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France's new president moves quickly on first full day in office

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives to lay a wreath of flower on the Unknown Soldier's tomb at the Arc of Triomphe monument after his formal inauguration ceremony as French President, Sunday, May 14, 2017 in Paris . His Republic on the Move movement has announced an initial list of 428 candidates for the 577 seats up for grabs in France's lower house of parliament in June.

Korea, US, Japan Nuke Envoys Hold Phone Talks over N. Korean Missile

In recent weeks, North Korea has arrested two American university instructors and laid out what it claimed to be a CIA-backed plot to assassinate Kim. Delegations from Washington, Seoul and Pyongyang are gathering in Beijing on Sunday to attend China's new Silk Road forum, its biggest diplomatic event of the year.

GOP leaders see more smoke than fire in Comey's dismissal

Trump, I have never seen a recording device attached to his phone, nor am I aware of any occasion where he taped a conversation", Cohen said. "If they get one out of 50 just a little bit off - 5%, 10%, 20% - the next day it's a front-page story in every newspaper".

Sacked FBI chief plots strike at Trump

Garcia, a former NY prosecutor, held high-level positions in the Commerce Department, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security. Before that, he was the assistant secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, appointed by President George W.

Trump Slams Chuck Schumer as 'Not a Good Leader'

Trump abruptly fired Comey on Tuesday and later said Comey was a "showboat" and "grandstander" who was not doing a good job. "We can make a fast decision", Trump told reporters Saturday aboard Air Force One before flying to Lynchburg, Virginia to deliver a commencement address at Liberty University.

Hamilton eats into Vettel's lead in Spanish thriller

I have been racing for 24, 25 years and it feels like the first win". Vettel had a great jump from second on the grid, going past Hamilton to the first right-hand turn and staying in front just as his Ferrari partner's race ended. "It's just unfortunate", Verstappen told Sky Sports F1. "Kimi couldn't control the vehicle and slammed into me". The stewards noted the incident, but took no action.

With Merkel and PM, France's new president wastes no time

After a warm welcome from outgoing President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace at around 10:00 am local time (0800 GMT), Macron and Hollande held a closed-door meeting during which Macron was handed the codes to launch France's nuclear arsenal.

Clapper says democracy 'under assault' by Trump

Spicer, a Priebus ally, according to a half-dozen West Wing officials who said the president was considering the most far-reaching shake-up of his already tumultuous term. He also said it was "not necessarily the best idea" to be recording White House conversations. Mr Trump's threat about tapes has intensified calls from Democrats for an independent probe of alleged Russian meddling in the United States election.

Second Ebola case in Congo confirmed

WHO declared the outbreak on Friday, when the organization confirmed a first case of the disease in Congo's Bas-Uele province, a remote area in the country's north bordering the Central African Republic. Jeremy Farrar, the director of the Wellcome Trust, said of the research. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been briefed on the outbreak and stands ready to provide epidemiological or laboratory support, if necessary, said spokeswoman Amy Rowland.

Palestine Conflict: Trump 'Just Giving Rhetoric Everyone Wants to Hear'

Abbas' White House talks followed a February visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who moved to reset ties after a combative relationship with the Republican president's predecessor, Democrat Barack Obama. "It is ridiculous to demand a halt to the payment of salaries to the families of prisoners", he stated. "The prisoners are victims of Israel and the result of the occupation", he said , drawing a comparison to the "IDF paying the salaries of Israeli soldiers".

Hundreds rally at Capitol against President Trump's immigration policies

The objective of Loyalty Day is to recognize "the heritage of American freedom", and each year since 1958, the president has issued a Loyalty Day proclamation. Some 200 people gathered in front of the Statehouse on Monday to call on state lawmakers and Republican Gov. Charlie Baker to designate MA a "sanctuary state".

Australia says China responsible for NKorea

The South Korean military says the missile flew about 435 miles, or 700 kilometers, according to Reuters. It appeared to demonstrate an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) that could "reliably strike the USA base at Guam" in the Pacific, he said, and "more importantly, may represent a substantial advance to developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)".The North says it needs atomic weapons to defend itself against the threat of invasion and has carried out two atomic ...

