Russian President Vladimir Putin mockingly offers James Comey political Asylum

Putin said during Thursday's live call-in show televised nationwide that the "crisis is over", pointing at an economic growth over the past nine months. Putin said Moscow is determined to re-engage with Washington on several pressing worldwide issues, including nuclear non-proliferation, arms control, combatting poverty and climate change.

UAE says US, European guarantees needed to solve Gulf crisis

Analysts have accused President Donald Trump's administration of sending mixed signals, exacerbating the rift. Trump called Qatar a "funder of terrorism at a very high level", only for his Pentagon to approve selling it $12 billion of warplanes five days later.

Netanyahu: Trump 'made an indelible impression on the people of Israel'

Kushner replied that Trump sends "his best regards and it is an honor to be here". Reporters were barred from covering the meetings and did not have an opportunity to ask Kushner questions. An issue of contention, however, seems to be the PA's payment of salaries to Palestinian prisoners and families of dead terrorists as well as incitement to terror in the PA-administered areas.

Portugal Prepare For New Zealand Confederations Cup Test

Portugal still looked determined to make sure of their position as group winners by adding more goals and new AC Milan signing Andre Silva effectively clinched it in the 80th minute with a fine solo effort. "I believe we will win against New Zealand but I can't say what will happen in that match", said Santos. "We will try to approach it (the game against Portugal ) with the right attitude and organisation".

Cindy spurs flash flood watches around the South

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Cindy's maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 miles per hour (64 kph) with continued weakening expected over the next two days. A Flash Flood Warning is already in place for areas north of Columbus, including Delaware, Union, Hardin, Marion and Morrow counties. Alabama isn't through dealing with the storm, the Alabama Media Group news site reports.

N.Korea's Foreign Ministry launches website

China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi and General Fang Fenghui met Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis during the talks. Looking ahead, the two sides pledged to expand mutually-beneficial cooperation and manage differences on the basis of mutual respect, all in a bid to promote the steady development of China-U.S.