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US ambassador to Turkey caught in genocide row

Turkey’s foreign ministry said on Friday it summoned the U.S. ambassador to Ankara over a resolution passed by U.S. lawmakers recognizing the mass killings of Armenians a century ago as a genocide, adding it conveyed Turkey’s dismay over the decision. The resolution was passed unanimously by the U.S. Senate on …

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US Senator John McCain, a war hero, dead at 81

US Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam and a self-styled maverick Republican, died on Saturday, his office said. He was 81. John McCain, bottom right, in 1965 with his Navy squadron.  National Archives McCain was the proud naval aviator who climbed from depths of despair as …

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Senate confirms Wray as next FBI director

he Senate on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to confirm Christopher A. Wray as the next FBI director, filling the critical post that has remained vacant since President Trump fired James B. Comey in May. Trump’s firing of Comey immediately led to accusations that he was trying to impede the bureau’s investigation …

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