Current White House staffer caught up in Russian Federation probe, source says

The FBI's investigation has progressed in recent weeks, and McClatchy reported on Friday that Congress was told it now included whether any Trump officials engaged in a cover-up. Reuters was not immediately able to verify the accuracy of the Times' account. "By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russian Federation", said Spicer in a statement to the Times ...

Emmanuel Macron Visits French Troops in Mali

Emmanuel Macron Visits French Troops in Mali

He also praised an "exemplary" relationship with the United States on counterterror efforts in Africa's Sahel region. Macron will also meet some of the 1,600 French soldiers stationed there, making it the largest base outside France. Northern Mali fell to jihadist groups linked to Al-Qaeda in March 2012 and a French-led military intervention the following year drove out the extremists from key towns.

Person who disrupted flight to Hawaii detained

Person who disrupted flight to Hawaii detained

The airline told local media the plane, an Airbus A321, landed safety at Honolulu International Airport at 11:35 a.m. local time. A law enforcement official says a man who caused a disturbance on a flight between Los Angeles and Honolulu attempted to access the cockpit of the plane.

Former Congressman Pleads Guilty in Sexting Scandal

It capped the long, tortured downfall of Weiner , who ruined a once-promising career in Congress and then spoiled various attempts at resurrecting his reputation, all through his uncontrolled habit of using social media and texts to send explicit images to women.

Iran's Rouhani pledges freedoms and openness after election

Iran's interior minister, Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, announced live on state television that Rouhani received 23,549,616 votes (57 per cent), compared with his conservative rival Ebrahim Raisi , who won 15,786,449 votes (38.5 per cent). Trump arrived on Saturday in Saudi Arabia, his first stop on the first trip overseas of his presidency. Millions of Iranians voted late. An earlier version of this article misidentified the language of Rouhani's tweet.

Trump heads overseas, turmoil in his wake

A third senator, Republican Bill Cassidy, said Rosenstein "indicated what Donald Trump has indicated, that Mr. Trump was leaning in that direction" before Rosenstein presented his memo. Rosenstein may have blunted some of the criticism of his actions in the past week with his announcement Wednesday that he had appointed a special counsel.