UN Syria envoy to reconvene Geneva peace talks next week

UN Syria envoy to reconvene Geneva peace talks next week

Staffan de Mistura who was at the signing of the agreement hailed the Russian initiative as "an important, promising, positive step in the right direction" toward de-escalation, the AFP reports. But with the sides remaining hopelessly deadlocked over the fate of Assad and violence on the ground, there were few signs of a breakthrough. "I talked yesterday with Staffan de Mistura, as we often do, to coordinate the United Nations and European Union work on Syria and we are extremely supportive ...

Launched missile could carry large nuclear warhead: North Korea

If confirmed, that would make it the highest test out of the seven Pyongyang has conducted this year. Sunday's success, according to Schilling, could mean that it might only take North Korea another year, rather than the five previously expected , to develop a working intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the mainland United States - something that the country has long worked toward.

Reuters/Ipsos: More Americans want 'independent' investigation of Trump

Trump has yet to name his choice to replace Comey, for which interviews have taken place this weekend, and the Justice Department thus far has declined to appoint a special prosecutor. Clapper said Sunday that his "standard practice" as the leader of the intelligence community during the Obama administration was to defer to the FBI on any counterintelligence investigations.

Sally Yates: Russians had 'real leverage' over Michael Flynn

Sally Yates: Russians had 'real leverage' over Michael Flynn

Yates said she was surprised the administration did not take immediate action after she briefed them. When asked what she thought about implications made in the President's tweet , Yates responded: "There have been a number of tweets that have given me pause".

Interviews well underway for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

The timeline directly contradicted the White House's assertion that the president had acted exclusively based on the recommendations of Rosenstein and Sessions. The next director will immediately be confronted with oversight of an FBI investigation into possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, an inquiry the bureau's acting head, Andrew McCabe, has called "highly significant".

Macron win brings sigh of relief from business circles

On Monday, though, Hollande gripped Macron's arm before the two men walked side by side. If Macron's En Marche joins ALDE, it would give the fourth-largest group in the Parliament more members and more influence in the 2019 European elections.