Trump launches new attacks on Sessions – Washington Post

President Trump renewed his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wednesday, questioning on Twitter why the top U.S. law enforcement official had not replaced the acting FBI director — a move that Trump himself has the authority to do. In two tweets just before 10 a.m., Trump wrote, “Why didn’t A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI [...]

Worrying update to US assessment of North Korea nuclear threat – CBS News

The U.S. intelligence community now believes North Korea could have a reliable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of carrying a nuclear warhead by sometime next year, U.S. intelligence officials tell CBS News. The military’s Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) draws the stark conclusion in a new classified report for the government, as first reported Tuesday by The Washington [...]

Manafort testifies to Senate Intelligence Committee, turns over notes from Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyer – Washington Post

Paul Manafort, a top campaign aide to President Trump, appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee early Tuesday morning to answer questions about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Before his testimony, he submitted to the committee notes that he took at a meeting with a Russian lawyer he and other campaign aides attended during [...]

Trump renews Twitter attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions – Washington Post

President Trump launched another public assault Tuesday morning on his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, questioning why the Justice Department chief has not done more to investigate alleged “crimes” by Hillary Clinton and those who have leaked information to the media. “Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes [...]

The Latest: Jordan FM: No deal made to free Israeli guard – Washington Post

JERUSALEM — The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local): 7 p.m. The U.N. Mideast envoy is warning that the crisis at the holy sites in Jerusalem has demonstrated the dangerous risk of turning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict into a religious conflict “and dragging [...]

China Boosts Defenses Along N. Korean Border As Potential Crisis Looms – The Daily Caller

China is reportedly strengthening its defenses along its 880-mile border with North Korea. China has established a new border brigade, set up 24-hour surveillance and monitoring of the mountainous areas, and built bunkers to protect Chinese forces in the event of a nuclear or chemical attack, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing Chinese military and government websites. [...]

Official: US Navy ship fires warning shots near Iranian ship – WTOP

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots Tuesday near an Iranian vessel that came close to it during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, an American defense official said. The incident involving the USS Thunderbolt, a Cyclone-class patrol ship based in Bahrain as part of the U.S. [...]

Kushner arrives at Senate for closed-door questioning on Russia – Washington Post

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, walked into Senate offices Monday morning to begin answering questions behind closed doors about his contacts with Russian officials. In written remarks made public prior to his appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Kushner denies any improper contacts or collusion. The 11-page statement by Kushner details four [...]

Switzerland chainsaw attack: Police hunt Schaffhausen attacker – BBC News

Image copyright EPA Image caption Central parts of Schaffhausen have been sealed off by police Police are hunting for a man who attacked five people with a chainsaw in the Swiss town of Schaffhausen. Franz Wrousis is alleged to have launched his assault at a health insurance office shortly after 10:30 local time (08:30 GMT). [...]

2 Chinese fighter jets buzz US Navy spy plane in East China Sea – Fox News

A pair of armed Chinese fighter jets flew dangerously close to a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane flying in the East China Sea on Sunday afternoon, with the hazardous Chinese behavior nearly causing a “collision,” two U.S. officials told Fox News. One of the Chinese J-10 jets flew under the American EP-3 jet and maneuvered [...]

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