US presidential candidate Donald Trump insisted Wednesday that he had "nothing to do with Russia" after Democrats accused Moscow of trying to help the Republican nominee win the November general election. "I have nothing to do with Russia," he told reporters just outside Miami. The New York billionaire, who has never previously held elected office, has spoken frequently of his belief that he would "get on" with Putin and has stopped short of promising unconditional support for NATO allies.
British foreign minister Boris Johnson will meet his French counterpart in Paris on Thursday two weeks after Jean-Marc Ayrault called him a liar over his role in Britain's vote last month to leave the European Union. "This first trip to France by the British foreign secretary will offer an opportunity to discuss the most important international issues of the day on which we work closely with the United Kingdom, as well as our bilateral relationship, particularly in the areas of defence, counter-terrorism and border control," a French foreign ministry statement said. Johnson's portfolio does not include Britain's future negotiations on terms for leaving the EU, a task for which Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a special minister, David Davis.
MILAN (AP) — The caretakers of Milan's historic Duomo cathedral on Wednesday requested additional police surveillance in light of an incident in which an American tourist was locked inside overnight and the terror attack on a French church.