World Bulletin / News Desk
US President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday it would be an "asset, not a liability" if he gets along with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but admitted it was not a given that the pair would be allies.
"If Putin likes Donald Trump, I consider that an asset, not a liability, because we have a horrible relationship with Russia," Trump told a press conference -- his first since winning the November presidential election.
"I don't know that I'm going to get along with Vladimir Putin. I hope I do. But there's a good chance I won't," he added, in the wake of explosive allegations about his dealings with Russia and purported intelligence gathered by Moscow about him.
Trump also dismissed Wednesday a dossier with allegations Russia has compromising material on him as a "phony report" but acknowledged that Russia was behind the hacking of Democratic Party computers.
"It's all fake news. It's phony stuff. It didn't happen," he said in a press conference.
"As far as hacking, I think it was Russia, but I also think we've been hacked by other countries, other people."
Ankara prosecutors' probe follows president's complaint over ex-French diplomat suggesting his assassination
Experts running the probe said they could not rule out other carmakers besides Volkswagen using cheating devices in test conditions.
Muslims must choose the one who defends fraternity among citizens, not discord or hatred, says head of Paris Grand Mosque
Police record more than 23,500 far-right offences last year; nearly 1,700 of them are violent attacks
Every guest worker who retired and went back to Turkey are ambassadors for Germany, according to Offenbach business leader
Eight of the bodies were recovered in Greek waters while the Turkish coastguard found another seven bodies, a Greek coastguard spokeswoman said.
French president warns of risks if far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen, comes to power
Athens on April 7 accepted in principle a tough set of new reform and tax measures in return for fresh cash to avert a possible debt default in July.
Here is a look at those who were still a little wet behind the ears when they attained high executive office.
The OSCE suffered its first casualty in the three-year war in Europe's backyard after an armoured vehicle hit a landmine Sunday in the Russian-backed separatist fiefdom of Lugansk.
"We respect the choice of the French people. We are in favour of building good and mutually beneficial relations," said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, quoted by state-run RIA Novosti news agency.
Military blames attack on Nigerian ISIL-linked terrorist group Boko Haram
Building the wall was Trump's signature campaign promise, and the White House appeared determined to get Congress to approve a down payment as part of a bigger bill to keep the US government funded.
Guterres spoke amid a deepening row over alleged bias within the UN following US pressure, exacerbated last month when a UN rights expert issued a blistering criticism of Israel's policies.
International media pored over the results of France's closely watched first round of its presidential election Sunday, with mainstream newspapers flocking to back centrist Emmanuel Macron against far-right rival Marine Le Pen.
The measure follows an initial round of sanctions announced last week, Canada's first against Syria and its president, Bashar al-Assad, since 2014, when a conservative government was in office in Ottawa.