That does not bode well for leaders seeking a big turnout at the ballot box: In their view, crowded polling stations would signal to arch-foe Washington that Iran is unbowed by sanctions and the killing of a prominent general in a U.S. strike. Allies of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei have ensured hardliners dominate the field-- meaning that, whatever the...
China's foreign ministry spokesperson brought up old allegations that the U.S. spied on Germany leader Angela Merkel to accuse Washington of hypocrisy over its claims that Huawei is untrustworthy.
*Iran vote likely to bolster Khamenei's loyalists. *Iran's Guards likely to control next parliament. DUBAI, Feb 17- Hardliners are set to tighten control of Iran this week in a parliamentary election stacked in their favour, as the leadership closes ranks in a deepening confrontation with Washington.
Outside mainland China there have been about 500 cases in some two dozen countries and territories, with four deaths in Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines and France. *The United States plans to send an aircraft to Japan to bring back Americans on the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess, where the most coronavirus infections outside China have occurred.
Trade Representative's office said on Friday it has established a dispute resolution office and complaint hotline to enforce President Donald Trump's "Phase 1" trade deal with China, which takes effect on Saturday. Both the United States and China are opening such dispute resolution offices under the deal's enforcement provisions. China has pledged to...
Feb 14- Facebook Inc said on Friday it was allowing U.S.-based political candidates to run branded content on its social networking platforms, but the content would not be cataloged in its advertising library. Political campaigns and groups can now use the social media company's branded content tool, which allows influencers to more clearly tag in an...
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer convicted of trying to extort Nike, gained notoriety in legal disputes with President Donald Trump for his client, porn star Stormy Daniels.
Barr's review comes as the attorney general is already under fire for easing a sentencing recommendation for Trump friend Roger Stone.
Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., said the Trump "administration falsely claims Congress had already authorized the strike" against Soleimani.
As the U.S. weighs increasing tariffs on European vehicles, South Korea remains a safe haven for automakers to import vehicles to the United States.
Mike Bloomberg is slated to meet with influential business executives Thursday to encourage them to back Democratic causes on a national and state level.
The Supreme Court said on Friday that it will hear three cases over President Donald Trump's financial records next year.
The Conservative Party will form the next U.K. government with the largest majority since Tony Blair's Labour party retained power in 2001.
Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson promised unity on Friday, shortly after securing a five-year term in office.
An estimated 71.6 million people watched the final debate between White House contenders Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on TV on Wednesday.
Clinton and Trump agree on this issue, but they're both wrong about how to fix the problem, says Pinar Çebi Wilber.
There isn't a "chorus" behind Donald Trump's debate performance, experts told CNBC.