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The New York Times reported details of a conversation that took place in the Oval Office in the White House on Wednesday (10 May), the day after he had fired Comey. Exit question: Remember when the White House used to claim that it fired Comey because of how he handled the Clinton investigation? In the briefing, Rosenstein acknowledged that he knew Trump was going to fire Comey before he wrote the memo, saying Trump approached him the day before to seek his "advice and input".
  • Watch the Destiny 2 gameplay premiere livestream right here

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    The game starts with the Homecoming mission, which shows the fall of the Tower and the Cabal Red Guard taking over the Traveler - robbing Guardians of their Light-derived powers. Clans have been a part of Destiny for years, but now they will function more like clans you're familiar with from other massively multiplayer games.
  • Killing CIA Informants, China Crippled US Spying Operations

    Killing CIA Informants, China Crippled US Spying Operations

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    One of the lost CIA operatives was shot in front of his colleagues in the courtyard of a government building - probably a message to colleagues who might also have been working for the agency. Investigators were stunned by the breach - and bitterly divided over how it happened. American officials clashed over the cause of the damage, however it is still unknown whether the Chinese hacked the a Central Intelligence Agency communications system or if there was a mole.
  • China Jet Fighters Intercept American Plane; US Calls

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    U.S. officials told CNN that one of the Sukhoi Su-30 jets that approached the WC-135 plane on Wednesday was flying upside down, coming as close as 46 metres. "While we are still investigating the incident, initial reports from the USA aircrew characterized the intercept as unprofessional", Hodge said. The deployment came despite Chinese warnings against challenging Beijing's sovereignty in the region.
  • Basquiat painting fetches record $110.5M at NY auction

    Basquiat painting fetches record $110.5M at NY auction

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    The untitled work was done in oil stick, acrylic and spray paint, and depicts a face in the shape of a skull. The work was last sold in May 1984 for $19,000, and has been "virtually unseen" since then, according to Sotheby's . The elder daughter, Pamela, consigned 107 works to Christie's, which has sold about 50 lots for $125 million so far this week. "It's just pure emotion".
  • NCSC urges vigilance in wake of cyber attack

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    Home Secretary Amber Rudd said that a million people were treated on Monday, with GP surgeries working hard to ensure as few patients as possible are affected. "Although we have never seen anything on this scale when it comes to ransomware attacks, they are relatively common and there are things that you can do, that everyone can do, all of us can do, to protect ourselves against them", he said.
  • Macron as French President: Lesser of Two Evils

    Macron as French President: Lesser of Two Evils

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    Violent protests, anger, egg-throwing and heckling against the president-elect and his defeated, far-right rival Marine Le Pen disrupted their campaigns, which espoused two starkly opposed visions for the country. Monday also marked decades of peace in Western Europe, something Macron made a cornerstone of his campaign against Le Pen's brand of populism. Final results from the interior ministry out today showed Macron - who will be France's youngest ever president - won 66.1 per cent of ...
  • Western Wall Not Part of Israel

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    Adelson, who cut a $5 million check to President Donald Trump's inauguration, was miffed that Tillerson remained noncommittal about moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem during his appearance on " Meet The Press " on Sunday. But generally, it is hard to overstate the degree to which the career bureaucracy disapproves of moving the US embassy - and not just in the State Department.
  • Trump's comments to Russians about Comey 'is compelling evidence of corrupt intent'

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    The newspaper cites the White House's official written account of the Oval Office meeting. It took place the day after the Comey firing. "There was considerable frustration in the room", said Rep. House members leaving a briefing by the deputy attorney general on the probe of connections between Russian Federation and Donald Trump's presidential campaign say they're frustrated at not getting answers.
  • Russian Federation probe turns to possible cover-up as investigation reaches White House

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    Previous reports indicate that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager, are included in the investigation. Vice Chairman Senator Mark Warner said he anticipates Mr Comey will "shed light on issues critical" to the committee's investigation. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said he would not discuss information provided in classified briefings and said the House Oversight committee had already asked for documents related to ...
  • United States protests intercept by Chinese jets; China blames US

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    Officials told CNN the Chinese fighters came within 150 feet of the USA plane and one of the fighters flew upside down over the us plane. News reported that the USA aircraft, a WC-135 Constant Phoenix, was conducting a routine mission in worldwide airspace Wednesday when it was intercepted over the East China Sea by two Chinese Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircraft.