time of the crash.


China tells South Korea envoy fixing relations crucial

China tells South Korea envoy fixing relations crucial

China says its influence has been exaggerated and has called on South Korea and the U.S.to end large-scale wargames seen as threatening by North Korea in exchange for the North suspending its missile launches and nuclear tests. North Korea has also launched satellites into orbit on long-range rockets that share some of the same technology as missiles. It said this was a test of its capability to carry a "large-size heavy nuclear warhead", drawing Security Council condemnation.


'No. No. Next question': Trump's terse Federal Bureau of Investigation denial

'No. No. Next question': Trump's terse Federal Bureau of Investigation denial

It's not likely to matter, though, because according to sources, Trump doesn't feel Flynn should even be under investigation. The West Wing was leaking like a sieve and Trump was powerless to stop it. Trump began the day by tweeting that he is the victim of "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history", a claim ignoring impeachment efforts and blistering verbal attacks on previous presidents and other political leaders.



Senators: Deputy AG knew of Comey firing before writing memo

In a pair of morning tweets and at a later news conference, Mr Trump described calls for his impeachment as "ridiculous" and said he had done nothing to warrant criminal charges. The White House denied that account. "Zero", he told the news conference, standing alongside Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.In his earlier Twitter posts, Trump criticized the naming of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, an official he himself ...