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US Senate passes new Iran-Russia sanctions

US Senate passes new Iran-Russia sanctions

The Senate legislation , passed Thursday 98 to 2, also imposes new sanctions on Iran. The Senate maintains that the Iran sanctions that target its ballistic missile programme, destabilizing activities in the region and support for terrorist groups do not violate the Iran nuclear deal, which saw an easing of other sanctions.



Trump's lawyer has hired his own lawyer

Reuters said that several legal experts said Mr Comey's testimony last week that Mr Trump expected loyalty and had told him he hoped he could drop an investigation of a former top aide could bolster obstruction of justice allegations against the President.



Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein testifies in budget hearings

Rosenstein's letter critical of Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation served as the Trump White House's first reasoning for firing Comey - though Trump later undercut that explanation by saying he fired Comey in hopes of ending the Russian Federation probe.



UK treasury chief: Economy should be main focus in Brexit

But given May will have a limited majority in the House of Commons, even with the backing of the Northern Irish party, opposition parties such as Labour and the Liberal Democrats have their own agendas to pursue and will seek to amend any law that comes before Parliament connected to Britain's withdrawal from Europe.



Donald Trump confirms he is under investigation for obstruction of justice

The president had alleged that the media is trying to portray a negative image of him, after another The Washington Post article had said Trump himself was under investigation for obstruction of justice . The deputy attorney general later appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to lead the inquiry. Mueller's investigation also includes the question of whether Trump tried to obstruct justice.


Tougher Trump line toward Cuba delights hardliners on island

Tougher Trump line toward Cuba delights hardliners on island

Worldwide human rights groups say, however, that reinstating a USA policy of isolating the island could make the situation worse by empowering Cuban hardliners. They have fingers crossed that the American and Cuban governments will both sign off on that. Trump's announcement "reverses the advances made in the past two years since December 17, 2014, when presidents Raul Castro and Obama revealed their decision to restore diplomatic relations and begin the process of normalizing ...