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Approval of President Trump drops to lowest since inauguration: Reuters/Ipsos poll

U.S. officials told the Post that Trump described the details of an Islamic State terrorist threat related to the use of laptop computers on aircraft. The next story concerned former FBI director James Comey's memo that recorded Trump allegedly asking him to drop a federal investigation into former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn. [Full Article...]

62 per cent of French Catholics voted for Macron

62 per cent of French Catholics voted for Macron Many voters who had supported other candidates in the election's first round reluctantly cast run-off ballots for Mr Macron only to prevent Ms Le Pen from entering the Elysee Palace. The president said the transfer of power would take place just a week after Mr Macron's election as the youngest president in modern France. Monday also marked decades of peace in Western Europe, something Macron hi... [Full Article...]

White House doesn't dispute Trump called Comey a 'nut job' to Russians

White House doesn't dispute Trump called Comey a 'nut job' to Russians And now, if a new account of a widely circulated video clip is to be believed, we'll be treated to an absurd rendition of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B Comey, all 6 feet, 8 inches of him , trying to avoid being noticed by the president of the United States by blending in with the drapes in the White House Blue Room. [Full Article...]

North Korea says linking cyber attack to Pyongyang is 'ridiculous'

North Korea says linking cyber attack to Pyongyang is 'ridiculous' North Korea has denied hacking allegations in the past, including in the 2014 Sony Pictures hacking which has been widely attributed to a Pyongyang-backed cyberwarfare cell. The attempt, first reported by Kyodo News, came in the form of email disguised as information on Pan Systems Pyongyang, a North Korean concern with ties to countries including China, Malaysia and Singapore. [Full Article...]

White House adviser is person of interest in Russian Federation probe

Stringing the timeline together, this exchange took place right as his White House staff, with only an hour's notice, began spinning the firing as the result of a recommendation made by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who wrote a memo criticizing Comey's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's e-mails. [Full Article...]

Presidential Hopeful Raisi Hails Iranian Ethnic, Religious Groups as 'Assets'

They were not happy that the maverick Tehran mayor was standing again and thereby raising the risk of splitting the anti-Rouhani vote. Mohseni Ejei said the two arrests arose from an attempt by an election candidate's campaign office to steal documents pertaining to a rival. [Full Article...]

Emmanuel Macron's win welcomed by European leaders

Emmanuel Macron's win welcomed by European leaders Macron's win, therefore, seems to be a breath of fresh air for the liberals. To have a man who has never held an elected office before, win on a national scale, with a one-year-old party certainly sets a new record for France. Although Le Pen was comprehensively beaten on Sunday, she may well re-emerge as a political threat to Macron and is young enough to run in several more presidential election... [Full Article...]

Trump sees 'fast' decision over new FBI director

Trump sees 'fast' decision over new FBI director Trump told NBC News that Comey is "a showboat, he's a grandstander". The White House said Mr Comey was sacked over the FBI's mishandling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email practices. presidential election that placed Trump in power. A California Democrat explained live on CNN the trouble with believing anything said by President Donald Trump . [Full Article...]

Nuclear Crisis: Trump gives condition for N/Korea talk

Nuclear Crisis: Trump gives condition for N/Korea talk DPRK is the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea. Hong, chairman of the Korean Peninsula Forum and a former USA ambassador, led the Korean delegation to Washington Wednesday, the first meeting of an envoy of the new Moon administration with Trump . [Full Article...]

Trump Wavers on Jerusalem

Trump Wavers on Jerusalem Trump will finally make his first visit to Israel next week, the second stop on his inaugural foreign trip as President. Whether his time overseas will appease faith groups upset by Trump's proposed Muslim travel ban and his waffling over whether to move the U.S. [Full Article...]

Ian Brady dies at 79, refused to reveal victim Bennett's location

Ian Brady dies at 79, refused to reveal victim Bennett's location His death, hours after he was urged to "do the right thing" and reveal where the last of his child victims is buried, means he takes some of his secrets about the horrors to his grave. He said it was "a right and proper moral judgment to make" as it would be "offensive" if they were. John Stalker, former deputy chief constable of Greater Manchester, who was then a detective sergeant, expressed t... [Full Article...]

Trump said firing Comey relieved 'great pressure'

Trump also said Comey assured him on three occasions that he was not personally under investigation, including at a January dinner in which Trump reportedly asked Comey to pledge his loyalty to him. But he made clear it was not his intention for Trump or other White House officials to use the document to justify firing Comey, which is what they have done. [Full Article...]

Laois County Council chairman backs Simon Coveney in Fine Gael leadership race

Laois County Council chairman backs Simon Coveney in Fine Gael leadership race Mr Donohoe stated his intention to vote for Mr Varadkar in an interview on RTÉ's Morning Ireland. It was widely believed that the education minister would run against Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney, but he has instead endorsed the social protection minister as Mr Kenny's successor. [Full Article...]

Hero's welcome in Pyongyang for North's missile developers

Hero's welcome in Pyongyang for North's missile developers Tillerson was also quoted as saying he hopes the North will trust the USA despite what it considers the burden of risks involved in doing so. Harris insisted that dealing with the threat of a nuclear North Korea was not just a regional or a US problem (given that the USA bears the brunt of much of North Korea's bellicose language), but a world problem. [Full Article...]

Congress told Trump-Russia investigation now includes a possible cover-up

Trump, whose administration has offered conflicting accounts of Comey's dismissal, left Washington on Friday for a nine-day worldwide trip that will take him to Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Vatican, as well as to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 summits in Belgium and Italy, respectively. [Full Article...]

North Korea says US has to roll back 'hostile policy' before talks

North Korea says US has to roll back 'hostile policy' before talks The North has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of past year. Last week, Pompeo had announced the creation of a Korea Mission Center at the CIA in order to improve intelligence on North Korea's weapons program, a move that may have angered the Kim regime. [Full Article...]

Macron vows to step up French fight against Islamists in Africa

Macron vows to step up French fight against Islamists in Africa After their recent meeting in Berlin, Macron said he and Chancellor Merkel had discussed the issue, and she had been supportive. Over 4,000 French, UN, and Malian troops are stationed in five nations in the Sahel in West Africa, Mali, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso and Mauritania, in France's Operation Barkhane created to crack down on jihadists. [Full Article...]

Announcement on Federal Bureau of Investigation director not for now: White House

In the remarks, Rosenstein also batted down news reports that Comey had ever requested more resources for the investigation, and said acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe could not recall such a request either. Initially, he appeared to welcome the Justice Department's appointment of a special counsel to probe possible ties between Russian Federation and his 2016 presidential campaign. [Full Article...]

Kimberly Guilfoyle will NOT take over for Sean Spicer

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Yeah, he is, sure. As for those hoping for Fox News anchor Kimberly Guilfoyle to join the administration, a splash of cold water: per an official, those rumors are "not real". "I've never been someone who's motivated by financial interests", she said . Trump last week told Fox News that maybe he just won't have press briefings anymore. [Full Article...]

Comey will testify publicly before intelligence panel

Top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mark Warner, said in a statement: "Director Comey served his country with honour for many years, and he deserves an opportunity to tell his story". Earlier, the New York Times reported the US President had told Russian officials Mr Comey was a "nut job" whose ouster relieved "great pressure " on him. [Full Article...]


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