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Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are expected to address the Syrian civil war, refugee crisis and the fight against the Islamic State group, including the US decision to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters despite Turkey's vehement objections.
  • Tillerson blackmails Israel, uses embassy move as bargaining chip

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    According to an Axios report , Adelson is downright "furious" with Tillerson over comments he made on Sunday's " Meet the Press " regarding Trump's repeated campaign promise to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem . According to Israel's Channel 2 News, a member of the U.S. delegation preparing for Trump's visit made the comment about the wall when Israeli officials suggested a photographer shoot video of the President during a proposed visit to the site.
  • 'White House adviser is person of interest in Russian Federation probe'

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    During the meeting - in which Trump allegedly revealed classified information provided by Israel - the president reportedly said Comey's firing a day earlier had had relieved him of "great pressure" over his ties to Russian Federation. The report was published as Trump traveled to Saudi Arabia on the first leg of a trip overseas that the White House hopes will shift attention away from the political firestorm triggered by his firing last week of former FBI Director James Comey.
  • US protests intercept by Chinese jets; China blames US

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    The Chinese Foreign Ministry, on the other hand, insinuated that the US plane was using radiation-sniffing as a pretext to spy on China, which has declared an air-defense identification zone in the area which the USA and its allies do not officially recognize.
  • Deputy AG Rosenstein 'frustratingly cautious' in House briefing

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    Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier of California said Rosenstein made clear Mueller has "carte blanche authority" in his investigation, and many members expressed confidence in Mueller, a former FBI director. Wittes, who was raised Jewish and attended religious day school, dished about Comey's discomfort with Trump's attempts to court him and pressure him into shutting down investigations into ties between Trump associates and Russian Federation.
  • Comey agrees to testify in open hearing before Senate Intelligence Committee

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    A Democratic member of Congress, Ted Lieu, drew an instant conclusion about the implications, tweeting: "This. Is". The White House has not disputed the language but says the comments were taken out of context. Intercepted Russian communications suggest that Russian officials felt that they had built up such a strong relationship with Flynn that they could use him to influence Trump and his inner circle, CNN reported.
  • Donald Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia for first trip abroad as president

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    Trump's criticism of the nuclear deal Iran reached with the USA and five other world powers in 2015 pleases both Saudi Arabia and Israel, who accused Obama on "going soft" on Tehran. Trump has frequently been accused of fuelling Islamophobia during his presidential campaign with widely reported anti-Muslim rhetoric. President Donald Trump is stepping off Air Force One in Saudi Arabia to begin his first worldwide trip since taking office.
  • North Korea denies role in global cyberattack

    North Korea denies role in global cyberattack

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    When asked by reporters in Beijing last week about Pyongyang's thoughts on Moon, Choe Son-hui, director general of North American affairs at North Korea's Foreign Ministry, said her country "would have to see". Uruguayan Ambassador Elbio Rosselli, the current council president, said after the meeting that members are united in condemning the latest missile launch as "a serious threat to worldwide peace".
  • US, Saudi agree arms deals worth nearly $110 billion

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    In a sweetener for Saudi Arabia, U.S. officials said the Trump administration plans to announce $110 billion in advanced military equipment sales and training to the kingdom during the trip. Trump and King Salman seemed at ease with each other, chatting through an interpreter. USA defense company Raytheon will also establish a branch in Saudi Arabia and General Dynamics agreed "to localize design, engineering, manufacturing, and support of armored combat vehicles", the government announced ...