(CNN)An American graduate student, who had been held for three years in Iran on suspicion of being a spy, is in "good spirits" after being freed from Iranian custody, a senior administration official said Saturday. Chinese-born Xiyue Wang is in "good health," "very, very good humor" and "good spirits" and will take a "brief break in Germany," the official said, before they expect him to soon return home. Wang on Saturday arrived in Germany and is undergoing a medical evaluation at the US Army-operated Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, a frequent stop for recently released Americans who had been held in overseas prisons, for an indeterminate period of time, a separate US official told CNN. Wang, a Princeton University PhD student, was conducting research in Tehran when he was arrested there on espionage charges in August 2016. He was sent to Iran's notorious Evin Prison and sentenced to 10 years. Wife of American 'languishing' in Iranian prison calls for Trump to do … [Read more...] about American student held prisoner since 2016 released in US-Iran prisoner swap
Movie are always a pleasure to watch. Some of the movies inspire us, some leave us in the dark abyss of thoughts, some scare us, some warm our hearts. So many different kinds of movies, yet each genre is enjoyable in its own way. This year there are quite a lot of movies to expect. Fans are the ones that make movies popular, they carry the movie forward and beyond. This year, there are certain movies that everyone is looking forward to. Here's the list of most anticipated movies of 2016. Captain America: Civil War Easily, the Billion dollar box office collection movie is about to hit the theaters on May 6, heroes vs heroes, good vs good. This movie is built on the epic clash between two superheroes and the devastating outcome will leave the fans heavy hearted. This movie is said to be on a darker tone compared to other Marvel movies. Independence Day: Resurgence It has been thirty years since they first attacked earth. Now after thirty years they are back again, this time to conquer … [Read more...] about Most Anticipated Movies Of 2016!
IMAGE: Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo applauds fans after the game against Croatia. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters. After teetering on the brink of first-round elimination and being involved in the most boring match of the tournament, there is now a real chance Portugal could muddle their way through to the Euro 2016 final. A kind draw has left Portugal with an eminently winnable quarter-final against Poland which would be followed by a semi-final against Wales, Hungary or Belgium. Portugal have already maintained their record of reaching the quarter-finals on all 10 occasions they have taken part at European championships.Even so, they have been one of the most enigmatic teams at this tournament and their performances so far would not lead them to be considered potential finalists. Portugal have some of the tournament's most gifted players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, and an attacking philosophy yet all four of their games have been drawn after 90 minutes, two of them goalless. … [Read more...] about Euro 2016: How Portugal can muddle their way to the final
IMAGE: England's Wayne Rooney during the Euro qualifier against San Marino. Photograph: Carl Recine Livepic/Action Images via Reuters England qualified for Euro 2016 after crushing San Marino 6-0 on Saturday, with Wayne Rooney equalling Bobby Charlton's all-time scoring record of 49 goals for his country.The visitors outclassed San Marino's part-timers as they chalked up a seventh successive Group E win to seal their place in France next year. Rooney equalled Charlton's record when he scored with a 13th-minute penalty, sending goalkeeper Aldo Simoncini the wrong way. Charlton's record had stood since May 1970. Cristian Brolli headed into his own net after 30 minutes before Ross Barkley nodded home seconds after halftime with his first goal for England. Substitute Theo Walcott made it 4-0 with a tap-in at the far post in the 68th minute. Harry Kane, who replaced Rooney in the 57th, scored England's fifth with an exquisite chip before Walcott slid in the sixth goal in the … [Read more...] about England qualify for Euro 2016 as Rooney equals record
A Princeton grad student detained in Iran for three years on spying charges was freed and an imprisoned Iranian was released by Washington, officials announced Saturday. Donald Trump said Chinese-American Xiyue Wang, 38, was returning to the United States. A short time earlier, Tehran announced the release of Iranian scientist Massoud Soleimani from the United States. In a statement issued by the White House, Trump made no mention of the freeing of Soleimani but thanked the Swiss government for its help in negotiating Wang's release three years after he was first detained. Princeton grad student Xiyue Wang, (left), was released by Iran and Iranian scientist Massoud Soleimani, (right), was freed by the U.S. as part of a prisoner exchange between the nations Wang's wife Hua Qu had appealed for international cooperation to secure his release. The couple are pictured with their young son shortly before he was detained 'Freeing Americans held captive is … [Read more...] about Iran FREES American grad student, 38, held since 2016 on spying charges in prisoner swap for scientist held by the U.S. for violating trade sanctions
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — No Major League baseball team had a higher operating income in 2016 than the Philadelphia Phillies, according to Forbes. The Phillies’ 2016 operating income — which is earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) — was $87.7 million, about $4 million more than the Chicago Cubs. The Detroit Tigers had the lowest operating income at negative $36.4 million. Related: Clay Buchholz Leaves Game After Straining Right Forearm The Phillies are currently the league’s ninth most valuable franchise valued at $1.65 billion, Forbes reports. However, the Phillies saw their value increase 34-percent last year, MLB’s third-highest improvement — which is most likely in regards to their new TV deal. … [Read more...] about Forbes: Phillies With MLB’s Highest 2016 Operating Income