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China pledges $124 bln for new Silk Road, says open to everyone

President Xi Jinping called Sunday for closer cooperation across Asia and Europe in areas from anti-terrorism to finance, as leaders from 29 countries gathered to promote a Chinese trade initiative that could increase Beijing's global influence.



USA prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

While the administration downplayed the threat, a senior administration official acknowledged that the White House had been misled about the role of the Russian photographer, who was actually employed by a state-run news agency. In this regard, she was not admitted to the American media, and thus the White house did not publish photos with her. "We fired him because he said something to the vice president that was not so".



North Korea fires unidentified projectile, reports say

The estimated range of the North's Musudan missile is about 3,000 kilometers (1,865 miles), Wright said. According to senior presidential secretary Yoon Young-chan, Moon expressed "deep regret" over the fact this "provocation" occurred just days after a new government was sworn in in South Korea.



French ex-prime minister Valls offers to back Macron in June elections

Despite his overwhelming victory Sunday, a quarter of the French electorate didn't vote, another potentially troubling sign for Macron. "Twenty-five percent of French citizens abstained", he said . Le Pen, whose French-first nationalism was embraced by millions of people, let it be known that she and her far-right National Front party will be a force to contend with for a long time.



These Are the Candidates President Trump Is Considering to Replace James Comey

It's not clear yet whether Trump has any recordings of the conversation that took place. I was thinking about it during this period of time. But Trump himself later made an about-face, admitting the decision was based at least partly on the fact that Comey was leading a probe into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election and the Trump circle's possible collusion with Moscow - a notion the president says was "fabricated" by Democrats.



Trump pledges to move quickly to name new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump's tweet about Comey was likely a reaction to a New York Times report, published Thursday night, detailing a one-on-one dinner Trump had with Comey shortly after the inauguration. Trump, unsatisfied with Comey's initial response, returned to the topic later during the dinner. Trump's comments to NBC raised questions about whether he had acted inappropriately and whether Comey had broken government guidelines in assuring him he was not under investigation.