France's Le Pen under fire in first presidential debate
Marine Le Pen's proposal to pull France out of the euro and her hardline stance on Islam came under attack from her fellow presidential hopefuls Monday, in a combative TV debate a month before the country goes to the polls.
Ivanka Trump has White House office
President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka now has an office at the White House, although she will not be a government employee, an administration official told AFP Monday.
Export bans hit Brazil's meat industry after scandal
The fallout from Brazil's rotten meat scandal accelerated Monday when China, a huge client, suspended imports and the European Union demanded a partial ban.
Mexico threatens to ditch US corn imports
Mexico has identified a potential weapon in its trade wrangle with US President Donald Trump: lucrative yellow cobs of American corn.
Confirmation hearing for Trump's Supreme Court pick begins
President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, faced senators Monday for his confirmation hearing, with Democrats immediately casting him as a threat to civil liberties and social progress.
Strikes pound east Damascus after rebel assault
But forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad drove them back by nightfall and began a fierce bombing campaign, a monitor said, before calm was restored on Monday afternoon in eastern Damascus where shops reopened and cars returned to the roads.
FBI chief confirms probe of possible Russia links to Trump team
FBI Director James Comey confirmed for the first time Monday that the agency is investigating Russian interference in last year's presidential election and notably Moscow's possible collusion with President Donald Trump's campaign.
FBI says no information to support Trump wiretap charges
FBI Director James Comey on Monday shot down President Donald Trump's tweeted claims that his predecessor Barack Obama had wiretapped the phones at Trump Tower ahead of the election.