Papadopoulos pleaded guilty earlier this month to lying to the FBI about his dealings with Russians.
Republican and Democratic members of Congress have argued for years that Congress ceded too much authority over the military to the White House after the September 11 attacks.
His statements marked the opening of the defence’s case, which suffered a blow earlier in the day when the presiding military judge said President Donald Trump had not damaged Bergdahl’s chances of a fair sentence.
Republicans in Congress last week launched an investigation into an Obama-era deal in which a Russian company bought a Canadian firm that owned some 20% of US uranium supplies.
Charges against Manafort would be the first in Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into alleged Russian meddling in 2016 presidential election.
The Russia investigation has cast a shadow over Trump’s nine-month-old presidency and widened the partisan rift between Republicans and Democrats.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen landed in Honolulu on Saturday en route to the island’s diplomatic allies among Pacific nations.
US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he would release all documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy except those with the names and addresses of people who are still alive.
The former president’s public decision to lead political activity in that direction fundamentally means asking questions arising out of the US presence in Afghanistan.
Donald Trump has launched a programme to expand testing of drones to include flights over people, nighttime operations and flights out of sight of the operator.
While Tillerson did not directly demand that India should snap all ties with North Korea, sources claim that Indian officials are aware that Washington would like New Delhi to take the step based on indirect feelers.
Trump’s 120-day ban on refugees ended on Tuesday and is set to be replaced by a new set of restrictions.
The Trump administration will temporarily delay the processing of most refugees from 11 countries identified as high-risk, while resuming refugee admissions for other countries, government officials said on Tuesday.
Nine months after President Donald Trump took office, the first tangible signs of progress on one of the central promises of his campaign have appeared along the US border with Mexico.
The US is taking steps and considering a range of further actions over Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority, including targeted sanctions under its Global Magnitsky law, the State Department said on Monday.
Isolating North Korea further over its nuclear and ballistic missile tests is a key goal for Trump on what will be his longest foreign trip to date.
Donald Trump’s bellicose long-term Iran strategy would certainly create a rift between the US and European powers. Even more perhaps than the one that followed George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq in 2003.
A hefty victory would raise the likelihood that Abe will win a third term as LDP leader next September and go on to become Japan’s longest-serving premier.
Iran is complying with the nuclear deal. Trump, on the other hand, is risking a war – and torching US credibility.
Many of Obama’s comments appeared to be thinly veiled swipes at Trump, whose combative style and inflammatory rhetoric have led to frequent controversy and stoked political tensions.
The Iranian people want the US to fulfill the economic promises it made in the nuclear deal, not to foment internal unrest and radical political change.
Activists who call for pluralism are regularly jailed and criticism of China’s authoritarian system silenced.
India Becomes Newest Outpost for US Crude Exports as Modi Looks to Secure Supply Outside Middle East
US exports recently set a weekly record with nearly two million barrels of crude a day sent overseas. But shipments to India have been rare.
Almost immediately after saying he empathised with the effort by his former strategist Steve Bannon to back challenges against Republican senators in next year’s congressional elections, Trump stood with Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell.
Pakistan’s hegemonic design in Afghanistan is clear, but what is subtle is that it seeks to leverage its use of jihadist proxies to convince the US to help resolve the Kashmir dispute with India.
US officials said Trump was expected to announce that he will not certify the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, believing the agreement is not in the national interests of the US.
His decision is likely to please those among his political base who detest the Obamacare system, which many Republicans have attacked for years as an unneeded government intrusion in Americans’ healthcare.
While the ultimate objective still remains political reconciliation in Afghanistan, the route by which the parties get there will be vastly different under the Trump administration.
“He concerns me. He would have to concern anyone who cares about our nation,” the senator, who announced his retirement last month, said.
The Trump administration on Tuesday expelled 15 diplomats to protest Communist-run Cuba’s failure to protect US embassy staff in Havana.
The US president is also expected to roll out a broader US strategy on Iran that would be more confrontational.
A former British spy who compiled a dossier with allegations that Russia helped Donald Trump in the 2016 US election has met with investigators working for the special counsel.
White House officials believe John Kelly’s personal cellphone was compromised, raising concerns that hackers or foreign governments may have had access to data on the phone.
Sources with knowledge of Mueller’s probe said his investigators have assumed control of multiple inquiries into allegations by US intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the election.
Rushdie offers no easy answers, but the spirit of questions The Golden House helps provoke, makes it a great book and a worthwhile investment.
While Narendra Modi has frozen out the free press and not held a single press conference during his time as prime minister, journalists seen to be on his side have been adequately rewarded.
While the rapid rise of the far-right Alternative for Germany party is alarming, the tide of populism visible elsewhere in the world has not quite swept over Germany.
The party was unable to win enough support from its own senators for a bill to repeal the 2010 Affordable Care Act and decided not to put it to a vote.
From Trump and Brexit to Black Lives Matter, people are recording protests around the world to create a new soundtrack of dissent.
We’re not sure if the cure, the populist outsider, will work and make life better. but we are willing to experiment as the old certainties of representative politics wither.