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China protests 'unhelpful' United States sanctions on Iran

But the Trump administration, dominated by fiercely anti-Iran sentiment, balanced the sanctions waivers with new measures against Iranian defence officials and a Chinese business tied to Tehran's ballistic missile programme. Lawrence Ward, a partner at global law firm Dorsey & Whitney, said that the announcement by the State Department to continue the USA participation in the Iran nuclear deal is quite significant.



Could this Fox News host be Sean Spicer's replacement?

The source pointed to Trump addressing reporters Thursday afternoon for the first time in what has been nine days of White House drama, using it as an example of the president 'taking back the handling of his message personally, ' the Republican insider said .



Anthony Weiner to Plead Guilty to Sexting Charge

Abedin, a top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton past year, separated from Weiner in September after revelations he had sent more sexually charged messages online. Phone messages left Friday with the North Carolina girl's father were not immediately returned. Schaefer would not confirm if the plea was part of a deal and did not provide further details about the case.


United States strike hits pro-Assad forces Syria

United States strike hits pro-Assad forces Syria

Base at At Tanf has been used by advisers from the US-led worldwide coalition to train Syrian rebels fighting ISIS . The Syrian Army on Friday confirmed reports about a US-led airstrike on a military convoy near the Iraqi border, saying Washington's attempt will not terrorize the army from continuing to fight the terrorist groups.



Netanyahu: Moving US Embassy Would Help Advance Peace by Shattering Palestinians' Fantasy

One US official said the Western Wall was part of the West Bank, Channel Two reported . Israel occupied the West Bank and east Jerusalem in 1967. There were no further details about the security arrangements but the source added that the Palestinian security apparatus would oversee parts of president's visit as had been the case with previous trips by US leaders to the the West Bank.


Swedish prosecutor drops rape investigation of Assange

Swedish prosecutor drops rape investigation of Assange

Assange contends the United States should recognize his First Amendment rights as a journalist. Speaking on the embassy balcony, Mr Assange branded the news a victory before attacking the European Union saying "detention and extradition without charge has become a feature of the EU".