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    (CNN)Iran is a republic in Asia, sharing a border with seven countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Iraq, Turkey and Turkmenistan. It has been officially known as the Islamic Republic of Iran since the overthrow of the Shah in 1979. About Iran(from the CIA World Factbook)Area: 1,648,195 sq km, slightly smaller than Alaska Population: 85,888,910 (July...
    The Biden administration on Monday imposed sanctions on dozens of Belarusian officials and a handful of entities in response to the crackdown on civil liberties by embattled Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenka.  The sanctions were done in coordination with Canada, the United Kingdom and European Union and are in direct response to Lukashenka’s directive last month...
    Just days after a longtime ally slammed the two-decades-old American military operation in Afghanistan, President Joe Biden will welcome Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to the White House on Friday. Ghani will be joined by Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation. The council, which met for the first time last December,...
    WASHINGTON - U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi says the asylum system in the United States has become “unmanageable” and that his agency supports “a gradual improvement towards a more effective and humane migration system.”  In an interview with VOA, Grandi said such reform is a complex operation that will take years to achieve, but that he is encouraged...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., called for the declassification of the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into the origins of COVID-19 during an appearance on "Sunday Night America." "Think about who had to pay for this," McCarthy told host Trey Gowdy. "Three million and eight hundred thousand people have lost their lives because China led to the world. Six hundred...
    Jake Sullivan, national security adviser to President Joe Biden, said the United States was preparing new sanctions against the Russian Federation, “this is not the signal expected after the Geneva summit,” Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov told the United States on Sunday. Reports to TASS. “This is not the signal expected after the summit. I think...
    Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb told Face the Nation Sunday that states with lower Covid-19 vaccination rates are seeing an “upsurge” in the highly transmissible Delta variant. “Connecticut for example, where I am, shows no upsurge of infection, but Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri show very substantial upsurges of infections,” Gottlieb said. “It’s based entirely on how much...
    Economist and academic Glenn Loury on Sunday said the United States should "get beyond race" and reparations would be "disastrous" for the future of America. Loury, an economics professor at Brown University, appeared on ABC's "This Week" to discuss critical race theory and Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday, when he was asked by anchor George...
    Some top foreign policy experts have warned that the U.S.-Russia summit may not have only been a perceived win for Russian President Vladimir Putin, but could have actually emboldened China.  The White House this week rejected the argument that the U.S. gained little diplomatic or national security advantages following the highly anticipated Geneva summit. "I...
    In his meetings with G-7 and North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies in Europe last week, President Joe Biden missed no opportunity to repeat his assertion that “America is back” on the world stage and ready to take the lead in addressing big problems like climate change, rising authoritarianism, cybersecurity and the distribution of coronavirus vaccines...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Juneteenth celebrations across the Bay Area brought families together sharing renewed excitement over federal holiday."It's a celebration of true Black independence," said Richmond native Lauriece Mills, who attended an event at Oakland's Lake Merritt. "It's a day of reflection on our ancestors."RELATED: Biden signs bill to make Juneteenth a federal holidayFor...
    Jeanine Pirro slammed Joe Biden Saturday on "Justice with Judge Jeanine" for being a "puppet" in the White House, asking who was really "pulling the strings."  JEANINE PIRRO: He came to us a Trojan Horse, promising to be a moderate, affable, and conciliatory president. One who could reach across the aisle and unify the nation....
    Ginny & Georgia Cast: Who the Stars Have Dated in Real Life How to Invest: Picking the right index to take the market’s pulse A trademark request made by the Washington Football Team for use of the name is in serious jeopardy after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office found that a pre-existing application is...
    Advocates say Juneteenths federal recognition is only the beginning Macy Gray: US flag is tattered, dated, divisive, and incorrect © Provided by Sports Illustrated France forward Antoine Griezmann said he is considering a move to the United States at the end of his Barcelona contract in 2024. View the original article to see embedded...
    This Tuesday, Joe Biden met with his Russian rival Vladimir Putin for the first time as president in Geneva. Following the face-to-face exchange, the US president gave a press conference at which he fired slightly at a CNN reporter. Caitlin Collins asked him why he believes Putin will change his behavior. Then the President...
    Ukraine’s State Service for Special Communication and Information Protection said Friday that Ukrainian government systems had suffered over 50,000 cyberattacks between June 9 and June 15. On June 16, Russian President Vladimir Putin fancifully claimed the United States is the source of most cyberattacks in the world, while Russia — which is on the...
    Federal holiday pressures companies to give Juneteenth off Bronx BP candidate Vanessa Gibson spoke out for cousin convicted of drug, firearm charges FIFA on Friday sanctioned the Mexico football federation (FMF) for homophobic chants from supporters during Olympic qualifying matches for the men's team. As punishment, El Tri will have to play the first...
