Since Iranians took to the streets for nearly two weeks, President Hassan Rouhani has leveraged their anger to increase pressure on Iran¡¯s armed forces to divest from the economy. And he has made moves to overhaul a chaotic banking sector.
Malcolm Turnbull said he respected President Trump¡¯s decision ¡°to honor his election pledge¡± to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But Turnbull said he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were determined to keep the pact alive and that an agreement among 11 nations will be signed next month.
A new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus left at least 22 people dead and dozens wounded Saturday, raising the death toll of a week of bombing in the area to 500, as the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria.
The International Olympic Committee on Sunday upheld the ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Winter Games because of doping, denying the 168 athletes competing here as ¡°Olympic Athletes from Russia¡± the right to march in the closing ceremony under their country¡¯s flag.