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presstv-boris johnson still living in foreign office mansion

members of parliament in britain say former foreign secretary boris johnson should be evicted for from a tax-payer funded mansion belonging to the uk foreign office, saying he is making profit by renting out his own property.labor party mp stephen doughty said saturday that it was the duty of prime minister theresa may’s government to make johnson leave the multi-million pound mansion known as the carlton gardens“it’s high time the government take back control of this property from this failed former foreign secretary,” said doughty, adding, “it is extraordinary that boris is still living it up in a grace-and-favor residence while profiting from renting out his own property.”johnson is believed to be netting thousands of pounds r...




presstv-govt. forces make further advances in southern syria

syrian government forces, supported by allied fighters from popular defense groups, have managed to make further territorial advances on terrorists’ lines in the country’s southwestern provinces of dara'a and quneitra as they are tightening the noose around foreign-backed terrorist groups in those areas. a military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told syria’s official news agency sana that syrian troops and their allies had established control over eastern ahmar and western ahmar hilltops in addition to the villages of rasm al-qutaish, rasm al-zawyia, ain ziwan, ain al-abd, kudna and al-asbah.the source added that a large number of takfiri militants were killed and their weapons and munitions confiscated during the cle...




presstv-‘cow protectors’ lynch muslim man in western india

a muslim man has been beaten to death by mobs in western india over allegations of smuggling cows, the latest in a series of similar attacks blamed on hard-line hindus who consider the animal sacred.the incident took place in alwar district, rajasthan state, midnight friday, when a group of five to seven people attacked the man, identified as akbar, and beat him with sticks, police said.the 28-year-old victim, along with another man, was taking the dairy animals to a village in neighboring haryana state. police said they took the victim to a nearby hospital, but he was declared dead."we are investigating the incident and will make arrests soon," shyam singh, a police official in alwar, told reuters.anil kumar beniwal, another district polic...




presstv-'us untrustworthy, any negotiations useless'

iran will not trust the united states in any future agreement due to the fact that washington does not abide by its commitments, says an academic. “there is now consensus that speaking with americans is absolutely useless,” mohammad marandi, professor at university of tehran, told press tv on saturday.“we will not be able to trust the united states upon signing any agreement in future,”...




presstv-iranian martial art one of world's oldest sports

traditional iranian martial arts that combine calisthenics and gymnastics are totally hypnotic to watch. the exercises are performed to the beating of a drum and athletes use instruments such as large wooden clubs and heavy wood panels as weights.for five days a week, the sound of a goblet drum is heard beating out from this traditional gymnasium. it's a musical accompaniment for a group of men training in iran's oldest sport: varzesh bastani (ancient sport), also known as varzesh pahlevani (heroic sport).the traditional iranian system of athletics blends gymnastics, calisthenics, martial arts, music, spiritual and resistance training, art and literature.the sport takes place in a zoorkhane which translates as "house of strength." it's i...




presstv-uk govt. squeezed by weak growth, tax revenues

a new report says weak economic growth and sluggish tax revenues in june has put uk government in trouble preventing it from reducing its spending deficit and reviving ailing public services in the autumn budget.according to the report by the guardian, the uk government expected to see its deficit to “decline by more than £1bn compared with june 2017, following a steep fall in interest payments on the government’s total debt bill and a cut in eu budget contributions the treasury sends to brussels.”now as things stand, the hope was dashed by a fall in the tax revenue growth and the deficit was reduced by £800m year on year.“closing the deficit at a faster rate would have created more room for uk chancellor philip hammond to meet pri...




presstv-trump supporters back islamophobic prisoner

supporters of us president donald trump are taking up the cause of an imprisoned far-right, anti-muslim figure in the uk, raising fears that extreme right-wing movements and islamophobia will be revived in britain.reports on sunday indicated that more people from trump’s inner circle were joining a campaign to have stephen yaxley-lennon, widely known by his pseudonym tommy robinson, released from jail.robinson is the founder of the english defense league (edl), a british fascist group that promotes islamophobia, and he has a string of convictions on charges including assault, fraud and drugs possession.in may, robinson was arrested outside a court in leeds in northern england and pleaded guilty to contempt of court charge.he has appealed ...




presstv-us-zionist iranophobia plot foiled: fm zarif

iranian foreign minister mohammad javad zarif says the islamic republic has managed to thwart the iranophobia plot hatched by israel and the us through relying on the guidelines of leader of the islamic revolution ayatollah seyyed ali khamenei.zarif made the remarks in a meeting between ayatollah khamenei and iranian ambassadors, charges d'affaires and officials from the ministry of foreign affairs in tehran on saturday."[us president donald] trump and [israeli prime minister benjamin] netanyahu are making efforts to revive the iranophobia scheme through cheap shows, but they are currently alone and isolated even among their own allies," the top iranian diplomat said.he pointed to numerous attempts by the us to put pressure on the iran...




presstv-‘myanmar violated un child rights in rohingya crackdown’

international legal experts say myanmar has violated its obligations to the united nations child rights convention as the unprecedented crackdown mounted by the government of the southeast asian nation against the minority rohingya muslims has led to an exodus of hundreds of thousands of people from the persecuted community.legal experts commissioned by the save the children norway announced the violation in a report on saturday after analyzing research carried out by un bodies and international human rights groups that have accused myanmar’s military of mass killings, arson, and torture of the desperate members of the minority.“the research finds that the response by the myanmar government to the august 2017 attacks on police posts, tog...




