Trump explains Lavrov why he could not cooperate with Moscow
US President Donald Trump raised the firing of the FBI director in a meeting with Russia's foreign minister to explain why he had been unable to find areas of cooperation with Moscow, according to two top administration officials. This was reported by Reuters.
EU responded to prohibition of Russian websites in Ukraine
European Union expressed its position on the issue of blocking social media and sanctions against IT-companies. This was reported by Ukrayinska Pravda, referring to Jurgis Vilcinskas, the Head of Press & Information Section of EU office.
Car rams Times Square pedestrians, kills one, injures others - Reuters
A speeding car crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk in New York City's busy Times Square on Thursday, killing one person and injuring at least 12, and police said the incident did not appear to be an act of terrorism, witnesses, police and news media said, Reuters reports.
Putin's friend, Ukrainian oligarch Medvedchuk was in contact with Trump campaign – Reuters
Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the exchanges told Reuters.
Putin and Macron discuss further work of Normandy Four
Vladimir Putin the President of Russia had a phone conversation with Emmanuel Macron the President of France as the Kremlin reports.
Trump: ‘I had right to share with Russia’
President of the United States Donald Trump said it was his right to share information with Russia – the things concerning fighting terrorism and flight safety, which was one of the topics during the talks with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on May 10.
Trump extends sanctions against Syria for a year
President of the United States Donald Trump continued the sanctions against the government of Syria for another year. This is reported by the press service of the White House of the United States.
President at the meeting with UK Prime Minister: Great Britain is one of the most valuable and reliable partners of Ukraine
President Petro Poroshenko thanked for a strong and reliable position of Great Britain in support of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine due to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Russian aggression in the east of our country.
Decision to drop "mother of all bombs" in Afghanistan did not need Trump’s approval
Decision to attack "Islamic State" positions in Afghanistan by using "mother of all bombs" did not require the approval of US President Donald Trump. This was reported by Associated Press, noting that the information was provided in Pentagon. At the same time, "officials weren't authorized to speak publicly on the matter".
US representative to the UN: Russia committed crimes in Syria
Nikki Haley, Permanent US Representative to the UN, while speaking on the protection of human rights at the UN Security Council on March 29, said that Russia and Iran are involved in the Assad regime’s annihilation of the population and civilian infrastructure in Aleppo. The US representative referred to this as “war crimes”.
NYT: Trump administration orders tougher screening of visa applicants
The Trump administration is making it tougher for millions of visitors to enter the United States by demanding new security checks before giving visas to tourists, business travelers and relatives of American residents, according to The New York Times (NYT).
CNBC: Trump expresses 'strong support' for NATO, presses Merkel on paying dues
President Donald Trump pressed German Chancellor Angela Merkel "hard" on North Atlantic Treaty Organization commitments during their meeting Friday, a senior administration official told NBC News.