Stocks Come Off Highs on More Developments in Trump-Russia Quagmire

The report also indicated that investigators are shifting into a "more overtly active phase" of discovery with the "intensity of the probe. expected to accelerate in the coming weeks". The White House did not dispute the account portrayed, and instead said that the FBI investigation had put unnecessary pressure on the President's ability to conduct diplomacy with Russian Federation.

Trump signs $110M defense deal after arrival in Saudi Arabia

With the Trump administration, it will not be long. The deal includes tanks, combat ships, missile defence systems, radar and communications, and cybersecurity technology. Bilateral relations have been strained by former President Barack Obama's rapprochement with Iran, Saudi Arabia's regional rival. Huge billboards around the city featured Trump and King Salman , while the city's roads were lined with alternating American and Saudi flags.

Brazil leader says incriminating audio doctored

Brazil leader says incriminating audio doctored

That could halt congressional passage of measures needed to pull Brazil from its worst-ever recession, including moves to ease labor regulations and raise the pension age. "This is not about Temer but is about investment, generating new jobs and improving the lives of Brazilians". According to newspaper O Globo , the recording was made as part of a plea bargain Batista arranged with prosecutors investigating the "Car Wash" corruption scandal centered on national oil company Petrobras.

US Treasury slaps sanctions on 8 Venezuela court justices

In February , Vice President Tareck El Aissami became the the highest-ranking Venezuelan hit by USA sanctions under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act for alleged ties to drug trafficking and one of the most-senior government leaders of any country listed by the Treasury Department under its various sanctions authorities.

Rouhani sweeps to 2nd term as Iran's leader

Twitter user @mmoeeni suggested that Rouhani should punish hardline media outlets for providing what he considered to be unfair coverage of the campaign and siding with the ultra-conservative candidate, Ebrahim Raisi. With European companies lining up to do business in Iran, the EU is determined to ensure the continuation of cordial (at the very least) relations with the Islamic Republic.

U.S. says Iranian-directed convoy targeted by USA strike in Syria

U.S. says Iranian-directed convoy targeted by USA strike in Syria

A member of the USA -backed Syrian rebel forces told Reuters on Thursday the convoy comprised Syrian and Iranian-backed militias and was headed toward the garrison in Syria used by US and U.S. Control of eastern Syria also includes the power to block or link up Iranian supply routes from Tehran to its most important proxy, Hezbollah, in Lebanon.