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Trump to 'Quickly' Replace FBI Director Comey

After the onslaught of criticism for the way the White House has changed details of its Comey firing narrative, Mr Trump tweeted on Friday that because of his busy schedule and with lots of things happening, it was not "possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy".



South Korea's Moon says dialogue only possible when North changes attitude

Ms Payne said Australia was working with South Korea, Japan, the U.S. and other allies to press upon the North Korea that continuing on this course of action is "not sustainable". South Korean President Moon Jae-in strongly condemned North Korea on Sunday for its latest missile launch, describing it as a grave threat to regional security and a clear violation of the U.N.


Trump's Warning to Comey Could Chill White House Conversations

Trump's Warning to Comey Could Chill White House Conversations

The question was later asked again: "Is the president now recording conversations in the Oval Office?" Comey has not confirmed Trump's account, which concerns the FBI's probe of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election and allegations of Trump campaign collaboration with the Russians.



In testing missile, N. Korea challenges South's new leader

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile was sacked early on Sunday morning from near Kusong, in North Phyongan province. South Korea, the United States and other regional powers have been stepping up efforts to diffuse tensions over the North's weapons program after a sharp rise in tensions in April over concerns that it may conduct a sixth nuclear test.



France swears in new leader: Emmanuel Macron

The 39-year-old Macron is the youngest president in the country's history and the eighth president of France's Fifth Republic, which was created in 1958. Mr Macron's party said the "dream team" had arrived at the Elysee Palace. Macron then walked alone across the cobblestones of the Champs-Elysees avenue to the Arc de Triomphe, where he lay a wreath and re-ignited the flame at the tomb of the unknown soldier.



Macron fully supports Paris Olympic bid in talk with Bach

When former President Barack Obama traveled to Copenhagen in October 2009 to speak in favor of Chicago's bid for the 2016 Games, IOC members were miffed by the high level of security they had to pass to attend the meeting, which included bomb-sniffing dogs, Olympic sources told Reuters this week.