{FD} Trump pushes back against ‘Fake News Media’ coverage of Russian meddling

President Trump pushed back Saturday against coverage by what he called the “Fake News Media” on revelations about Russian meddling in the 2016 election -- saying the meddling began well before he ran for office and citing a Facebook official who said swaying the election was not Russia’s main goal.

{FD} Haley calls for UN to act after report finds Iranian weapons in Yemen, violating sanctions

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is demanding the U.N. act in the wake of damning report that founds Iranian weapons and ballistic missile were taken into Yemen even after a 2015 arms embargo -- the latest evidence of Iran’s broader disregard for sanctions.

{FD} Haley calls for UN to act after report finds Iranian weapons in Yemen

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is demanding the U.N. act in the wake of damning report that founds Iranian weapons and ballistic missile were taken into Yemen even after a 2015 arms embargo -- the latest evidence of Iran’s broader disregard for sanctions.

{FD} FBI boss says Rob Porter background check ‘completed’ last year, despite White House claims

FBI Director Christopher Wray testified Tuesday that former White House staff secretary Rob Porter had completed a background check months before he was forced to resign over domestic allegations against him -- conflicting with White House timelines that said the check was ongoing.

{FD} Trump riles UK leaders by pointing to health system crisis

President Trump has riled U.K. leaders by wading into a sensitive debate over their health care service -- though the socialized system is visibly plagued by a winter crisis that has slashed services and led to claims that patients are dying in corridors and ambulances.

{FD} Italy’s Berlusconi adopts Trump’s rhetoric as election nears, calls migrants a ‘social bomb’

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is on the cusp of a major comeback victory in a month's time -- and as he looks to seal the deal with a migration-weary Italian public, he is taking a page out of President Trump’s playbook.

{FD} Trump administration, pushing back on Iran’s influence, slaps fresh sanctions on Hezbollah

The Trump administration announced Friday that it was slapping fresh sanctions on Hezbollah-linked individuals and businesses in Africa and the  Middle East -- a move to limit not only the operations of the terrorist group, but also Iran’s influence in the region.

{FD} Ex-Rep. Corrine Brown arrives in ‘limousine-style’ minibus to begin prison time

Disgraced ex-Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown arrived in style this week at a Florida federal prison to serve her five-year sentence for lying about a purported charity for poor students that she was found to have used as a personal slush fund.

{FD} Trump critical of Theresa May on Brexit, says he would have been ‘tougher’

President Trump has risked damaging relations between the U.S. and the U.K. after reportedly taking a stinging shot at Prime Minister Theresa May’s approach to Britain’s negotiations with the European Union -- saying in an interview that he would have taken a much tougher approach to the “Brexit” talks

{FD} Nikki Haley skewers Mahmoud Abbas at UN Security Council meeting

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley launched a broadside Thursday at Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, accusing him of indulging in “outrageous” conspiracy theories about Israel and lacking what is needed to secure peace in the region.

{FD} Trump, May talk up US-UK ties in Davos, dismiss rumors of strained relationship

President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May talked up the relationship between the two countries Thursday, amid reports that the ties between the two leaders have become strained in recent months.

{FD} FBI’s Strzok and Page spoke of ‘secret society’ after Trump election, lawmakers say

Two top FBI officials under fire for exchanging anti-Trump text messages during the 2016 election spoke of a “secret society” the day after President Trump's victory, according to two lawmakers with knowledge of the messages.