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Global News France's Macron holds 1st Cabinet meeting; half are women
Author: 0 France's Macron holds 1st Cabinet meeting; half are women

As well as the political coup of poaching Philippe from the right, Macron is also siphoning off support from lawmakers on the left. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the election of new French President Emmanuel Macron offers an opportunity to bring new dynamism to Europe.

Author: 0 Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe

Meantime, leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee are asking the FBI to turn over memos prepared by Comey regarding communications he had with the White House or Justice Department about the FBI's Russian Federation investigations, Politico reported.

Author: 0 French president to meet EU's Tusk, reveal minister picks

France's youngest ever president has already attracted dozens of Socialist MPs to his side as he seeks to create a new centrist force in French politics that will marginalise the traditional parties of left and right. WASHINGTON , May 155, 2017 ⏤ After a lengthy, two-round election cycle, Emmanuel Macron has been sworn in as President of France. Some could be replaced after next month's parliamentary election, depending on how many seats Macron's fledgling Republique En Marche (REM) party ...

Author: 0 Israel wants White House to explain US official's Western Wall comment

Palestinian and other Arab leaders have warned the Trump administration that moving the United States embassy to Jerusalem would risk stirring popular anger and possible unrest, as the Palestinians view the city's eastern half as their capital and because of the city's significance to Muslims.

Author: 0 Lawmakers praise special counsel appointed to oversee Russian Federation investigation

When we bade him farewell in this same hall in January of 1993, we thought we were rid of him for good. "That's the call of the deputy Attorney General". A former FBI chief was tasked on Wednesday with leading a beefed-up investigation into whether Donald Trump's team colluded with Russian Federation to tilt the 2016 election in the president's favour.

Author: 0 Crude Oil Prices Hold Positive Tone, Weaker Dollar Supportive

Global benchmark Brent increased by as much as 3.3 per cent to US$52.52 a barrel on ICE Futures Europe and West Texas Intermediate climbed by up to 3.4 per cent, to $49.45 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. "Growth was weaker than expected in the first quarter, however, with notable downward revisions seen in the United States - where demand is essentially flat - and in Germany, Turkey and India", the report said.

Global News Google poised to roll out arsenal of services, gadgets
Author: 0 Google poised to roll out arsenal of services, gadgets

If you think about it, our interactions with computers are actually getting more natural and immersive. It lets people point their camera at things to find out more information about them. So if you see a flower, you can point your camera at it to find out its name. Google is also making changes to the Google Home app. Machine learning, however, is comprised of two basic tasks: training and inference.

Global News Trump congratulates Moon on election win, planning summit at White House soon
Author: 0 Trump congratulates Moon on election win, planning summit at White House soon

North Korea on Thursday urged Moon's government to end what it considers confrontational policies, including joint drills with the USA military. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in have held a telephone conversation to discuss a number of issues, including those involving North Korea, the Kremlin's press-service said.

Global News Tillerson: US Reviewing Climate Policies, Will Not Be Rushed into Decision
Author: 0 Tillerson: US Reviewing Climate Policies, Will Not Be Rushed into Decision

The Arctic Council is an advisory body that promotes cooperation among member nations and indigenous groups. The Fairbanks proclamation says that "the Arctic is warming at more than twice the rate of the global average, resulting in widespread social, environmental, and economic impacts", and notes "the pressing and increasing need for mitigation and adaptation actions and to strengthen resilience".

Author: 0 Gen. Michael Hayden: Trump White House Unable to Admit Basic Facts

But they did cast new doubt on Trump's judgment in choosing Flynn, a controversial Washington figure, for such a crucial job in the first place - on a day when it emerged that outgoing President Barack Obama counseled him to pick another national security adviser.

Global News PM Modi Speaks to French President-Elect Macron
Author: 0 PM Modi Speaks to French President-Elect Macron

The former prime minister wants to run under the centrist president-elect's banner in the legislative elections. Candidates from mainstream parties that alternated to govern the country in the past four decades were eliminated in the first round.

Author: 0 White House: Trump meeting with 4 candidates for FBI director

President Trump fired Comey last week and admitted he had Russian Federation on his mind at the time . United States president Donald Trump has accused the media of unfairly targeting him and has vowed to continue his agenda as president, in his first public comments following reports that he asked FBI director James Comey to halt an investigation into former national security adviser Mike Flynn.

Author: 0 Flynn blocked military move Turkey opposed

Mr. Flynn hired a lawyer a few weeks later. The U.S. sees the Kurds as strong military partners, but the Turkish government says they have ties to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, which it views as a terrorist organization. Today, the Department of Justice named former FBI Director Robert Mueller to be special counsel investigating Russian efforts to influence the USA presidential election.

Author: 0 If Britain limited EU immigration, this would have its price - Merkel

Macron, a convinced European integrationist, pledged after taking office on Sunday to restore France's standing on the world stage, strengthen national self-confidence and heal divisions that the bitterly-fought campaign had opened up. "The CDU has won the heartland of the Social Democrats", said the conservatives' general secretary, Peter Tauber. Some in the party have argued in favour of an alliance with Macron.

