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Trump Seemingly Applies Carrot and Stick over Sanctions for Iran

Stuart Jones , the top USA diplomat in charge of the Middle East, said the U.S.is still forming a "comprehensive Iran policy" that addresses Iran's support for Syrian President Bashar Assad's government and militant groups in Lebanon, Iraq and Yemen.


South Korea wants to reopen communications with the North

South Korea wants to reopen communications with the North

The North also said that it has the capability to deliver a strong "retaliatory strike", and that all US targets in the Pacific were 'in its sights'. The pair told the AP that if the North ultimately thought it was under immediate attack or threatened, one possible scenario would be that it would first target the South Korean city of Busan, which is often used as a port by the US Navy .


IS conflict: Syrian opposition 'take town of Tabqa and dam'

IS conflict: Syrian opposition 'take town of Tabqa and dam'

The fall of Tabqa leaves no other major urban settlements on the road to Raqqa, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) away. Last week it said it had taken 90% of Tabqa city in Raqqa province. But Washington's reassurances have failed to assuage Ankara. "Both the PKK and YPG are terrorist organizations and they are no different apart from their names", he told a televised news conference.


Trump Says He Never Asked Comey to Close Flynn Probe

Trump Says He Never Asked Comey to Close Flynn Probe

In a joint news conference with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, Mr Trump was asked whether he had pressured the former Federal Bureau of Investigation boss. The White House had said Mr. Trump made the decision to fire Comey only after receiving the recommendation from Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.



After Mueller, Trump Critics Worry: Maybe There's No Scandal

On Wednesday, Mr Trump was quoted in a White House statement as saying: "I look forward to this matter concluding quickly". "And I think this shows a very divided country". Mueller will have sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes he uncovers. The White House initially said that letter prompted Trump to fire Comey, but Trump later said he had already made a decision to dismiss him and was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing".



Pelosi: Special Counsel Not Enough, White House Needs 'Adult Supervision'

Trump was speaking in a joint press conference with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos. On the subject of the allegations - started in July 2016 by the Hillary Clinton campaign and embraced by Democrats and some of the media since her surprise defeat in November - that he and his campaign colluded with Russia, Trump said that "the entire thing has been a witch hunt".