Trump assures Abbas Israeli-Palestinian peace

He also said that he'd "love to be a mediator, an arbitrator or a facilitator" between the two sides, suggesting a return to the premise of the 1993 Oslo Accords, which mandated "that all outstanding issues relating to permanent status will be resolved through negotiations".

French ex-PM Valls wants to join Macron's En Marche

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron poses with supporters after a ceremony commemorating the abolition of slavery, in Paris , Wednesday, May 10, 2017. "The second act in the redrawing of our political life will be the building of a parliamentary majority in the elections in June", secretary general of the movement, Richard Ferrand, told reporters on Monday.

North Korea denounces US sanctions bill

The Department of State warns American citizens against traveling to North Korea, explaining that Americans are "at serious risk of arrest and long-term detention under North Korea's system of law enforcement", which "imposes unduly harsh sentences for actions that would not be considered crimes in the United States and threatens US citizen detainees with being treated in accordance with 'wartime law of the DPRK'".

Andy Street elected mayor of West Midlands

Andy Street elected mayor of West Midlands

Street was up against Labour candidate Siôn Simon, the former MP for Birmingham. Mr Street, whose high-profile election campaign is reported to have cost nearly £1 million, gave up his business career previous year to stand for the newly-created mayoral post.

Sean Spicer refuses to deny that Trump is taping White House visitors

Asked to clarify whether there were any tapes as Trump suggested, Spicer said he had nothing further to add to the president's tweets. "Why did he say that?" Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason said. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told MSNBC on Friday he had spoken to Mr Comey before the dinner, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation head had said he was "uneasy" about it as it might compromise his inquiry.