Turning to diplomacy after flexing military muscle, the United States will urge the U.N. Security Council on Friday to increase economic pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, leaning on China in particular to turn the screws on its wayward ally.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Friday the leadership of North Korea needs to go, and said he expects military leaders are considering options on how best to accomplish that goal.
It started with taking a protocol-shattering phone call from Taiwan. Then came an almost immediate realignment with Saudi Arabia against Iran, 59 Tomahawk missiles fired at Syria, an increasingly combative posture toward Russia, a massive military strike in Afghanistan and a level of North Korea brinkmanship not seen from U.S. administrations in decades.
A pair of American soldiers were killed and a third was wounded in Afghanistan during an operation against Islamic State’s faction in the country.
The Defense Intelligence Agency warned former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn in 2014 about accepting foreign payments when he retired, according to new documents released Thursday by a bipartisan congressional investigation into Mr. Flynn’s foreign payments and communications with Russian contacts.
The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee introduced a new bill Thursday to revoke the broad war-making powers granted to the president in 2001 and 2002 and to replace them with a much slimmer authorization targeting the Islamic State, al Qaeda and the Taliban.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Friday President Trump is making a difference with border security and a wall will continue to help.
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson said Thursday that China has threatened to impose sanctions on North Korea if it conducts further nuclear tests.
Armed police carrying out a counterterrorism operation Thursday swooped in on a man they said was carrying knives in a bag near Britain’s Parliament and arrested him on suspicion of planning terrorist acts.
Republicans fortified their growing bond with Israel by launching Thursday the Congressional Israel Victory Caucus, a coalition aimed at promoting widespread recognition of the Jewish state’s right to exist as a predicate to peace.
Sen. Edward Markey said Thursday he hasn’t seen evidence yet that China is actually putting pressure on the North Koreans regarding their nuclear program.
A British teenager pleaded guilty Thursday in connection with contemplating a series of terrorist attacks against targets including an Elton John concert in London last fall.