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Lib Dems offer fresh Brexit vote in election manifesto

But the Lib Dems insists that, as there was "no option on the ballot paper to choose the shape of our future relationship with the European Union on vital issues", the Government does not have a mandate for what they describe as a "hard" Brexit.



Iran: Rouhani leads initial count; over 70 percent turnout

Election officials repeatedly extended voting hours until midnight to accommodate long lines of voters, some of whom said they waited hours to cast their ballots. No incumbent president has failed to win re-election since 1981, when Khamenei became president himself. Supporters of presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi outside a campaign rally in Tehran on May 16, 2017.


Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia to start 5-nation tour

Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia to start 5-nation tour

As Trump speaks in Saudi Arabia , his administration is continuing to fight in court to reinstate the travel ban targeting seven Muslim-majority countries that Trump hoisted as a key component of his counterterrorism efforts. Billboards featuring the image of Trump and the king dotted the highways of Riyadh and lights bathed Trump's luxury hotel in red, white and blue lights and, at times, an image of the president's face.


Trump willing to engage with N. Korea: S.Korean envoy

Trump willing to engage with N. Korea: S.Korean envoy

The U.S. president went onto say that he "looks forward the outcome of working in close cooperation with President Moon to resolve the North Korea issue in the future", according to Hong. They were believed to have held talks on prospects for containing North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons activities as well as the economic fallout over the deployment in South Korea of the US missile defense system called THAAD .



Iranian President Rouhani wins re-election, state TV reports

Rouhani, who championed the deal to lift most sanctions on Iran in return for curbs on its disputed nuclear program, is a staunch supporter of engagement with the West and liberal reforms to the economy, now dominated by state institutions.


Julian Assange: 'I cannot forgive terrible injustice'

Julian Assange: 'I cannot forgive terrible injustice'

He feared Sweden would hand him over to the United States to face prosecution over WikiLeaks' publication of swathes of classified military and diplomatic documents in one of the largest information leaks in US history. Sweden's Director of Public Prosecutions Marianne Ny said on Friday she had made a decision to "discontinue" the investigation into an alleged sex offence.