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  • WASHINGTON, May 10- President Donald Trump defended his firing of FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday, fighting a storm of criticism that the ouster was aimed at blunting an agency probe into his presidential campaign's possible collusion with Russia to sway the 2016 election. Senior Democrats pressed for an independent investigation into the Russia...

  • WASHINGTON, May 10- President Donald Trump defended his firing of FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday, fighting a storm of criticism that the ouster was aimed at blunting an agency probe into his presidential campaign's possible collusion with Russia to sway the 2016 election. The Trump administration said on Tuesday Comey's firing was over his handling of...

  • WASHINGTON, May 10- President Donald Trump defended his firing of FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday, fighting a storm of criticism that the ouster was aimed at blunting an agency probe into his presidential campaign's possible collusion with Russia to sway the 2016 election. The Trump administration said on Tuesday the firing was over Comey's handling of...

  • *China's Hunchun named as "One Belt, One Road" city. *Strategic location wedged between North Korea and Russia. HUNCHUN, China, May 10- In August, 2014, planners in the northeastern Chinese city of Hunchun argued in state media that it should be included in the "One Belt, One Road" project, Beijing's vision laid out the previous year of a new Silk Road across Asia to Europe.

  • US troops patrol village in Afghanistan's Logar Province.

    The Trump administration is considering whether to send as many as 5,000 troops into Afghanistan, NBC News reports.

  • **BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank holds non-rate-setting meeting. MANILA- Philippines Central Bank holds its monetary policy meeting. MANILA- Philippines' Central Bank Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo updates business executives on the Interest Rate Corridor scheme, at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel- 0130 GMT.

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    Putin told Macron he's ready to work together on bilateral, regional and global issues, Financial Times reports.

  • Russia is looking at ways to benefit between the cooling relations between North Korea and China

    Russia might be looking to benefit from the nuclear standoff between North Korea and the rest of the world, according to a new report from intelligence firm Stratfor.

  • MOSCOW, May 8- Russian President Vladimir Putin sent France's President-elect Emmanuel Macron a telegram to congratulate him on his election victory and told him Russia was ready for constructive work on bilateral and global issues, the Kremlin said on Monday. "The citizens of France have trusted you with leading the country at a difficult time for Europe and...

  • This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 5, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting the defence detachment on Jangjae Islet and the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet.

    As cracks deepen in the decades-old friendship between China and North Korea, Russian President Vladimir Putin stands ready to fill Beijing's shoes.

  • *Polls predict Macron set for comfortable win over Le Pen. PARIS, May 6- France sought to keep a computer hack of frontrunner Emmanuel Macron's campaign emails from influencing the outcome of the presidential election, with the electoral commission warning on Saturday that it may be a criminal offence to republish the data. Macron's team said a "massive" hack had...

  • *Polls predict Macron set for comfortable win over Le Pen. PARIS, May 6- France sought to keep a computer hack of frontrunner Emmanuel Macron's campaign emails from influencing the outcome of the country's presidential election with a warning on Saturday it could be a criminal offence to republish the data. Macron's team said a "massive" hack had dumped emails,...

  • *Polls predict Macron on course for comfortable win over Le Pen. PARIS, May 6- France sought to keep a computer hack of frontrunner Emmanuel Macron's campaign emails from influencing the outcome of the country's presidential election with a warning on Saturday it could be a criminal offence to republish the data. Macron's team said a "massive" hack had dumped...

  • FRANKFURT/ PARIS, May 5- Leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign said on Friday it had been the target of a "massive" computer hack that dumped its campaign emails online 1-1/ 2 days before voters choose between the centrist and his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen. Macron, who is seen as the frontrunner in an election billed as the most...

  • TALLINN- Prime ministers of four countries- Poland's Beata Szydlo, Estonia's Juri Ratas, Latvia's Maris Kucinskis and Lithuania's Saulius Skvernelis- will meet to discuss regional security, transport and energy. MANILA- Philippines Central Bank holds its monetary policy meeting. MUMBAI- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley speaks on "...

  • FRANKFURT/ PARIS, May 5- Leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign said on Friday it had been the target of a "massive" computer hack that dumped its campaign emails online 1-1/ 2 days before voters choose between the centrist and his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen. Macron, who is seen as the frontrunner in an election billed as the most...

  • FRANKFURT/ PARIS, May 5- Leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign said on Friday it had been the target of a "massive" computer hack that dumped its campaign emails online 1-1/ 2 days before voters choose between the centrist and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen. Macron, who extended his lead in the polls over Le Pen on Friday, is seen as the...

  • Ahead of Sunday's run-off vote in France, there has been speculation about the extent of Mr Putin's influence.

  • A former German defense minister in the government-led by Chancellor Angela Merkel discusses a possible Russia sponsored fake news campaign ahead of September elections.

  • Some academics who study North Korea argue Kim could be looking for Russia to ease any pain if China, which accounts for about 90 percent of North Korea's trade, steps up sanctions against the isolated country as part of moves to deter its nuclear and missile programmes. There is no sign of any sustainable increase in trade between Russia and North Korea, but...