Spicer and Trump's Relationship Enters the Next Level (On 'SNL')

The White House has come under fire over the ever-changing stories they've been delivering over the circumstances surrounding Comey's termination. While Democrats have called for an independent special counsel to investigate the Russian Federation matter, most Republicans have said that is not necessary given the FBI probe and investigations in both the House and Senate.

Macron pick for French premier about to be named

Emmanuel Macron, 39, was officially installed on Sunday as the youngest president in modern French history during a ceremony at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris . Merkel said that, from Germany's viewpoint, it would be possible to change European Union treaties, adding: "I would be ready to do this, but first we will work on what we want to reform".

Putin warns of risks of governments creating hacking tools

But Melissa Hanham, senior research associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in California, said the test could just as easily be a stepping stone to a longer-range weapon. In a White House statement released Sunday, Spicer said: "With the missile impacting so close to Russian soil - in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan - the President can not imagine that Russia is pleased".

North Korea says missile could carry nuclear warhead, reach USA mainland

North Korea said on Monday it had successfully tested a newly developed mid-to-long range missile on Sunday aimed at verifying the capability to carry a "large scale heavy nuclear warhead". The White House took note of the missile landing close to Russia's Pacific coast and said in a statement that North Korea has been "a flagrant menace for far too long".

North Korea claims successful launch of nuclear warhead-capable missile

A jubilant leader Kim Jong Un promised more nuclear and missile tests and warned that North Korean weapons could strike the USA mainland and Pacific holdings. North Korea said on Monday it had successfully conducted a mid- to-long-range missile test and would continue such launches "any time , any place", defying UN Security Council resolutions and warnings from the United States.

Philippe moves in as French prime minister

Philippe moves in as French prime minister

On Monday, he will also head to Berlin to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel, highlighting the importance of the Franco-German relationship at the heart of an embattled EU. "I told myself that the situation we were in was so unique that we should try something that had never been tried before", Philippe said on TF1 television later on Monday.