President Trump is still nominating key figures from America’s torture fiasco to key posts – including new FBI director Christopher Wray.
Tensions between Washington and Beijing have escalated in recent months as Trump has pressed China to cut steel production and rein in North Korea.
The attack was a reminder of the dangers posed to US forces in Afghanistan as Donald Trump weighs sending thousand more troops to America’s longest war.
Iran had already said it would complain to the body that oversees the 2015 deal, under which curbed its nuclear programme in return for sanctions relief.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also said he and President Trump discuss how to use the international agreement to advance administration policies.
Trump’s national security adviser H.R.McMaster had moved to replace Cohen-Watnick when concerns were raised in back in March.
Trump, frustrated by US ineffectiveness in the Afghan war, suggested firing his Afghanistan army general after a meeting that ended in a shouting match, according to officials.
If passed by the Congress and signed into law, the legislation could benefit highly-educated and technology professionals from countries like India.
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Wray vowed in his confirmation hearing last month to remain independent and not be swayed by politics or pressure from the president.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ultimatum shows he is prepared to stand up to Washington but also wants to avoid directly affecting US investment.
US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he was “very disappointed” China had done “nothing” for Washington with regards to North Korea.
Trump Jr. released emails that showed he agreed last year to meet a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer with damaging information on Clinton.
Scaramucci’s brief tenure was marked by a determination to crack down on White House leaks to the media and profanity-filled comments to The New Yorker
Trump’s loose decision-making style and open door policy has caused the White House to descend into chaos due to jockeying and infighting among staff and advisers.
But it was unclear whether White House admonishments would impact Capitol Hill, where Republicans signaled it was time to move on to other issues.
After talking to Trump, Abe said efforts to find a peaceful solution to the North Korean issue were undermined by Pyongyang’s unilateral “escalation.”
The tactic of alluding to an idealised point in the past, embodying all of a country’s best values while glossing over times of hardship, is nothing new.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un personally supervised the midnight launch of the missile on Friday night and said it was a “stern warning” for the US.
ISIS may be retreating, perhaps partly due to relentless US airstrikes in the past few months, but the price paid by Mosul is incomprehensibly high.
Internal talking points from Donald Trump’s spy chief Dan Coats reveal the testy relationship between the US president and his own intelligence community.
During the campaign Trump had denigrated the senator’s military service, which included many years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam.
Trump chose not to veto the sanctions bill which had near-unanimous support in the legislature, dashing his hope of warmer ties.
As fellow Republicans laboured to repeal Obamacare this week, Trump repeatedly swerved off-topic, escalating concerns in his party about his ability to govern the country six months after taking office.
Trump made the change a day after his new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci accused Priebus of being a leaker in a profanity-ridden interview.
The last-ditch effort came after senators voted 55-45 against a straight repeal of Obamacare, with a two-year delay for Congress to work out a replacement.
The Senate deadlocked 50-50 on moving forward with the healthcare debate, forcing vice president Mike Pence to cast the tie-breaking vote.
For seven years, Republicans promised to repeal and replace Obamacare, but they have struggled to do so once in power.
Australia agreed to settle nearly 2,000 refugees held offshore in exchange for UNHCR facilitating a swap deal with the US.
“If we don’t get the leaks stopped, I am a businessperson, and so I will take dramatic action to stop those leaks,” Anthony Scaramucci said, calling leakers “un-American.”
Iranian defence minister Hossein Dehghan and his Iraqi counterpart Erfan al-Hiyali signed a memorandum which covered border security, logistics and training.
Iranian defence minister Hossein Dehghan announced the launch of the Sayyad 3 missiles with improved altitude and range, as a response to arms acquisitions by its middle east neighbours.
Iran’s demand came in response to Trump’s threat of “new and serious consequences” if three US citizens detained by Tehran were not freed.
The House is set to vote on sanctions covering Russia, Iran and North Korea under which Trump must submit to Congress a report on proposed actions that would “significantly alter” US foreign policy.
Russia’s ambassador to the US, Sergei Kislyak – whose name has emerged multiple times in the investigation of Russian interference in the US elections – ended his tenure amidst intense scrutiny.
The fast-escalating political showdown in Venezuela has taken over 100 lives and injured thousands more since the anti-government unrest began in April.
There is, however, no suggestion that the lawyer is an employee of the Russian government or intelligence services.
A US judge refused to revisit a court order that blocks Trump from carrying out a policy that threatens sanctuary cities harbouring immigrants.
About one in eight Trump voters said they are not sure they would do so again after witnessing his tumultuous first six months in office, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.
The US argue that Pyongyang fired an intercontinental ballistic missile, while Russia contends it was just a medium-range one, which hamstrings the US effort to push for stronger sanctions.