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Macron inaugurated as French president

Macron inaugurated as French president

Macron will officially take power on Sunday following an inau. France's new President Emmanuel Macron is formally taking power Sunday during a ceremony at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris . And he announced his determination to push ahead with reforms to free up France's economy and pledged to press for a "more efficient, more democratic" European Union.



Democrats maintain pressure on Trump over Comey firing

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said his caucus has not yet made a decision on whether to withhold their votes, but added that the issue is being looked at as a way to ensure there is a thorough investigation of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election.



Olympics: IOC officials begin Paris visit to study 2024 bid

Yet the evaluation team's tour only reinforced the belief that the fate of Los Angeles' Olympic future rests not so much in the hands of Baumann and his 14-member commission but the IOC's four vice presidents, who many in the Olympic movement expect to rubber stamp later this summer IOC president Thomas Bach's push to award both the 2024 and 2028 Games this year.


Obama's Russia Ambassador Doubts Sally Yates' Blackmail Claim About Michael Flynn

Obama's Russia Ambassador Doubts Sally Yates' Blackmail Claim About Michael Flynn

Mr Obama's concerns about Mr Flynn, which were first reported by NBC News, were largely about his management of the DIA and predated the later concerns about his contacts with the Russian ambassador, Mr Sergey Kislyak. But second, and most importantly, she said that "the Russians also knew that General Flynn had misled the vice president and others", exposing Flynn to blackmail.


Emmanuel Macron sworn in as French president

Emmanuel Macron sworn in as French president

In the coming parliamentary elections in June he must try to win a parliamentary majority for his start-up Republic on the Move (REM) party which has blown apart traditional French political boundaries. In his first words after taking office, he pledged to restore France's standing on the world stage, strengthen national self-confidence and heal divisions that the bitterly-fought campaign had opened up.


N. Korea fires missile, lands near Russian Federation

N. Korea fires missile, lands near Russian Federation

The missile flew more than 700 kilometres (435 miles) before landing in the Sea of Japan (East Sea). North Korean leader Kim Jong Un provides field guidance at a construction site in this undated picture provided by KCNA, Pyongyang, March 16.