Trump defends ‘absolute right’ to share ‘facts’ with Russia

US President Donald Trump has defended his “absolute right” to share information with Russia, following a row over classified material. Mr Trump tweeted that he had shared “facts pertaining to terrorism and airline safety” and wanted Russia to do more against so-called Islamic State. He met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the Oval Office […]

News : Lawmakers poised to approve one-week spending bill to keep government open

(Breaking News)Lawmakers prepared to vote on a one-week spending bill on Friday to keep government open after backing down from an effort to rewrite the Affordable Care Act that had threatened the deal. Despite pressure from the White House, Republicans determined late Thursday that they did not have the votes to pass a health care […]

North Korea ‘detains American citizen’

Tension is high following a massive military parade and missile test An American citizen has been detained in North Korea as he tried to leave the country, South Korean media say. The man was identified only by his surname, Kim. He becomes the third American to be detained by the North; one has been sentenced […]

France votes for new president amid high security

Security personnel help voters in Le Touquet, northern France Voters are going to the polls in France to choose their next president, amid high security following a deadly attack on Paris police three days ago. About 50,000 police and 7,000 soldiers have been deployed across the country to secure polling. Eleven candidates are vying to […]