presstv-israel strikes hamas position in gaza despite truce

israeli artillery units have targeted a position of the palestinian hamas resistance movement in the gaza strip only hours after it was announced that the tel aviv regime had reached a truce with palestinian factions in the besieged coastal enclave.local sources, requesting anonymity, said that israeli forces launched three artillery rounds at an observation post east of the zeitoun district of gaza city on saturday. there were no reports of casualties or the extent of damage caused.the israeli military later asserted in a statement that the shelling came in response to an “infiltration attempt” by a group of young palestinian men.on friday, at least four palestinians lost their lives and nearly 120 others sustained critical injuries ...




presstv-imf warns about trade war consequences

the international monetary fund has warned about the consequences of a recent wave of trade war waged by the us on global economic growth.the warning by the imf managing director christine lagarde came one day after us president donald trump threatened to escalate a dispute with china over economic issues. lagarde said she would present the g20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in buenos aires during the weekend with a report detailing the impacts of the restrictions already announced on global trade."it certainly indicates the impact that it could have on gdp (gross domestic product), which in the worst case scenario under current measures...is in the range of 0.5 pct of gdp on a global basis," lagarde said.earlier, ...




presstv-terrorist attack leaves 10 iranian forces dead: fars

a terrorist attack on a military checkpoint on the western border with iraq and subsequent blast at an arms depot has left 10 members of iran's islamic revolution guards corps (irgc) dead, fars news agency reported saturday.  the overnight attack in the village of dari in the marivan district led to clashes which entailed in an explosion at an arms depot, following which 10 irgc members were "martyred," it quoted a statement by hamza sayyid al-shohada headquarters as saying. "in the clashes, a number of terrorists were killed and severa...




presstv-president xi in africa as china expands footprints

chinese president xi jinping has arrived in senegal as part of a four-nation african tour to develop stronger economic and military ties with the african nations.xi landed in dakar on saturday ahead of a summit of the brics emerging economies in south africa. the summit comes amid the us trade war with china and tough trade talks with other key partners.he will also visit rwanda and the indian ocean island nation of mauritius to further cement china’s role as one of africa’s closest economic, diplomatic and military allies.china, africa’s largest trading partner, has opened its first military base on the continent, in djibouti, last year.beijing, which has surpassed the us in arms sales to africa in recent years, hosted the first ever...




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talks with us 'useless' but ok with eu

leader of the islamic revolution ayatollah seyyed ali khamenei says talks with the us are "useless," adding while negotiations with the europeans should continue, iran should not count much on their package of proposals.     “i have long pointed out that it is not possible to count on the words and even the signatures of the americans, so negotiations with the united states are of no avail," the leader said in a meeting with iranian ambassadors and diplomats in tehran saturday.ayatollah khamenei touched on "deep-rooted" us animosity with the iranian nation, saying washington's opposition to iran's nuclear capabilities and role in the region is rooted in its hostility with "the elements of the authority of the islamic sys...




presstv-watch press tv news headlines

here is a brief look at press tv newsroom's headlines from 1800 gmt, july 20, 2018 to 0800 gmt, july 21, 2018.gaza ceasefire the palestinian resistance movement hamas and israel agree to a ceasefire following a flare-up of violence in the gaza strip. hamas said through the efforts of the united nations and egypt, the two sides agreed to restore calm in gaza. this came after israeli airstrikes and tank fire killed four palestinians and injured 120 others in the enclave. an israeli soldier was also shot dead by palestinian gunfire from gaza. earlier, the un called on hamas and israel to scale down the violence. gaza and the israeli army have fought three wars since 2008.myanmar muslims misery an international group of medical experts says evid...




presstv-raqqah residents call for syrian government’s return

residents of the northern syrian city of raqqah, the former stronghold of the daesh takfiri terrorist group, have called on the government to return to the war-wracked city and provide civil services for the residents.raqqah fell to the us-sponsored kurdish militants last year after they drove the takfiri terrorists out of the city. the militants have, however, refused to hand over the control of raqqah back to the syrian government.in an interview published by ruptly on saturday, raqqah residents recalled times before the conflict erupted and when services such as water and electricity were not scarce. they expressed hope that the government would return."we want the government to come back; we want them back to open schools and offer educ...




presstv-trump’s trade war a ‘double-edged sword’

us president donald trump’s aggressive trade policy with china and europe is a “double-edged sword,” bolstering domestic manufacturing and narrowing the trade deficit while hitting the american consumer with rising prices, says an analyst.“tariffs on imports have multiple economic effects and depending on what kind of economic values you assign to a particular policy, they can be beneficial or they could be negative,” keith preston, chief editor and director of attackthesystem.com, said in an interview.“there is a significant trade imbalance between china and the united states and donald trump is trying to correct that,” he told press tv on friday.trump threatened friday that he was ready to intensify his trade war with china ...




presstv-uk police using minors in police operations

,uk police using minors in police operations british police and spy agencies are trying to enhance their covert operations across britain. and in doing so, they are adopting a controversial ...




presstv-10 people die in floods in northern vietnam

at least 10 people have died after floods spurred by typhoon rains struck central and northern vietnam, authorities said saturday.the southeast asian country is prone to monsoon storms and floods, which frequently claim hundreds of lives every year.typhoon son tinh, the third tropical storm to hit vietnam since the start of the year, made landfall wednesday night, damaging infrastructure and crops through thanh hoa and nghe an provinces.heavy rains have continued in the wake of the typhoon, unleashing floods and landslides across vast areas of the country, including in the capital hanoi.according to a latest online report by the disaster office, at least 10 people have been confirmed dead and another 11 are missing in the mountainous north...