JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel condemned on Sunday the election of hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi as Iranian president, saying his would be a “regime of brutal hangmen” with which world powers should not negotiate a new nuclear deal. Raisi, who is under U.S ... “Israel’s position will not change on this.” ... The former U.S ... .
Sunday’s poll could help far right step further towards political mainstream ahead of 2022 presidential elections France is voting in the first round of regional elections that could see Marine Le Pen‘s far-right party make gains and step further into the political mainstream ... .
WASHINGTON--The Pentagon said Friday it was cutting the number of troops and air defence units deployed to the Middle East, confirming a Wall Street Journal report that eight Patriot batteries were being moved out from the region ... Each battery requires hundreds of troops and civilians to operate and support them ... .
ALGIERS- Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi has won Iran’s 2021 presidential election by a landslide, according to preliminary results by the Interior Ministry...Nasser Hemmati garnered 2.4 million votes, and Amir-Hossein Ghazizadeh-Hashemi won almost one million votes ... ....
The European Union’s foreign policy chief Saturday berated Lebanese politicians for delays in forming a new Cabinet warning the union could impose sanctions on those behind the political stalemate in the crisis-hit country ... .
An extreme heat wave that has already shattered temperature records across the U.S. Southwest threatened on Friday to push power systems to the brink of failure as residents cranked up air conditioners ... “Just the 10-minute walk from my house to the light rail made me queasy.” ... RECORDS BROKEN ... Top NewsRight Now ... Temperatures in St ... Tags ... .
photo: US Army / Elizabeth Fraser / Arlington National Cemetery
The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, has called on world leaders to step up their efforts to foster peace, stability and cooperation to halt and begin reversing nearly a decade-long trend of surging displacement driven by violence and persecution ... This is a further four per cent increase on top of the already record-high 79.5 million at the end of 2019.
Bitcoin miner Argo Blockchain‘s (LSE. ARB) share price has more than halved in value from where it stood back in February. That’s despite yesterday’s estimate from the Financial Conduct Authority that cryptocurrency continues to attract new investors. Roughly 2.3 million adults in the UK now hold Bitcoin and the like ...FREE REPORT ... .
Tens of millions of Ethiopians are expected to vote on Monday in crucial elections that could provide a launchpad for controversial prime minister Abiy Ahmed to consolidate his increasingly authoritarian rule ... Just over a fifth of more than 500 parliamentary constituencies are not voting due to logistical problems, violence or the war in Tigray ... .
Supporters of socialist PedroCastillo and conservative Keiko Fujimori took to the streets by the thousands in Peru on Saturday, as tensions rose over the result of a June 6 presidential election. Castillo, who received 50.125 percent of the vote with a difference of 44,058 ballots, has declared himself the winner ... .