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US Senate approves new sanctions against Russia US Senate approves new sanctions against Russia

The US Senate has approved new economic sanctions on Russia and placed restrictions on President Donald Trump`s ability to lift them without being assessed by the Congress.

Former Panamanian president arrested in Miami: US media

Ricardo Martinelli, detained at his home in Coral Gables south of Miami, is being held in federal prison and faces extradition to Panama.

US blacklists Iraqi IS leader, Indonesia-based group US blacklists Iraqi IS leader, Indonesia-based group

The US has designated Marwan Ibrahim Hussayn Tah al-Azawi, an Iraqi Islamic State (IS) leader, and Majelis Mujahidin Indonesia (MMI), an Indonesia-based terrorist group, as global terrorists.

US sanctions ISIS leaders involved in chemical weapons development US sanctions ISIS leaders involved in chemical weapons development

The United States has announced sanctions on two Islamic State (IS) chemical weapons experts, in the first such effort to specifically target the terrorist group`s chemical weapons leadership.

White House hails PM Narendra Modi's 'vision for new India', says it will help create jobs in US White House hails PM Narendra Modi's 'vision for new India', says it will help create jobs in US

As Donald Trump administration gears up to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this month, the While House has heaped praise on his "vision for a new India" and said that it will also help create jobs in the US.

UK, US deny Doanld Trump's state visit being delayed UK, US deny Doanld Trump's state visit being delayed

"The Queen extended an invitation to President Trump to visit the UK and there is no change to those plans."
 

Puerto Rico votes in favor of US statehood amid low turnout

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello campaigned for statehood as the best avenue to boost future growth for the island, which has $70 billion in debt.
 

US attorney general to face questions on James Comey firing, Russia

 Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face questions about the firing of FBI Director James Comey and undeclared meetings with Russian officials at a US Senate hearing on Tuesday, though it was unclear whether he would testify in public or in private.

Melania Trump, son Barron move into White House with Donald Trump Melania Trump, son Barron move into White House with Donald Trump

Melania Trump is the first First Lady in modern history to delay her arrival in Washington after an election win.

James Comey boosted case for obstruction charges against Donald Trump: Legal experts James Comey boosted case for obstruction charges against Donald Trump: Legal experts

With stronger evidence, Trump could face the same sort of criminal allegations that forced president Richard Nixon to resign in 1973.

Protesters rally against Islamic law in dozens of US cities Protesters rally against Islamic law in dozens of US cities

Anti-Muslim incidents rose 57 percent last year, including a 44 percent jump in anti-Islamic hate crimes, CAIR said in a report released in early May.
 

Divided Puerto Ricans head to polls to vote on US statehood

"Statehood isn`t going to happen and the status quo is a trap," said 23-year-old engineering and economics student Daniel Montalvo. "At this point, I think gradual independence is the best option."

US attorney general next in scandal's spotlight

Jeff Sessions, a longtime senator until President Donald Trump picked him as US attorney general, heads to Congress this coming week when he will face a grilling about his Russian interactions.

Angela Merkel mustering G20 support on climate ahead of July summit: Sources

Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking to bolster support among G20 members for tackling climate change ahead of a summit in Hamburg next month, while trying to avoid giving the impression she is rallying an anti-U.S. alliance, German government sources say.

US investigators seek Donald Trump - James Comey conversation memos US investigators seek Donald Trump - James Comey conversation memos

US House and Senate investigators have requested former FBI Director James Comey`s memos of his private discussions with President Donald Trump and any records the White House kept of their discussion including audio recordings.

Brazil's  Michel Temer wins victory in bid to keep power for now Brazil's Michel Temer wins victory in bid to keep power for now

The TSE judges voted 4-3 against stripping Temer of his mandate on the grounds that the 2014 presidential election was contaminated by undeclared campaign donations and bribes. 

Oldest Donald Trump son fires off 80-plus tweets in support of dad Oldest Donald Trump son fires off 80-plus tweets in support of dad

Donald Trump Jr tweeted more than 80 times Thursday, defending his father and attacking Comey.

Donald Trump offers 'support' to Theresa May after polls setback Donald Trump offers 'support' to Theresa May after polls setback

US President Donald Trump has told British Prime Minister Theresa May that he looks forward to working with her in strengthening the bilateral ties after she decided to form a minority government following snap polls.

Donald Trump says James Comey not telling truth, willing to respond under oath Donald Trump says James Comey not telling truth, willing to respond under oath

US President Donald Trump on Friday denied he tried to interfere with an FBI investigation.

Donald Trump expected to unveil new Cuba policy as early as next Friday

Trump’s aides are nearing completion of a review of relations with Cuba and are expected to send recommendations to his national security team.

US seeks to dismiss lawsuit against Trump over foreign payments US seeks to dismiss lawsuit against Trump over foreign payments

The US Department of Justice called for the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging President Donald Trump violated the constitution by accepting foreign payments at his hotels.

Donald Trump lawyer to file complaint about shared James Comey memos: CNN

Lawyer Marc Kasowitz will file the complaint with the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Justice Department`s inspector general, CNN said, citing unidentified sources.

Donald Trump calls ex-FBI director James Comey a ''leaker'' after testimony Donald Trump calls ex-FBI director James Comey a ''leaker'' after testimony

 U.S. President Donald Trump called James Comey a "leaker".

Donald Trump claims `complete vindication` after Comey testimony Donald Trump claims `complete vindication` after Comey testimony

James Comey admitted in his sworn testimony that he had asked a friend to leak notes he kept detailing his meetings with Donald Trump to a reporter.