According to US officials the structures built on Spratly islands, which already have military air-strips, could be considered a military escalation.
Donald Trump’s scathing attack on the media came a day after he asserted his administration is “running like a fine-tuned machine” and there is “no chaos”.
A White House official said that Robert Harward, a senior executive at Lockheed Martin, cited family and financial reasons for turning down the job.
Peter Alexander of NBC News, during a news conference, accused Trump of misquoting his victory margin as the largest since Ronald Reagan.
Rights groups said that the raids were not business as usual and were more sweeping than operations conducted by the Obama administration.
Democrats and civil rights and immigration groups have voiced alarm about Sessions, who won by a 52-47 vote largely along party lines.
Only two Republican Senators and two independents supported the Democrats in their opposition to DeVos’ nomination for education secretary.
Japan hopes US defence secretary Jim Mattis’ visit would lead to deeper security ties between the two nations in the wake of North Korea’s nuclear provocations.
Several countries including long-standing US allies like UK and Germany spoke out against Trump’s order calling the measure discriminatory and divisive.
The cancellation, which followed a Twitter war between the two leaders signals a souring of relations between US and one of its most important international partners.
Many ‘sanctuary cities’ which shelter illegal immigrants vowed legal action, arguing that the threatened punishment would be unconstitutional.
Trump’s new administration vowed to prevent China from taking over the contentious South China Sea, Chinese state media hints at assertive action.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement came hours after delaying a crucial vote on an proposal to annex one of the West Bank’s largest settlements..
Hanging over Obama’s departure is the reality that he’s being replaced by a successor who has vowed to upend much of what he accomplished.
Some US analysts warn that Donald Trump could provoke a military confrontation if he presses the Taiwan issue too far.
The central issues to be resolved in the conflict include borders between Israel and a future Palestinian state, the fate of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the fate of Palestinian refugees and the status of Jerusalem.
For Flynn, a retired US Army three-star general and one of Trump’s closest advisers, it was another parting shot at the DIA, who he thinks unfairly fired him.
“We are starting to substitute open government for sheer authoritarianism, a government based not upon the principle of informed consent granted by people who understand its activities but rather a trust in personalities, a trust in claims, a trust in the hope that they will do the right thing,” Snowden said.
Clinton has said she is confident the FBI will not find anything problematic and will reach the same conclusion it did in July.
The arrival of Tom Shannon, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and an expert on Latin America, may help spur negotiations between the two sides.
Trump said he was being attacked because he was an outsider who had never previously run for office, which he argues is a virtue.
Rebels said they had no plan to evacuate Aleppo, the last major urban area they control, and denounced the amnesty offer as a deception.
Bashar al-Assad’s forces, supported by Iranian-backed militia and Russian air power, have since last week stepped up their offensive against rebel-held areas of Aleppo, bombing hospitals and damaging water supplies.
Still, the new law is not expected to have a lasting effect on the US’s relationship with Saudi Arabia.
“We are on the verge of suspending the discussion because it is irrational in the context of the kind of bombing taking place to be sitting there trying to take things seriously,” US Secretary of State John Kerry told a public policy conference in Washington.
A diplomatic solution to the fighting looked unlikely as US and Russian diplomats disagreed at a UN Security Council meeting called to discuss the violence.
Warplanes mounted the heaviest air strikes in months against rebel-held districts of Syria, dealing a fresh blow to the efforts to end the Syrian civil war.
US officials said two Russian warplanes were in the skies above the aid convoy at the exact time it was struck on Monday, but Russia has denied charges.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a military source at Deir al-Zor airport reported at least 90 Syrian soldiers were killed in the strikes.
Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement will enable their militaries to use each other’s assets and bases for repair and replenishment of supplies.
US deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said further Turkish targeting of the SDF would undermine efforts to forge a ‘united front’ against ISIS.
A Datanalisis poll showed that more than three-quarters of those surveyed disapproved of Maduro’s tenure while 22.1% thought that he should finish his term.
Publicly blaming Russia would bring instant pressure on Washington to divulge its evidence, which relies on highly classified sources and methods.
The Turkish government says the coup was masterminded by Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim cleric based in the US who has a wide following in Turkey.
The casualties appeared to include both Afghans and Nepalese security contractors.
Mexico’s support to India is seen as crucial in its bid to become member of the elite NSG, whose members are allowed to trade in and export nuclear technology.
The planes, which were to be a parting gift from the Obama administration to the Pakistani military became a symbol of all that is wrong with US policy on Pakistan.
Washington sees its relationship with India as critical, partly to counterbalance China’s rising power.