The intelligence shocks the White House and put US security chiefs on a top-secret crisis footing to figure out how to react
Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron is back as city chief months after he was removed from the position
The admission throws a new twist into allegations, fed by James Comey's own claims, that US President Donald Trump wanted the Federal Bureau of Investigation to pull back on its probe into the Russia scandal
The president seizes on the result of a closely-watched special election in Georgia as a vote of confidence
(UPDATED) Republican Karen Handel wins a fierce, closely-watched special congressional election in Georgia, US media project, salvaging a seat in traditional conservative territory
(UPDATED) Republicans are facing a sobering reminder of their president's poor approval ratings, as 30-year-old centrist Democrat Jon Ossoff, a filmmaker and onetime political assistant, clings to the narrowest of leads
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(3rd UPDATE) The new body will be nearly 6 years younger on average, have a record 223 women lawmakers, and will be strikingly less politically experienced
US President Donald Trump claims he is being investigated for obstruction of justice, but his lawyer says otherwise
The main concern for observers and critics is the likely absence of any political counterweight to Macron
'You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history – led by some very bad and conflicted people!' President Donald Trump says in a tweet
(UPDATED) Sessions fiercely denounces allegations that he acted improperly during a series of meetings with Russian officials – or that he knew of any attempt at collusion by a member of the Trump campaign team
It comes as political intrigue pulses through the US capital following explosive testimony by former FBI chief James Comey before the same panel last week, and as Trump has expressed frustrations with Sessions
Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy makes the comments on the eve of testimony at the Senate Intelligence Committee by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the Trump-Russia probe
Despite the low level of participation, Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello vowed, after casting his vote for full annexation by the United States, to defend internationally the result
(UPDATED) But the vote was marked by record low turnout of 49%, possibly reflecting fatalism among Macron's opponents in the face of his seemingly unstoppable advance, experts said
US state, independence, or status quo: Puerto Ricans will mull their political future in a non-binding referendum many have vowed to boycott
(3rd UPDATE) To achieve ambitious labor, economic, and social reforms, French President Emmanuel Macron needs a clear majority in parliament
Senior members of the ruling Conservative party have reportedly made the departure of Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill a condition of allowing Prime Minister Theresa May to stay on after losing her parliamentary majority
'Nag-retire na siya sa politics pero di niya puwede pabayaan ang political party,' says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, as the Nationalist People's Coalition prepares for the 2019 midterm polls
With Macron's party siphoning off support from the traditional political forces of left and right, the elections could radically re-draw France's political map
Speaking in Barcelona, Carles Puigdemont said the question would be: 'Do you want Catalonia to be an independent state in the form of a republic?'
(UPDATED) British Prime Minister Theresa May faces pressure to resign after losing her parliamentary majority, plunging the country into uncertainty as Brexit talks loom
The country could be plunged into uncertainty for weeks as Theresa May seeks to form a government, if her Conservative party loses its overall majority as an exit poll and near-complete results indicate
The pound dived from $1.2959 to $1.2695 minutes after exit polls indicated the Conservatives were going to lose their majority
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(UPDATED) The United Kingdom officially has a hung parliament. Here is what would happen next.
(UPDATED) The election comes at a pivotal time in British history as it negotiates a complicated exit from the European Union, the first country to leave the 6-decade-old bloc
Less than 6 months into his White House tenure, he finds himself locked in his toughest fight yet – the battle to save his presidency
Security incidents have left forecasters struggling on the eve of voting to predict an outcome
Since failing to predict the outcome of the last general election and the Brexit referendum, pollsters have adjusted their methodologies and broadly show the Conservatives ahead despite their lead narrowing
The US capital will grind to a halt as sacked FBI chief James Comey testifies about whether President Donald Trump pressured him to halt a probe into an advisor's links to Russia
In a surprise move against a key US ally, Trump suggests Qatar is funding extremism as he tacitly backs the diplomatic blockade of the emirate
Without presenting proof, Duterte Youth chairman Ronald Cardema claims that President Rodrigo Duterte should have gotten 'more than 20 million votes'
The alleged leak of the National Security Agency document by one of the tens of thousands of private contractors to US spy agencies becomes the newest embarrassment for the US intelligence community
The election in the central state of 16 million people, Mexico's wealthiest, was being closely watched as a bellwether ahead of presidential polls next year
The White House had floated the idea that Trump could invoke executive privilege, to protect the confidentiality of presidential discussions
Britain's snap general election is set to go ahead on Thursday, June 8, and will decide who shapes the United Kingdom's future as it leaves the European Union
Putin again flatly denies US intelligence agencies' assessment that Russia meddled via hacking and other means in the US election to help Trump win
Sunday's vote in more than 1,600 communes – village clusters – is seen as a warm up to next year's crunch national elections
Despite corruption allegations, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his wife Michelle appear relaxed as they cast their votes
'Hackers can be anywhere. They can be in Russia, in Asia... even in America, Latin America,' Russian President Vladimir Putin tells NBC News
His victory marks a watershed moment in Ireland, a once overwhelmingly Catholic and socially conservative country, with the Irish Times calling it a 'new dawn'
Voters accuse British Prime Minister Theresa May of 'broken promises' for calling an early election for June 8 after she had repeatedly said she would not, and for a U-turn on a key manifesto pledge on elderly social care
With one week to go until the June 8 vote, the Conservative leader headed to northeast England to remind voters of her pitch to be the best person to lead the country out of the European Union
The House Intelligence committee said it had approved subpoenas for Michael Cohen and for Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn to appear before them and supply document
(UPDATED) Clinton speaks at length about the campaign of 'disinformation' against her that she said was led by Moscow and influenced the outcome of the campaign