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North Korea Holds Off On Guam Missile Plan

Although prepared for "the enveloping fire at Guam", the North said it would watch what "the foolish Yankees" do before taking a decision, according to the BBC. Last week's threat against Guam escalated the sharp rhetoric being exchanged between the two sides. This

North Korea ‘Considering Missile Strike on US Guam Base’

The North's official news agency said on Tuesday the plan involved firing medium-to-long-range rockets at Guam, where US strategic bombers are based, according to the BBC. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, flying into Guam, said there was no imminent threat from

Trump travel ban: US sets out visa criteria

The rules, affecting people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, come into force on Thursday, according to the BBC. They were issued after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump's travel ban. The controversial executive order had been blocked by

US warns Syria over ‘potential’ plan for chemical attack

The White House said the activities were similar to those made before a suspected chemical attack in April, according to the BBC. Dozens died in the attack in April which prompted President Trump to order a strike against a Syrian air base. The

Obama administration “sort of choked” in its effort to punish Putin

"It is the hardest thing about my entire time in government to defend," the former senior Obama administration official told the Post, according to CNN. "I feel like we sort of choked." The Post report details how the CIA's assessment that Putin

Ukraine’s president after meeting with Trump: We received strong support from the U.S.

“We received strong support from the U.S., support of sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of our state, as well as support in the continuation of reforms in Ukraine,” Petro Poroshenko said in the meeting with media representatives in Washington, Joinfo.com reports with

Syria conflict: Russia issues warning after US coalition downs jet

The coalition said the Syrian Su-22 had bombed US-backed fighters battling so-called Islamic State in Raqqa province, according to the BBC. Russia, the Syrian government's main ally, also said it was halting communications with the US aimed at preventing such incidents. The White

Washington Post: Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice

The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump’s conduct marks a major turning point in the nearly year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any

Sessions to face questions on Russia, Comey in high-stakes Senate hearing

Sessions' testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. (1830 GMT), has the potential for high drama as the Russia probe continues to dominate U.S. politics, sidelining President Donald Trump's domestic agenda, according to Reuters. The former Republican

Trump ‘considering’ firing special counsel Mueller

"I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel," Christopher Ruddy -- who was at the White House Monday -- told PBS' Judy Woodruff on "PBS NewsHour", according to CNN. "I think he's weighing that option."   Chris Ruddy to