Russian Mission to UN Presented New Draft Resolution on Syria Chemical Attack

The secretary of state echoed his president's statement, saying "there is a low level of trust between our two countries". "The world's two foremost nuclear powers can not have this type of relationship", Mr Tillerson warned. Mr Tillerson was greeted frostily in the Russian capital as Mr Lavrov began their meeting on Wednesday by demanding to know America's "real intentions".

2nd gas attack launched on Iraq troops in Mosul

2nd gas attack launched on Iraq troops in Mosul

The battle - for a city a lot smaller in size than Mosul yet still highly symbolic - is expected to be long and complex, given the array of opposing forces positioned around the city. Iraq's Federal Police said it had made a new push against the ISIS holed up in the Old City. Mohammed Abdulkarim al-Mimaari, head of the Youth and Sports Department in Nineveh Governorate, of which Mosul is the capital, said that 12 soccer fields in the city have been restored.

Tensions build over North Korea, but residents barely notice

Apparently timed to coincide with the parade and the arrival of a U.S. Navy strike group in the region earlier in the week, the missile "blew up nearly immediately" after launch , according to U.S. South Korea said the combined show of force "threatened the whole world" but a US foreign policy adviser travelling with Pence defused some of the tension, saying the test of what was believed to be a medium-range missile had come as no surprise.

Gorsuch Confirmed to Supreme Court After Senate Rule Change

The 54-45 vote, in which three Democrats crossed party lines to support the appeals court justice, is expected to restore a 5-4 conservative tilt on the bench. FILE - In this March 22, 2017, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch speaks during his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington .

Lenin Moreno wins bitterly contested Ecuador presidential election

Although he backs Assange's continuation at the embassy, Moreno said he would ask him to to "be very delicate when he addresses global politics, especially regarding countries with which we have good relations", according to Latin American news outlet teleSUR.