Close Two US presidents on two Iranian crackdowns
Date TimeJanuary 01, 2018

Two US presidents on two Iranian crackdowns

Voice

When protests erupted in Iran in 2009, then-President Barack Obama reacted cautiously, concerned that a forceful intervention could make America -- reviled as the "Great Satan" by Iranian revolutionaries -- a rallying cause for the clerical regime.
Eight years on, with demonstrations and violence breaking out again in Iranian cities, the US position is reversed, with President Donald Trump and his team almost gleefully leaping at the chance to line up alongside Iranian protesters.
In one of his first tweets of the new year, Trump was openly rooting for regime change.
"Iran is failing at every level despite the terrible deal made with them by the Obama Administration. The great Iranian people have been repressed for many years. They are hungry for food & for freedom. Along with human rights, the wealth of Iran is being looted. TIME FOR CHANGE!"
The sharp change of tack reflects the gulf in the intellectual and temperamental approach of the last two presidents and illuminates a dispute between rival schools of foreign policy thought about how the US should act and wield power in the world.
It is consistent with the hard line Trump has taken toward Iran, muscling up alongside US allies Israel and Saudi Arabia to try to check the country's regional influence while continually casting doubt on the Obama-era nuclear deal with Tehran.
Trump's position also represents a return to an elusive hope that has often characterized Washington's approach to Tehran since the revolution in 1979 -- that a political awakening will sweep the revolutionary regime away -- combined with a belief that tough US talk can be a catalyst for change.
And it is in tune with Trump's habit of repudiating the approaches of his predecessor. Republicans now argue that latest repression exposes Obama's deal to freeze and reverse Iran's nuclear program as a failure, even though its proponents insist it was always meant to deal with only the most dangerous aspect of the toxic US-Iran relationship: the concern over the possibility the country could develop nuclear weapons.
Still, four days into the Iranian protests, there is no sign yet that Trump will do much more than cheer the protests from the sidelines. There is also no indication that the demonstrators would actually welcome a US role, raising doubts over the influence Washington actually has in shaping an uprising being driven by internal political dynamics in Iran, especially economic discontent.
The death toll in the protests had climbed to 12 by Monday, according to reports in the state-run Iran newspaper, which cited the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting network, and in the Islamic Students News Agency, citing the governor of Dorud, Mashallah Nemati.
Trump has been closely watching the protests build, tweeting on Friday that Iranians were showing they were "fed up with regime's corruption & its squandering of the nation's wealth to fund terrorism abroad."
The next day he tweeted out highlights of his UN General Assembly speech in which he warned that "oppressive" regimes like the one in Iran could not last.
"The USA is watching very closely for human rights violations!" he tweeted on Sunday, before accusing the government of cutting off the Internet to stop word of protests spreading -- an apparent reference to Tehran's efforts to limit access to social media.
Trump's approach is rooted in the belief of many Republicans that Obama's strategy did not do enough to fan protests against an enemy government and allowed Iran to invest the proceeds of sanctions relief under the nuclear deal to bolster its influence throughout the Middle East.
But it assumes the protests in Iran represent a direct uprising against the government and the radical clerical regime, a reading of the situation countered by many analysts, who see domestic and economic, rather than ideological motivations, driving the demonstrations.
And the President's concern for human rights seems selective, since he made no such demands of autocratic leaders he has cozied up to, including Xi Jinping of China, Vladimir Putin of Russia and Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines.
Still, the instinctive, forceful and less-nuanced approach of Trump contrasts with the more circumspect strategy pursued by Obama after Green Revolution protests broke out in response to a disputed election win by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Obama's response reflected his tendency to plot how splashy presidential gestures would play out several moves in advance — and how they would be received elsewhere in the world, outside Washington's political echo chamber.
Critics say Obama's method led to hesitancy and underestimated US influence. But it contrasted with Trump's visceral reactions, which his detractors see as a symptom of rashness and a lack of depth but his supporters view as a refreshing willingness to wield American power more forcefully.
As protests multiplied in Iran in 2009, Obama did raise concerns about violence and called for the right of protesters to be respected, but he also argued that by getting involved in the situation, the United States, given the historical baggage of its past interference in Iranian politics, would only make matters worse.
