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French Constitutional Council Officially Approves Macron as President-Elect

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All that's missing, it seems, are a butcher, a baker and a candlestick-maker. The partial list - his Republic on the Move party had said previously that it would stand in every one of the National Assembly's 577 seats - represented Macron's first stab at creating a parliamentary power base that will help him push forward with reforms once in office. Read More »

Philippine lawmakers kill impeachment case against Duterte

The House of Representatives has the exclusive power to initiate cases of impeachment, which could be filed by any member of the lower chamber or citizen. Within the first 90 minutes of Monday's hearing, several panel members said Alejano's complaint was flawed and should be thrown out right away. Harry Roque said "at best it's a misrepresentation, at worst it's a falsity". Read More »

Emmanuel Macron nomme son Premier ministre et part pour Berlin

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Angela Merkel, qui avait déjà accueilli Emmanuel Macron en mars, durant la campagne présidentielle, le recevra à dîner, après un entretien fixé à 17H30 et une conférence de presse. Pour les législatives, " l'idée c'est de réunir à la fois les qualités d'avoir un passé parlementaire, parce qu'il faut connaître le Parlement, mais il faut surtout être dans une démarche de rupture avec le monde ancien, de rupture avec les codes du monde d'avant, et donc dans une démarche de progrès ", a poursuivi M. Read More »

New Orleans Confederate monument of Jefferson Davis taken down

It was then lowered behind trucks encircled around the monument's base and out of view of media gathered on the scene. The statue was dedicated in 1911. He said that rather than taking down the statues of Lee and Davis, other statues of Southern heroes, such as King and Malcolm X, should be added. Unveiled in 1884, the monument is on a mound at a traffic circle - Lee Circle - that splits historic St. Read More »

US President Donald Trump threatens to cancel White House press briefings

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The announcement comes the same day Mr Trump said he could name a new FBI Director as early as next week. "He said: "You are not under investigation". Did you know the topic of the meeting in advance? Mr Trump , who has sought better relations with Russian Federation, has continued to question whether it was behind the hacking of email accounts belonging to Democrats involved in Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. Read More »

North Korea to seek extradition of 'Kim Jong Un assassination plot criminals'

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US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has set up a Korea Mission Centre in order to gain full resources, capabilities, and authorities to deal with missile threats posed by North Korea. "This heinous crime, which was recently uncovered and smashed in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is a kind of terrorism against not only the DPRK but the justice and conscience of humankind and an act of mangling the future of mankind", North Korea's ministry of state security said in a statement. Read More »

Police detains AAP MLA ahead of protest fast outside Mishra's residence

Mishra wants the party to make the foreign travel records of five senior leaders public, alleging that these records would reveal a lot about corruption within AAP. Mishra's supporters rushed towards him and freed him from the youth, identified as Ankit Bhardwaj. The officer said Bhardwaj produced his evidence of his chartered accountancy work but maintained that his work had taken a backseat ever since he joined AAP. Read More »

Macron à l'Elysée, le film de la journée

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Dans l'après-midi, il s'est rendu à l'hôpital militaire Percy, à Clamart, dans les Hauts-de-Seine, au chevet de soldats français grièvement blessés lors d'opérations militaires. Au cours de cet échange confidentiel, le président sortant a livré quelques secrets d'Etat , dont les codes nucléaires. Puis Emmanuel Macron a raccompagné François Hollande , son aîné de plus de 20 ans, jusqu'à sa voiture, l'applaudissant avant qu'il ne quitte la cour d'honneur. Read More »

Global cyberattack: A super-simple explanation of what happened

Major companies that includes sixteen National Health Service organsisations in the U.K. FedEx, telecom companies Telefonica of Spain and Megafon of Russian Federation were also hit. Once inside a network the virus can then spread to other connected computers. The attack therefore spread faster than previous, smaller-scale ransomware attacks. Read More »

China pledges $124bn to Silk Road initiative

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (center) stands with Russian President Vladimir Putin (left), Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right) and other leaders to pose for a group photo prior to the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum at the China National Convention Center in Beijing Sunday. Read More »

Europol warns of further cyberattacks on Monday morning

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He said most people "are living an online life", and these agencies have a duty to protect their countries' citizens in that realm as well. The virus, which took control of users' files, spread to 100 countries, including Spain , France and Russian Federation. Read More »

Thousands of Israeli computers vulnerable to global cyber-attack

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The UK's National Cyber Security Centre, part of the GCHQ electronic intelligence agency, said it was working with police and the health system to investigate the attack. A ransomware attack encrypts data on infected computers and demands payment, usually via the digital currency bitcoin, to release it. Ransomware attacks are on the rise around the world, and experts warn that online extortion attempts by hackers are a growing menace. Read More »

François Hollande a quitté l'Élysée — France

Dans ce premier discours officiel de son quinquennat, Emmanuel Macron a souligné aussi le "rôle immense" de la France qui doit "corriger les excès du cours du monde et veiller à la liberté". L'arrivée au pouvoir de son ancien ministre de l'Économie est en tout cas très bien accueillie par François Hollande , qui craignait beaucoup de céder sa place à Marine Le Pen. Read More »

Ousted FBI Director James Comey Spotted at Performance Of Hit Musical

The musical is a true story that revolves around the life of Alison Bechdel, a lesbian cartoonist, and features flashbacks to her childhood and reflections of her past in an attempt to understand her father's suicide. "It's awfully moving, but I would imagine doubly so at the end of a week like this", Shindle, a former Miss America, told the New York Times . "I was a little tongue-tied, and as they were leaving, I said, 'Get home safe, ' as if I were his mom, and also as if he doesn't know ... Read More »

Julie Bishop condemns North Korea's 'risky' missile test

Several analysts saw the launch as a test for South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in, a liberal who has said he wants to ease tensions with the North. It wasn't immediately clear what type of ballistic missile was launched, the seventh such firing this year, although the U.S. Pacific Command said that "the flight is not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile". Read More »

U.S. hands Arctic Council gavel over to Finland

The treatment of climate change in the meeting's final declaration is expected to draw particular scrutiny. High-level officials from the world's eight Arctic natio. On the agenda are worldwide cooperation on Arctic science, security and economic development. "It does not make policy or allocate resources, and its decisions must be unanimous", according to AP. Read More »

FBI Agents Were Fed Up With Comey? Simply Not True

It's the latest shot to the administration's extremely troubled history with the truth and accuracy. "I can't comment on any conversations the director may have had with the president", McCabe said. When President Trump sat down with Lester Holt yesterday, he essentially altered the version of James Comey's firing that his top aides have been pressing in public. Read More »

North Korea Is Accelerating Plan to Land Missiles in US

South Korea, Japan and the USA swiftly condemned the launch, which jeopardises new South Korean leader Moon Jae-in's willingness for dialogue with the rival North. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the defense detachment on Jangjae Islet and the Hero Defense Detachment on Mu Islet located in the southernmost part of the waters off the southwest front, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 5, 2017. Read More »

Another US Citizen Is Detained In North Korea

The KCNA didn't say whether the two cases are connected. The university said that Kim Hak-song, like Tony Kim, was detained not because of his university work but for other reasons. There are two other United States citizens serving jail sentences for anti-North Korea activities. Korean American Kim Dong Chul is serving 10 years on espionage charges and Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student, was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in 2016 for removing a propaganda poster. Read More »

Moon, Trump agree on close cooperation on N Korea: Seoul

Pyongyang's relations with Moon's conservative predecessor, Park Geun-hye, were extremely bad, but even so, the North is nearly certain to be cautious about any Moon proposals for increased engagement. This signals a major overhaul of Seoul's policy on North Korea. The plight of the "comfort women" has marred relations for decades, but the two governments reached a "final and irreversible" agreement in late 2015, with Japan offering an apology and a payment to survivors. Read More »