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Despite setback in relations, Cuba to continue dialogue with United States

Castro said that Trump's decisions ignored large sectors of the US and most Cuban emigrants in support of lifting the embargo and normalising bilateral ties, and merely satisfied a small group in Florida.

US House imposes new 'tougher' condition for civil, military aid to Pakistan US House imposes new 'tougher' condition for civil, military aid to Pakistan

Now, the US Secretary of Defense will have to certify that Pakistan is not providing military, financial, or logistical support to any individuals designated by the US as a terrorist operating in Pakistan or Afghanistan.

To boost defence cooperation with India, US House passes over USD 600 billion bill To boost defence cooperation with India, US House passes over USD 600 billion bill

The US House of Representatives has passed a USD 621.5 billion defence policy bill that proposes to advance defence cooperation with India.

Donald Trump asks Supreme Court to block travel ban ruling Donald Trump asks Supreme Court to block travel ban ruling

In a court filing, the administration asked the justices to overturn Thursday's decision by a US district judge in Hawaii, which limited the scope of the administration's temporary ban on refugees and travelers from six Muslim-majority countries.

 

Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed: Pentagon Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed: Pentagon

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement that other members of the Islamic State group were killed in the strike on Tuesday.

North Korea may have more bomb fuel than thought: US think tank

Experts at 38 North estimated in April that North Korea could have as many as 20 nuclear bombs and could produce one more each month.

 

Trump Jr. ''red handed'' on Time magazine cover Trump Jr. ''red handed'' on Time magazine cover

 Time magazine has featured Donald Trump Jr. on the cover of its latest issue with the words "red handed" printed on his face over his alleged plans of meeting a Russian lawyer to obtain "incriminating information" about Hillary Clinton, the media reported.

Donald Trump visits France seeking reset in ties Donald Trump visits France seeking reset in ties

According to the report, at least 11,000 police and gendarmes were deployed on the streets for the US President`s tour.

Donald Trump in Paris with Russia scandal in tow Donald Trump in Paris with Russia scandal in tow

On the eve of the parade, Trump will visit Napoleon's tomb, hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron and share a Michelin-starred dinner atop the Eiffel Tower.

 

Donald Trump says he gets along "very well" with Putin Donald Trump says he gets along "very well" with Putin

US President Donald Trump said that he got along "very well" with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during a meeting at the G20 summit last week.

Donald Trump says he does not fault son for meeting Russian lawyer Donald Trump says he does not fault son for meeting Russian lawyer

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not fault his son Donald Trump Jr for meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential election campaign and that he was unaware of the meeting until a few days ago.

Donald Trump's FBI pick vows independence, says Russia probe no 'witch hunt' Donald Trump's FBI pick vows independence, says Russia probe no 'witch hunt'

In the aftermath of Comey`s firing, the Justice Department named Robert Mueller, himself a former FBI director, to serve as special counsel looking into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race to help Trump get elected and potential collusion between Moscow and Trump associates.

US House speaker says wants to pass Russia sanctions bill soon

US House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday said he wants to move a strong bill regarding sanctions on Russia as quickly as possible bill but that the legislation still faces procedural and policy hurdles.

US president Donald Trump defends son after emails over Russian campaign help US president Donald Trump defends son after emails over Russian campaign help

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his eldest son as "innocent" following emails that showed Donald Trump Jr welcomed Russian help against his father`s rival in the 2016 presidential election.

Firefighters gain on several wildfires in California Firefighters gain on several wildfires in California

Fires in the western Canadian province of British Columbia have forced 14,000 people from their homes and disrupted logging and mining operations.

Donald Trump didn't know about son's Russian lawyer meeting Donald Trump didn't know about son's Russian lawyer meeting

Donald Trump Jr told Fox News that his meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower in June last year was "just a nothing", but in retrospect, he would have done things differently.

200 immigrants to be sworn in as US citizens at John F Kennedy library

Massachusetts US District Court Judge Dennis Saylor will preside over the naturalisation ceremony today afternoo

Pakistan must be held accountable for working against US interests: Republican Congressman

The US has been reluctant to cut ties or meaningfully confront Pakistan over its treachery because the supply line that keeps the coalition fed and equipped in Afghanistan runs through Pakistan, Republican Congressman Ted Poe said in an op-ed in The Washington Times titled 'Pakistan's long history of duplicity'.

Donald Trump Jr admits he wanted info on Hillary Clinton from Russian lawyer Donald Trump Jr admits he wanted info on Hillary Clinton from Russian lawyer

A meeting between President Donald Trump's eldest son and a Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign occurred at the behest of a Moscow-based singer with family ties to Trump's businesses, according to a participant in the talks.

US Marine Corps confirms 16 service members killed in military plane crash US Marine Corps confirms 16 service members killed in military plane crash

The aircraft crashed on Monday at approximately 4 pm CDT (5 pm EST) in northern Mississippi's LeFlore County, about 100 miles (160 km) north of Jackson, the state capital.

United States avoids commenting on Sikkim standoff

The remarks come amid a standoff between the militaries of India and China in the Doklam area in the Sikkim sector, where Indian troops stopped road construction by Chinese soldiers.

 

White House criticises Russia sanctions stalled in House

Democrats complained that the Trump administration was trying to weaken the penalties.

US Army soldier arrested in Hawaii on terrorism charges

Ikaika Erik Kang was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Saturday following a year-long undercover probe.

Rex Tillerson to visit Gulf for talks on Qatar crisis Rex Tillerson to visit Gulf for talks on Qatar crisis

Tillerson's trip appeared aimed at finding a breakthrough in the crisis over sanctions imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia and its allies.

 

Donald Trump's eldest son met Russian lawyer over damaging information on Hillary Clinton

The meeting between Donald Trump Jr and Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya was also attended by the President's campaign chairman at the time, Paul J Manafort, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, three advisers to the White House briefed on the meeting and two others with knowledge of it told The New York Times on Sunday.