China conducts live-fire drills, weapons tests in waters near two Koreas

The statement did not say what missiles were tested or when the launches took place. Zhou Chenming, from the Knowfar Institute for Strategic and Defence Studies, a Chinese think tank, said: "The test might involve variants of new missile types, including the DF-21, DF-26 and other types of Dongfeng series missiles".

Trump said firing Flynn 'did not sound like an emergency'

Trump said firing Flynn 'did not sound like an emergency'

But why even hire Flynn in the first place? The president made, ultimately, the right decision and I think he was proven that - that - that. "And that created a compromise situation, a situation where the national security adviser essentially could be blackmailed by the Russians".

'We have nothing to do with that,' Putin says of Comey firing

Trump fired the FBI head on Tuesday, saying it was time for "a new beginning" at the bureau. The announcement came as Trump's campaign was being investigated by U.S. She asked him how the firing of Comey will affect relations between the United States and Russian Federation. When Trump was asked why Comey was sacked, he said , "He wasn't doing a good job".

Mattis Makes Clear US Commitment to Protecting Turkey

But this sparked ire from Turkey, which regards the YPG as the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which since 1984 has waged an insurgency inside Turkey, leaving tens of thousands dead. A senior American official said the USA will step up joint intelligence-sharing with the Turks to help them better target terrorists. The official, who wasn't authorized to discuss the issue publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, said the USA has yet to provide the weapons.

Trump won't visit Federal Bureau of Investigation agents after firing their boss

A White House official later said that Trump could go there, or anywhere else he pleases, but it's not in the works now. This makes little sense for three reasons. In Trump's letter to Comey, the president thanked him for letting him know three times that he was not under investigation. In the NBC interview, Trump doesn't try to deny it.

President Trump calls North Korean leader a 'pretty smart cookie'

President Trump calls North Korean leader a 'pretty smart cookie'

In an interview with CBS' Face The Nation , shown on Sunday, Mr Trump said Kim was obviously a "pretty smart cookie" as he took power in his 20s and held it despite "a lot of people" trying to take it away. Despite the failure, the launch was condemned by South Korea and Japan. North Korea rattled the region in February by successfully launching a new intermediate-range ballistic missile that it said could carry a nuclear payload.