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Iran Requests 950 tons of Uranium from Kazakhstan

Iran Requests 950 tons of Uranium from Kazakhstan It took effect in early 2016 to end sanctions on the Islamic Republic in return for time-bound restrictions on its nuclear program. "The deal is supposed to be implemented over three years", Salehi said. President Donald Trump. Tehran's purchase of natural uranium is monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency. "In nuclear talks. we reached a final agreement on jointly producing nucl... [Full Article...]

Saudi FM arrives in Baghdad on official visit

Addressing a joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari, the Saudi minister said he intends to improve cooperation with Baghdad. It said the minister had also "expressed Saudi Arabia's willingness to back the stability of liberated areas". The request to replace Sabhan reflects the deep sectarian division between the Sunni regional power, led by Saudi Arabia, and the Sh... [Full Article...]

Keith Ellison Defeated by Tom Perez for Democratic National Committee Chair

Keith Ellison Defeated by Tom Perez for Democratic National Committee Chair President Trump quickly tweeted his response, "Congratulations to Thomas Perez, who has just been named Chairman of the DNC". Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi, reporting from Atlanta , said that one major difference between Perez and Ellison was that the latter had "support from people who not only protested against Trump, but also against the Democratic Party who they feel allowed Trump to win".... [Full Article...]

Iraqi forces free first neighborhood from IS in Mosul

Iraqi forces free first neighborhood from IS in Mosul Late in January, Abadi declared the liberation of the eastern side of Mosul, or the left bank of Tigris, after more than 100 days of fighting against IS militants. The military push against the terrorist's group ISIS' stronghold will spell the end of the terror group in Iraq. The cars used in those attacks, including one on a market in Baghdad's south-western Bayaa neighbourhood this month that ... [Full Article...]

Australia and Indonesia restore full military ties

Indonesian president Joko Widodo, right, receives a military salute during a ceremonial welcome as he arrives at Admiralty House in Sydney on Sunday. Indonesia and Australia have agreed that peaceful resolutions in line with global law is the best way to solving any disputes in the region. [Full Article...]

South Africa's President Condemns Acts Of Violence Between Citizens And Non-Nationals

South Africa's President Condemns Acts Of Violence Between Citizens And Non-Nationals An MTN spokesman was quoted as saying: "They are protesting against the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa". Some people were burned alive. Police Commissioner Khomotso Phalane said 136 people had been arrested in the past 24 hours. "The threats and counter-threats on social media must stop". [Full Article...]

Reince Priebus Needs to Leave Trump's White House

Reince Priebus Needs to Leave Trump's White House According to a 2009 version of those rules set by Obama attorney general Eric Holder, only the most senior officials can advise White House officials on active or pending investigations "when it is important for the performance of the president's duties and appropriate from a law enforcement perspective". [Full Article...]

MTN targeted as xenophobia surges in Nigeria and S Africa

MTN targeted as xenophobia surges in Nigeria and S Africa Aruna said it was so unfortunate that during the attacks the South African Government refused to take up its responsibility of securing Nigerians and their properties. The Nigerian community in South Africa on Monday said some of its members have been receiving fresh threats from the locals in the country. He urged the federal government to persuade the South African government to protect Ni... [Full Article...]

An 'Ominous' Move: Israel Denies Visa to 'Hostile' Human Rights Watch

The group received a letter from Israel's Interior Ministry denying the work permit "on the grounds that we were not a real human rights organization", said Shakir, a California native of Iraqi descent with a master's degree from Georgetown and a law degree from Stanford. [Full Article...]

Le Pen refuses police questioning in jobs probe

Le Pen refuses police questioning in jobs probe She also renewed calls for forging better relations with Moscow, saying Russian Federation had been "badly treated" by both the European Union and the United States. Uncertainty about the outcome of the election, taking place in two rounds on April 23 and May 7, has lifted the premium that investors demand for holding 10-year French bonds over German Bunds to 75 basis points, its highest for nearl... [Full Article...]

UN Seeks Momentum But Not Breakthrough In New Syria Peace Talks

UN Seeks Momentum But Not Breakthrough In New Syria Peace Talks De Mistura also proposes the formula "nothing is agreed until everything is agreed" for the talks in his procedural paper, the source added. Meanwhile, the lead negotiator of the opposition group, Nasr al-Hariri, told reporters that the peace talks should prioritise finding a political transition in the country, which Assad's side would not agree to. [Full Article...]

Mr. T, Simone Biles to appear on 'Dancing with the Stars'

T to do the show for years!" a source close to the show's production tells ET. "I would love to [join DWTS], but the fall season won't work because [of] the tour", the 19-year-old gymnast, told E News at the time. Though we don't yet know the confirmed Season 24 DWTS cast , we have heard two of the program's most popular pro dancers, Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, are definitely re... [Full Article...]

Jimmy Kimmel considering retiring from late night television

Jimmy Kimmel considering retiring from late night television But if Kimmel does retire, what would he do with his time? Kimmel, 49, often spends as many as 70 hours per week working on his late-night program, with the host's obligations including re-writing his monologue and exhaustively researching the stars he brings on the show, according to Variety . [Full Article...]

Giant panda Bao Bao on her way to China

Giant panda Bao Bao on her way to China Under an agreement forged in the Nixon era, all pandas leased to the U.S. by China still belong to Beijing, and foreign-born panda cubs, instilled with Chinese panda habits and behaviors, are generally sent there at around four years old to join a breeding program. [Full Article...]

Eastern Missouri police not calling Jewish cemetery vandalism a hate crime

Eastern Missouri police not calling Jewish cemetery vandalism a hate crime And so it was. Pence, speaking on a megaphone, condemned the acts and declared there was no place for acts of hatred, prejudice, violence or anti-Semitism. Hillel and Chabad at Washington University are joining other donors, including Muslim groups and the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, in raising money to help the cemetery. [Full Article...]

Top US diplomat, security chief to visit Mexico Wednesday

Top US diplomat, security chief to visit Mexico Wednesday Kelly's agency released the guidelines, which give federal agents new powers to detain and deport immigrants. They include plans to enforce an existing provision of the US Immigration and Nationality Act that allows authorities to send undocumented migrants back to Mexico, regardless of where they are from. [Full Article...]

Officials offer services as pipeline camp closes

Officials offer services as pipeline camp closes The tribe has argued that the 1,172-mile oil pipeline from North Dakota to IL violates their territorial rights from an 1851 treaty and that federal authorities failed to properly examine the pipeline's environmental risks. Wednesday, citing the dangers of impending spring floods. "The camps will continue", she said. Law enforcement officers and first-responders were on hand from several state... [Full Article...]

French Police Raid Marine Le Pen's Offices for Alleged EU Fraud

But hopes that a similar pact between Benoît Hamon, the Socialist Party candidate, and Jean-Luc Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the Left Front's candidate, look increasingly slim, after Mélenchon said that joining up with the Socialists would be like "hanging himself to a hearse". [Full Article...]

David Bowie posthumously triumphs at 2017 BRIT Awards

Zayn also lost out to his former One Direction bandmates in the British Artist Video of the Year category, as the group, who went on hiatus at the start of last year, won for the video promoting their nostalgic hit History . The 37th edition of the annual BRIT Awards featured a collection of top tastemakers being recognized for their contribution to the music industry. [Full Article...]

Border-Shooting Lawsuit May Divide US Supreme Court Justices

Also Tuesday the court heard arguments in McLane Co. v. EEOC [transcript, PDF] in which it must decide whether a district court's ruling in an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) [official website] subpoena matter should be reviewed de novo or deferentially. [Full Article...]


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