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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, center, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley, left, arrives to a ministerial Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters, Friday, April 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

U.N. Security Council to confer on North Korea nuclear program

- Associated Press

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.

At President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort on April 7, he informed Chinese President Xi Jinping over a "beautiful" piece of chocolate cake that he had authorized airstrikes against Syria. (Associated Press/File)

Trump’s unconventional foreign policy makes consequential impact in first 100 days

- The Washington Times

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.

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, joined by K.T. McFarland, deputy national security adviser, watches the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington. Documents released by lawmakers show Flynn, now former national security adviser, was warned when he retired from the military in 2014 not to take foreign money without "advance approval" by Pentagon authorities.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

DIA warned Flynn about foreign payments in 2014, congressional probe says

- The Washington Times

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.

Police officers talk to a man at the scene after a person was arrested following an incident in Whitehall in London, Thursday April 27, 2017.  London police arrested a man for possession of weapons Thursday near Britain's Houses of Parliament. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)

Man with knives detained near U.K. Parliament

- Associated Press

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.

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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2017 file photo, Mike Flynn arrives for a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Documents released by lawmakers show Flynn, now former national security adviser, was warned when he retired from the military in 2014 not to take foreign money without "advance approval" by Pentagon authorities.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Pentagon joins intensifying probe of former Trump aide Flynn

- Associated Press

Investigations intensified into President Donald Trump's ousted national security adviser, Michael Flynn, on Thursday as the Pentagon watchdog joined lawmakers in probing payments he accepted from foreign sources including a Russian state-sponsored TV network.

Off-duty Border Patrol agent may have started Arizona fire

- Associated Press

An off-duty Border Patrol agent is being investigated for possibly starting a large wildfire in southern Arizona while target shooting last weekend, authorities said Thursday.

FILE - In this Saturday, April 15, 2017, file photo, a submarine-launched ballistic missile is displayed in Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea, to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un. North Korea observers have long marveled at the ability of a small, impoverished, autocratic nation to go toe-to-toe with the world's superpowers. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

A look at North Korea's evolving brinkmanship

- Associated Press

North Korea observers have long marveled at the ability of a small, impoverished, autocratic nation to go toe-to-toe with the world's superpowers.

This frame grab from video provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows flames rising after an explosion near an airport west of Damascus, Syria, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Syria's state media reported Thursday that Israel has attacked a military installation near the Damascus International Airport. SANA says Israel fired several missiles from inside the occupied Golan Heights south of the capital at a military installation near the capital's main airport, triggering several explosions and causing damage. (Ghouta Media Center via AP)

Israeli strikes inside Syria pick up tempo in proxy war

- Associated Press

Syria's military said Israel struck a military installation southwest of Damascus International Airport before dawn Thursday, setting off a series of explosions and raising tensions further between the two neighbors.

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017 file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. Despite the lifting of a federal hiring freeze, the Department of Veterans Affairs is opting to leave thousands of positions unfilled. It is citing the need for a leaner VA as it develops a longer-term plan to allow more veterans to seek medical care in the private sector. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Trump to sign order creating accountability office at VA

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Thursday creating an accountability and whistleblower protection office at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford talks as they walk from an all Senators briefing on the situation in the Koreas, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Pentagon gets more flexibility on Iraq, Syria troops

- Associated Press

The White House is giving the Pentagon greater flexibility to determine the number of U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria, in another move by President Donald Trump to shift greater power to his military leaders.

President Donald Trump gives his pen to a teacher from Virginia after signing the Education Federalism Executive Order during a federalism event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump to order aluminum imports investigation

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump will direct his administration Thursday to expedite a new investigation into whether aluminum imports are jeopardizing U.S. national security.

Pakistani Taliban say detained militant used for propaganda

- Associated Press

The Pakistani Taliban say the country's top intelligence service is using a captured senior militant to spread propaganda that the militant group is beholden to spy agencies in India and Afghanistan.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford talks as they walk from an all Senators briefing on the situation in the Koreas, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump gives Pentagon more flexibility on Iraq, Syria troops

- Associated Press

The White House is giving the Pentagon greater flexibility to determine the number of U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria, in another move by President Donald Trump to shift greater power to his military leaders.

President Donald Trump gives his pen to a teacher from Virginia after signing the Education Federalism Executive Order during a federalism event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump to order probe into aluminum imports

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump will direct his administration Thursday to expedite a new investigation into whether aluminum imports are jeopardizing U.S. national security.

South Korea's economy grows at fastest pace in 3 quarters

- Associated Press

South Korea, Asia's fourth-largest economy, grew at the fastest clip in nearly a year thanks to recovery in exports, the central bank said Thursday, despite a backlash from Chinese consumers over the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system.