House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz says he will postpone a hearing scheduled for Wednesday after speaking with former FBI Director James Comey. Chaffetz said in a tweet Monday that Comey "wants to speak with Special Counsel (Robert Mueller) prior to public testimony." Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, has requested that the FBI turn over all documents and recordings that detail communications between Comey and President Donald Trump.
Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press | Posted
May 22nd - 3:48pm
President Donald Trump got an abrupt Israeli welcome on his arrival in Tel Aviv on Monday, with politicians lobbying him and snapping selfies as they sought to get a piece of the commander in chief's attention.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | Posted
May 22nd - 3:24pm
The Security Council strongly condemned North Korea's "flagrant and provocative defiance" of U.N. sanctions banning ballistic missile tests on Monday and again vowed to impose new sanctions in response to its latest launch.
Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press | Posted
May 22nd - 3:24pm
The Greek Cypriot president of ethnically divided Cyprus on Monday urged Turkish Cypriots to accept his proposal to deal first with the toughest issues holding back progress in troubled reunification talks rather than trying to address everything in one go.
Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press | Posted
May 22nd - 3:14pm
Embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer says he will only leave office if forced out because stepping down would be an admission of guilt in a corruption scandal that has led to growing calls for his ouster.
Israeli police said a Palestinian attacker was killed after he tried to stab officers near Jerusalem as President Donald Trump visited the city on Monday, while clashes erupted in the West Bank as Palestinians declared a strike in solidarity with hundreds of hunger striking prisoners held in Israeli jails.
George Jahn, Associated Press | Posted
May 22nd - 1:57pm
Nadia Murad managed to escape the Islamic State militants who enslaved her and other Yazidi women in Iraq. A comment betrays how deeply the scars from the ordeal run more than two years after she broke free.
A judge on Monday threatened to arrest the president of Puerto Rico's largest public university if she doesn't reopen the institution, which has remained closed for nearly two months amid a student strike.
Adam Schreck, Associated Press | Posted
May 22nd - 1:25pm
Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani took barbed swipes at the U.S. and its ally Saudi Arabia on Monday, hitting back at both a day after President Donald Trump used his first foreign trip to the kingdom to call for further isolation of Iran.
Hannah Dreier, Associated Press | Posted
May 22nd - 1:12pm
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is accusing protesters of setting fire to a government supporter, saying what he calls "Nazi-fascist" elements are taking root inside the opposition's ranks and contributing to a dangerous spiral of violence in the two-month anti-government protest movement.
Suzan Fraser and Josh Lederman, Associated Press | Posted
May 22nd - 1:05pm
Turkey summoned the American ambassador on Monday to protest what it called "aggressive and unprofessional actions" by American security personnel against Turkish bodyguards during a violent incident last week in Washington. The U.S. ambassador told Turkey's government its guards violated U.S. laws, a senior U.S. official said.
Ciaran Giles, Associated Press | Posted
May 22nd - 12:52pm
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Monday accused Catalonia's president of blackmailing the state following news reports that the powerful northeastern region has prepared a law to secede from Spain immediately if it is not allowed hold an independence referendum.
Josh Lederman, Associated Press | Posted
May 22nd - 12:44pm
President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador called Monday for the U.N. and aid agencies to shift focus in how they support Syrians in need by boosting support for roads, schools and hospitals in neighboring countries that have been overwhelmed by millions of refugees.