World Leaders

The latest evidence that Trump tried to stop the FBI’s Russia investigation

A few days after FBI Director James Comey testified on Capitol Hill in March, confirming that the agency was investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, National Security Agency Director Michael S. Rogers got a call from the president of the United States.<p>Donald Trump …

Government

Trump close to picking outside counsel for Russia probe: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is seeking outside counsel to help him during investigations into his campaign and Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, and has narrowed the search to four prominent attorneys, the Washington Post reported on Monday.<p>The lawyers who have spoken to …

Politics

The Latest: White House puts 'Jerusalem, Israel' on website

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to the Western Wall (all times local):<p>12:45 p.m.<p>The White House has put "Jerusalem, Israel," on its website.<p>U.S. policy doesn't hold that the city is part of Israel. Rather, Democratic and Republican administrations have said …

Jerusalem

AP: Michael Flynn will invoke Fifth Amendment

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination on Monday as he notifies the Senate Intelligence committee that he will not comply with a subpoena seeking documents.<p>That's according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. …

Michael Flynn

Trump seems to confirm Israel as source of intelligence shared with Russia

US president appears to mistakenly assume reports accused him of naming Israel, but his eagerness to deny those reports may confirm them as accurate<p>Donald Trump appears to have inadvertently confirmed that Israel was the source of intelligence he shared with Russia.<p>The US president, currently on …

Benjamin Netanyahu

Maybot policy reboot ends in an embarrassing interview meltdown

After some tough questioning from the BBC’s Grand Inquisitor Andrew Neil, the prime minister was left floundering on her dementia tax U-turn<p>“Nothing has changed. Nothing has changed,” the Supreme Leader snarled, her eyes narrowing into a death stare, her face contorted and her arms spread wide, …

OOPS: Trump accidentally confirms source of classified intel he gave to Russians

He did so while mischaracterizing media reports about his Oval Office meeting with top Russian diplomats.<p>During a photo opportunity with President …

Liberal POV

Trump’s Russia Scandal Is Becoming a Corruption Scandal

It may not have made “sense” for Donald Trump to fire James Comey, let alone for him to proceed to confess — in a public interview with Lester Holt, …

Donald Trump

Trump: 'I never mentioned the word or the name Israel' to Russians

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump sought to rebut claims Monday that he damaged Israeli intelligence capabilities by revealing highly classified information to Russian operatives earlier this month.<p>"Just so you understand, I never mentioned the word or the name Israel," Trump said ahead of a …

Donald Trump

Sessions hearing rescheduled for June

<b>(CNN) —</b> Attorney General Jeff Sessions is no longer appearing before two congressional committees this week.<p>The Senate Appropriations hearing has been rescheduled for June.<p>Sessions was scheduled to testify before House and Senate appropriations subcommittees on Wednesday and Thursday to talk about …

Politics

Trump embraces Israel, but Russian ties still trail him

President Donald Trump enthusiastically embraced Israel's leader. He solemnly placed a note in the ancient stones of Jerusalem's Western Wall on …

Israel

Report: Russia probe reaches the White House

Joe: The impact of this type of investigation can freeze everything and make for a dysfunctional White House filled with infighting.

The White House

Tillerson: Trump won’t apologize for sharing Israeli intel with Russia

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday that President Trump will not apologize to Israeli officials for sharing highly classified intelligence …

Sergey Kislyak

AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates record while abroad

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here's a new U.S. export: President Donald Trump's exaggerations about his record.<p>In his speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday during his first foreign trip as president, Trump claimed to have accomplished record spending on the armed forces, even though Congress has yet to pass a …

News (U.S.)

Sessions' Senate testimony canceled this week

Updated 05/22/2017 05:16 PM EDT<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions will no longer testify before Congress this week on funding for the Justice Department, aides said Monday — hearings that would likely have been overtaken by questions about the federal probe into potential collusion between Russian …

Politics

Trump Israel trip 1st presidential flight from Saudi Arabia

JERUSALEM (AP) — Even before President Donald Trump began his trip to Israel, he had made history of sorts.<p>His flight from Riyadh to Tel Aviv on Monday marked a rare direct flight between Saudi Arabia and Israel, and was the first by an American president.<p>Trump landed at Ben-Gurion International …

Israel

Ford’s New CEO Distances Himself From Trump On Mexico

Jim Hackett, who joined the automaker's board in 2013, said he had nothing to do with the decision to cancel a plant in Mexico earlier this year.<p>In January, Ford Motor Co. abandoned plans to open a $1.6 million factory in Mexico, a move hailed by then President-elect Donald Trump as a vote of …

Donald Trump

Watch Live: President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Deliver Joint Statement

President Trump delivers joint statement with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel.

Israel

Iran's Hardliners Use Trump's Speech on Islam as Excuse to Hammer Rouhani

Little more than a day after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani managed to secure a second term in a landslide victory, his whole foreign policy has …

Iran

President Trump in Israel: Live updates

<i>President Donald Trump visits Israel today. We're covering his trip live, below.</i><p><i>CNN's Bryony Jones and James Masters contributed from London. Ofri Eshel contributed from Jerusalem.</i>

Israel

Nikki Haley: 'We absolutely need' Mueller's Russia investigation

The independent investigation into possible ties between Russian efforts to interfere in last year’s election and associates of President Donald Trump is necessary, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in an interview that aired Monday morning, so that the issue can be put to rest.<p>…

Nikki Haley

Trump's visit to Israel praised by Rivlin and Netanyahu

4:20<p>2:02<p>Trump delivers "a message of friendship and hope and love" in Saudi Arabia<p>0:25<p>Tillis on hospital bed after collapse: I'm fine<p>4:28<p>Fear and …

Israel

Tasks before reelected Iran President Hassan Rouhani

Amid a large 73 percent turnout of eligible voters, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani won a first-round victory in the May 19 presidential election, …

Iran

Amid complicated relations with U.S., Turkey hires longtime Trump lobbyist Brian Ballard

MIAMI — President Donald Trump’s longtime Florida lobbyist, Brian Ballard, has expanded his practice globally and just signed a $1.5 million contract with the government of Turkey, which will be represented by the firm’s new big hire, former Florida Congressman Robert Wexler.<p>Ballard Partner’s …

Politics

Winning Iran's Election Is Just The Beginning Of Rouhani’s Political Struggles

Iran's president may have been re-elected, but he’ll need to win the supreme leader’s support and get foreign powers to engage with Tehran to be successful.<p>Iranians just overwhelmingly voted to keep President Hassan Rouhani in power after a fiercely competitive and divisive election campaign. But …

Iran

Trump Just Denied Russian Allegation No One Accused Him Of

President Trump wants to assure you that he’s absolutely not guilty.<p>Well, at least he didn’t do that one thing.<p>Granted, it’s the one thing that …

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel Won’t Let Trump’s Stumbles Get in the Way of Good Relations With Washington

President Donald Trump, in Israel for the second leg of his first trip abroad as president, seemed to confirm that the classified intelligence he …

Israel

African press review 22 May 2017 - Africa - RFI

Northern Nigeria is unhappy about plans for federal restructuring.<p>According to the Lagos-based <i>Guardian</i> newspaper, the controversy continued at the weekend with two elder statesmen, Malam Tanko Yakassai and Chief Bisi Akande as well as former Nigerian ambassador to China, Olusola Onadipe expressing …

Africa

Yates told White House counsel about Flynn ‘so you can act’

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates says that she warned White House counsel Don McGahn about former national security adviser Michael Flynn …

Sally Yates

Trump, Netanyahu all smiles in joint remarks

President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put their chummy relationship on public display Monday during joint remarks from …

Israel