"It is up to Iranians to make decisions about who Iran's leaders will be. ..." Obama told reporters in June 2009. "We respect Iranian sovereignty and want to avoid the United States being the issue inside of Iran, which sometimes the United States can be a handy political football."
A couple of days later, Obama said Washington could not be "seen as meddling" in Iran, given its tortured history with the country, in what aides said was an attempt to avoid being seen as calling for regime change in a way that could give Ahmadinejad an excuse for a crackdown.
At the time, Obama's caution was seen as a sign of foreign policy realism following the Bush administration's idealist approach to the Middle East, which sparked chaos after the toppling of Saddam Hussein in Iraq.
But Obama's hope of preserving negotiating room with Iran's leaders angered many Republicans, who argued he was squandering a chance to destabilize a regime that has long been a US enemy.
Among those critics was Mike Pence, then a Republican congressman and now the vice president, who said he appreciated that Obama was troubled by the violence but called for a much tougher line.
"I respectfully disagree with the administration's decision to essentially draw the line at not meddling and not interfering," Pence told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room" in June 2009.
A few days later, Obama did adopt a harsher stance, after heartbreaking video of the shooting death of a 26-year-old Iranian woman named Neda Agha-Soltan, went viral. He said he was "appalled and outraged by the threats, beatings and imprisonments of the past few days."
But Obama's new tone came too late to defuse a new Republican critique that lingers to this day: that he stayed quiet in the face of tyranny just to appease Iranian leaders.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney took up the cry in the 2012 campaign.
"When millions of Iranians took to the streets in June of 2009, when they demanded freedom from a cruel regime that threatens the world, when they cried out, 'Are you with us, or are you with them?' the American president was silent," Romney said.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, of South Carolina, made a similar argument Sunday.
"If I were Trump, I'd do the exact opposite of Obama," Graham said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "Obama said, 'I don't want to get involved, I don't want to mess up the chance of getting that deal with Iran.'"
Such Republican assessments not only ignore Obama's progression toward a tougher line on the protests, but also fail to take into account that less than two months after they erupted, he led the leaders of France and Britain in exposing a secret Iranian nuclear fuel plant when they met at the G20 summit in Pittsburgh.
The Obama administration subsequently worked to impose the most punitive global sanctions ever imposed on Iran, a step his supporters say so damaged the Iranian economy that its leaders were forced back to the negotiating table.
In many ways, the different approaches of the two administrations reflect contrasting conclusions about what the protests in Iran actually mean and how US policy can best be shaped to weaken the potency of a longtime enemy.
Reza Marashi served in the Office of Iranian Affairs at the State Department in 2009 and says the Obama administration concluded after a wide-ranging assessment that the protests did not threaten the regime.
"There are a variety of factors that would have to align in order for protests to become a revolutionary type situation instead of a continuation of the longstanding civil rights movement in Iran," he said.
Factors the Obama team took into account included the legitimacy and efficiency of the government, the unity of elites and the regime's lopsided ability to use force to end the protests.
It also looked at the capacity of protesters to unite behind common leaders and ideology at a time of mass disconnect with the government.
And despite Trump's tough tone, the picture inside Iran appears little changed now, meaning that despite the new American approach, Washington's capacity to influence how the protests play out remains limited.
"When I look at the situation as it exists right now, there are a variety of factors on both sides that currently are not there in order to facilitate a revolutionary situation," Marashi said.
