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Bribery allegations mount against Brazilian president

In an extraordinary escalation of a corruption probe that is upending politics and just about everything else in Latin America's largest nation, on Friday Brazil's top prosecutor formally accused President Michel Temer of corruption and obstruction of justice.


A glance at Trump family's visit to Saudi Arabia

A glance at Trump family's visit to Saudi Arabia

The White House confirmed the draft was authentic, but cautioned the president had not yet signed off on the final product and that changes could be made. The king has lavished praise and all the trappings of a royal welcome on the new American president, welcoming in particular Trump's pledge to be tougher on Iran than Obama was.


Nicola Sturgeon sticking with policy on new independence vote

Nicola Sturgeon sticking with policy on new independence vote

Mrs May was speaking at the launch of the Scottish Conservatives' manifesto, which came a day after she unveiled the party's General Election blueprint for the United Kingdom as a whole. The Nats have also revealed they have plans to ensure Scotland has a strong hand in Brexit negotiations. The SNP general election manifesto will be launched on Tuesday.


Fight against terror a 'battle between good and evil'

Fight against terror a 'battle between good and evil'

The turnaround in Pakistan both on the security and economic fronts, with the a year ago witnessing the lowest number of terrorist attacks in a decade, presents a good example of how political commitment, based on an across-the-board national consensus, supported by determined and well organised kinetic operations of armed forces, could bring about the desired results in countries afflicted with the scourge of extremism and terrorism, the Prime Minister informed the leaders during his short ...



Rouhani wins second term as Iran's President

Tillerson urged Iran's re-elected president to dismantle the alleged "network of terrorism" and to end ballistic missile tests. According to Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, the more moderate "Rouhani's convincing win is a sharp rebuke to Iran's unelected institutions that were a significant brake on progress during Rouhani's first term".


Trump in Saudi Arabia speech

Trump in Saudi Arabia speech

Trump made no mention of the disputed travel ban, signed days after he took office, that temporarily banned immigration to the USA from seven majority Muslim countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. The president put much of the onus for combating extremists on Mideast leaders: "Drive them out of your places of worship. Drive them out of your communities".