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Trump Calls Appointment of Special Prosecutor in Russia Probe 'Witch Hunt'

The White House repeated its assertion that a "thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity". First reactions from Congress were mainly positive. "So I think the biggest legal change seems to be that Mr. Mueller is going to proceed forward with the idea that this as criminal investigation instead of a counter intelligence investigation".



Iran Presidential elections: Incumbent Rouhani leads amid 70 per cent voter turnout

Around 3% of the votes are declared spoilt ballots, he noted, adding that the latest figures show that Mr. Rouhani has won 22,796,468 votes, equivalent to 56.88% of the ballots. The contentiousness of the campaign could make it more hard for Rouhani to secure the consent of hardliners to carry out his agenda, said Abbas Milani, director of the Iranian Studies programme at Stanford University.



Syria says US airstrike killed several soldiers near Jordan

The Syrian government has said an aerial "aggression" on one of its military positions near the border with Jordan by the US-led coalition killed several soldiers. The coalition had so far kept its military operations focused on Islamic State militants and al-Qaida-linked groups. Thirteen of the vehicles breached the "de-confliction zone" around the base that is the area that the coalition has communicated to the Russians and their regime alliesto stay away from.


Events surrounding ex-prisoner facing deportation to Cuba

Events surrounding ex-prisoner facing deportation to Cuba

John Hickenlooper to grant a pardon to Rene Lima-Marin as a possible legal remedy for the 38-year-old Aurora man who was ordered released from prison Wednesday only to be taken into custody by immigration officials who could possibly deport him to his native Cuba.


Putin dismisses Trump reports as 'schizophrenia' and offers to release meeting transcript

Putin dismisses Trump reports as 'schizophrenia' and offers to release meeting transcript

He said he wanted to provide Russian Federation with "facts pertaining...to terrorism and airline flight safety", something that he has "the absolute right to do" as commander in chief. It is extraordinary for a president to share such information without consent of the country that collected it, apparently violating the confidentiality of an intelligence-sharing agreement with Israel.


Immigration agency detains man whose prison term was cut

Immigration agency detains man whose prison term was cut

The Colorado Department of Corrections said in a statement that Lima-Marin had been moved from the Fremont Correctional Facility in CaƱon City to the Denver Reception and Diagnostic Center in preparation for his release, and that a Criminal Justice Information Services review determined he might have an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer.