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Comey sacking: Trump urged to hand over any tapes

Thirty percent felt less favorably about Trump's job performance after the Comey firing; just 6% had a more favorable impression. The move prompted an uproar among Democrats and some Republicans because Comey's agency is leading an investigation into whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation in that country's attempts to interfere with the USA presidential election past year. Lire la suite »

Qui a habillé le couple Macron — Passation de pouvoirs

Le nouveau Président de la République française, Emmanuel Macron, et la maire de Paris Anne Hidalgo à l'Hôtel de Ville lors de la passation de pouvoir, ce dimanche 14 mai 2017. Après la cérémonie, Emmanuel Macron a remonté les Champs-Elysées pour se rendre au pied de l'Arc de Triomphe. Vers 12h20, 21 coups de canon ont été tirés depuis l'esplanade des Invalides pour célébrer la passation de pouvoirs entre François Hollande et Emmanuel Macron . Lire la suite »

Merkel's party triumphs in rivals' heartland

After Macron's victory in France, the decisive win by Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in the German industrial heartland of North Rhine-Westphalia is another setback for the populists who propelled Britain out of the European Union and Trump into the White House. Lire la suite »

Le Maroc froissé par l'investiture En Marche! de Leila Aïchi — Législatives

L'association, citée par plusieurs médias marocains, s'est dit "choquée" d'apprendre cette nouvelle, affirmant que la sénatrice écologiste "n'a eu de cesse d'entretenir des relations de connivence avec le Polisario". Le camp de Leïla Aïchi a réagi à la polémique, et immédiatement réfuté l'étiquette " pro-polisario " collée à la candidate, rapporte le site marocain Telquel . Lire la suite »

Iran set for NUKE LAUNCH in chilling warning to Europe and US

The Director of US National Intelligence, Daniel Coats, briefed the country's senate on the risk the Islamic Republic poses with its ballistic missile programme in violation of United Nations resolutions. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was implemented in January 2016. Although Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei claims "conditional support" for the deal, he remains "highly distrustful of USA intentions", Coats pointed out. Lire la suite »

At Liberty, Trump Calls Critics 'Pathetic,' Praises Putting 'Faith Into Action'


The White House dispatched Vice President Mike Pence to the Notre Dame commencement Saturday. That day he dismissed the head of the agency that is investigating Russia's role in the 2016 election and possible ties to Trump's campaign. Trump is the second sitting president to deliver a commencement address at Liberty, Falwell said. But they had a mixed response to an executive order on religious liberty that Trump signed last week. Lire la suite »

Ransomware cyber attack 'likely to spread rapidly on Monday'

Europol, the European Union's police agency, says the global "ransomware" cyberattack has so far hit more than 100,000 organizations in at least 150 countries. That prediction seemed to be borne out Sunday. Any halting of the initial spread, however, does not help with computers already infected. Chinese media reported Sunday that students at several universities were hit, blocking access to their thesis papers and dissertation presentations. Lire la suite »

Sara Connor: Australian's jail term over death of Bali policeman extended


Despite repeatedly maintaining her innocence, Connor's then lawyer Robert Khuana said in March that she would not appeal her sentence. Her co-accused, David Taylor, was sentenced to six years' jail. Connor and Taylor have been in custody since their arrest over the night-time attack on the officer. The pair later destroyed personal items belonging to Mr Sudarsa and burnt the clothes they were wearing on the night of the assault. Lire la suite »

N.Korea Tests 'New' Missile

The North says it needs atomic weapons to defend itself against the threat of invasion and has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of previous year. Whatever the type of missile, the launch forces the new South Korean leader, Moon Jae-in, to put dealing with Pyongyang above the domestic economic agenda he made a priority during his early days in office. Lire la suite »

Invitations to dictators squander stature of U.S.


US and Philippine officials said Trump's calls and invitations to several Asian allies including Duterte were aimed at discussing the escalating nuclear crisis in North Korea. Trump. More than 8,000 people have been killed since Duterte's drug crackdown began eight months ago, according to Reuters . America's human rights record has never been ideal and contradictions in USA foreign policy are nothing new. Lire la suite »

Pyongyang claims successful missile launch

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was said to have witnessed the test and "hugged officials in the field of rocket research, saying that they worked hard to achieve a great thing", according to KCNA. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley called the launch a message by Pyongyang to South Korea after the election of President Moon Jae-in, who took office on Wednesday. Lire la suite »

Trump to back Palestinian 'self-determination' on Mideast trip - aide


Second, to continue building key relationships with world leaders. From there, he'll travel to Israel and The Vatican speaking to the "faithful of three of the world's greatest religions" before he flies to Brussels and Sicily for gatherings of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance and the countries that make up the G7. Lire la suite »

'200000 users, 150 countries hit by ransomware'


The biggest cyberattack the world has ever seen is still claiming victims and threatens to create even more havoc on Monday when people return to work. Bad guys generally target Windows far more than Apple's operating system because there are vastly more computers running Windows around the world. The tools appeared stolen by hackers, who dumped them on the internet. Lire la suite »

UK Conservatives have 18 point lead over Labour: Comres poll

In a striking finding, most voters, 53 per cent, "would expect to pay more tax if the Conservatives win the general election than if Labour win it". However, a senior party source was later forced to clarify Labour's position, saying the review would cover "all aspects of our defence capabilities in order to respond to all 21st century security threats", adding: "Renewal of Trident is not in question". Lire la suite »

AP Analysis: S. Korea's Moon floats summit; will North bite?


Moon Jae-in's advocacy of engagement with North Korea has appeared to contrast with the approach of the United States, South Korea's main ally, which has been seeking to step up pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programmes through further isolation and sanctions. Lire la suite »

United States planning to kill Kim Jong-un - North Korea claims


KCNA also said two intelligence services "ideologically corrupted" and bribed a North Korean surnamed Kim and turned him into "a terrorist full of repugnance and revenge against the supreme leadership of the DPRK". The US has sent a warship to the region and installed a controversial anti-missile defence system in South Korea. Then, in April, reports suggested that China's patience with North Korea was wearing thin as Pyongyang continued to conduct nuclear missile tests, and that Beijing ... Lire la suite »

Senate Expected to Give House Health Care Plan the Cold Shoulder

The pair have introduced a bill, the Patient Freedom Act, that keeps some of the consumer protections within Obamacare for people with pre-existing conditions while seeking to solve some of the flaws within the health-care law. Republican senators plan to write a health-care bill that could be radically different from the one passed last week by the House, including keeping some of the benefits and safeguards now enshrined within Obamacare. Lire la suite »

Tillerson signs worldwide declaration recognizing climate change

The administration has announced reviews of Obama's decisions to limit offshore drilling and is reconsidering national monument designations made over the last two decades. With military matters explicitly excluded from its agenda, the Council has served to foster cooperation between nations on developing this remaining frontier on Earth. Lire la suite »

Côte d'Ivoire : nouveaux tirs à Bouaké au lendemain d'une cérémonie de pardon

Les mutins, cartouches en bandoulière, bonnets vissés sur la tête ou arborant des bandeaux de camouflage, tiraient sporadiquement en l'air alors que d'autres petits groupes de soldats bloquaient tous les accès à l'état-major des armées. On leur avait promis les 7 millions restants par tranche à partir de ce mois de mai. Jeudi, le président ivoirien a encore rappelé que les caisses de l'État sont vides, soulignant que la chute des cours du cacao, dont elle est le premier producteur mondial, ... Lire la suite »

Key takeaways from FBI Director James Comey's hearing on Capitol Hill


In a detailed, at times emotional explanation of his actions, Comey laid out the sequence of events that he said led to his July 5 news conference, his October 28 letter to Congress and a follow-up letter three days before the election. The opening statements from the top Republican and the top Democrat on the committee made clear that they wanted answers from Comey on an array of issues. Lire la suite »

NK claims successful launch of new ballistic missile

This is the first provocative move from North Korea since South Korea appointed Moon Jae-in as the country's new President on Wednesday. "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 altitude of more than 2,000 km (1,240 miles). Lire la suite »

Trump eases restrictions on religious groups

It is not clear if the president is able to direct the IRS to ignore enforcement of the Johnson Act without a bill from Congress lifting the ban. "We will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied or silenced any more", Trump said at signing ceremony at the White House where religious leaders had gathered in support. Lire la suite »

Comey Is Willing To Testify Before Lawmakers-But Only in Public

But in making his case on TV and on Twitter Friday, the president appears to have opened new, self-inflicted wounds. Mr Trump tweeted hours earlier that Mr Comey had "better hope there are no tapes" of their conversations. But the White House originally claimed Comey was sacked over his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. In July, Comey said in a press conference that he would not recommend criminal charges against Clinton. Lire la suite »