News Trends
Pete Davidson makes brief appearance on SNL after troubling Instagram postPete Davidson makes brief appearance on 'SNL' after troubling Instagram post
No casualties after large fire breaks out at Chester zooNo casualties after large fire breaks out at Chester zoo
2 earthquakes shake Southeastern US2 earthquakes shake Southeastern US
Miley Cyrus risks wardrobe malfunction on ‘SNL’Miley Cyrus risks wardrobe malfunction on ‘SNL’
Hailey Baldwin Calls Out Negative People Tearing Apart Her Relationship With Justin BieberHailey Baldwin Calls Out Negative People "Tearing Apart" Her Relationship With Justin Bieber
Download Best-Selling Books
Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
By: J. K. Rowling
Genre: fiction: fantasy (novel)
Sales: 65 million - Published in: 2007
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
By: J. K. Rowling
Genre: fiction: fantasy (novel)
Sales: 65 million - Published in: 2005
LolitaLolita
By: Vladimir Nabokov
Genre: fiction: general fiction (novel)
Sales: 50 million - Published in: 1955
News Trends
Pete Davidson makes brief appearance on SNL after troubling Instagram postPete Davidson makes brief appearance on 'SNL' after troubling Instagram post
No casualties after large fire breaks out at Chester zooNo casualties after large fire breaks out at Chester zoo
2 earthquakes shake Southeastern US2 earthquakes shake Southeastern US
Miley Cyrus risks wardrobe malfunction on ‘SNL’Miley Cyrus risks wardrobe malfunction on ‘SNL’
Hailey Baldwin Calls Out Negative People Tearing Apart Her Relationship With Justin BieberHailey Baldwin Calls Out Negative People "Tearing Apart" Her Relationship With Justin Bieber
Download Best-Selling Books
Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
By: J. K. Rowling
Genre: fiction: fantasy (novel)
Sales: 65 million - Published in: 2007
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
By: J. K. Rowling
Genre: fiction: fantasy (novel)
Sales: 65 million - Published in: 2005
LolitaLolita
By: Vladimir Nabokov
Genre: fiction: general fiction (novel)
Sales: 50 million - Published in: 1955

-
#Social Media
#Top Stories
Watch Miley Cyrus Cover Ariana Grandes No Tears Left to Cry
Date Time December 18, 2018, 07:30
Watch Miley Cyrus Cover Ariana Grande's "No Tears Left to Cry"
Read More
Pete Davidsons friends rally to his side
Date Time December 17, 2018, 19:31
Pete Davidson's friends rally to his side
Read More
Sandra Bullock, 54, Looks Half Her Age In High Slit Dress & Sexy High Boots Before ‘Late Show’ Taping
Date Time December 17, 2018, 23:37
Sandra Bullock, 54, Looks Half Her Age In High Slit Dress & Sexy High Boots Before ‘Late Show’ Taping
Read More
Cardi B performs I Like It at senior center and gets asked out on a date
Date Time December 18, 2018, 08:30
Cardi B performs 'I Like It' at senior center and gets asked out on a date
Read More
Woman claims underage relationship with Woody Allen in 1970s
Date Time December 18, 2018, 02:48
Woman claims underage relationship with Woody Allen in 1970s
Read More
SpaceX to launch US spy satellite
Date Time December 18, 2018, 05:31
SpaceX to launch US spy satellite
Read More
On his 75th birthday, a look at Keith Richards outlandish, quirky quotes over the years
Date Time December 18, 2018, 08:41
On his 75th birthday, a look at Keith Richards' outlandish, quirky quotes over the years
Read More
José Mourinho sacked by Manchester United after worst start in 28 years
Date Time December 18, 2018, 05:38
José Mourinho sacked by Manchester United after worst start in 28 years
Read More
Diddy celebrates the late Kim Porter with Jay-Z, Beyoncé
Date Time December 17, 2018, 09:17
Diddy celebrates the late Kim Porter with Jay-Z, Beyoncé
Read More
Nicki Minaj blocks Meek Mill on social media
Date Time December 17, 2018, 09:21
Nicki Minaj blocks Meek Mill on social media
Read More
Miley Cyrus risks wardrobe malfunction on ‘SNL’
Date Time December 17, 2018, 09:34
Miley Cyrus risks wardrobe malfunction on ‘SNL’
Read More
President Trump rails against NBC after Saturday Night Live sketch
Date Time December 16, 2018, 21:26
President Trump rails against NBC after 'Saturday Night Live' sketch
Read More
Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia, found dead
Date Time December 17, 2018, 09:17
Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia, found dead
Read More
Miss Universe 2018: Catriona Gray, from the Philippines, claims crown as first transgender contestant fails to make top 20
