Philippines lawmakers want debate on martial law

Philippine Marines aim their weapons towards the Maute group militants in Marawi City, southern Philippines May 30, 2017. More than 100 people have been confirmed killed in the conflict, which began last week when gunmen waving black flags of the Islamic State (IS) group rampaged through the mostly Muslim-populated city of Marawi .

Trump talks up trip before returning to DC

Trump talks up trip before returning to DC

Trump said , as he took aim at the news media. Of the 28 member countries, only four besides the United States spend the required two percent of GDP on defense. Trump also touted the $ 110 billion arms deal he inked with Saudi Arabia as enabling the kingdom to shoulder more of its security needs. Trump received multiple standing ovations - one of his favorite measures of success - during a speech on United States relations with Israel.

President's Son-in-law Scrutinized in Russian Meddling Investigation

The Washington Post and other major outlets reported last week that Kushner and Russian officials discussed the possibility of opening up a secret channel for communications previous year. Trump started by lashing out against the coverage of the probe, tweeting , "It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media".

White House communications director Michael Dubke resigns

The article describes a December 1 or 2 meeting in which Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and adviser, discussed setting up a direct communication system between Trump and Moscow with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. Kellyanne Conway said that is just not true. She said he would be back at the podium to brief reporters on Tuesday (local time ). The White House is yet to name Mr Dubke's successor, although speculation is rife that Corey Lewandowski , former campaign manager for Mr ...

Rouhani sweeps second term as Iran's president

Iran's state television declared incumbent President Rouhani the victor of the country's presidential election on Saturday, May 20, giving the 68-year-old cleric a second four-year term to see out his agenda calling for greater freedoms and outreach to the wider world.

US President Donald Trump Says Intelligence Leaks 'Deeply Troubling'

US President Donald Trump Says Intelligence Leaks 'Deeply Troubling'

At a press conference at the G7 summit in Sicily on Friday, Mrs May said: "Yes, I did raise the issue of leaks of information that have been shared by the police with the Federal Bureau of Investigation with President Trump ". In a photo opportunity ahead of a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, Trump simply stared at his questioner and mouthed the words, "Thank you".