Top Trump advisers dodge questions about Kushner's Russian Federation

Economic adviser Gary Cohn briefed reporters on a few occasions on condition TV cameras were turned off; National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster joined Cohn on Saturday. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, described the latest allegations involving Kushner as "serious" and called for a thorough investigation. Read More

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: ICJ order binding on Pakistan, says India

BJP chief Amit Shah said India has heaved a sigh of relief following the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) decision to stay the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav who had been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court. He said the ICJ has rightly held that India should have been granted consular access as per the Vienna Convention to which both the countries have been signatories. Read More

UK: Manchester Police Arrest Another Suspect in Bomb Probe, Total 12

Members of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi's network are still potentially at large, British interior minister Amber Rudd warned, after the terrorism threat level was lowered from critical to severe due to significant progress in the investigation. Read More

Trump talks up trip before returning to controversy in Washington

Trump talks up trip before returning to controversy in Washington

Trump told USA military personnel in an address at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily that "you are protecting us and we will always remember that". President Donald Trump's top national security adviser says it's a "matter of fact" that the United States stands behind NATO's common defense principle. Read More

Philippine church says priest, churchgoers taken hostage

Philippine church says priest, churchgoers taken hostage

Backed by tanks and helicopters, Philippine government forces launched "precision attacks" Thursday to clear terrorists linked to the Islamic State (ISIS ) terror group from the southern city of Marawi, under siege since a failed raid to capture a militant on the USA list of most-wanted terrorists. Read More

After trip's final day, Trump to return to tumult at home

After trip's final day, Trump to return to tumult at home

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, who attended meetings of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member leaders on Thursday when Trump spoke, said he was confident having heard the USA leader speak that the United States would fulfil its obligations and wanted Europeans to do the same."What I heard from him yesterday in the meeting made me relaxed", he said. Read More

US diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea

But members of a prominent Chinese think tank have also reportedly warned that Beijing is doing all it can and the Washington cannot expect it to do much more. Most other details, including his age, are not known. It would be huge, and there would be huge amounts of casualties on both sides. It means the Trump administration may have ruled out a military option for the Kim Jong-un regime, which has ratcheted up military threats with a series of ballistic missile launches and nuclear ... Read More

Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader _ who calls it natural

Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader _ who calls it natural

Trump went on to complain that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation states owed the U.S. taxpayer money and to say that a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation "core task" should be to control "immigration" in future. In a written statement, Trump called the alleged leaks "deeply troubling" and said he was asking the Justice Department and other agencies to review the matter. Read More

Alabama-Florida State open ABC's Saturday night football

Alabama-Florida State open ABC's Saturday night football

That allowed two runs to score in a game where runs were hard to come by. Another sacrifice bunt attempt by Sydney Booker resulted in another throwing error that allowed Dare to score from second to make it 3-0. In the first, the Gators had two on with two out, but freshman Jordan Roberts struck out. And in the third, Lorenz led off with a single but was doubled off first on DeWitt's liner to third. Read More

Trump's term a 'complete disaster,' aside from foreign affairs: Boehner

Trump's term a 'complete disaster,' aside from foreign affairs: Boehner

But at the Thursday conference, where Boehner indirectly boasted about how much better his life is than Paul Ryan's , he also shed light on his motivation for jumping back into politics: he thinks Trump is doing a bad job. Boehner told the audience that Trump did the best he could in pushing to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The House's Obamacare replacement bill passed narrowly, but the Republicans in the Senate have indicated that they will be drafting their own bill ... Read More

Dubious document affected FBI investigation into Clinton

Dubious document affected FBI investigation into Clinton

Meanwhile, the New York Times reported last week that Comey had described a conversation in February in which Trump asked him to drop the investigation of Michael Flynn , Trump's former national security advisor who was sacked for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about a conversation he had with the Russian ambassador. Read More

Ranking House intel Dem: Subpoenas coming after Flynn denies request

General Michael Flynn has another chance to release subpoenaed documents before possibly being held in contempt of Congress, the Senate Intelligence Committee's leadership said as two new subpoenas were announced. The department said Sessions' staff relied on the guidance of the FBI investigator handling the background check, who advised that meetings with foreign dignitaries "connected with Senate activities" did not have to be reported on the form. Read More

Turkey shuns US resolution on Turkish bodyguards violence

Turkey shuns US resolution on Turkish bodyguards violence

Relations have worsened between Germany and Turkey since past year, when Germany granted asylum petitions to those who allegedly participated in the failed coup attempt in Turkey last July, and the German parliament agreed to define the 1915 massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as "genocide". Read More

Ex-CIA head says he warned Russia about meddling

Ex-CIA head says he warned Russia about meddling

As Brennan answers House lawmakers' questions in open and closed sessions, the Senate Armed Services Committee will hear from Trump's top intelligence official, Dan Coats , and the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency regarding national security threats. Read More

Foreigners among militants fighting Philippine army in Mindanao - solicitor

Philippines troops backed by tanks and helicopters battled on Friday to retake a southern city of 200,000 people overrun by militants linked to the so-called "Islamic State" (IS) earlier this week. It added that the imposition of martial law and the worsening human rights abuses that will arise from the declaration "will surely be brought forward in peace negotiations" as a form of violation of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law. Read More

Trump's dismissive approach to Russian issue

Trump's dismissive approach to Russian issue

Both Rogers and Coats had refused to comply, according to the Post's sources. It was later revealed that the president had asked Comey to stop the Bureau's investigation into Gen. He suggested to both the heads of National Intelligence and the NSA that they make formal statements denying any Trump/Russia collusion. While the department declined to "confirm or deny that Mr. Read More

Saudi, UAE pledge $100m to Ivanka Trump women fund

But news accounts have not accused Trump of naming Israel as a source of the information. In the same speech where Trump urged the Gulf nations to unite and fight against "terrorist and extremists", he isolated out Iran for fuelling "the fires of sectarian conflict and terror". Read More

Trump embraces Israel, but Russian ties still trail him

On his nine-day trip, Trump has noted that he is visiting lands where Muslims, Jews and Christians celebrate their founding beliefs, first stopping in Saudi Arabia, then Israel before heading to the Vatican for a meeting with Pope Francis, leader of the world's Roman Catholics. Read More

South Korea military suspects object crossing border was North Korean balloon

The spike in tensions comes with a new president in South Korea. The solid-fuel missile that was launched was the second successful test of a missile that the US calls KN-15, Martin reports. "What is clear is that the DPRK is openly defying Security Council resolutions with its accelerated ballistic missile testing activities", said Dujarric. Read More

Former CIA director worried Russia tried to recruit Americans

He described the FBI investigation into the matter as "well-founded". Members of the House Intelligence Committee during the Brennan testimony . The panel, along a number of other congressional committees, the FBI, and a newly appointed special counsel , are conducting investigations into Russian meddling that include any potential links between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Read More