Iran, two worlds apart: Exploring an Iranian society more divided than ever

Every day in the Iranian capital Tehran, thousands of supporters of the most conservative branch of the Iranian regime visit mausoleums honouring Shiite martyrs or other places linked to the Islamic Revolution. But on the streets, a younger generation is scorning the country’s strict rules. Young women and men alike are yearning for change and a better relationship with the West. Our … Read more Iran, two worlds apart: Exploring an Iranian society more divided than ever

Sean Spicer Interview: Trump Repeats Call For Tougher Law and Order Against Protests

President Donald Trump reiterated Wednesday in an interview with Sean Spicer, his former press secretary who is now a conservative media personality, that New York should formally request military aid to quell protests in New York City. “If they don’t get it straightened out soon, I’ll take care of it,” he said. Subscribe to our … Read more Sean Spicer Interview: Trump Repeats Call For Tougher Law and Order Against Protests

Steve King Ousted: Iowa Rep. Defends White Nationalism Comments in 2019

Longtime Representative Steve King has been ousted in the Republican party primary in the US state of Iowa after being ostracized by party leaders for comments about white nationalism. State Senator Randy Feenstra won the five-way race Tuesday after he argued the nine-term conservative Republican had cost the district a voice in Congress by losing … Read more Steve King Ousted: Iowa Rep. Defends White Nationalism Comments in 2019

Coronavirus – The Latest: Wednesday 3 June

Subscribe to our daily Coronavirus podcast with analysis of the impact on health, business and travel in the UK and beyond: https://www.playpodca.st/coronavirus In this episode: A Conservative revolt over quarantine plans, universities unveil plans for virtual learning, and how to ease your pets out of lockdown. Read The Telegraph’s resident vet, Pete Wedderburn’s column: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/authors/pete-wedderburn/ … Read more Coronavirus – The Latest: Wednesday 3 June

Lindsey Graham to Hold Hearing on George Floyd’s Death

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham announced that he will hold a hearing on George Floyd’s death, with a “deep dive” on policing and race relations. Graham, a close ally of President Donald Trump, said he has tentatively set a June 16 hearing on the issue, which returned to the forefront after the death of George … Read more Lindsey Graham to Hold Hearing on George Floyd’s Death

GOP lawmaker who made past racist remarks loses primary, CNN projects

Nine-term Congressman Steve King of Iowa will lose his Republican primary race to state Sen. Randy Feenstra, CNN projected, after King’s racist comments led to his ostracization in Washington and Feenstra mobilized conservative Republicans to his insurgent campaign. The primary fight was an undeniable referendum on King — not on his conservatism, but on his … Read more GOP lawmaker who made past racist remarks loses primary, CNN projects

Britain’s introducing a virus quarantine, but some are asking what’s the point now? | ABC News

The British government is facing increasing pressure to dump its plan to introduce coronavirus quarantine measures. A growing number of conservative MPs and businesses say it’s too little, too late and will be devastating for the travel industry. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: … Read more Britain’s introducing a virus quarantine, but some are asking what’s the point now? | ABC News

George Floyd: Trump accused of fanning flames as supporter claims Democrats and Antifa to blame

Earlier Jon Snow was joined from Arlington Virginia by Paris Dennard, a Conservative commentator who’s worked for George W Bush in the White house, and has been named the spokesperson for Black Voices for Trump for the 2020 re-election campaign. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) And from Washington DC, the lawyer Roy Austin, who was Deputy Assistant Attorney … Read more George Floyd: Trump accused of fanning flames as supporter claims Democrats and Antifa to blame

Tom Tugendhat on Dominic Cummings: ‘You can see the effect on it, you don’t need me to tell you’

Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat told Sophy Ridge “you can see the effect on it, you don’t need me to tell you” about the impact of Dominic Cummings heading to Durham during lockdown. He also said the UK needs to realise China has “a very very authoritarian system of government” and needs to change its relationship … Read more Tom Tugendhat on Dominic Cummings: ‘You can see the effect on it, you don’t need me to tell you’

Why is the US president aiming his anger at social media? I Inside Story

Donald Trump is often called the Tweeter in Chief. Twitter is the U.S. president’s main social media platform. It’s where he announces policies to more than 80 million followers, and where he’s attacked opponents and spread misinformation. Twitter is now in the president’s firing line. It placed a fact-check warning on two Trump tweets that … Read more Why is the US president aiming his anger at social media? I Inside Story

Boris Johnson dismisses demands from MPs for official inquiry into Dominic Cummings – BBC News

Boris Johnson has repeatedly dismissed calls for an official inquiry into the conduct of his top adviser Dominic Cummings. The Prime Minister was put on the spot by a committee of senior MPs and asked to authorise a formal investigation into why Mr Cummings drove his family hundreds of miles during the lockdown. Mr Johnson … Read more Boris Johnson dismisses demands from MPs for official inquiry into Dominic Cummings – BBC News

Cummings not going? UK PM stands by embattled adviser

No apology, no regrets from Dominic Cummings as Boris Johnson’s top adviser refuses to resign over that 264-mile trip home to the north at the height of lockdown in the UK back in March. Why is the prime minister standing by Cummings in the face of a backbench revolt by Conservative MPs? Politicians and civil … Read more Cummings not going? UK PM stands by embattled adviser

Kellyanne Conway Says Trump Should Not Be Fact-Checked on Twitter

White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway says President Donald Trump is the most “prolific user” of Twitter and should not be fact checked. “The President is saying, please stop suppressing conservative voices and folks who feel like they don’t necessarily are treated fairly there,” said Conway. “I thought using, using outlets that are decisively and proudly … Read more Kellyanne Conway Says Trump Should Not Be Fact-Checked on Twitter

Dominic Cummings: What is the scandal about? – BBC News

The UK prime minister’s most senior adviser has come under fire for travelling across the country during the coronavirus lockdown. Dominic Cummings drove 260 miles (418km) from London to Durham, and took a 60-mile round trip from Durham to a nearby town on his wife’s birthday – a trip he says he made to test … Read more Dominic Cummings: What is the scandal about? – BBC News

Dominic Cummings fuels British anger after flouting lockdown

In the United Kingdom, a political storm is intensifying over a top government adviser’s cross-country trip, taken while he thought he might be infected with COVID-19 and while the entire country was in lockdown. Dominic Cummings has enraged the public further with his unapologetic response to the outcry over his actions, instead justifying what he … Read more Dominic Cummings fuels British anger after flouting lockdown