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James Comey's father defends son, blasts Trump as 'nuts'

The White House did not deny the claim. "I was never insane about Trump", J. Brien Comey, 86, told The Record in New Jersey. Before President Donald Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday for the first leg of his nine-day tour in the Middle East and Europe, two breaking news stories pertaining to the investigations into Russia's election interference hit the wire, appropriately bookending a tumultuous week for the Trump administration.


Israel, Palestinians Gear Up for Trump Visit

Israel, Palestinians Gear Up for Trump Visit

Many in the US and overseas find that assertion hypocritical, given Trump's combative style and history of remarks deemed offensive to Muslims, Latinos, blacks, Jews, women and the disabled. While Netanyahu publicly endorses the idea of creating a Palestinian state, it's well known that he doesn't really like the idea for security reasons as well as Jewish historical and biblical ties to the disputed West Bank.



Korea on THAAD missile system

Moon responded that he would strive to find an appropriate solution. Theresa May and South Korea's new president have agreed the need for a "robust response" to Pyongyang's violations of United Nations resolutions. China has denied it is doing anything to retaliate against South Korean businesses. Moon told Xi that it would be easier to settle the missile-defense issue if North Korea wasn't engaging in provocations, the statement said.


Richard Rojas wanted to 'kill' people he drove into in Times Square

Richard Rojas wanted to 'kill' people he drove into in Times Square

While the attack triggered comparisons with jihadist-inspired vehicle rampages in Europe, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said there was "no indication that this was an act of terrorism". "Once I got close enough to him, that's when he proceeded to attack me", said the cab driver, who asked not to be identified. In 2008 and 2015 he was arrested for intoxicated driving, as confirmed by NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill.



"Welcome our dear girls", Nigeria's president tells released Chibok girls

The government denied that it paid a ransom for the girls' release and said it had freed some detained Boko Haram militants in exchange for the girls. Last October, 21 of the girls were freed, also a result of negotiations. Enoch Mark, a Christian pastor whose two daughters were among those kidnapped, said of the latest releases: "This is good news to us".



Turkish president looks on his bodyguards attack

President Donald Trump, in hosting Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House Tuesday, May 16, 2017, extended his latest warm welcome to an authoritarian-style leader who had a strained relationship with the previous United States administration.