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Cheese puffs? Iran says Haley showed fabricated Houthi proof

Cheese puffs? Iran says Haley showed fabricated Houthi proof

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is interviewed by The Associated Press, in New York, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Zarif is warning the Trump administration that pulling out from the Iran nuclear deal would undermine talks with North Korea by proving that America reneges on its promises. (Richard Drew/Associated Press) by Josh Lederman and Edith […]

18 dead in China karaoke lounge fire, arson suspect detained

18 dead in China karaoke lounge fire, arson suspect detained

Beijing (AFP) – A fire tore through a karaoke lounge in southern China on Tuesday, killing 18 people and injuring another five, as authorities arrested an arson suspect who had reportedly blocked the entrance with a motorcycle. The fire started after midnight in a three-storey building in Yingde, Guangdong province, and was put out shortly […]

Armenia's prime minister resigns amid large-scale protests

Armenia's prime minister resigns amid large-scale protests

MOSCOW — Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan said Monday that he was stepping down as premier amid large-scale protests against his rule.  Anti-government demonstrations erupted almost two weeks ago against the pro-Russian Sargsyan when he was appointed prime minister after a decade as president, part of a new transition of governance that bolsters the role […]

Violent Unrest Continues In Nicaragua Over Social Security Reforms

Violent Unrest Continues In Nicaragua Over Social Security Reforms

Students clash with riot police agents close to Nicaragua’s Technical College during a protest against government’s reforms in the Institute of Social Security (INSS) in Managua on April 21, 2018. – (Photo by INTI OCON / AFP) (Photo credit should read INTI OCON/AFP/Getty Images) INTI OCON/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption INTI OCON/AFP/Getty Images Students […]

Top Iranian official: Trump hasn't lived up to nuclear deal

Top Iranian official: Trump hasn't lived up to nuclear deal

Top Iranian official: Trump hasn’t lived up to nuclear deal  The Hill Iranian foreign minister says ‘change of attitude’ needed for prisoner swap talks  Politico Iran Says US Will ‘Not Expect’ What Happens If Trump Leaves Nuclear Deal  Yahoo News Is The Oil Market Ready For Sanctions On Iran?  OilPrice.com The Bromance Myth of Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump  The […]

At Least 5 Dead In Violent Clashes In Nicaragua Over Social Security Changes

At Least 5 Dead In Violent Clashes In Nicaragua Over Social Security Changes

Four young protesters and a police officer were killed in increasingly violent clashes over social security cuts in Nicaragua, Associated Press reported Friday. Protests began Wednesday after a new law was signed increasing tax contributions and cutting pension income in the social security system. Some demonstrations began peacefully, with protesters waving placards and chanting, “Viva Nicaragua […]

Israeli troops kill two Palestinians in fourth week of protests

Israeli troops kill two Palestinians in fourth week of protests

GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians and wounded 12 in renewed unrest on the Gaza-Israel border on Friday as a series of protests in the enclave reached its half-way mark. Some Palestinians brought wire-cutters to cut through the border fence. As the crowd grew, Israeli soldiers called out warnings in Arabic over […]

Trump says he'll "leave" if summit with North Korea isn't successful

Trump says he'll "leave" if summit with North Korea isn't successful

President Trump on Wednesday expressed optimism about an upcoming summit with North Korea, but said if he doesn’t think it will be successful, the summit won’t happen — and if the summit isn’t successful, he will “leave.” Mr. Trump made the comments — along with remarks on the Russia investigation, Russia itself and trade — […]

Iran president: we don't intend any aggression in region

Iran president: we don't intend any aggression in region

Tehran (AFP) – President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that Iran “does not intend any aggression” against its neighbours but will continue to produce all the weapons it needs for its defence. “We tell the world that we will produce any weapons that we need, or if necessary we will procure them. We have not been […]

Why Golf May Not Be Enough to Sustain Trump-Abe Bond This Time

Why Golf May Not Be Enough to Sustain Trump-Abe Bond This Time

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s five meetings with U.S. President Donald Trump have been relaxed affairs, marked by rounds of golf and warm praise. Their sixth encounter may be more tense. While the allies may get some green time during two days at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, Abe will be carting a raft of […]

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