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Iran votes in first presidential election since nuclear deal

Iran President Hassan Rouhani said of the deal "Negotiators have reached a good agreement and I announce to our people that our prayers have come true". Both deny the other's accusations. After the 1979 revolution, he was selected for special training by the clerical establishment and studied under Ali Khamenei, who would later become supreme leader.



Voting begins in Iran's presidential election

Apparently, state-run IRNA News agency came up with a report according to which around 2,000 eligible voters said that they will not participate in the polls. Under former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, "the sanctions really hurt us". It was hard to get lab equipment and very difficult to get visas to study overseas.


Coveney In Clare As FG Leadership Fight Gets Underway

Coveney In Clare As FG Leadership Fight Gets Underway

Speaking to reporters, Minister Varadkar said: "I believe that I can modernise and transform Fine Gael, make it a campaigning party and a fighting force again". As the leadership contest enters its second day more members of the parliamentary party, including a number of other senior ministers, are due to indicate who they are supporting in the contest.



China stresses Iran's role in Silk Road initiative

The two-day meeting included President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, along with the presidents or prime ministers of Italy, Hungary and Greece, as well as most of China's Asian neighbors. "We need to improve policy coordination and reject beggar-thy-neighbour practices", Xi said on Monday, while addressing other world leaders at a summit on the initiative in Beijing .


Clapper: US government 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing

Clapper: US government 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing

May 16, 2017: A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Comey wrote a memo after the February 14 meeting with the president that said Trump had asked him to shut down the FBI investigation into Flynn. Bush's administration, was among those scheduled to be interviewed Saturday. White House officials initially said Trump acted on a Justice Department recommendation, but the president later said he would have fired Comey anyway, calling the former Federal Bureau of ...



Pakistan moves ICJ to rehear Indian 'spy' Jadhav's case

The ICJ press release said Pakistan's failure to provide consular notifications with regard to the arrest and detention of Jadhav "appear to be capable of falling within the scope of the Convention". "Who gave the opinion to deny consular access to Jadhav in the first place?" The court also found that there exists a lien between the rights India seeks to assert and the provisional measures the court can deploy.