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Iran’s president warns against ‘political games’

Iran’s president warns against ‘political games’

World
March 4 (UPI) -- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani warned European signatories of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal Thursday against "political games," at a board meeting for the international agency. "The (International Atomic Energy) Agency is not a venue for political games," Rouhani said Thursday, Tasnim News Agency reported. "Political games must be abandoned. The Agency is a place for technical work." Advertisement Amid suggestions that the three European signatories of the nuclear deal, Germany, France and Britain, collectively known as the E3, would consider a resolution censuring Iran for its nuclear program, Rouhani added "I advise them not to do that." The E3 decided Thursday not to present the resolution censuring Iran. IAEA Director Rafael Grossi said...
Health official on leave amid political interference furor

Health official on leave amid political interference furor

Health
WASHINGTON -- A Trump health appointee is taking a leave of absence after allegations of political interference in the federal coronavirus response, followed by a personal video that warned of election violence and all but equated science with resistance.Michael Caputo has decided to take 60 days “to focus on his health and the well-being of his family,” the Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement.Fiercely loyal to President Donald Trump, Caputo had been serving as the department’s top spokesman, a post that usually is not overtly political. He was installed by the White House in April during a period of tense relations with the president's health secretary, Alex Azar.Caputo, who has no health care background, was the subject of news reports last weekend that he...
Facebook to freeze political ads before US presidential election

Facebook to freeze political ads before US presidential election

Technology
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Belarus opposition leader willing to engage with political rival after disputed election

Belarus opposition leader willing to engage with political rival after disputed election

World
Belarus's main opposition challenger has revealed she will return home when the regime is ready for dialogue and is even willing to engage with President Alexander Lukashenko.Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who fled to Lithuania after challenging the results of a disputed presidential election two weeks ago, told Sky News the momentum for change in her country is unstoppable even if protests reduce in size because of state intimidation tactics. She urged armed forces and the police not to turn on fellow Belarusians if ordered by the strongman ruler to use violence again against peaceful demonstrators. Image: The 37-year-old former teacher leaves a press conference in Vilnius, Lithuania But she said she doubted whether the regime would resort ...
Jon Stewart: ‘There will always be room for political satire’

Jon Stewart: ‘There will always be room for political satire’

Entertainment
Releasing a new movie at a time the world is facing enormous challenges is "like showing up to a plane crash with a chocolate bar", as Jon Stewart put it recently."It feels ridiculous," the former host of The Daily Show told The New York Times. "There's tragedy everywhere, and you're like, 'Uh, does anybody want chocolate?'"The coronavirus pandemic, coupled with worldwide protests sparked by the death of George Floyd in police custody, have left few people in the mood for frivolity.But despite his characteristic self-awareness, the release of Stewart's new feature film will be warmly welcomed by those who miss his presence in the US TV landscape. Stewart, now 57, hosted satirical news programme The Daily Show for 16 years. He was...