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Emmanuel Macron wins French presidency by emphatic margin - projections

Emmanuel Macron wins French presidency by emphatic margin - projections

But it's not clear if he will be able to do so. "I will be a candidate in the presidential majority and I wish to join up to his movement, namely the "Republic on the Move", Valls told RTL radio. Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union.


NKorea vows to strengthen nukes as US increases pressure

NKorea vows to strengthen nukes as US increases pressure

Tillerson was also quoted as saying he hopes the North will trust the US despite what it considers the burden of risks involved in doing so. Leader Kim Jong-un oversaw the launch and warned of "the worst-ever disaster" if the U.S. Last month U.S. president Donald Trump warned a "major, major conflict" with North Korea was possible as he revealed he would be willing to meet with Kim Jong-un.


Comey to Testify in Open Session on Russia Investigation

Comey to Testify in Open Session on Russia Investigation

Two more bombshell reports published Friday afternoon delivered a one-two punch to the Trump White House regarding the investigation into its potential ties to Russian Federation, capping off a week where each day dealt a fresh blockbuster blow to the administration.



Tehran mayor Qalibaf quits presidential race, backs Raisi - ISNA

Rouhani, a pragmatist cleric, was elected in 2013 by 51 per cent of votes on promises to ease Iran's global isolation and end the house arrest of opposition leaders. "Therefore, Iranians do not trust the United States", he added. Raisi has been touted as a frontrunner to succeed the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.


Senior White House aide 'person of interest' in Russian Federation probe

Senior White House aide 'person of interest' in Russian Federation probe

Spicer said of the former FBI director: "by grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russian Federation". According to the daily, a Trump Administration official defended president's purported conversation with the Russians as he wanted to a create a "sense of obligation" with them and to coax concessions out of them on Syria, Ukraine, and other issues.