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New South Korean President 'Would Go to Pyongyang'

He also vows to reopen an industrial park in the North Korean border town of Kaesong that was jointly run by the two Koreas before the government of impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who is in jail awaiting a corruption trial, closed it a year ago following a nuclear test and long-range rocket launch by the North.



White House fumes after Moscow releases Trump meeting photos

U.S. President Donald Trump posted photos of his separate meetings with the top diplomats of Ukraine and Russian Federation on Twitter and urged the two nations to "make peace". President Donald Trump meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov , second left, at the White House on May 10, 2017. "In light of the varied and divergent statements from the White House press briefing room regarding the firing of both former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and former FBI Director ...



Comey Fired as FBI Stepped Up Russia Probe

Three U.S. officials said Comey recently asked Rosenstein for more manpower to help with the Russian Federation investigation. Sen. However several former FBI agents have come out to speak highly of Comey and said, regardless of the intent, the outcome of the sacking will lead to a "chilling effect" on the Russian Federation investigation.



Trump Threatens to Cancel White House Press Briefings

But Trump on Thursday acknowledged for the first time that the Russian Federation investigation - which he dismissed as a "made-up story" - was also on his mind as he ousted the man overseeing the probe. While the public explanation for the firing contained in Rosenstein's memo was that Comey had mishandled the conclusion of the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation, reports are emerging that Trump had been angry with Comey over a number of issues, including Comey's pursuit of the ...


Kremlin says Russia may retaliate against USA over expulsion of Russian diplomats

Kremlin says Russia may retaliate against USA over expulsion of Russian diplomats

Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary for Russian president Vladimir Putin as well as his translator, held a media conference call on Friday. Russia and the United States realise the necessity of efforts to normalize the bilateral relations which were ruined under the previous USA administration, Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov said Friday.



Pakistani civilians killed in Afghan firing

State Department. On Saturday, Pakistan's Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said his country would respond instantly and effectively to cross- border attacks by Afghan forces on the census team. On its part, Pakistan had been taking measures for the border management, but Afghanistan had taken no step in that regard, he said. On Friday afternoon, Gen Anjum pointed out, the Afghan government had requested for a ceasefire which Pakistan acceded to.