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Gowdy Expected to Take Chaffetz's Post as Head of Oversight Committee

Since Trump's election, Chaffetz has faced increasing pressure from constituents to more aggressively scrutinize President Trump's business dealings and his campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation. Chaffetz said his last day will be June 30. "And in fact, when I chose to just do it, I said to myself, 'You know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made up story, '" Trump said, leading some to raise questions about obstruction of justice.


Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu 'furious' after ministers' plans to snub Donald Trump visit

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu 'furious' after ministers' plans to snub Donald Trump visit

It's starting to become a routine. We won't even mention Gaza. White House aides insist Trump is getting up-to-speed on the issues and that the time could be right for his "disruptive" approach to challenge failed policies of the past. This is set to be the main speech of his Israel trip; there was talk of him speaking at the Masada desert fortress in the Judaean desert, but that idea reportedly fell though when it was made clear that the presidential helicopter would not be allowed to land ...



Trump waives nuclear sanctions on Iran

U.S. allies, including Germany, France and Britain, have urged the Trump administration against walking away from the deal, which lifted a raft of economic sanctions against Tehran in exchange for strict curbs on its nuclear program. "Last month the Treasury Department imposed the first human rights-related sanctions designations against Iranian individuals and entities since December 2014, and we will continue to pursue initiatives around the world that uphold our core values of promoting ...



US Summons Turkey Envoy Over DC Clashes During Erdogan Visit

Turkish security is visible from Erdogan's vehicle brawling with protesters. Violence erupted when Turkish security officials and counter-protesters clashed with demonstrators near the ambassador's residence, where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stayed after meetings with President Trump at the White House.



France's Macron to meet unions on Tuesday on labor reform

France's new foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, is best known globally for leading the successful military campaign in Mali as French defense minister. He was criticised at home for describing France's colonial war in Algeria as a "crime against humanity" and "genuinely barbaric". While he has never been elected to any other political office, Macron ran as the head of En March!, a new movement, which has been regarded as progressive and secularist.