Author: 0 Obstruction of justice, explained

The following day, The New York Times reported , Trump asked Vice President Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to leave a national security meeting so Trump could speak with Comey alone. It's a he-said, he-said of historic proportions - one that could build a case against the president for obstruction of justice and conceivably lead to impeachment proceedings .

Author: 0 Embattled Trump says he is treated 'unfairly'

The White House downplayed the report , however, saying at no time did Trump ask or order Comey or any other law enforcement official to stop an investigation, including the Russian Federation probe. Simon was already alarmed by the administration's approach to press freedom before the Comey memo reports , he said. John McCain, R-Ariz., weighed in as well.

Global News Corbyn's security stance a headache for Labour's defence team
Author: 0 Corbyn's security stance a headache for Labour's defence team

The signatories of the statement appealed to Poles living in Britain to vote Labour "if they are able to vote and to support and help in the Labour Party's election campaign". He warned it was clear that "a vote for Theresa May could be a vote to escalate the war in Syria, risking military confrontation with Russian Federation, adding to the suffering of the Syrian people and increasing global insecurity".

Author: 0 Len McCluskey 'confident' that opinion polls will start to turn for Labour

It also argues that Labour's plans to borrow to invest in the country's infrastructure - with a national transformation fund investing £250 billion over 10 years - should be included in the overall borrowing figures. "I think the manifesto simultaneously represents quite a radical departure from the economic and social policies of not only the current government but also going back through the [Tony] Blair years and beyond", he said, adding there was support among grass-roots activists for ...

Author: 0 TN Lawmakers Respond To Comey Memo

When their sources are investigated, journalists face the prospect of surveillance or subpoenas to testify and it can inhibit important investigative reporting. The Flynn investigation was part of a broader probe into Russian interference in last year's presidential election. "Leaving aside that numerous Democrats have themselves " demanded " the firing of Comey and that Comey himself notes that the FBI Director can be fired for "no reason" at all, the comparisons are not only blatant partisan ...

Global News Putin 'ready to provide recording' of Lavrov-Trump exchange
Author: 0 Putin 'ready to provide recording' of Lavrov-Trump exchange

Speaking at a news conference alongside Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, Putin quipped that Lavrov had not passed what he said were the non-existent secrets onto him either. Consequentially, Israeli intelligence officials are reassessing future intelligence sharing with the USA, at least during Trump's presidency. "The conversation dealt with a few issues that needed to be concluded regarding President Trump's visit to Israel", said the source.

Author: 0 Disputes Arise between Netanyahu, Trump over Relocation of US Embassy

Top officials at the State Department, Department of Defense and the USA intelligence community are urging the White House not to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, warning that such a decision would be harmful to the peace process and carry broader regional risks, a senior administration official and several U.S.

Author: 0 Drone captures stunning footage of deadly Wisconsin tornado

Besides the mobile home park, there were several reports of other structures and vehicles damaged with downed trees in other parts of Barron County , Fitzgerald said. A sofa sits on damaged trees after a tornado ripped through Prairie Lake Estates trailer home park, just north of Chetek, Wis., Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Global News UN Ambassador Nikki Haley says Western Wall belongs to Israel
Author: 0 UN Ambassador Nikki Haley says Western Wall belongs to Israel

Separately, a reported comment by a U.S. official helping prepare Trump's visit also led to Israeli criticism, with the official allegedly telling Israeli counterparts that the Western Wall was part of the occupied West Bank. After Netanyahu's office complained, the White House quickly disavowed those remarks. "The President has recently expressed his view that he wants to put a lot of effort into seeing if we can not advance a peace initiative between Israel and Palestine", Tillerson had ...

Global News Nikki Haley tells countries to choose between US, North Korea
Author: 0 Nikki Haley tells countries to choose between US, North Korea

The US ambassador to the United Nations urged other countries to do more to pressure North Korea over its weapons program, saying "You either support North Korea or you support us, you are either with North Korea or not". She said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is "paranoid" and thinks that the United States is trying to promote regime change and that there are people trying to assassinate him.

Global News Ransomware: WannaCry cyber attack may attack Indian banking system soon, says expert
Author: 0 Ransomware: WannaCry cyber attack may attack Indian banking system soon, says expert

The state's Deputy Superintendent of Police, Palle Joshua, told CNNMoney that the impact would have been greater, but many districts took their systems offline as soon as the first attacks hit. The lack of sophistication may bolster those cybersecurity researchers who say they have found evidence that could link North Korea to the attack. Department of Homeland Security: A Homeland Security official said Monday that a "small number" of infrastructure systems were hit by the attack, but that ...

