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Russia is now a criminal matter, senators say after 'sobering' briefing

McCaskill, and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., later added to the intrigue when they disclosed that, in a private meeting with senators, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller, told them Trump was determined to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey before Rosenstein wrote a memo critical of Comey.



Trump to extend Iran sanctions, still developing U.S. policy

The new sanctions concern "Iranian defense officials, an Iranian entity, and a China-based network that supplied missile-applicable items to a key Iranian defense entity'" as announced by the US Treasury Department. Nephew made the remarks in a call hosted by Diplomacy Works, a new organization of former United States diplomats and policymakers, mostly Democrats, formed to defend the deal.



Trump expected to signal NAFTA renegotiation plans

Farmers have been relieved that NAFTA has survived so far. While many lawmakers have endorsed the idea of a NAFTA reboot, others have also cautioned against any premature actions that could destabilise United States trade ties with key export markets.


Times Square crash victim was 18-year-old MI woman

Times Square crash victim was 18-year-old MI woman

Police initially considered it as a case of drunken driving, but his initial tests were negative for alcohol. Rojas' motivation was unclear, but Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio said there was "no indication that this was an act of terrorism".


US Navy moves second aircraft carrier near N Korea

US Navy moves second aircraft carrier near N Korea

A source with the USA military based in South Korea said that the USS Ronald Reagan strike group will sail to the Sea of Japan from its home port at Yokosuka Naval Base. President Donald Trump warned at the time that there was a chance for a "major conflict with North Korea", but said, "We'd love to solve things diplomatically".


West Ham and Stoke 'target Leeds' 30-goal Chris Wood'

West Ham and Stoke 'target Leeds' 30-goal Chris Wood'

With the amount of television money flowing into the Premier League getting even greater starting this year, big money is going to be splashed around, and it's going to be tempting for teams such as Leeds to sell their star players for big paydays and reinvest in the squad.