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Nuclear Crisis: Trump gives condition for N/Korea talk

Nuclear Crisis: Trump gives condition for N/Korea talk

Trump has said "a major, major conflict" with North Korea is possible and all options are on the table but that he wanted to resolve the crisis diplomatically, possibly through the extended use of economic sanctions. While Moon may try to soothe Chinese anger over the THAAD deployment, many observers say it appears too late to call for its withdrawal, which would greatly undermine South Korea's relationship with Washington, its most important ally.


Chelsea Manning Leaves Prison a Free Woman

Chelsea Manning Leaves Prison a Free Woman

Greenwald explains that after top US officials condemned, denounced and deemed Manning as a traitor, living in this country will be an uphill battle for the 29-year-old soldier. As one of his final actions as commander-in-chief, Barack Obama shortened her sentence - one of 1,715 commutations and 212 pardons granted by him during his term.



Russia Probe: I Am A Victim of Witch Hunt - Donald Trump

In an interview with Lester Hold of NBC, two days after firing Comey, Trump said he was going to fire Comey regardless of the recommendation and was thinking of the "Russia thing". Trump later said in an interview with NBC News last week that he had made a decision to fire Comey "regardless of the recommendation" from the Justice Department.



Trump embarks on trip without naming FBI chief

Wittes describes Comey as bothered by Trump's efforts to chit-chat with the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, who traditionally is supposed to maintain a formal, clearly defined relationship with the president. Deputy Attorney General Rod J Rosenstein said, "In my capacity as acting attorney general, I determined that it is in the public interest for me to exercise my authority and appoint a special counsel to assume responsibility for this matter".


Sweden drops charges against WikiLeaks' founder, Julian Assange

Sweden drops charges against WikiLeaks' founder, Julian Assange

Despite that, the 45-year-old has signaled that he will remain inside Ecuador's London embassy where he has been hold up since 2012. He feared Sweden would hand him over to the United States to face prosecution over WikiLeaks' publication in 2010 of thousands of classified military documents and diplomatic cables in one of the largest information leaks in USA history.



Trump told Russian officials that Comey was 'a real nut job'

Capping days of political drama in Washington, the move came as pressure mounted in Congress for an independent probe into ties between Trump's campaign and Moscow, which United States intelligence chiefs say interfered to tilt the election in the Republican's favour.