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North Korea fires Scud-class ballistic missile, Japan protests – Reuters

SEOUL North Korea fired at least one short-range ballistic missile on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure and threats of more sanctions. The missile was believed to be a Scud-class ballistic missile and flew about 450 km (280 miles), […]

Trump considers major changes amid escalating Russia crisis – Washington Post

President Trump and his advisers, seeking to contain the escalating Russia crisis that threatens to consume his presidency, are considering a retooling of his senior staff and the creation of a “war room” within the White House, according to several aides and outside Trump allies. Following Trump’s return to Washington on Saturday night from a […]

The Latest: Trump didn’t sound like conventional president – Washington Post

NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Sicily — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to Europe (all times local): 10:55 p.m. President Donald Trump looked like a conventional American leader during his first trip abroad. But he sounded anything but typical. Trump returned home Saturday night from the Middle East and Europe. He laid a wreath […]

Britain says some of Manchester bomber’s network potentially still at large – Reuters

MANCHESTER Members of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi’s network are still potentially at large, British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday, after the terrorism threat level was lowered due to significant progress in the investigation. Police have said they have arrested a large part of the network behind the bombing, which killed 22 people […]

Tillerson declines to host Ramadan event at State Department – New York Daily News

Tillerson declines to host Ramadan event at State Department – New York Daily News

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, two U.S. officials said, apparently breaking with a bipartisan tradition in place with few exceptions for nearly 20 years. Since 1999, Republican and Democratic secretaries of state have nearly always […]

ISIS Fighters ‘Execute Civilians’ as Philippines Siege Enters Sixth Day – Newsweek

ISIS Fighters ‘Execute Civilians’ as Philippines Siege Enters Sixth Day – Newsweek

Bodies of what appeared to be executed civilians were found in a ravine outside a besieged Philippine city on Sunday as a six-day occupation by Islamist rebels fending off a military onslaught took a more sinister turn. The eight dead, most of them shot in the head and some with hands tied behind their backs, […]

Kushner Is Said to Have Discussed a Secret Channel to Talk to Russia – New York Times

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Trump’s views on climate are ‘evolving,’ aide says, amid pressure from Europeans – Washington Post

TAORMINA, Italy — President Trump’s views on climate policy are “evolving” after European allies personally pressured him to reverse his vow to abandon an international agreement to limit greenhouse-gas emissions, a senior White House adviser said at the Group of Seven summit here Friday. Trump is considering remaining in the 2015 Paris environmental accord, a […]

Exclusive: Tillerson declines to host Ramadan event at State Department – Reuters

WASHINGTON Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, two U.S. officials said, apparently breaking with a bipartisan tradition in place with few exceptions for nearly 20 years. Since 1999, Republican and Democratic secretaries of state have nearly always hosted either an iftar […]

G7 demand action on extremist net content at summit – BBC News

G7 demand action on extremist net content at summit – BBC News

Media captionDonald Trump attends his first G7 summit Leaders from the group of leading industrial nations, the G7, have called on internet giants to crack down on extremist content. They warned internet service providers and social media companies to “substantially increase” their efforts. But the summit in Taormina, Sicily, failed to agree on climate change. […]

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