    Philadelphia (CNN)On Capitol Hill at the height of the pandemic, Rep. Jim McGovern could always be spotted wearing a black mask with the words "end hunger now!" in thick, white block letters.That phrase means more to him than just words on a mask. It's part of his lifelong fight to end food insecurity in the...
    (CNN)He claims he was tortured by the authorities in Cape Verde and that even worse punishments await him if he is extradited to the United States. Alex Saab, the Colombian businessman who's also said to be a 'financier' and 'front man' of embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, told CNN in an exclusive interview from his...
    Two dead migrants were discovered in less than 24 hours in a New Mexico town that sits on the United States-Mexico border. The body of a 35-year-old woman from Mexico was discovered by U.S. Border Patrol agents at the base of Mount Cristo Rey overnight Thursday, Sunland Park Police Department Chief Javier Guerra told KVIA. ...
    In the aftermath of the generally calm, moderately successful Joe Biden-Vladimir Putin summit, some are anxious to announce that America is back, which, to some degree, is code for: “Trump is out, sanity has returned to the Oval Office.” There’s a degree of truth to the idea of a rebirth of sanity in the Oval....
    Canada’s CBC Requiring 30 Percent BIPOC, Disabled People in Key Creative for Scripted, Unscripted Series Dow plummets 500 points as volatility returns to stock market Trayvon Bromell arrived at the 2016 Rio Games with a nagging twinge in his left heel, hoping to numb the pain for a few weeks so he could chase...
    NEW YORK - Antonio Guterres was sworn in Friday for a second 5-year term as U.N. Secretary-General after the General Assembly approved it by acclamation.  “I am acutely aware of the immense responsibilities you are entrusting me with at such a critical moment in history — dare I say, at the cusp of a...
    On Thursday, conservative talk show host Mark Levin delivered a monologue addressing the inclusion of “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi in the Chief of Naval Operations Professional Reading Program. Levin said on FNC’s “Hannity” that the Democratic Party is “seeking to universalize and devour all of those who disagree with it.”...
    President Joe Biden’s government is responding to its migration crisis by letting more into the country and by extracting additional migrants from Central America, according to a White House statement. “This administration is working to establish lawful pathways for individuals to migrate or seek protection,” said the June 15 statement, titled, “Action the Biden-Harris Administration...
    It is Thursday! We are going into a historic weekend, commemorating the day when the news of slavery’s end finally came to Texas. It is a reminder that Texas lost the war, and for all of their pretend independence, they were Civil War losers who have always needed the United States’ support in order to exist...
    (CNN)Here's a look at courts-martial. Court-martial refers to both the name of the court where charges are brought against members of the armed forces and the proceedings themselves.FactsIn the United States, the laws of court-martial are set forth in the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). The UCMJ is the foundation for the military legal...
    The former United States Ambassador to Russia for President Barack Obama criticized the idea that President Joe Biden had reached any major achievement by meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Putin unilaterally pulled Ambassador Antonov from Washington. Biden didn’t kick him out,” wrote Michael McFaul, the United States Ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014...
    More On: joe biden Biden signs Juneteenth holiday into law Biden changes rules to open more pathways for migrants Shocking images show 33 migrants crammed into U-Haul amid 100-degree heat Federal workers get surprise Friday off for new holiday The Issue: President Biden’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva on Wednesday. As...
    This is a day of profound weight: Biden signs law establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday Biden signs bill into law making Juneteenth a national holiday The U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials are taking over Eugene, Oregon for the first time since the iconic Hayward Field stadium underwent major renovations in 2018. The...
    A pale high-water mark is seen on the shoreline of Lake Mead at the Hoover Dam near Las Vegas, Nevada A wave of dangerous heat has settled in across much of the western United States. In addition to straining electrical grids—even in states that didn’t deliberately isolate themselves from their neighbors—as huge areas grapple with...
    Fox News contributor Lara Trump tore into President Biden on Thursday for only taking pre-approved questions from reporters during a press conference following his meeting with Vladimir Putin in Geneva.  BIDEN MOCKED FOR AGAIN USING PREPARED LIST OF REPORTERS AFTER GENEVA SUMMIT: 'EMBARRASSING' LARA TRUMP: The American people have a right to hear from our...
    GOP legislators are grilling Alejandro Mayorkas, the nation’s homeland security chief, at the House committee on homeland security, while Democrats try to shift the focus away from the flood of wage-cutting labor into American’ jobs. The questioning is part of the regular budget process. Mayorkas is Biden’s border chief and heads the Department of Homeland...
    . In Australia, the central bank, the postal service and several banks and other businesses faced cyber blackouts on Thursday, particularly disrupting financial transactions. Downtector reported difficulties with more than a thousand user reports for Southwest Airlines, which was forced to close on Wednesday due to a lack of information technology. According to the site,...
