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Spicer: Trump's threatening Comey tweet was 'not a threat'

Spicer: Trump's threatening Comey tweet was 'not a threat'

The fact that the press secretary and deputy press secretary have constantly lied from the podium doesn't mean that the briefings don't serve a objective in allowing the media to publicly and regularly ask questions of the administration. "Well, just don't have them", Trump said . And the big question, one source said, is whether it's temporary or permanent. "This is probably the most egregious example of press and communications incompetence since we've been here", one West Wing official ...


5.7 quake jolts remote northern region in Iran

5.7 quake jolts remote northern region in Iran

The US Geological Survey measured the quake at 5.8 magnitude, and said it occurred at a depth of 12.5 kilometers (7.8 miles). At the crash site in providing humanitarian aid to the red Crescent. The region is on an active fault line stretching from Turkmenistan's capital Ashgabat into Iran's three provinces of north, central (Razavi) and south Khorasan, according to state news agency IRNA .



Venezuela hopes no country hinders China's 'fantastic' Silk Road initiative

The gathering is the latest high-profile appearance for Mr Xi that seeks to cast him as a global leader and chief advocate for free trade. The global community was well aware of India's position on the "so-called" CPEC, he said, in an obvious reference to New Delhi's vehement opposition to the ambitious project on the ground that it runs through Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).



Russia: US media overreact to photos

But hopes and good wishes aside, the academic also warned the Russian side against any sort of unconditional trust in Trump. From the US side, the Lavrov visit should also force statesmen and sober-headed leaders on all sides of the partisan divide to step back and consider: are USA interests served by the current deterioration? Trump, the White House said, told Lavrov Moscow should "rein in the Assad regime, Iran and Iranian proxies".



Cyber attack hits 200000 in 150 countries

Lord Paddick, Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman, said: "We need to get to the bottom of why the Government thought cyber attacks were not a risk, when a combination of warnings and plain common sense should have told ministers that there is a growing and unsafe threat to our cyber security".


France's Macron pledges to overcome division in society

France's Macron pledges to overcome division in society

Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated as France's youngest ever president on Sunday, saying the country had chosen "hope" and promising to relaunch the flagging European Union. Macron will then make a speech in the Elysee reception hall in front of about 300 guests, officials and family members, including his wife Brigitte Macron, in a lavender blue dress designed by French designer Nicolas Ghesquiere for Louis Vuitton.