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Controversial new US ambassador David Friedman arrives in Israel

Controversial new US ambassador David Friedman arrives in Israel

This morning (Tuesday), the Israeli President received diplomatic credentials from the new ambassadors of Thailand, Spain and the U.S. during an official ceremony at the President's house as they begin their posts in Israel. While Friedman owns an apartment in the capital, he is expected to move into the ambassador's official residence in Herzliya. Jewish-American bankruptcy lawyer Friedman has expressed scepticism over the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the basis of ...



President Trump top aides face sack

At the urging of longtime friends and outside advisers, most of whom he consults after dark, President Trump is considering a "huge reboot" that could take out everyone from Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon , to counsel Don McGahn and press secretary Sean Spicer, White House sources tell me.



Senators want answers from deputy attorney general on Comey firing

Shortly after Trump's dismissal of Comey, Trump defenders had plenty of ammunition. Trump told NBC's Lester Holt Thursday that Comey provided him during the dinner with an assurance that the president was not under investigation. They go on to discover emails from Clinton and Huma Abedin, Weiner's wife and a close Clinton aid, on the devices. "He said: "You are not under investigation".


White House denies report Trump shared intel with Russian Federation

White House denies report Trump shared intel with Russian Federation

Reaction from Capitol Hill Democrats was full-throated. The story will only heighten Trump's strained relations with intelligence workers and former officials, who have expressed worry about sharing classified information with a former NY business magnate who often shoots from the hip.



Global cyberattack forces Microsoft to make fixes free

The cyber attacks use " ransomware " which locks up systems and their data, demanding payment before they are unlocked. "Small business owners should be pro-active about their cyber security in the wake of this ransomware campaign affecting computers around the world", Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security Dan Tehan said in an after hours statement .


French President Macron names new PM

French President Macron names new PM

Merkel said she and Mr. Macron had agreed to "develop anew" their bilateral relationship and that their cabinet ministers would meet shortly after the French parliamentary election in June. "And there is danger on the currency Euro as well, everything is really fragile right now especially after Brexit". When Britain leaves the bloc in 2019, France will be the EU's only member with nuclear weapons and a permanent seat on the U.N.