No US combat troops to stay in Iraq after ISIS fight concludes

Influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has long criticised the presence of U.S. troops in Iraq, even going so far as to describe them as a potential "target" for his supporters. He added, "I think that the government of Iraq realizes their very complex fight, and they're going to need the assistance of the coalition even beyond Mosul".

US warship collides with S. Korean fishing boat

US warship collides with S. Korean fishing boat

South Korean media Yonhap was the first to report the incident, and Yonhap added that both vessels were able to continue on their journey with no reported injuries on either vessel. About 28,500 USA troops are stationed in South Korea as deterrence against potential aggression from North Korea. The San Diego cruiser left home in January as part of the Carl Vinson Strike Group deployment.

Sean Spicer stood back in the shadows after Comey's firing

The White House's latest crisis of credibility was created on Tuesday when Trump sacked James Comey which, White House press reps and Veep Mike Pence explained that evening, he did after accepting the recommendation to fire of new-ish Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein .

Trump sees 'fast' decision over new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Comey has recounted to others, he told Mr. Trump that he would always be honest with him, but that he was not "reliable" in the conventional political sense". Cornyn, the number two Republican in the Senate, served as Texas attorney general before his election to the Senate in 2002. While the Watergate burglary eventually led to the appointment of an independent prosecutor, initially, the Justice Department's criminal division handled the investigation.

South Korea says North Korea launched possible ballistic missile

Two missile tests last month both failed, with the rockets exploding just minutes into flight. Weapons experts and government officials believe the North has accomplished some technical progress with those tests. "To say "under right conditions" basically means they won't talk now", said Shin Beomchul, a professor at Korea National Diplomatic Academy. In a show of force at a time of rising tensions with the US, North Korea has showcased its new missile arsenal to the world.