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Comey gets White House welcome from President Trump

FBI Director James Comey, the man Hillary Clinton blamed for her election defeat, got a hug and a handshake from Donald Trump on his second full day as president.

Mr Comey was singled out at the event for law enforcement and security officials in the White House's Blue Room by Mr Trump who said: "He's become more famous than me."

Mr Comey sent a letter to the US Congress only days before the presidential election on 8 November announcing that he was reopening an investigation Mrs Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state from 2009 to 2012.

The FBI director announced a week later there was no new indication that a prosecution was needed.

Talks begin to move US embassy in Israel

The US embassy in Tel Aviv Credit: AP

The White House is in the early stages of talks to fulfill President Donald Trump's pledge to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Spokesman Sean Spicer said: "We are at the very beginning stages of even discussing this subject."

Washington's embassy is in Tel Aviv, as are most foreign diplomatic posts.

Israel calls Jerusalem its eternal capital, but Palestinians also lay claim to the city as part of an eventual Palestinian state.

Both sides cite biblical, historical and political claims.

A move would likely spark anger in the Arab world.

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