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After his victory, Mr Rouhani vowed to deliver on his campaign promises of creating a freer society and improving the economy. Deputy Interior Minister Ali Asghar Ahmadi told journalists in a televised news conference earlier in the day that more than 40 million Iranians voted in Friday's election.
  • When Donald Trump participated in Saudi Arabian sword dance

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    He added that the agreements signed Saturday would generate "hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the United States and jobs, jobs, jobs!" Accompanying her husband on his first global trip, US first lady Melania Trump on Saturday stepped off of Air Force One conservatively dressed in long sleeves and trousers to conform to the strict dress code that Saudi Arabia enforces for its female citizens.
  • US and Saudi Companies Sign Deals Worth at Least $43 Billion

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    The big question mark that you should bear in mind is if Saudi Arabia signs up for a 100 billion dollar arms deal with oil prices where they are today, how are they actually going to pay that in the future? "This package of defence equipment and services support the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of Iranian threats", the official said.
  • Trump in Saudi Arabia

    Trump in Saudi Arabia

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    Multiple agreements between American and Saudi companies, including between the Saudi oil giant Aramco and various United States firms, were inked during the event. "We have enuf enemies", Trump tweeted at the time, including a short-hand spelling for "enough". The duo was received by King Salman and other members of the Saudi monarchy.
  • James Comey Will Testify in Open Session Before Senate Intelligence Committee

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    A date has not been set. "The Committee looks forward to receiving testimony from the former Director on his role in the development of the Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 US elections, and I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media", Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said in a statement .
  • Trump decries 'single greatest witch hunt' in USA history

    Trump decries 'single greatest witch hunt' in USA history

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    The day after the Flynn conversation [between Trump and Comey], Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, asked Mr. Comey to help push back on reports in the news media that Mr. In the 1990s, Democrats complained that independent counsel Kenneth Starr, who investigated President Bill Clinton, overstepped his authority. Rosenstein's decision to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel has been well-received by senators, though Graham said "there are a lot of people ...
  • Russian foreign minister mocks USA media over intelligence reports

    Russian foreign minister mocks USA media over intelligence reports

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    This included the name of a city that a foreign spy had infiltrated ISIS in, providing the intelligence. The official said there is a fear in Israel that Trump's slip could damage the country's intelligence and put lives as risk. Trump's national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, said the counterterrorism information Trump shared was "wholly appropriate". McMaster, a serving Army general who is not steeped in counterterrorism, did not immediately realize the impact of what Trump ...
  • Macron to meet EU's Tusk in Paris on Wednesday

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    President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron are to hold a "lengthy lunch" in Brussels this month - a bonding exercise for two men the White House believes have much in common. He is a French lawyer and politician with a centre-right ideology, in contrast with the liberal Macron. François Baroin, who is leading the campaign for the Republicans has made it clear that his party don't intend to go into coalition with Macron's REM, but take complete control.
  • What the White House has said about special prosecutors

    What the White House has said about special prosecutors

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    On Thursday, Rosenstein informed the Senate in a closed-door session about Trump's controversial decision to dump Comey. The announcement, the latest in the shock-a-day Washington saga, was made by deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. President Donald Trump lashed out overnight at the appointment of a special counsel to investigate allegations that his campaign collaborated with Russian Federation to sway the 2016 election, tweeting that it is "the single greatest witch hunt of a ...