35 civilians, a lot of them women and children killed in air strikes

The Observatory said more than 40 children were among those killed in the strikes, which levelled al-Mayadin's municipality building.numerous families had fled from Raqqa, Islamic State's stronghold to the northwest, which us -backed Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters are pushing towards in an offensive against the jihadists, the Observatory said.

Trump returns to find the Russian investigation embroils his son-in-law

On Sunday, Trump tweeted, "Whenever you see the words "sources say" in the fake news media, and they don't mention is very possibly that those sources don't exist but are made up by fake news writers". One interesting note was that Mr. Trump seemed to argue for more spending in a GOP health plan that is now before the Senate. His comments were echoed by the administration's Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly .

Official says Trump expected to pull United States from Paris deal

Democrats quickly denounced the Trump administration's expected move to withdraw from the Paris climate accord Wednesday, calling it a political decision with grave ramifications for the well-being of the planet. In order to do that, countries pledge to reduce their carbon emissions. Other countries appear to have been galvanized by the threats from Trump, including China, the world's biggest emitter and the European Union.

Charles Krauthammer: That elusive Middle East peace

Charles Krauthammer: That elusive Middle East peace

On the substance of this issue, Trump is on solid ground . President Donald Trump will return to Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, but his White House still sits under a cloud of scandal. In Brussels, Trump ratcheted up his call for NATO members to bolster their defense spending in order to meet their treaty obligations. Those calls had mixed results.

Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski Dies At 89

In a joint statement, former President George H.W. Bush and his national security adviser, Brent Scowcroft, hailed Brzezinski as "a great American. a good man and a good friend". During the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, Brzezinski believed negotiations were going nowhere and started pushing for military action. But to normal people around the world, Brzezinsky was more known as a deranged person whose rabid anti-Russian rhetoric persisted for 50 years.