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Iran’s incumbent president Hassan Rouhani wins second term

By SKY NEWS Saturday 20 May 2017 The large turnout delivers Mr Rouhani 23.5 million votes against his main rival Ebrahim Raisi, who trailed with 15.8 million.   Iran’s moderate President Hassan Rouhani has been re-elected for a second term, the interior minister has confirmed. Mr Rouhani won 23.5 million votes in the hard-fought contest, compared to 15.8 million for ...

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Why did Sweden drop rape investigation of Julian Assange, and can he leave Ecuadorian embassy? Everything you need to know

The Telegraph | By Henry Samuel | 19 MAY 2017 Julian Assange on balcony of Ecuadoran embassy in London CREDIT: JACK TAYLOR/AFP   Why has Sweden dropped charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange? In a statement, chief Swedish prosecutor Marianne Ny said she had decided to “discontinue” the investigation into Assange over a rape allegation dating back to 2010 as ...

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Former Senator Lieberman is front-runner for FBI post: Politico, CNN

Reuters, Thursday 18 May 2017 US Senator from Connecticut Joe Lieberman leaves the West Wing of the White House after meeting with US President Donald Trump on May 17, 2017 in Washington, DC (Photo: AFP)   Former Senator and Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman has emerged as the front-runner to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Politico and CNN ...

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President Trump says he is worst-treated politician in history

By SKY NEWS Wednesday 17 May 2017   The President takes a thinly veiled swipe at his critics, denouncing “naysayers” and urging people to “fight, fight, fight!” Fight, fight, fight!’ Donald Trump’s pep talk   Donald Trump has claimed that “no politician in history” has been “treated worse or more unfairly” than he has. The US President was speaking on ...

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Trump didn’t pass on secret information to Russian foreign minister and I can prove it, says Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he can prove that US President Donald Trump had not passed any secrets to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.PHOTO: EPA   SOCHI, Russia (REUTERS, WASHINGTON POST) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday (May 17) that US President Donald Trump had not passed on any secrets to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a ...

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Yemen rebels declare state of emergency over cholera outbreak

By AFP | 15 May 2017   A Yemeni child, suspected of being infected with cholera, receives treatment at a hospital in Sanaa on May 15, 2017   Rebel authorities in Yemen’s capital have sounded the alarm over a spreading cholera outbreak that has killed dozens in the war-torn country, calling for urgent international assistance. The International Committee of the ...

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