17May/17
FBI Director James Comey

Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn probe: source

President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to shut down an investigation into ties between former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia, an associate of Comey, who has seen the memo, said on Tuesday. Chris Dignam reports. Continue reading

16May/17

White House locked down after person jumps barrier – Secret Service

WASHINGTON, D.C, , UNITED STATES (MAY 16, 2017) (NBC) – The U.S. Secret Service said late on Tuesday (May 16) that it had lifted a security lockdown put into effect at the White House after a person tried to jump over a bike rack used as a barrier along the north fence of the mansion where President Donald Trump lives and works.

The suspect was in custody, the security office also said on Twitter.

Security had been tight for Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s visit earlier in the day, as protesters gathered in front of the White House. Erdogan left before the lockdown.

16May/17

Ukraine imposes sanctions on Russian web firms, citing cyber threat

KIEV, UKRAINE (MAY 16, 2017) (REUTERS) – Ukraine imposed sanctions on Russia’s largest internet group Yandex and other popular online firms on Tuesday (May 16), saying it wanted to guard against cyber attacks, and the Kremlin threatened retaliation. Continue reading

16May/17

Cannes boss says cinemas right to object to Netflix’ web-only movies

CANNES, FRANCE (MAY 16, 2017) (REUTERS) – French cinemas were right to object to Netflix’ appearance at Cannes, the film festival’s director said on Tuesday (May 16), ahead of the movie fortnight that this year has been marked by a fight between theatres and the U.S. online giant. Continue reading

16May/17

White House will not say if Israel was source of sensitive info

The White House declined to comment on Tuesday on media reports that Israel was the source of sensitive information that President Donald Trump shared with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a White House meeting last week. Continue reading

16May/17

German Holocaust denier Horst Mahler arrested in Hungary

KARLSRUHE, GERMANY (REUTERS) – An 81-year-old German far-right activist has been arrested in Hungary on a European warrant for offences committed while serving a prison term for denying the Holocaust, Hungarian police said on Tuesday (May 16).
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16May/17

UK inflation highest since 2013

NOTTINGHAM, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, UK (MAY 15, 2017) (BBC) – British inflation hit its highest level since September 2013 last month, extending its sharp rise since the vote to leave the European Union and tightening the squeeze on living costs as a national election approaches. Continue reading

16May/17

Trump, in tweets, defends his sharing of information with Russians

INTERNET (MAY 16, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday (May 16) defended his decision to share information with Russia, saying he shared facts with Russian officials at an publicly known meeting at the White House last week. Continue reading