“Trump does not have the mental capacity to deal with issues,” the speaker of Iran’s parliament told the assembly yesterday in a live broadcast on state TV. Members of parliament burned a U.S. flag and a symbolic copy of the deal as the session began, alongside chanting “Death to America.”
Oil prices rose more than 3 percent today, hitting 3-1/2-year highs. America’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear accord also signals the collapse of $38 billion in plane deals between Tehran and Western companies.
Emergency crewsordered Hawaii residents to leave their homes after two new fissures opened up near the Kilauea volcano, almost a week after it started a series of huge explosions. In an interactive map, Reuters Graphics chart the latest developments as Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, spews lava into residential areas on Hawaii’s Big Island.
Trumpsaid that three Americans detained by North Korea are on their way home with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
There is a growing consensus among economists and policymakers that keeping the U.S. economy on track will not be enough to help areas left behind by a decade-long recovery. Often with large minority populations, those areas include cities like St. Louis, Cleveland and Baltimore - 20th century industrial powerhouses hit hard by globalization, demographic changes, and the shift to a service-based economy.
State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey won the Republican Senate nomination in West Virginia yesterday, beating former coal executive Don Blankenship and calming the fears of party leaders who thought the brash ex-convict would spoil their chance to pick up a Senate seat.