Trump again suggests ending daily White House briefing, won't commit to Spicer

Mr. Rosenstein wrote a memo that the White House initially claimed was the basis for Mr. Comey's removal. After Trump made a decision to fire Comey, he was told by aides that Democrats would likely react positively to the news, given the role many believe Comey played in Hillary Clinton's defeat a year ago.

Rosenstein role in Comey firing raises more questions than answers

In an interview with NBC's Lester Holt, Trump slammed Comey as a "showboat" attention-seeker who had lost the confidence of the president and the agency he led. Trump also hit back on Friday at media reports questioning the credibility of White House accounts of why Comey was sacked, which have changed over the course of the week and threatened an end to regular White House press briefings.

Trump kept Spicer in the dark on Comey firing

Comey has not publicly discussed any conversations he has had with Trump. "Well, just don't have them", Trump said. After Trump tweeted in March that President Barack Obama had ordered a wiretap on his phones in Trump Tower, three ex-employees told The Associated Press that as a businessman, Trump not only anxious about possible listening devices in his phones and office but had also occasionally taped his own phone conversations.

Beer in hand, man shoots 7 at San Diego pool party

Zimmerman said that at some point after the first gunshots, Selis laid down on a lounge chair, took out his cellphone and called his ex-girlfriend to tell her what was happening. The pilot reported seeing multiple victims down and directed officers to Selis, who he said appeared to be reloading his weapon. Zimmerman said investigators worked through the night to discover a motive for the shooting.

Manuel Valls to back Emmanuel Macron's En Marche in parliament

However, it is not clear if he will be able to do so. Valls, a high-profile politician on the pro-business right of the Socialist party, said on Tuesday he was interested in joining Macron - a move that has angered Socialist colleagues who are trying to prepare to fight the legislative elections after taking a beating in the vote for president.

Germany: Merkel challenger predicts 'long, stony road' ahead

But surveys ahead of the vote show the centre-left party running neck-and-neck with Merkel's Christian Democratic Union, with some even placing the CDU ahead. Interior minister of North-Rhine-Westphalia Ralf Jaeger addresses a press conference to announce the suspension of Cologne's police chief on Januar 8, 2015 in Cologne, western Germany.

Ransomware attack spreads to 150 countries and could get worse on Monday

A security guard stands outside the Telefonica headquarters in Madrid, Spain, Friday, May 12, 2017. Spanish telco giant Telefonica and United States delivery service FedEx were among the businesses affected. "Remarkably few payments so far have been made, so most people are not paying this", Wainwright said. "It's one of those things, in a flawless world, if people were up to date on the patches, this wouldn't be a problem", O'Leary said.

'Baloney': Dianne Feinstein Rips 'Sanctimonious' Comey for Actions in Clinton Probe

The emails Comey was referring to in his October 28 notification he sent to Congress were found on former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner's laptop - former Clinton State Department aide Huma Abedin's estranged husband. Republicans on the House Russia investigation have noted that there were nearly 100 times during Comey's last visit where he said he could not answer their questions - something they hope will change in the private setting.

After Trump, Duterte receives phone call from Xi

When advance word came out that President Barack Obama planned to criticize Duterte in a one-on-one meeting, he called the president a "son of a bitch", and the encounter was canceled. Perhaps soon we'll have a clear sense of what he wants Americans to believe. President Donald Trump seemingly prioritized USA strategic interests over human rights by inviting a widely-criticized world leader from Southeast Asia - where the U.S.is vying with China for influence - to visit the U.S.

North Korea Tests Strategic Missile That Could Carry a Nuclear Warhead

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters that the launch was "absolutely unacceptable" and that Japan will respond resolutely. The launch has already been criticized by a number of countries, such as the United States and South Korea.

Ransomware attack should be a 'wake-up call' for governments

Senior U.S. security officials held another meeting in the White House Situation Room on Saturday, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency were working to help mitigate damage and identify the perpetrators of the massive cyber attack, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.

Conservatives have 15 point lead over Labour - Opinium poll

He also said the War on Terror and regime changes had "sometimes they have made the world a more risky place". Corbyn said a Labour government would legislate to ensure the income of 12 million pensioners continues to rise to meet the cost of living.