Global News North Korea developing nuclear warheads faster than expected
Author: 0 North Korea developing nuclear warheads faster than expected

North Korea launches four ballistic missiles by the Korean People's Army (KPA) during a military drill at an undisclosed location in North Korea. Moon Hee-sang, a special envoy of new South Korean President Moon Jae-in, made the statement in a meeting with Japan's foreign affairs minister, Fumio Kishida.

Global News Iran's vice president drops out of presidential race to support Rouhani
Author: 0 Iran's vice president drops out of presidential race to support Rouhani

Ghalibaf and Raisi, who were polling neck and neck, seized on widespread discontent about the slow-growing economy. Ghalibaf campaigned on job creation and boosting cash subsidies. Largely unknown in politics, Mr. Raisi was deputy prosecutor of Tehran in 1988 at a time when thousands of political prisoners were executed. Rouhani, 68, is also a Shiite cleric.

Global News Vladimir Putin says can prove Trump did not pass Russian Federation secrets
Author: 0 Vladimir Putin says can prove Trump did not pass Russian Federation secrets

Spicer noted that three White House officials who participated in the meeting last week have already put out statements refuting allegations that Trump shared classified information with Russian officials. BuzzFeed News got confirmation on Tuesday from two Israeli officials that the shared intelligence was about an ISIS plot to smuggle laptop bombs on airplanes.

Global News Chelsea Manning to participate in documentary about her
Author: 0 Chelsea Manning to participate in documentary about her

The decision angered national security experts who say Manning put USA lives at risk, but it won praise from transgender advocates who have embraced her transition to a female gender identity. Her release was also confirmed by her attorneys through the ACLU. "Chelsea has emerged with grace, resilience, and an inspiring amount of love for others".

Author: 0 Russia, Iran Bear Responsibility for Observance of Syria Safe Zones Agreement

A rebel commander in northern Hama said almost an hour after the deal went into effect, battles raged with government forces. Full details of Thursday's agreement have not yet been released. "We were surprised by the unsafe Russian escalation and its bombardment on the liberated areas", he stated, noting that Russia has broken its promises to stop bombing and stop supporting Assad.

Author: 0 Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call, Microsoft warns

The cybersecurity breach targeted healthcare organizations and made its way to the United States, after first heavily affecting the National Health Service (NHS). Companies such as Microsoft and government agencies such as the NSA need to take a proactive approach to dealing with vulnerabilities, Tufekci argued in the New York Times's opinion pages.

Author: 0 EPL wrap: Chelsea overcome Watford; wins for Arsenal, Manchester City

Arsenal are on a run of five Premier League wins in six matches and have closed the gap on the top four to three points with two games to go. If Arsenal do miss out on the Champions League, Wenger has already pin-pointed the cause; a series of damaging away defeats.

Author: 0 Fox News' Guilfoyle up for White House press secretary job

Patriotism isn't the only reason Guilfoyle seems to think she'd be great for the job, though, as she also told Mercury News that she has "a very good relationship" with Trump that is "straightforward and authentic", "very genuine", and "built on trust and integrity".

Author: 0 Trump will meet Pope Francis in Rome on first foreign trip

Trump ran on a ban of Muslims entering the United States, proposing the in a December 2015 announcement a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" until American officials could get a handle on terror. The announcement of Trump's trip comes a day after meeting with Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas at the White House, where Trump touted his renewed desire for Middle East peace, saying , "It's something that, I think, is frankly maybe not as hard as ...

Global News Cyber warning to South Africans after global attack
Author: 0 Cyber warning to South Africans after global attack

The perpetrators of the attack are still not known. Ciaran Martin, chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre , said the outbreak could continue to infect more systems and other victims may emerge. "I didn't open any link", she said. "Once they're let out of the lamp, genies of this kind, especially those created by intelligence services, can later do damage to their authors and creators", he said.

Author: 0 FBI chief's unceremonious ouster boomerangs on president

For now, the White House has denied the New York Times report in its entirety. Comey claimed in the memo that Trump said "I hope you can let this go", referring to the Flynn probe, according to CNN sources who described the document. "This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr Comey", the official said requesting anonymity. The Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel has opined in the past that the president can not be indicted or ...

Author: 0 Pablo Zabaleta deserved special send-off, says Pep Guardiola

The victory leaves Arsenal fifth on 72 points, one behind Liverpool and three behind third-placed Manchester City ahead of Sunday's final round of fixtures to decide who will join Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in next season's Champions League.

Author: 0 BC election results are 'beginning of something different,' Clark says

Global News has learned B.C.'s Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon has asked Clark to continue governing the province while the uncertainty around election results continues. "If we're seen as reliable or unpredictable, that is not healthy for the economy". "Whatever happens, happens. I'm looking forward to seeing what the results are", he said.

Global News White House on edge: 'We are kind of helpless'
Author: 0 White House on edge: 'We are kind of helpless'

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster leaves following a briefing at the White House in Washington , Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Trump spent the campaign arguing that his opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, should be locked up for careless handling of classified information.

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