Date Time December 17, 2018, 06:42
Miss Universe 2018: Catriona Gray, from the Philippines, claims crown as first transgender contestant fails to make top 20
Read More
Zlatan Ibrahimovic hints at extending LA Galaxy stay
Date Time December 17, 2018, 08:23
Zlatan Ibrahimovic hints at extending LA Galaxy stay
Read More
Champions League: PSG await for Mourinho and Liverpool face Bayern
Date Time December 17, 2018, 05:37
Champions League: PSG await for Mourinho and Liverpool face Bayern
Read More
Thomas Markle Says He Has Been Ghosted By Meghan And Begs For Contact
Date Time December 17, 2018, 05:21
Thomas Markle Says He Has Been 'Ghosted' By Meghan And Begs For Contact
Read More
Malaysia Charges Goldman Sachs, 2 Employees in 1MDB Probe
Date Time December 17, 2018, 03:53
Malaysia Charges Goldman Sachs, 2 Employees in 1MDB Probe
Read More
Charlie Austin rises highest as Saints sink Arsenal in five-goal thriller
Date Time December 16, 2018, 10:05
Charlie Austin rises highest as Saints sink Arsenal in five-goal thriller
Read More
See Matt Damon, Leslie Jones Have Heated Argument About Weezer on ‘SNL’
Date Time December 16, 2018, 08:32
See Matt Damon, Leslie Jones Have Heated Argument About Weezer on ‘SNL’
Read More
Obamacare Will Likely Survive Judges Ruling, Obama Tweets
Date Time December 15, 2018, 20:05
Obamacare Will 'Likely' Survive Judge's Ruling, Obama Tweets
Read More
Katie Taylor beats Eva Wahlstrom to defend world titles in New York
Date Time December 16, 2018, 03:08
Katie Taylor beats Eva Wahlstrom to defend world titles in New York
Read More
Disney actor Stoney Westmoreland fired after arrest
Date Time December 16, 2018, 08:07
Disney actor Stoney Westmoreland fired after arrest
Read More
Pete Davidson makes brief appearance on SNL after troubling Instagram post
Date Time December 16, 2018, 07:21
Pete Davidson makes brief appearance on 'SNL' after troubling Instagram post
Read More
Offset Crashes Cardi B’s Set at Rolling Loud Festival (Watch)
Date Time December 16, 2018, 01:56
Offset Crashes Cardi B’s Set at Rolling Loud Festival (Watch)
Read More
William and Kate WILL spend Christmas Day with Harry and Meghan and the Queen at Sandringham
Date Time December 15, 2018, 05:01
William and Kate WILL spend Christmas Day with Harry and Meghan and the Queen at Sandringham
Read More
Trump names budget director Mick Mulvaney acting chief of staff
Date Time December 15, 2018, 10:01
Trump names budget director Mick Mulvaney acting chief of staff
Read More
The Mule Feels Like Clint Eastwoods Magnum Opus
Date Time December 14, 2018, 12:03
The Mule Feels Like Clint Eastwood's Magnum Opus
Read More
Jennifer Lawrence Denies Harvey Weinsteins Alleged Claim That They Slept Together
Date Time December 14, 2018, 20:37
Jennifer Lawrence Denies Harvey Weinstein's Alleged Claim That They Slept Together
Read More
Embattled interior secretary Ryan Zinke steps down after series of scandals
Date Time December 15, 2018, 08:35
Embattled interior secretary Ryan Zinke steps down after series of scandals
Read More
No casualties after large fire breaks out at Chester zoo
Date Time December 15, 2018, 09:01
No casualties after large fire breaks out at Chester zoo
Read More
Ellen DeGeneres Politely Explains to James Corden That Bless Your Heart Is Actually an Insult
Date Time December 13, 2018, 22:55
Ellen DeGeneres Politely Explains to James Corden That "Bless Your Heart" Is Actually an Insult
Read More
Miss USA apologizes after comments about Cambodian contestant spark backlash
Date Time December 14, 2018, 08:00
Miss USA apologizes after comments about Cambodian contestant spark backlash
Read More
Meghan and Harry Might Spend Christmas Morning Apart Thanks to This WILD Royal Rule
Date Time December 13, 2018, 06:52
Meghan and Harry Might Spend Christmas Morning Apart Thanks to This WILD Royal Rule
Read More
Cohen says Trump knew hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal were wrong
Date Time December 14, 2018, 07:24
Cohen says Trump knew hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal were wrong
Read More
Imagine is Ariana Grandes steamy follow-up to Thank U, Next
Date Time December 14, 2018, 06:50
'Imagine' is Ariana Grande's steamy follow-up to 'Thank U, Next'
Read More
Nancy Wilson, Grammy-winning jazz singer, dies at 81
Date Time December 14, 2018, 08:45
Nancy Wilson, Grammy-winning jazz singer, dies at 81
