United States President Donald Trump's latest Twitter storm is set off by a front-page report in the New York Times
A US embassy official says John Bolton's discussions with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will include 'regional security issues'
The country's state media also urges US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to 'brush aside' speculation from opponents over the North's intentions
This comes after President Donald Trump decides to strip off former Intelligence director John Brennan of his security clearance over an ongoing federal probe on Trump's alleged Russian campaign links
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More than 200 news organizations participate in a coordinated campaign with editorials about the importance of an independent media
President Donald Trump ratchets up the war of words to a level of nastiness rarely seen, even from a president who has shown he does not pull punches when insulting his critics
'Conversations with the government of North Korea are becoming a far more normal matter,' State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert says
Beijing says that it has lodged an official protest with the United States over Tsai Ing-wen's August 13 speech in Los Angeles where she says Taiwan's freedom and future is not negotiable
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The recording by former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman represents another stunning breach of presidential trust
Aitan Goelman, Strzok's attorney, says the 21-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation was fired by FBI deputy director David Bowdich on Friday
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The US President is mad that the Wisconsin-based manufacturer – once a presidential favorite – announced it is moving some production out of the US
The lawyer of adult film star Stormy Daniels says he would 'hit harder' if he campaigns against Donald Trump when the US presidential comes
United States President Donald Trump tweets a generic condemnation of racism a year after the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia
'While Americans are blessed to live in a nation that protects liberty, freedom of speech and diversity of opinion, there is no place for white supremacy, racism and neo-nazism in our great country,' says the daughter of US President Donald Trump
'The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division,' Trump writes on Twitter
(UPDATED) Meanwhile, Iran also slams Washington for its 'addiction to sanctions and bullying'
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif adds there are also no plans for a meeting with US officials on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York next month
Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo says a deal is still possible by the end of the month, but acknowledges that there is 'still a lot of work to do'
Trump on Twitter: 'I have just authorized a doubling of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum with respect to Turkey as their currency, the Turkish Lira, slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar!'
China's levies will come into force at 12:01 on August 23, according to a statement on the finance ministry's web site
(3rd UPDATE) 'The Iran sanctions have officially been cast. These are the most biting sanctions ever imposed, and in November they ratchet up to yet another level,' Trump writes in an early morning tweet
The first of two rounds of US sanctions kicked in at 12:01 am Tuesday, August 7, targeting Iran's access to US banknotes and key industries, including cars and carpets
This is Trump's most direct acknowledgement that the motive for the June 2016 meeting was to get dirt on Hillary Clinton
NBA legend Michael Jordan says LeBron James has done an 'amazing job' while US First Lady Melania Trump hopes to visit the Lakers superstar's new school
(3rd UPDATE) 'As long as the US does not show in practice its strong will to remove our concerns, there will be no case whereby we will move forward first unilaterally,' says North Korea Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi says the threat of retaliatory tariffs against the United States was a measure taken to 'uphold the interests of the Chinese people'
(UPDATED) A confidential UN report warns that Pyongyang has resorted to 'massive increase' of illegal ship-to-ship transfers of oil products to circumvent sanctions over its nuclear weapons program
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(UPDATED) The commerce ministry issues a statement saying the new duties would be applied if Washington pulls the trigger on President Donald Trump's threat to raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods
Ivanka Trump takes a decidedly different approach than her combative father to stress that the immigration crisis has caused her anxiety. She also distances herself from her father's relentless condemnation of the media.
The FBI allegedly found a handbook detailing 'resources' Beijing would grant to individuals providing certain technologies, court documents say
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Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed, says 3D gun printing defends the U.S. Constitution's first and second amendments – the rights to free speech and to bear arms
'Some have called the Korean War the forgotten war. But today, we prove these heroes were never forgotten. Today our boys are coming home,' says Vice President Mike Pence
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has acknowledged that his unvarnished criticism of world leaders has made it impossible for him to secure a second term
(UPDATED) Aides rush to limit the damage, insisting Donald Trump is not issuing an order as Jeff Session's boss.
(UPDATED) Officials downplay suggestions the move is intended to compensate for the recent decline in the value of the Chinese currency
A US official says Washington is 'concerned' by North Korean violations of UN-approved sanctions, including illegal shipments of oil by sea
US District Judge Robert Lasnik in Seattle, Washington grants the motion for a temporary restraining order blocking the release of the digital plans, and schedules a hearing for August 10
Several Iranian public figures say it is impossible to imagine negotiations with Washington after it tore up the nuclear deal in May
The technology presents Trump with tough questions about protecting the public, the limits of gun ownership rights and his own political fortunes
(UPDATED) Paul Manafort is the first defendant to go to court to fight charges stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election
Pyongyang appears to be developing at least one or two liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missiles, The Washington Post reports
Barely a week after warning Iran it would suffer untold 'consequences,' US President Donald Trump says he would meet the country's leader Hassan Rouhani 'any time' and without preconditions
A.G. Sulzberger, publisher of the New York Times, says he told US President Donald Trump during their meeting that escalating attacks on news media 'will lead to violence'
'Everything about Hillary Clinton had to be negative and you really had to tear into her. It was all about the leaked email, the corruption scandals, and the fact that she is super rich,' says a former Russian troll
'The change of attitude is Trump's problem, not mine,' Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tells journalists during a visit to South Africa, calling the US threats 'psychological warfare'