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June 24, 2018 2:14 AM Mike Pompeo's STARK warning to Iran over nuclear weapons

A STARK warning has been issued to Iran by the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, as he outlined the consequences if Tehran started to once again develop nuclear weapons. Last month the US pulled out of the Iran nuclear agreement, which aimed to reduce Iran’s nuclear capability, after it criticised the terms of the deal for being too lenient 45

June 23, 2018 8:56 PM Iraqi PM al-Abadi announces coalition with elections winner

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced on Saturday a political coalition amid talks to form a new government after national elections last month. Al-Sadr's political bloc won the largest share of seats in May parliamentary elections. He has already joined in a coalition with the second-place bloc led by Hadi al-Amiri 25

June 23, 2018 11:27 AM Ex-soccer star says Iran officials barred him from program

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The former captain of Spain's national soccer team, Carles Puyol, is claiming that Iranian TV officials barred him from appearing as a World Cup commentator because of his long hair. The Saturday report by Jam-e Jam newspaper's TV affiliate quotes government TV official Morteza Mirbagheri as saying the issue was about money not hair: "There 29

June 22, 2018 8:49 PM Iran vs. Portugal: All you need to know

The 2018 World Cup in Russia has entered the critical last days of the Group Stage, with the upcoming Group B match between Portugal and Iran being especially important. Portugal is currently locked in a close battle with Spain atop their group standings, while Iran, boasting one of the tournament’s top defenses, are just one point behind and looking 32

June 22, 2018 4:11 PM Trump threatens 20 per cent tariffs on cars built in the European Union fuming 'build them here!' in latest trade war threat against an ally

President Donald Trump fired another shot in his trade war with European allies, threatening to impose a 20 per cent tariff on European autos. Trump blasted steep European Union import duties on U.S. cars, a month after his administration began an investigation of whether European duties on cars posed a threat to U.S. national security. Trump leveled 48

June 22, 2018 1:22 PM Shakira shares pride over partner Gerard Pique’s 100 caps for Spain

Shakira has shared her pride at her partner Gerard Pique’s achievement in winning 100 caps for Spain. Pique’s century of caps came on Wednesday night, when Spain fought out a 1-0 win over Iran in Kazan for their first victory at the 2018 World Cup finals. Shakira wrote: “Proud of you, 100 caps for the Spain national team! Shak.” The 31-year-old Pique 32

June 20, 2018 8:28 PM AP PHOTOS: Ronaldo shines on day of 1-0 World Cup matches

MOSCOW (AP) - Day 7 of the World Cup brought some clarity into the group standings, and Cristiano Ronaldo seized another opportunity to shine. It was also a day when all three matches ended 1-0 - only the third time in World Cup history with three single-goal games in the same day. Ronaldo scored his - and his team's - fourth goal of the tournament 39

June 20, 2018 10:42 AM World Cup 2018 LIVE: Wild scenes on the streets of Russia as the competition heads into the second round of group games

Excitement surrounding the World Cup is starting to build as the competition heads into the second round of group games in Russia. All 32 nations have now played their first round of games and the group tables are starting to shape up, with mixed emotions for the countries all trying to win the competition. Thousands of Russians took to the streets last night 34 1

June 20, 2018 10:07 AM Report says Iran to increase cabinet size by 2 ministries

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The Chief of Staff Iran's President is saying that the administration plans to create two new government ministries - commerce and roads - and add them to the Cabinet. The semi-official Tasnim news agency on Tuesday quotes Mahmoud Vaezi as saying the ministries will be headed by "younger and new faces," without elaborating. The portfolios 23

June 20, 2018 8:16 AM Ronaldo and Portugal look to knock Morocco out of World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo was exceptional in Portugal's opening World Cup game and now has a chance to help his team knock Morocco out of the tournament. Ronaldo scored a hat trick in the opening Group B match against Spain, a 3-3 draw that so far stands as the most exciting game of this year's World Cup. Morocco dominated its opening match against 26