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Egyptian Voters Urged to Allow Sisi Rule until 2030

Egyptian Voters Urged to Allow Sisi Rule until 2030

TEHRAN (defapress) - Egyptian pro-government media are urging a "Yes" vote on the second day of a nationwide referendum that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi to stay in power until 2030.
Macron Popularity Still Weak after Notre-Dame Fire
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Macron Popularity Still Weak after Notre-Dame Fire

TEHRAN (defapress) - The popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron remains stuck at under 30 percent as he battles a series of political troubles, with no major change reported after the Notre-Dame fire, a poll said Sunday.
UK PM Theresa May to Be Told to Quit by Top Conservative
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UK PM Theresa May to Be Told to Quit by Top Conservative

TEHRAN (defapress) - A top member of British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party will tell her in the coming week that she must step down by the end of June or her lawmakers will try again to depose her, the Sunday Times reported, without citing sources.
Macedonians Vote in Election Dominated by Splits over Name Change

Macedonians Vote in Election Dominated by Splits over Name Change

TEHRAN (defapress) - Macedonians vote on Sunday in a presidential election dominated by deep divisions over the change of the country's name to North Macedonia under a deal with Greece.
I'm Still in Charge of North Korea Negotiation Team
Pompeo:

I'm Still in Charge of North Korea Negotiation Team

TEHRAN (defapress)- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he is still leading nuclear negotiations with North Korea a day after Pyongyang stressed that it no longer wanted to work with him.
Skin, Stomach Cancers Rampant Among Imprisoned Saudi Activists
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Skin, Stomach Cancers Rampant Among Imprisoned Saudi Activists

TEHRAN (defapress)- An independent human rights group warned that skin and stomach cancers are fairly common among dissident Saudi prisoners as a crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman against rights campaigners and intellectuals widens in the conservative kingdom.
Japan to Continue Buying American F-35 Jets despite Recent Plane Crash

Japan to Continue Buying American F-35 Jets despite Recent Plane Crash

TEHRAN (defapress) – Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya announced on Saturday that Tokyo would continue buying American fighter jets despite the recent F-35 crash in the northern part of the country.
US Arrests former Marine Connected to North Korea Embassy Raid in Spain

US Arrests former Marine Connected to North Korea Embassy Raid in Spain

TEHRAN (defapress) – US authorities have arrested a former US Marine who is a member of a group that allegedly raided the North Korean embassy in Madrid in February and stole electronics, two sources familiar with the arrest said on Friday.
Russian Embassy Prepares Report on Claims of Russia’s 2016 US Election Meddling

Russian Embassy Prepares Report on Claims of Russia’s 2016 US Election Meddling

TEHRAN (defapress) - The Russian Embassy in the United States has released a 120-page report with examples of unfounded accusations of Moscow’s alleged interference into the 2016 US presidential elections, made by the US media and officials.
Russia Rules Out Possibility of Interfering in Other Countries’ Domestic Affairs

Russia Rules Out Possibility of Interfering in Other Countries’ Domestic Affairs

TEHRAN (defapress) - Interfering in the domestic affairs of the US or any other country is completely impossible for Moscow, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told TASS.