President Hassan Rouhani warned President Donald Trump from pulling out of the nuclear deal. U.S. sanctions on Iran that were lifted in 2015 will resume unless Trump waives them again on May 12. “Our response will be stronger than what they imagine,” Rouhani said on state TV.
Brazil's courts ruled that ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will remain in jail. Lula was convicted for corruption and money laundering last year & hoped to remain free while appealing a 12-year sentence. His successor was removed from office amid a crippling recession.
Nicolas Sarkozy told a French court there was “no evidence” he received illegal funding from Muammar Gaddafi for his 2007 presidential campaign and said the case has made his life “hell.” The former French president has a complicated relationship with the former Libyan leader.
Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump met for a historic 5 hours of talks, signing a joint statement where the North Korean leader "reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," while the U.S. president agreed to "provide security guarantees" to North Korea.
Winnie Mandela has died at the age of 81. The longtime wife of South African President Nelson Mandela, she was also known for her political involvement and efforts to combat apartheid, as well as controversial actions that led to convictions for kidnapping and fraud.
The ‘New York Post’ ran a speculatory op-ed that Hillary Clinton might run for president again in 2020 based on emails from the former senator to her supporters. Meanwhile, conservative TV show ‘Fox and Friends’ broke from the Thailand Soccer team rescue efforts to cover the rumor.
Netflix has named Susan Rice to its board of directors. The former Obama ambassador has been criticized for her handling of the 2012 attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi. Meanwhile, Barack and Michelle Obama are reportedly in talks to provide shows for the company.
Prince Charles plans to declare Camilla Parker Bowles, his second wife with whom he had a long affair while married to Princess Diana, Queen of England upon his ascension to the throne, a source told The Daily Beast. The palace says Bowles will be “Princess Consort.”
Vladimir Putin gifted President Donald Trump an Adidas soccer ball to celebrate the World Cup, held in Russia, which had markings indicating it had a chip that allows fans to access mobile content and could theoretically be programmed to initiate an attack on nearby phones.
Queen Elizabeth approved of at least one of Princess Margaret’s affairs, claims a new documentary, ‘Elizabeth: Our Queen.’ A friend of the princess says the Queen told her that her sister’s 8-year relationship with landscape gardener Roddy Llewellyn had been good for her.
Silvio Berlusconi appeared at a political rally a week before parliamentary elections to support his party. Pundits say the former Italian president, who is still popular among fans despite a series of sex scandals and legal cases, may be trying to make a political comeback.
Jacob Zuma has resigned as South Africa's President over corruption scandals. Known as the "Teflon president" after more than eight years in power, Zuma faces 783 corruption allegations around a 1990s arms deal, and courts have forced him to repay the millions in public money spent on refurbishing his home.
In the 10th edition of their annual letter, Melinda and Bill Gates took on President Trump’s “America First worldview,” with Melinda writing: “I wish our president would treat people, and especially women, with more respect when he speaks and tweets.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu served the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, dessert in a shoe--highly offensive to Japanese. Several Israeli officials and diplomats voiced disbelief, as the Japanese are known not to wear shoes at home or often even at work.