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Senate Russia investigators invite Comey to testify, seek documents

In a freakish twist on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to turn over to Congress records of Trump's discussions. Those concerns were exacerbated by the president's subsequent decision to say, in a nationally televised interview, "In fact when I chose to just [fire Comey], I said to myself, I said, 'You know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have ...


Vietnam urges prevention of WannaCry ransomware

Vietnam urges prevention of WannaCry ransomware

The first victims who did not pay the $300 ransom are now facing a demand of $600. He also noted that the action appeared to be criminal in nature since the hackers are demanding money from those whose computers were infected by WannaCry ransomware .



Saudi king touts Trump's Islamic summit as "new partnership"

Miller has maintained a low profile since the travel ban fiasco, so it will be interesting to see how Trump's Islam speech pans out - and in the wake of a catastrophic 10 days of headlines for the administration, it's sure to deliver a few surprises.



Venezuela: 40 Killed In Protest Over Death Of Teenager

Opposition leaders are demanding immediate presidential elections. Maduro's government is facing pressure from its neighbors as well as from global community to control the unrest. The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations says Washington is concerned about the government's "violent crackdown". The diplomats, who agreed to discuss the planned session only on condition of anonymity, said the closed meeting would focus on efforts by regional organizations to solve the crisis.


White House in damage limitation mode over Russian Federation intelligence sharing claims

White House in damage limitation mode over Russian Federation intelligence sharing claims

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 . "The president wasn't even aware where this information came from", said McMaster . "If the report is true, it is very disturbing", said Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of the Democrats. The Trump administration recently barred the use of laptops in the passenger cabin from several countries in the Middle East and is mulling over the expansion of that ban.



Intel spat adds to Israeli concerns about Trump visit

In a single week, Trump fired the FBI director, told different stories about why, became the target of a congressional investigation that's expanding into money-laundering, shared intelligence with Russian Federation, offered shifting explanations for the latter, and then wound up being accused of wading into a police investigation.