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At the meeting, Tillerson urged ASEAN foreign ministers to do more to help cut funding streams for North Korea's nuclear and missile programs and to minimize diplomatic relations with Pyongyang. He said the United States would continue to ensure freedom of navigation and overflight and unhindered commerce. Tillerson took a tour of USA priorities around the world, including in East Asia, Russia, Africa, and the Western Hemisphere, omitting Europe.
  • Xi congratulates new South Korea president Moon Jae

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    Facing criticism from the right that his party is anti-American, Moon has played up Trump's apparent willingness to meet with Kim, saying he is on the "same page" as the United States leader. The person wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the diplomacy and demanded anonymity. Mr Moon and the US President agreed "on close cooperation" to deal with the North's nuclear programme in a telephone conversation on Wednesday.
  • Trump administration insists travel ban not anti-Muslim

    Trump administration insists travel ban not anti-Muslim

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    Lawyers began questioning Trump's statement during an appeals court hearing Monday regarding an executive order which attempted to halt new visas being issued to immigrants from six-Muslim majority countries. Such hearings are rare at the initial stages of proceedings and underline the significance of the case. Responding the acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall said the second travel ban removed any link to religion and insisted the president must be allowed to act to defend national ...
  • White House Spokeswoman Backs President Trump's Claim about Comey

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    Filling in for Press Secretary Sean Spicer , Sanders explained Comey's sudden Tuesday departure on his "circumventing the chain of command of the Department of Justice". "I don't know what his role was", Gansler said. McCabe told Burr that he could not comment on any conversations between Trump and Comey. For Republicans, the frustration and perplexity surrounding Trump's decision to fire Comey are compounded by the fact that it comes just days after his biggest legislative victory so ...
  • GOP lawmaker: I didn't come to 'defend' Trump

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    Later, when MacArthur attempted to explain "bureaucrats in the federal government" would be in charge of benefits under a single-payer system, a woman shouted "it works in other countries!" At other times, MacArthur was clearly frustrated.
  • Fed's Dudley says trade barriers are a 'dead end' for economy

    Fed's Dudley says trade barriers are a 'dead end' for economy

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    Both the Republicans and Trump have since largely backed down from those positions. Speaking at the Bombay Stock Exchange on the topic of globalization, Dudley warned in his speech that if governments took steps to limit free trade, they risked setting off a trade war and creating a drag on productivity.
  • Russia Rejects Rumors on Exchanges for Resignation of FBI Chief

    Russia Rejects Rumors on Exchanges for Resignation of FBI Chief

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    Trump named Michael Flynn - a controversial figure, partly because of his ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin - as his national security adviser. federal prosecutors had issued grand jury subpoenas to associates of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn as part of the Russian Federation probe.
  • Microsoft is Bringing New Flavors of Linux to Windows 10

    Microsoft is Bringing New Flavors of Linux to Windows 10

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    That shift to smartphones and tablets also is one of the reasons the next Windows 10 update will include a multi-faceted clipboard to let you copy text, images and other content on a PC and paste it on a phone, even iPhones and Android, as though the PC and phone were one.
  • Trump hosts Russian foreign minister, envoy at White House

    Trump hosts Russian foreign minister, envoy at White House

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    President Donald Trump says "I know that I'm not under investigation" for collusion with Russian Federation. In the wake of Tuesday's sudden firing of FBI Director James Comey, his deputy is now serving as the acting head of the agency, but a Justice Department official told NBC News four others are also being considered to fill in as interim director.
  • Texas is about to start fining sanctuary city officials up to $25000

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    They also rejected amendments to shield people from police harassment at places such as shelters for the homeless and domestic violence victims, pre-kindergarten schools and public school events like football games. Although the bill includes provisions created to protect victims of crime and witnesses from being interrogated about their immigration status, Garcia said it will make immigrants distrustful of police and reluctant to report crimes.
  • Senate Intelligence Panel Subpoenas Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn

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    Mark Warner, D-Va., vice chairman of the panel, said, "The subpoena requests documents relevant to the Committee's investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 elections". The announcement comes a day after the Trump administration fired James B. Comey from his post as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), citing his handling of a probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails as the reason for his termination.