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And then Henry Kissinger walks in...: 24 hours in the Donald Trump circus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump promised a White House like no other when he pulled the biggest upset in presidential history to become the 44th man to hold the job. Man has he delivered.<p>From his Twitter feed to his dinner guests (Ted Nugent, Kid Rock and Sarah Palin -- all in one night!), the Trump White …

Russia: Tillerson Makes Little Progress with Putin on Assad After Air Strikes in Syria

It seemed like a paradigm shift in the Syrian civil war, but perhaps it wasn't.<p>Last week, foreign policy observers hailed Donald Trump's decision to …

Middle East

Russia blocks UN Security Council condemnation of Syria gas attack

Russia blocked a Western-led effort at the UN Security Council on Wednesday to condemn last week’s deadly gas attack in Syria and push Moscow’s ally …

Watch Russia's UN Deputy Warn A British Diplomat To Never "Dare Insult Russia Again"

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Democratic U.S. senator questions Deutsche Bank over Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic U.S. senator pressed Deutsche Bank <DBKGn.DE> on Wednesday to release information about issues including President Donald Trump's debt and any bank meetings with Trump administration officials, saying he had "great concern" about possible conflicts of interest.<p>"I …

ISIS has detailed instructions for carrying out truck attacks — and they're pretty horrifying

Last December, another attack involved a truck— this time in Berlin, the German capital. The attacker drove into a Christmas market, leaving 12 people dead and 56 injured.<p>Fast forward to last Friday, when Stockholm, Sweden was the target. An Uzbek asylum-seeker reportedly rammed a truck into a …

Trump flip-flops on China, Nato – and Bannon | The minute

Got a minute? President continues wild policy zig-zag… Manafort registering as foreign agent… Ben Carson stuck in an elevator… and everything else today in US politics. By Tom McCarthy<p>10.42pm BST<p>Building on recent policy swerves on Syria and Russia, Donald Trump changed his mind Wednesday on Janet …

Trump Reverses on NATO: 'It Is No Longer Obsolete'

White House<p>President Donald Trump reversed his stance on NATO being "obsolete" Wednesday — a 180-degree turn on a key campaign complaint that the military alliance was no longer equipped for the fights ahead, specifically when it comes to terrorism.<p>During a joint press conference with NATO …

North Korea Says to Prepare for 'Big and Important' Event

Foreign journalists in North Korea were told to prepare for a “big and important” event Thursday.<p>No details were provided about the event, including …

Trump's stunning u-turns on NATO, China, Russia and Syria

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Within a few hours of extraordinary political shape-shifting, President Donald Trump abandoned stances that were at the bedrock of his establishment-bashing campaign.<p>NATO, he said, is "no longer obsolete."<p>He backed down a threat to brand China a currency manipulator.<p>In another …

Geopolitics

Why the Latest Leak Linking Trump to Russia Is So Shocking

A Trump foreign policy advisor was spied on by the feds last summer, and even though he hasn't been charged, everyone knows his name.<p>"I think he is an idiot and forgot who I am," Russian spy Victor Podobnyy told another Russian spy in 2013, explaining his efforts to recruit American energy …

Trump Can’t Make Assad Go

Syria’s dictator won’t bow to American pressure. He’ll burn the country to the ground first.<p>When I met Syrian President Bashar Assad on the eve of the American presidential election, I asked him what he would do to demonstrate to the next president that he could be a potential ally in the fight …

Syria war: Anger after Russia vetoes resolution at UN

<b>Russia has vetoed a draft resolution at the UN Security Council that would have condemned last week's alleged chemical attack in Syria and demanded that Damascus cooperate with investigators.</b><p>The resolution was presented by the US, UK and France, who reacted angrily to Russia's decision.<p>It was the …

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Trump is escalating foreign conflicts

President Donald Trump’s foreign policy has gone from confusing to terrifying. He’s escalating our conflicts abroad at an alarming rate and has been …

Trump says China has turned back N. Korean coal ships, lauds it as 'big step'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump says China has turned a fleet of coal-carrying cargo ships back to North Korea this week, describing it as a "big step" towards cracking down on the rogue state.<p>China banned all imports of coal from North Korea in mid-February, soon after Pyongyang …

After Campaign Exit, Manafort Borrowed From Businesses With Trump Ties

Aug. 19 was an eventful day for Paul Manafort.<p>That morning, he stepped down from guiding Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign, after a brief tenure during which Mr. Trump won the Republican nomination, Democrats’ emails were hacked and the campaign’s contacts with Russia came under scrutiny. …

Podesta Group files new disclosures in Manafort-linked Ukraine lobbying

New filings with the Justice Department acknowledge the work benefited a foreign political party.<p>Lobbying powerhouse the Podesta Group filed paperwork with the Justice Department today acknowledging that its work years ago for a European nonprofit benefited the same Ukrainian political party once …

Bannon and Spicer, architects of their own demise

<b>(CNN) —</b> Less than 90 days in, President Donald Trump's chief strategist and press secretary are both under siege. Depending on whom you listen to or which West Wing leaker you follow, neither Steve Bannon nor Sean Spicer are expected to last much longer.<p>They are both suffering from self-inflicted …

Trump Says He Offered China Better Trade Terms in Exchange for Help on North Korea

President doesn’t demand departure of Syria’s Assad but says it is likely<p>WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump said Wednesday he has offered President Xi Jinping more favorable trade terms for Beijing in exchange for help on confronting the threat of North Korea, raising the prospect of a new pact that …

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