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February 21, 2017 7:37 AM French socialist Hamon confident about election deal with Greens

PARIS French socialist presidential candidate Benoit Hamon said on Tuesday he was confident about reaching an agreement with green party candidate Yannick Jadot by the end of this week. The two have been discussing a possible alliance under which Jadot would withdraw his candidacy and join forces with Hamon in the April-May election. "I am confident 12

February 20, 2017 11:52 PM Protesters hold 'Not My Presidents Day' events across the US

Protesters held demonstrations on Presidents Day Monday in cities across the country in opposition to Donald Trump’s presidency, questioning the legitimacy of his White House victory and opposing him on a variety of issues including immigration and climate science. At least nine events were held under the social media-driven “Not My Presidents Day” movement 15

February 20, 2017 11:27 PM Choice of McMaster likely to quell GOP hawks

The new national security adviser is a 'warrior-scholar' who has staked out a decidedly more hawkish position on Russia and gone out of his way to assert that the war against terrorism must not be morph in a war against Islam. President Donald Trump has picked one of the military’s leading warrior-scholars to restore order to the National Security Council 13

February 20, 2017 10:09 PM Trump taps Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser

President Trump on Monday named Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn — a move meant to help put the White House on firmer footing after missteps on multiple fronts. Trump called McMasters “a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience” while introducing him to reporters at the Mar-a-Lago 17

February 20, 2017 7:37 PM Russia Announces Another Ceasefire Deal With Ukraine Amid Tensions With West

European powers are backing a new ceasefire agreement announced Saturday for embattled eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists have been locked in conflict for three years. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the deal, set to begin Monday, was settled with input from his German and French counterparts, and comes 14

February 20, 2017 5:20 PM British parliament debates Trump visit

LONDON — British lawmakers on Monday kicked off a debate on whether to withdraw an invitation to President Trump for a state visit — ­an offer that had been extended by the British prime minister with un­precedented speed. The debate, held in Parliament’s Westminster Hall, was triggered after a petition calling on the British government to cancel the state 13

February 20, 2017 3:48 PM LOOK: Rory McIlroy the latest to play golf with President Trump

The No. 3 golfer in the world teed it up with POTUS over the weekend Rory McIlroy played 18 holes with President Donald Trump over the weekend in Florida, according to Chris Solomon of No Laying Up. McIlroy, who has been injured with a stress fracture in his rib, told Solomon he was not planning on playing a full round until next weekend but a call from the president 12

February 20, 2017 3:25 PM Five big Trump narratives to watch

The news cycle in Trump’s White House seems to move at light speed, and the incredible interest in his presidency from around the globe has rocked politics, the media and the entertainment industry. The sheer volume of events and surprises makes it difficult to narrow down a list of story lines, but here are five of the biggest. Trump’s executive order 11

February 20, 2017 3:24 PM John Oliver tries to warn Trump about Putin — through horrible techno music

Throughout campaign season and since winning the election, President Donald Trump has asked, “Wouldn’t it be great if we actually got along with Russia?” John Oliver isn’t so sure. “It would also be nice if you could walk right up to a bear and hug it,” the “Last Week Tonight” host said on Sunday’s episode, which he devoted to exploring what it’d mean to get along 18

February 20, 2017 12:36 PM Russia Compiles Psychological Dossier on Trump for Putin

MOSCOW — A dossier on Donald Trump's psychological makeup is being prepared for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Among the preliminary conclusions? The new American leader is a risk-taker but can be naïve, according to a senior Kremlin adviser. Trump "doesn't understand fully who is Mr. Putin — he is a tough guy," former Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei 15