James Comey

FBI investigating ties between Russia and Trump campaign

FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that the bureau is investigating possible links and coordination between Russia and associates of President Donald Trump as part of a probe of Russian interference in last year’s presidential election. The extraordinary revelation, and the first public confirmation of an investigation that began last summer, came at the outset […]






Fired Trump aide Michael Flynn wants immunity to testify on Russia allegations

President Donald Trump’s ex-national security adviser, Michael Flynn, wants immunity to testify on alleged Russian election meddling, his lawyer says. Robert Kelner says his client “has a story to tell”, but needs to guard against “unfair prosecution”. Congress is investigating the allegations, with one senator warning of Kremlin “propaganda on steroids”. Mr Flynn was sacked […]






Angela Merkel

EU security and climate on the agenda as Merkel meets Trump

Donald Trump welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday for a White House meeting that could help determine the future of the transatlantic alliance and shape the working relationship between two of the world’s most powerful leaders. The new U.S. president and the long-serving stateswoman, whose country is Europe’s largest economy, will discuss funding for […]






Trump presses Merkel on NATO spending as he backs Alliance at first press conference

President Donald Trump reiterated his strong support for NATO on Friday and pressed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet NATO’s military spending target, in the first face-to-face meeting between the two leaders. The meeting between the leader of Europe’s largest economy and the U.S. president was billed as one that could help determine the future […]