Read More
Tony Blair Says Brexiteers Fear A Second Referendum Based on Facts
Date Time December 14, 2018, 08:29
Tony Blair Says Brexiteers Fear A Second Referendum Based on 'Facts'
Read More
J Hus Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison After Pleading Guilty To Possession Of A Knife
Date Time December 14, 2018, 09:07
J Hus Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison After Pleading Guilty To Possession Of A Knife
Read More
McCain replacement Sen. Jon Kyl resigning at end of year
Date Time December 14, 2018, 09:47
McCain replacement Sen. Jon Kyl resigning at end of year
Read More
Community works to make compassion the theme of Sandy Hook anniversary
Date Time December 14, 2018, 09:48
Community works to make compassion the theme of Sandy Hook anniversary
Read More
Jennifer Lopezs Red Carpet Dress Will Leave You Breathless
Date Time December 12, 2018, 21:16
Jennifer Lopez's Red Carpet Dress Will Leave You Breathless
Read More
Is The Ellen Show Coming To An End? DeGeneres Speaks Out
Date Time December 13, 2018, 00:30
Is The 'Ellen' Show Coming To An End? DeGeneres Speaks Out
Read More
Theresa May confirms she will not lead Tories into next election
Date Time December 13, 2018, 08:24
Theresa May confirms she will not lead Tories into next election
Read More
Trump denies he directed Michael Cohen to break the law
Date Time December 13, 2018, 08:22
Trump denies he directed Michael Cohen to 'break the law'
Read More
Look Up! Gleaming Geminid Meteor Shower of 2018 Peaks Tonight
Date Time December 13, 2018, 06:17
Look Up! Gleaming Geminid Meteor Shower of 2018 Peaks Tonight
Read More
The Rock Hall finally got it right -- thanks to its legendary 2019 class
Date Time December 13, 2018, 07:28
The Rock Hall finally got it right -- thanks to its legendary 2019 class
Read More
Mars lander takes a selfie
Date Time December 11, 2018, 16:42
Mars lander takes a selfie
Read More
4 Things to Watch for at the SAG Nominations
Date Time December 11, 2018, 12:23
4 Things to Watch for at the SAG Nominations
Read More
Ellen Pompeo calls out Kathie Lee Gifford’s drinking before ‘Today’ exit announcement
Date Time December 12, 2018, 07:54
Ellen Pompeo calls out Kathie Lee Gifford’s drinking before ‘Today’ exit announcement
Read More
Watch Miley Cyrus Cover Ariana Grande's "No Tears Left to Cry"
Pete Davidson's friends rally to his side
Sandra Bullock, 54, Looks Half Her Age In High Slit Dress & Sexy High Boots Before ‘Late Show’ Taping
Cardi B performs 'I Like It' at senior center and gets asked out on a date
Woman claims underage relationship with Woody Allen in 1970s
SpaceX to launch US spy satellite
On his 75th birthday, a look at Keith Richards' outlandish, quirky quotes over the years
José Mourinho sacked by Manchester United after worst start in 28 years
Diddy celebrates the late Kim Porter with Jay-Z, Beyoncé
Nicki Minaj blocks Meek Mill on social media
Miley Cyrus risks wardrobe malfunction on ‘SNL’
President Trump rails against NBC after 'Saturday Night Live' sketch
Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia, found dead
Miss Universe 2018: Catriona Gray, from the Philippines, claims crown as first transgender contestant fails to make top 20
Zlatan Ibrahimovic hints at extending LA Galaxy stay
Champions League: PSG await for Mourinho and Liverpool face Bayern
Thomas Markle Says He Has Been 'Ghosted' By Meghan And Begs For Contact
Malaysia Charges Goldman Sachs, 2 Employees in 1MDB Probe
Charlie Austin rises highest as Saints sink Arsenal in five-goal thriller
See Matt Damon, Leslie Jones Have Heated Argument About Weezer on ‘SNL’
Obamacare Will 'Likely' Survive Judge's Ruling, Obama Tweets
Katie Taylor beats Eva Wahlstrom to defend world titles in New York
Disney actor Stoney Westmoreland fired after arrest
Pete Davidson makes brief appearance on 'SNL' after troubling Instagram post
Offset Crashes Cardi B’s Set at Rolling Loud Festival (Watch)
William and Kate WILL spend Christmas Day with Harry and Meghan and the Queen at Sandringham
Trump names budget director Mick Mulvaney acting chief of staff
The Mule Feels Like Clint Eastwood's Magnum Opus
Jennifer Lawrence Denies Harvey Weinstein's Alleged Claim That They Slept Together
Embattled interior secretary Ryan Zinke steps down after series of scandals
No casualties after large fire breaks out at Chester zoo
Ellen DeGeneres Politely Explains to James Corden That "Bless Your Heart" Is Actually an Insult
