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House speaker Paul Ryan defends James Comey firing

In case there's any doubt that the FBI is going through a particularly rough time these days, the new acting head of the agency, Andrew McCabe , told current and past colleagues today: "I didn't think I would ever reach a point in my life where I'd look back on the Benghazi investigation as the good ol' days".



Acting FBI Director Tells US Senators No Effort To Impede Russia Investigations

Today during testimony in of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe confirmed there was in fact controversy. The topic of the May 11 panel was scheduled to be "worldwide threats", and panel speakers include heads of major USA intelligence agencies, including the CIA and National Security Agency.



China's new Silk Road, explained for American children

Despite aggressive promotion of the May 14-15 summit in China, including media carrying positive comments from Western leaders, some diplomats are suspicious about China's aims. Minister Li Kexin did not reveal the name or title of the potential U.S. participant, but said it was "encouraging" news. "Some people in India think that the CPEC, a key element of the Belt and Road that passes through the Kashmir region claimed by both India and Pakistan, is a threat for its sovereignty issues, ...



France President-elect Emmanuel Macron triumphs but focus turns to challenges ahead

At 39, the former investment banker will be the country's youngest-ever leader and faces a huge challenge to heal a fractured and demoralised country. Whether he gets it will depend on the results of France's parliamentary elections June 11 and 18, Nature noted. Unpopular President Francois Hollande was the first to bow to the rebellious mood in December as he declared he would be the first sitting president not to seek re-election in the French republic, founded in 1958.



Trump to launch voter fraud panel

As per the executive order, the "Commission on Election Integrity" will study vulnerabilities in voting systems used for federal elections that could lead to improper voter registrations, improper voting, fraudulent voter registrations, and fraudulent voting.


Macron names half of parliamentary candidates from civil society

Macron names half of parliamentary candidates from civil society

Winning the most seats in Parliament will be no mean feat for En Marche! , which is less than a year old and is scrambling to finalize its list of candidates to contest all 577 seats. Among those who won't be on the party slate is former Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who resigned in December to make a failed bid to become the presidential candidate of his Socialist Party.