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jeff-sessions-081418.jpg President Donald Trump took another swipe at the nation's top law enforcement officer in a post on Twitter on Tuesday, seeming to blame Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the ongoing investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

usboycott-aug14.jpg In retaliation for U.S. sanctions on Turkey over its refusal to extradite a U.S. preacher imprisoned in the country, Turkish President Recep Erdogan threatened to boycott U.S. electronic goods, including Apple's flagship iPhone device.

donald-trump2-081418.jpg In the latest sign of how quickly he can turn on those who cross him, President Donald Trump continued to lash out at former "Apprentice" contestant and White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman on Twitter on Tuesday. Trump went so far as to call Manigault-Newman a "dog" in his latest tweet.

dept-fbi-081318.jpg An FBI counterintelligence agent who helped lead the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election but was removed for sending text messages critical of President Donald Trump has been fired. Peter Strzok's attorney revealed in a statement on Monday that his client was fired on Friday.

trump-tayyip-erdogan-081318.jpg Turkey has accused the United States of stabbing it in the back by imposing sanctions over its refusal to extradite a U.S. preacher imprisoned in the country. The sanctions had an adverse effect on the Turkish market, with the lira and the stocks plunging sharply. It is the result of a plot rather than prevailing economic conditions, according to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In a news

trump-harley-davidson-081318.jpg US President Donald Trump has hailed a section of Harley-Davidson owners' reported plan to boycott the American iconic motorcycle manufacturer over their move to shift production abroad. "Many @harleydavidson owners plan to boycott the company if manufacturing moves overseas. Great!," Trump said on Twitter Monday, in apparent reference to a New York Times report citing some Harley-Davidson owners

omarosa-manigault-081318.jpg President Donald Trump was seemingly unaware of the decision to fire White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman last December, according to an audio recording released by the former "Apprentice" contestant on Monday.

pence-spaceforce-081018.jpg Vice President Mike Pence has unveiled plans for the creation of a Space Force as the sixth branch of the U.S. military by 2020. In a speech at the Pentagon, Pence also announced plans to establish a new combatant command -- U.S. Space Command -- as well as a Space Operations Force and a new joint organization called the Space Development Agency. The announcement follows a seven-week review by

usnerveattackf-aug9.jpg The US Government announced new sanctions on Russia after determining that the Russian government was responsible for the attempted killing of a former Russian spy and his daughter in the UK. State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement, "Following the use of a 'Novichok' nerve agent in an attempt to assassinate UK citizen Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal, the Uni

troybalderson-080818.jpg The Republican candidate in Ohio House special election escaped with narrow win against a Democratic surge on Tuesday in a traditionally conservative district, indicating that the outcome could still spell trouble for the party in November midterm elections. With a margin of 0.9 percent, Troy Balderson had a lead of 1,754 votes against the Democratic Party candidate Danny O'Connor. However, accord

trumpandhassan-aug7.jpg US President Donald Trump has restored sanctions on Iran that he announced in May while withdrawing from the 2015 multi-nation nuclear deal with the Islamic nation. In connection with the withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Trump Administration laid out two wind-down periods of 90 days and 180 days for US business activities in or involving Iran. On August 7, when

federica-mogherini-iran-080618.jpg Hours before the United States' scheduled enforcement of sanctions against Iran, the European Commission announced that its updated Blocking Statute enters into force Tuesday to mitigate the impact of US sanctions on the interests of EU companies doing legitimate business in Iran. Iran faces the risk of stage-by-stage US sanctions that President Donald Trump announced in May while withdrawing from

us-iran-080618.jpg US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has reiterated that the United States is going to enforce sanctions against Iran. Pompeo reaffirmed the US move to restore the sanctions while speaking on board with reporters returning with him after attending a security forum in Singapore. "Tomorrow the first set of waivers associated with the wind-down period after the President's decision to withdraw from t

us-chinese-flags-080318.jpg China has threatened to impose tariffs of $60 billion worth of U.S. goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on billions of dollars worth of Chinese imports. A statement released by the Chinese Ministry of Finance on Friday said the proposed tariffs on U.S. goods would range from 5 percent to 25 percent.

department-treasury-080318.jpg President Donald Trump has taken significant steps to improve relations between the U.S. and North Korea, but the Treasury Department stressed Friday it would continue to enforce existing UN and U.S. sanctions on the reclusive communist country.

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