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    Trump denies asking Comey to drop probe, decries ‘witch hunt’

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:05am on May 20, 2017

    US president Donald Trump, striking a defiant tone on Thursday after days of political tumult, denied asking former FBI director James Comey to drop a probe into his former national security adviser and decried a ‘witch hunt’ against him...

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    Ex-CIA chief Brennan to testify before House Intelligence Committee

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:48am on May 19, 2017

    Former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan will appear before the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on May 23, as part of its investigation of Russia and the 2016 US election...

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    Dutch King secretly piloted KLM passenger flights for 21 years

    CNN | Updated at 06:29pm on May 18, 2017

    They don’t call KLM ‘Royal Dutch Airlines’ for nothing. King Willem-Alexander, reigning monarch of the Netherlands, revealed in an interview with...

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    UN court orders Pakistan to stay execution of Indian ‘spy’

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 06:24pm on May 18, 2017

    The UN’s top court on Thursday ordered Pakistan to stay the execution of an Indian national convicted of spying, in a decision hailed...

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    Ex-FBI chief Mueller appointed to probe Trump-Russia ties

    Reuters | Updated at 02:17pm on May 18, 2017

    The US Justice Department, in the face of rising pressure from Capitol Hill, named former FBI chief Robert Mueller on Wednesday as special counsel to...

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    Another large-scale cyber attack underway: experts

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 02:24am on May 18, 2017

    Another large-scale, stealthy cyber attack is underway on a scale that could dwarf last week’s assault on computers worldwide, a global cyber security firm said on Wednesday...

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    Six killed in IS attack on Afghan TV station

    Reuters. Jalalabad | Updated at 12:20am on May 18, 2017

    The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on an Afghan state television station on Wednesday that killed at least six people as well as the attackers and wounded 24...

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    At least 16 Maoist rebels killed in central Indian gunfight

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 02:18pm on May 17, 2017

    At least 16 suspected Maoists have been killed in a firefight with security forces in central India, police said Tuesday, the same region where...

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    India allows abortion for 10-year-old rape victim

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 02:04pm on May 17, 2017

    A 10-year-old girl who was raped will be allowed to have an abortion even though she has crossed the 20-week limit for terminations...

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    Trump accused of asking FBI to stop Flynn probe

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:05am on May 18, 2017

    Donald Trump’s beleaguered White House was rocked Tuesday by a pair of explosive allegations – that he personally tried to quash an FBI investigation, and that he disclosed highly classified information to top Russian officials...