Morning top 5: Amazon Studios head suspended amid Weinstein claims; Cabinet to discuss 'Sláintecare'; Trump to announce decision on Iran deal

The top stories this morning on Newstalk.com

The boss of Amazon Studios has been suspended after claims he “ignored” allegations Harvey Weinstein raped actress Rose McGowan.

Roy Price is also facing a separate harassment claim himself, while Weinstein has denied non-consensual sex.

Police investigations into Weinstein have been launched on both sides of the Atlantic with British police confirming they're investigating an allegation of sexual assault.

Actress Rose McGowan has said she told Mr Price that Weinstein had raped her; however he refused to take action until her claim had been proven.

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The Cabinet meets in Cork today as part of the Taoiseach's pledge to hold special meetings across the country.

Leo Varadkar and his ministers will discuss Brexit and health during the session.

Meeting at UCC, the special Cabinet meetings will be briefed by Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney on preparations for Brexit.

After lunch the meeting will hear from Health Minister Simon Harris on the reality of the cost of all party Sláintecare plan.

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US President Donald Trump will address the future of the Iran nuclear deal today.

Reports in the US suggest President Trump’s announcement will mark the beginning of a more aggressive approach to Iranian activities in the Middle East.

The president is likely to announce that he will not certify the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which he has called the “worst deal ever.”

President Trump believes the deal is not in the national interests of the United States – however the mover risks complicating US relations with Europe.

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Northern California's wildfires have now killed at least 31 people.

Hundreds of others are still missing.

8,000 fire-fighters are working to bring the blazes under control, with concerns strengthening winds could fuel them again over the weekend.

A state of emergency has been declared in Napa, Sonoma and Yuba Counties.

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A Westmeath man will be handed the mandatory life sentence later this morning for murdering the mother of his two children.

Danny Keena from Empor in Ballynacargy choked Brigid Maguire to death during an argument at her home in 2015.

His sentence hearing was adjourned until today to allow time for victim impact statements to be prepared.