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Kremlin says feels "cautious optimism" after Trump meeting with Lavrov

Lavrov's unheralded meeting with Trump Wednesday made waves because it was closed to the White House press corps while a photographer with the Russian state-owned news agency TASS was allowed in. President Barack Obama's staff frequently adopted a similar policy. The White House released nothing. "Really mad", the friend said. "Deadly serious Q: Was it a good idea to let a Russian gov photographer & all their equipment into the Oval Office?" "No, it was not", David S.



Moon to Xi: Let's Talk

In a 40 minute phone call, which the Blue House says is the first time a Chinese leader has called a newly elected South Korean President to congratulate them on an electoral victory, the two leaders reportedly exchanged "broad opinions" on ROK-China relations and North Korea.



U.S. urges Southeast Asian countries to intensify pressure on DPRK

Security Council resolutions and, most importantly, deny North Korea the revenue streams it has used to advance its provocative programs..." US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged Asean foreign ministers on Thursday to do more to help cut funding streams for North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes and to minimise diplomatic relations with Pyongyang.


Mishra visits CBI office to file complaint against Kejriwal, AAP leaders

Mishra visits CBI office to file complaint against Kejriwal, AAP leaders

Accusing that the AAP is diverting attention from the "real" issues by holding a demonstration on EVM tampering in the assembly, Maken said if we don't trust independent body like election commission, nothing is left in the country. The suspended AAP leader is scheduled to visit the Anti-Corruption Branch at noon. Soon, a controversy broke out over the identity of the attacker with an AAP functionary condemning the attack and claiming that Bhardwaj was a member of BJP's youth wing, Bharatiya ...



When the Russian foreign minister jokes about former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey's firing

The Associated Press noted that photos it distributed from the meeting were government hand-outs and credited the Russian Foreign Ministry , though it did not list the photographer Alexander Shcherbak, as Getty did. While Trump and Lavrov didn't discuss matters related to the various ongoing investigations into Russian meddling - according to the White House - news of Comey's firing the evening before hung thick in the air.