Miss USA apologizes after comments about Cambodian contestant spark backlash
Meghan and Harry Might Spend Christmas Morning Apart Thanks to This WILD Royal Rule
Cohen says Trump knew hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal were wrong
'Imagine' is Ariana Grande's steamy follow-up to 'Thank U, Next'
Nancy Wilson, Grammy-winning jazz singer, dies at 81
Tony Blair Says Brexiteers Fear A Second Referendum Based on 'Facts'
J Hus Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison After Pleading Guilty To Possession Of A Knife
McCain replacement Sen. Jon Kyl resigning at end of year
Community works to make compassion the theme of Sandy Hook anniversary
Jennifer Lopez's Red Carpet Dress Will Leave You Breathless
Is The 'Ellen' Show Coming To An End? DeGeneres Speaks Out
Theresa May confirms she will not lead Tories into next election
Trump denies he directed Michael Cohen to 'break the law'
Look Up! Gleaming Geminid Meteor Shower of 2018 Peaks Tonight
The Rock Hall finally got it right -- thanks to its legendary 2019 class
Mars lander takes a selfie
4 Things to Watch for at the SAG Nominations
Ellen Pompeo calls out Kathie Lee Gifford’s drinking before ‘Today’ exit announcement
Google CEO Had To Explain To Congress Why Googling 'Idiot' Shows Donald Trump
May could offer to stand down before election to win support in confidence vote
2 earthquakes shake Southeastern US
What is the best app to download videos from Twitter?
Space station crew to inspect mysterious hole on 6-hour spacewalk
Meghan Markle breaks royal tradition again at British Fashion Awards
Sarah Hyland: Modern Family star reveals second kidney transplant
Sonic the Hedgehog movie poster unveiled
Google CEO Sundar Pichai must answer why it won't support US military: Rep. Goodlatte
Jimmy Dean recalls more than 29,000 pounds of sausage over metal fears
Time magazine names Jamal Khashoggi and persecuted journalists 'person of the year'
Germany’s ruling party selects new chair to succeed Angela Merkel, who remains chancellor
Who is Mason Greenwood? Manchester United youngster in profile as he trains with first team before Valencia game
Meghan Markle loses another top aide amid rumors of being demanding
Kim Kardashian West: Kris Jenner feared I would be a 'crazy drug addict' after ecstasy
Britain's Theresa May delays key Brexit vote
Accused Russian spy Maria Butina appears to reach plea deal
Britain’s long tradition of respect for human rights is under threat | Sadiq Khan and Matthew Turner
Hailey Baldwin Calls Out Negative People "Tearing Apart" Her Relationship With Justin Bieber
More than 1,300 were arrested and dozens injured after violent anti-government protests engulfed France
Kushner advised Saudi crown prince after Khashoggi killing
'SNL': Jason Momoa resurrects his 'Game of Thrones' character Khal Drogo
Raheem Sterling accuses media of ‘fuelling racism’ after alleged abuse
J.Lo and A-Rod get ready for Christmas with their kids
Tesla's Elon Musk: 'I don't really want to adhere to some CEO template'
'Man is a king': controversial star Buju Banton comes home to Jamaica
Jennifer Aniston Calls Marriages To Brad Pitt And Justin Theroux 'Very Successful'
Ex-MLB players Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo die in car crash
John Lennon was ‘absolutely devastated’ of losing his mother in a tragic road accident, book reveals
Ariana Grande's Woman of the Year Speech at Billboard Women in Music 2018
Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host after three days of controversy
William Barr to be nominated as US attorney general
Grammys 2019 Nominations Announced: Cardi B, Lady Gaga And Janelle Monáe Among Top Nominees
Manchester United 'very happy' with José Mourinho, says Jorge Mendes
First official Avengers 4 trailer prepares for the emotional end
Jimmy Kimmel’s daughter used Jennifer Aniston’s backyard as a bathroom
SpaceX Falcon 9 boosts Dragon cargo ship to orbit, first stage misses landing target
Donald Trump Makes No Effort To Greet Jimmy Carter, The Oldest Living President, At Bush Funeral
'Black Panther' breaks through at Golden Globes, with an eye on Oscars
So, Pete Davidson Reportedly Blocked Ariana Grande on Social Media
Nigel Farage quits UKIP over its "extremism" and "street activism"
Katie Price avoids bankruptcy by agreeing to pay debts
Liam Fox Claims MPs May Try To 'Steal Brexit From The People'
