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BBC News
Iran election: Jahangiri withdraws and endorses Rouhani
BBC News
A reformist candidate in Iran's presidential election has pulled out to smooth the path for the moderate incumbent, Hassan Rouhani. The withdrawal of Mr Rouhani's ally, Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri, from Friday's poll had been expected. On Monday ...

Washington Post
As Trump's woes mount, congressional Republicans arrive at a moment of reckoning
Washington Post
As President Trump has lurched from one crisis to another, Republicans have chosen a strategy of compartmentalization over confrontation, preferring to look away in hopes that the storm would pass. Now, after a pair of stunning revelations about the ...

Washington Post
Notes made by former FBI director Comey say Trump pressured him to end Flynn probe
Washington Post
President Trump asked the FBI to drop its probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and urged former FBI director James B. Comey instead to pursue reporters in leak cases, according to associates of Comey who have seen private notes he ...

Reuters
Hackers mint crypto-currency with technique in global 'ransomware' attack
Reuters
A hooded man holds a laptop computer as blue screen with an exclamation mark is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration. By Joseph Menn | SAN FRANCISCO. SAN FRANCISCO A computer ...

Washington Post
Trump, Erdogan commit to cooperation despite tensions over Syrian militias
Washington Post
President Trump on Tuesday pledged continued support for Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, highlighting the importance of the U.S.-Turkish alliance despite mounting tensions over Washington's support for Kurdish rebels in Syria. Speaking alongside ...

BBC News
General election 2017: Len McCluskey 'can't see Labour winning'
BBC News
One of Jeremy Corbyn's key allies, Unite boss Len McCluskey, has said he cannot see Labour winning the election. The union leader told Politico that a Labour victory on 8 June would be "extraordinary" given the state of the party and criticism of it in ...

New York Times
Thailand Warns Facebook After Video Seems to Show King in Crop Top
New York Times
An image taken from a video widely shared on Facebook in recent weeks appears to show King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand walking through a shopping mall in a yellow crop top. HONG KONG — Facebook came under increasing pressure from ...

CBS News
Trump advance official causes rifts, says Western Wall "not part of Israel"
CBS News
As President Trump prepares for his first foreign trip as president, there's a report that a U.S. official caused some strife with Israeli counterparts ahead of his visit to Israel next week. The Times of Israel reported that the unnamed official told ...
Pretend Clinton did what Trump has done
USA TODAY
Imagine what would have happened had a President Hillary Clinton abruptly fired the man overseeing an investigation of her campaign's ties to a hostile foreign government. Imagine if the firing came, according to The New York Times, weeks after Clinton ...

Chicago Tribune
Rash of media murders highlights deadly threats in Mexico
Chicago Tribune
Journalists hold up photos of colleague Javier Valdez and other slain journalists during a protest to call attention to the latest wave of killings of journalists, at the Angel of Independence in Mexico City, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (Marco Ugarte / AP ...

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