Incumbent Russian leader Vladimir Putin has secured a landslide victory in the presidential election with over 99% of the ballots counted.
Preliminary results: Vladimir Putin decisively re-elected as Russian president
French oil major Total is committed to the development of an Iranian gas field and will apply for a waiver if US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdraws from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and reimposes sanctions on Tehran, the company’s chief executive said.
Total says will apply for waiver if US withdraws from Iran deal
Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont said in an interview published Sunday that he should have declared independence earlier, as delaying the call in hopes of starting dialogue with Madrid proved futile.
Puigdemont says should have declared Catalonia independence sooner
A prominent law expert from Geneva's Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Europe has alerted over reports of EU's proposing fresh sanctions on Iran to please US President Donald Trump.
EU risks anti-Iran move under US pressure: Int'l lawyer
Two Iranian animated pieces have made it to the competition program of the 42nd Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France.
Two Iranian animations to be screened at France’s Annecy festival
Speaker of Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani urged Europeans not to mix the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with the country’s missile program, adding the should stick to their commitments under the nuclear deal and pressurize the US into fulfilling its obligations.
Iran urges Europeans not to mix JCPOA with missile issue
The French police and government continue to draw criticism for their role in the global refugee crisis. Protests were held all over Paris to call attention to the regular allegations of police brutality against homeless asylum-seekers. Ramin Mazaheri has more, reported.
Protest against systematic migrant abuse by French police (Video)
The British Council, whose activities in Russia were suspended by the Kremlin on Saturday, is a registered charity that uses education and culture to spread British soft power internationally.
British Council: Instrument of UK global influence
A division of Russian nuclear-powered submarines has reportedly carried out a drill near American military bases close to the US coast without being detected, a Russian commander says.
Russian nuclear-powered submarines reached US coast undetected: Commander
Russians are preparing to vote in the country’s presidential elections as opinion polls have given incumbent President Vladimir Putin a large lead over the opposition.
Russians set for presidential election as incumbent Putin leads polls

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