Cardi B 'no longer together' with Offset
Megyn Kelly’s freelance staff to lose jobs as she preps to collect $30M
National Republican Congressional Committee suffered ‘cyber intrusion,’ spokesman says
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas share pictures from their gorgeous wedding
UK government found in contempt of Parliament over Brexit legal advice
Netflix Will Keep ‘Friends’ Through Next Year in a $100 Million Agreement
Kate Middleton Looks Festive in Plaid for Military Christmas Party With Prince William
Ariana Grande Begs Fans To Leave Pete Davidson Alone: ‘I Care Deeply About Pete’
'I am a Tariff Man': Trump threatens to restart trade war if China talks fail
Here’s what will be closed Wednesday for George H.W. Bush’s funeral
ITV Good Morning Britain: Piers Morgan SLAMS ‘piece of work’ Meghan Markle in heated rant
Review: 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' rides Emmy wins to a spitfire of a second season
Bush tribute erupts into shouting match between Meghan McCain and Joy Behar on 'The View'
Jenna Dewan still believes in love after Channing Tatum split
Kim Kardashian calls Kourtney Kardashian ‘ruthless’
Ukraine ports 'partially unblocked' by Russia, Kiev says
Body found in Costa Rica amid search for Miami woman, 36
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show drops to lowest ratings ever
CNN panel trashes Trump after Capitol visit to honor George H.W. Bush
Why George H.W. Bush wanted Trump at his funeral
Michelle Obama says Queen told her that royal protocol is 'rubbish'
Mueller may be poised to lift the lid of his investigation
Kanye West Apologizes for 'Cher Show' Mishap
This was Bradley Cooper’s inspiration for singing in ‘A Star Is Born’
Kendall Jenner bonds with Ben Simmons’ mom in skintight plastic pants
Has Ariana Grande given up on love — or was she just hungry?
Madonna goes after Lady Gaga in latest Instagram
Trump is building a new liberal world order, says Pompeo
'Our leaders are like children,' school strike founder tells climate summit
Martin Sorrell's S4 buys ad firm MightyHive in $150m deal
Britain can legally cancel Brexit. That’s EU advice – but will parliament agree?
Mafia 'godfather' among 45 alleged mobsters held in Sicily
Italy's M5S sacks entire board of health experts, sparking political interference concerns
Football star Ada Hegerberg asked to twerk after inaugural women's Ballon d'Or win
Victoria Beckham pictures: Designer joins husband David Beckham at Haig Club House Party
MACRON BUCKLES: Weak French President CAVES IN as riots and rebels force red-faced u-turn
UK can stop article 50 without EU approval, top ECJ adviser says
NASA probe reaches Bennu – asteroid that could one day hit Earth
Israel begins operation to expose Hezbollah 'attack tunnels' on Lebanon border
Kate Middleton And Meghan Markle 'Feud' Questioned By Everyday Sisters-In-Law
Strictly Come Dancing's Stacey Dooley Trades Kevin Clifton For Aljaž Škorjanec As She Joins Live Tour
Samsung Nigeria tweets update using Apple iPhone
Protest-hit France 'to halt fuel tax rise'
Pete Davidson describes online 'bullying' after Ariana Grande split
YouTube top earners: The seven-year-old making $22m
George HW Bush funeral: Trump pays respects at US Capitol
Michelle Obama on ‘leaning in’: ‘Sometimes that shit doesn’t work’
Missing Emirati princess 'planned escape for seven years'
Manchester City may face Champions League ban after Uefa FFP investigation
Drake, Post Malone and XXXTentacion are most-streamed artists of 2018 on Spotify
Trump's praise for Roger Stone could amount to witness tampering – experts
Senior minister could be suspended over Brexit legal advice
CIA chief Haspel to brief US Senate leaders on Khashoggi's death
First women’s Ballon d’Or marred as winner Ada Hegerberg is asked to twerk
Ariana Grande Covered Up Her Pete Davidson Tattoo with a Mac Miller Tribute
NASA, Roscosmos Successfully Launch Soyuz After Aborted Mission
John Barrowman Returns To ‘I’m A Celebrity’ After Spending Night In Hospital Following Nasty Fall
A cult figure, Paul Sherwen brought cycling to the world
Halsey's message for Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Pittsburgh synagogue holds its first Hanukkah ceremony since the Tree of Life massacre
Chicago Bulls fire coach Fred Hoiberg; Boylen takes over
Samantha Eastwood murder: man jailed for minimum of 16 years
Does The International Day of Disabled Persons Really Change Anything?