Cyberattacks 'unprecedented in scale,' threat continues to escalate, Europol warns

Germany's rail operator Deutsche Bahn said its station display panels were affected. Europol that said the malware has claimed some 200,000 victims across 150 countries and that the numbers are still going up. "Since this WannaCry attack has been so effective thus far, it is quite likely that this is the first of many ransomware attacks that leverage exploits to effectively spread their payloads throughout the Internet".

North Korea's New Missile Puts Russia On High Alert

Pyongyang has been rapidly advancing its missile program, with a stated goal of achieving a functioning intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could threaten the USA mainland. Defying calls to rein in its weapons programme, North Korea has has fired a ballistic missile which landed in the sea near Russian Federation. "The launch may indeed represent a new missile with a long range", said Jonathan McDowell of the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, referring to the estimated ...

N.Korea says Sunday missile launch was new type of rocket

Shen Dingli, a professor of global relations at Fudan University in Shanghai, says North Korea conducted the test to show its "determination to develop nuclear weapons and missiles remains unchanged". In a statement issued Saturday night, the White House press secretary points out that the missile landed closer to Russian Federation than to Japan.

ISIS chief in Afghanistan killed in April raid, United States military says

The afghan faction of hardcore militant group is believed to have links with the main Islamic State movement in Iraq and Syria but has considerable operational independence. Since March, U.S. and Afghan special forces, backed by airstrikes, have been fighting to eradicate ISIS-K, primarily in Nangarhar. This is not the first the radio station of ISIS loyalists has been destroyed during the counter-terrorism operations in Nangarhar province.

European Union condemns North Korea's test-launch of ballistic missile

According to a USA official, Sunday's missile landed 60 miles (95 kilometers) south of Russia's Vladivostok region, home to the Russian Pacific Fleet. official said. Japanese officials said the missile flew for about 30 minutes, traveling about 800 kilometers (500 miles) and reaching an unusually high altitude of 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles).

Schumer: No new Federal Bureau of Investigation director without a special counsel on Russian Federation

Speaking on Saturday to about 50,000 people at Liberty University in Lynchburg, the nation's largest Christian college, Trump made no mention of Comey or the controversy his dismissal on Tuesday caused. But then Trump went on to argue that his administration's press briefings get high ratings and that networks would "start to cry" if he canceled them.

N. Korea fires missile, lands near Russian Federation

Tokyo says the flight pattern could indicate a new type of missile. France also condemned Pyongyang's latest missile test in the first statement issued by the Foreign Ministry in Paris since Emmanuel Macron was sworn in as president. "We strongly protest against North Korea", he said. The North's missile test follows several United States tests of its Minuteman nuclear missiles at the start of the month, fired from its west coast towards Asia.

N.Korea says missile test part of defense effort

Asian stocks got off to a shaky start on Monday (May 15) as a ransomware attack that locked up more than 200,000 computers in over 150 countries and a missile test by North Korea on Sunday kept investors on edge. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said North Korea's firing of a ballistic missile was a violation of United Nations resolutions and that Japan strongly protested the action.

Political Battle Looms As Trump Health Care Bill Heads To The Senate

Collins expressed some concerns about the House bill. Some senators have already voiced displeasure with the health care bill that cleared the House last week, with Republicans providing all the "yes" votes in the 217-213 count. but it will keep some benefits of the ACA". Collins cited concerns about potential higher costs to older Americans and those with pre-existing medical conditions.

Seoul says Putin ready to help resolve North Korea nuclear issue

Moon also raised the issue of economic retaliation against South Korean firms in China , Yoon said. Moon was sworn in as president of South Korea on Wednesday, a day after he was declared the victor of the election. Theresa May and South Korea's new president have agreed the need for a "robust response" to Pyongyang's violations of United Nations resolutions.

Korea accuses Central Intelligence Agency of plot to assassinate Kim Jong

State media claims USA and South Korean intelligence agencies were working together with an unidentified terrorist group to carry out an attack, possibly with a biochemical weapon at a military parade. South Korea said Jon, who was arrested by North Korea before he could allegedly blow anything up, defected to the South in 2010. The denouncement of the US and South Korea governments follows a visit from CIA Director Mike Pompeo to Seoul this week, The Washington Post reported .

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