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Brazil president seeks suspension of corruption investigation

Brazil president seeks suspension of corruption investigation

Mr Temer addressed the nation on Thursday, denying he had authorised any bribes and vowing to continue in office. " President Michel Temer does not believe in the veracity of the declarations" in the recording , according to a statement from his office.



Iran Foreign Minister scorns Donald Trump after Saudi Arabia arms deal

Mr Trump appealed to Muslim nations to ensure that "terrorists find no sanctuary on their soil", and announced an agreement with Gulf states to combat financing for extremists. "They worship death", Mr Trump said. "Stop persecuting Christians, stop oppressing women.' I don't think those things are different from what he said", the official added.


Seoul says NKorean object that drew fire was likely balloon

Seoul says NKorean object that drew fire was likely balloon

People watch a news broadcast on the launch of the solid-fuel Pukguksong-2 missile on a screen in front of the railway station in Pyongyang, North Korea , Monday, May 22, 2017. The US-drafted Security Council statement was agreed on the eve of an emergency meeting requested by the United States, Japan and South Korea to discuss a course of action on North Korea .



Tehran mayor quits race for Iran presidency

Iranian First Vice-President Es'haq Jahangiri has withdrawn in favor of Hassan Rouhani with pro-conservative nominee Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf in favor of conservative-backed cleric Ebrahim Raeisi. Unofficial reports say that Raisi is set to introduce Qalibaf as his to-be first vice president. If conservative voters unite behind Raisi, they could tip an election that just a few weeks ago, surveys suggested, was heading toward a straightforward victory for Rouhani.



Trump makes personal appeal for Mideast peace

There was still a nod to Trump's favorite food in the first course "taste of America" - sliders with rice and kale chips, which in an Israeli twist included ketchup made from beets and aoili mustard on the side. He visited the Palestinian Territories and Israel before flying to Rome where he meets Pope Francis and Italian leaders. Trump arrived at Abbas' presidential palace in Bethlehem on Tuesday morning after traveling there by auto from Jerusalem, The Times of Israel reported .



3 more arrests in Manchester; London tourist sites protected

According to reports, 26-year-old pop music fan John Atkinson was killed as he was leaving Monday's Ariana Grande concert. Officials are examining his trips to Libya. British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi "likely" had accomplices and she criticized the USA government for leaking information about his identity.