Ariana Grande Reveals What It Was Like Working With Kris Jenner on "Thank U, Next"
Live coverage: SpaceX delays commercial rideshare launch to Monday
Paris riots: Yellow vests 'infiltrated by violent elements'
Donald Trump, Xi Jinping Agree To Trade Truce At G-20 Summit
Ken Berry, TV Actor in ‘F-Troop,’ ‘Mayberry R.F.D,’ Dies at 85
Lucas Torreira caps Arsenal’s comeback in 4-2 derby win over 10-man Spurs
G20: Step Up to Boost Inclusive Growth
Royal family DENIES Kate Middleton slapped down Meghan Markle for berating her staff
Ariana Grande apologised to Pete Davidson for "dipping" in her 'thank u, next' video
George HW Bush, 41st US president, dies aged 94
Kate Osamor Resigns From Shadow Cabinet After 'Throwing Bucket Of Water At Reporter'
Ariana Grande shares letter she wrote to fans after Manchester bombing
Canada, U.S., Mexico sign revised NAFTA deal Trump says ‘changes the trade landscape forever’
Marriott reveals data breach of 500 million Starwood guests
Jay-Z seemingly disses Kanye West and his MAGA hat on new Meek Mill song
Celebrities jump to David Beckham’s defence after criticism for on-the-lips kiss
Deutsche Bank offices raided in connection with Panama Papers
Michael Cohen pleads guilty to making false statements to Congress
The greatest showman? Hugh Jackman announces world tour
Theresa May accepts BBC Brexit debate but Jeremy Corbyn prefers ITV
Jimmy Fallon Transforms Into Trump As An Elvis Impersonator
Ivanka Trump defends use of private email, brushes aside Mueller probe
Quentin Letts to leave Daily Mail for Murdoch-owned papers
Harry Leslie Smith, WWII veteran and activist, dies at 95
Google Fi for iPhones: Fewer Features, Lower Prices
Margaret Atwood announces The Handmaid's Tale sequel, The Testaments
Why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Spending Their Engagement Anniversary Apart
Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next' Trailer Is All 'Mean Girls' And Pete Davidson Jokes
Macron talks about a unified Europe but presides over a divided France
Mel B snaps during live TV interview
Amanda Bynes speaks candidly about her drug-fuelled spiral
Baroness Trumpington, Bletchley Park codebreaker and longtime politician, dies at 96
Red Dead Redemption 2 multiplayer release time: When does RDR2 online beta start?
NASA InSight Lander Arrives on Martian Surface to Learn What Lies Beneath
US forces: 3 American service members killed in Afghanistan
Manafort held secret talks with Assange in Ecuadorian embassy, sources say
Sol Campbell is the new Macclesfield Town manager
NASA's InSight Mars Lander Reaches Mars Today! Here's What to Expect
Melania Trump Has Unveiled the 2018 White House Christmas Decorations
Russia accuses Ukraine of naval 'provocation' in Kerch strait
Margaret Thatcher eligible to be 'scientist' on new £50 note
Oscar-winner, director of ‘Last Tango in Paris,’ Bernardo Bertolucci dies at 77
Lena Dunham breaks up with Brooklyn for the West Village
Mack Brown in discussions with North Carolina about returning as football coach
#Facebook
#Twitter
#Instagram
#YouTube
#News

Close