• Amid growing calls for an independent inquiry into the links between the Trump campaign and Russia, the U.S. Justice Department appointed ex-FBI chief Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead the ongoing probe.

    Former FBI chief Robert Mueller
    LAST UPDATE : May 18, 2017, 7:41 AM EDT
  • U.S. President Donald Trump has in the past heaped praise on former national security adviser.

    U.S. President, under pressure over divulging classified facts to Russian officials, reportedly urged ex-FBI chief James Comey to drop an inquiry that probes ties between ex-national security adviser and Moscow.

    LAST UPDATE : May 17, 2017, 7:35 AM EDT
  • U.S. President Donald Trump met Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov last week.

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s brief tenure in the White House added yet another controversy on Monday after U.S. officials said that the president shared highly classified information with Russia’s foreign minister. 

    LAST UPDATE : May 16, 2017, 7:43 AM EDT
  • U.S. President Donald Trump is under pressure over firing FBI chief.

    U.S. president, facing pressure after abruptly firing FBI chief, insisted that he is not under the FBI radar in connection with an inquiry into an alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian agencies.

    LAST UPDATE : May 12, 2017, 7:52 AM EDT
  • Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn was sacked in February.

    Former U.S. national security adviser, who has refused to co-operate with an inquiry into alleged Russian role in the 2016 presidential election, has been ordered by a Senate panel to hand over papers related to the probe.

    LAST UPDATE : May 11, 2017, 7:58 AM EDT
  • Sacked FBI Director James Comey incorrectly testified over Clinton's email scandal.

    In a shocking move, U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday sacked FBI Director James Comey over handling of a probe that examines an email scandal involving ex-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.  

    LAST UPDATE : May 10, 2017, 7:01 AM EDT
  • Democratic Party’s Moon Jae-in leads the race for presidency.

    South Korea is voting in a presidential election on Tuesday as the country seeks to recover from a brief leadership vacuum left by the ouster of its ex-president Park Geun-hye, currently jailed over graft charges.

    LAST UPDATE : May 09, 2017, 7:53 AM EDT
  • Celebrations for Macron's victory at The Louvre.

    Centrist Emmanuel Macron, 39, became France’s youngest president as he defeated his far-right rival Marine Le Pen with a decisive margin after securing 66 percent of the votes on Monday. 

    LAST UPDATE : May 08, 2017, 7:41 AM EDT
  • Opinion polls suggest that Macron strengthened his lead to 62 percent after his apparent win in an ill-tempered TV duel with Le Pen.

    French presidential candidates made a final pitch to their voters on Friday, as they wrapped up a turbulent election campaign ahead of a momentous presidential election scheduled two days later.

    LAST UPDATE : May 05, 2017, 7:57 AM EDT
  • Far-right Marine Le Pen trails centrist Emmanuel Macron by 20 percentage points.

    French presidential candidates clashed in an ill-tempered debate on a TV show as the two politicians attempted to woo an estimated 18 percent of undecided voters ahead of second round run-off on Sunday.   

    LAST UPDATE : May 04, 2017, 8:07 AM EDT