Mueller inquired about Comey and Flynn firings, Russia meeting: Sources

21 Sep

Special counsel Robert Mueller sent a letter to the White House inquiring about a number of topics, including the firings of former FBI Director James Comey and National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and an Oval Office meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian diplomats, sources familiar with Mueller’s investigation confirmed to ABC News. The letter, […]

Mueller inquired about Comey and Flynn firings, Russia meeting: Sources

21 Sep

Special counsel Robert Mueller sent a letter to the White House inquiring about a number of topics, including the firings of former FBI Director James Comey and National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and an Oval Office meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian diplomats, sources familiar with Mueller’s investigation confirmed to ABC News. The letter, […]

ANALYSIS: Melania Trump takes a step forward

21 Sep

Standing as a mostly silent presence at the president’s side on his visits to foreign capitals and domestic disaster areas, Melania Trump today stood on her own while addressing a luncheon for spouses of other world leaders at the United Nations. It was not a speech calculated to challenge anyone in power. This was no […]

South Korea approves US$8 million aid to North Korea, timing to be decided later – Yonhap

21 Sep

SEOUL: South Korea approved a plan on Thursday to send US$8 million (5.9 million pounds) worth of humanitarian aid to North Korea, the South’s Yonhap News Agency reported, as part of an aid policy that the government says remains unaffected by geopolitical tensions with the North. The aid decision was made after a meeting of […]

North Korea’s foreign minister calls Trump’s UN address ‘sound of dog barking’

21 Sep

SEOUL: North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho called US President Donald Trump’s address to the United Nations “the sound of a dog barking”, brushing aside Trump’s remarks that the United States may be forced to “totally destroy” North Korea.  “There is a saying that goes: ‘Even when dogs bark, the parade goes on’,” said […]

Hurricane Maria leaves 100 per cent of Puerto Rico without power – latest news

21 Sep

The storm is following a similar path to that of Hurricane Irma, which ripped across the Caribbean earlier this month, claiming at least 84 lives and reducing the island of Barbuda to rubble. Maria is the fourth major hurricane – defined as Category 3 or higher – to hit the region this year, making the […]

North Korea shrugs off Donald Trump’s threat as ‘dog’s bark’

21 Sep

Observers say that despite the tough rhetoric, any military response to the crisis would risk a devastating conflict that would imperil millions. The North has fortified its southern frontier with a hefty arsenal of artillery that has the South’s capital Seoul, just 35 miles away, in its sights. Japan is also within range of missile […]

Catalan leader accuses Spain of imposing ‘de facto’ state of emergency

21 Sep

The head of the Catalan administration has accused Spain’s central government of imposing a “de facto” state of emergency in the region in order to prevent an independence referendum from taking place. Catalonia‘s separatist leader Carles Puigdemont accused the Spanish government on Wednesday of displaying a “totalitarian attitude” as it seeks to derail the planned […]

At United Nations, Rouhani defends Iran nuclear deal against ‘rogue newcomers’

21 Sep

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday defended the nuclear deal at the United Nations, saying it was an internationally backed accord that should not be destroyed by “rogue newcomers to the world of politics.” Hitting back at US President Donald Trump‘s threat to scrap the 2015 deal, Rouhani told the UN General Assembly that the […]

Iraqi Kurdistan FM: ‘We are determined to go ahead’ with independence vote

21 Sep

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