    More On: joe biden Summitry is pointless — Biden came over as secondhand car salesman Supremes’ deserved slap to Biden and other commentary Biden ripped for summit performance, letting Putin ‘spout Russian propaganda’ Hunter Biden called Asians ‘yellow’ in text exchange with cousin The Issue: French President Emmanuel Macron‘s reaction to President Biden’s first...
    President Joe Biden said Wednesday he gave Russian President Vladimir Putin a list of places he considered critical infrastructure in the United States, warning Russians not to attack them. “I gave them a list. If I’m not mistaken, I don’t have it in front of me, 16 specific entities,” Biden said. “Sixteen defined as critical...
    How to Watch Pixars Luca on Disney Plus: Release Date and More Baltimore shooting leaves 1 dead, 5 injured Do you want to fall off a cliff, or get hit by a car? If that's a real question you've ever asked yourself, chances are you’re doing something pretty wild. So much so that the...
    More from: John Podhoretz Benjamin Netanyahus reckoning a sour ending for a transformative prime minister NYC mayoral race is Eric Adams or Andrew Yangs to lose Israel has acted like a moral beacon in the latest Gaza war against terror On the most critical issue — vaccines — Biden has failed us Joe Biden’s supersize...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin emerged from closed-door talks with President Joe Biden Wednesday claiming to be committed to help solve the crisis in Ukraine that he fomented, but he dismissed any notion Russian arms and personnel are the reason the war persists. Putin also refused to address the possibility of Ukraine’s entry into NATO while...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States.PersonalBirth date: June 14, 1946 Birth place: New York, New York Birth name: Donald John TrumpRead MoreFather: Fred Trump, real estate developerMother: Mary (Macleod) TrumpMarriages: Melania (Knauss) Trump (January 22, 2005-present); Marla (Maples) Trump (December 1993-June 1999, divorced); Ivana (Zelnicek)...
    As members of Congress debate a way to find room for some 2 million undocumented citizens known as Dreamers, nearly 200,000 documented Dreamers who came to the United States as a dependent on a temporary visa feel they are left in the dust. Pareen Mhatre, 21, was born in India, but came to the United...
    (CNN)US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a joint statement following their historic summit on Wednesday.Read the statement below:"We, President of the United States of America Joseph R. Biden and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, note the United States and Russia have demonstrated that, even in periods of tension, they...
    Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, was critical of President Biden's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Texas congressman joined "America's Newsroom" and ripped into the concessions made by the president following the recent cyberattacks.  BIDEN-PUTIN MEETING IN GENEVA: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW REP. MCCAUL: The biggest one was the Nord Stream 2 [pipeline]. Congress,...
    Wednesday on “CNN Newsroom,” network anchor Fareed Zakaria sounded off on the meeting between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland. Zakaria said Biden is “stabilizing the world” with his “predictable” behavior. He pointed out that is a stark difference from former President Donald Trump, who he said acted as a...
    Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinHillicon Valley: Big Tech critic Lina Khan named chair of the FTC | Lawmakers urge Biden to be tough on cyber during summit with Putin | TSA working on additional security regulations following Colonial Pipeline hack Overnight Defense: Top admiral shoots back at criticism of 'woke' military | Military guns...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin placed the blame for the "majority" of international cyberattacks on the United States during a Wednesday press conference following his much-anticipated summit with President Joe Biden. NATO ALLIES DISCUSS DEFENSE FRAMEWORK FOR CYBERATTACKS Putin, fielding questions from reporters through a translator following a series of bilateral meetings with Biden in Geneva,...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin put the blame for the "majority" of international cyber attacks on the United States during a Wednesday press conference following his much-anticipated summit with President Joe Biden. NATO ALLIES DISCUSS DEFENSE FRAMEWORK FOR CYBER ATTACKS Putin, fielding questions through a translator from reporters following a series of bilateral meetings with Biden...
    Chairman of the Renewed Democracy Initiative Garry Kasparov told "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday that President Biden meeting with Vladimir Putin in Geneva implies that the United States is "giving credibility to a brutal dictator." BIDEN-PUTIN MEETING: AMERICAN PRESS MANHANDLED BY RUSSIAN SECURITY AGENTS GARRY KASPAROV: "Putin already got what he wanted – a summit....
    We have to get rid of it, Missouri mom says after kids find invasive hammerhead worm Israel conducts air strikes in Gaza as fresh violence flares U.S. sprinter English Gardner says her lengthy fight with COVID-19 earlier this spring left her body in shambles. She had muscle cramps and leg pain. Headaches. Swollen joints. Full-body...
    United States / Venezuela – Church Priests in Epidemiology: Joint Meeting of Bishops and Priests Caracas (Agency Fights) – The Venezuelan Episcopal Conference (CEV) has invited clergy representatives from different church districts to the II Joint Virtual Meeting of Bishops and Priests to be held on June 30, 2021 from...