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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.



South Korea: North Korea launches possible ballistic missile

It said U.S. President Donald Trump's "maximum pressure and engagement" policy is only aimed at "stifling us" and will compel the North to "strengthen our nuclear deterrent at the maximum speed". The US Pacific Command confirmed a missile had been launched from a site in Kusong, north-west of the capital Pyongyang, but added that "the flight is not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)".


China and US reach agreement on beef, poultry

China and US reach agreement on beef, poultry

The US and China also agreed to open up US exports of liquefied natural gas to China, which could be a boon for both countries. "The challenge is selling manufactured goods into China — there isn't anything in this deal to suggest China is going to become more open to USA -manufactured exports", said Brad Setser, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.