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Donald Trump’s war of words against his attorney general and one-time ally Jeff Sessions escalated on July 24, raising speculation the president may be preparing the ground to replace him
WASHINGTON – Agence France-Presse
U.S. President Donald Trump, fresh from a political holiday in Paris, went back on the offensive on July 16 as a new poll showed his popularity dropping amid doubts about Russian election meddling and deepening frustrations over stalled health care legislation.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an umbrella group overwhelmingly made up of the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), has not attended any meeting in Washington of the international coalition to fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a U.S. official told the Hürriyet Daily News on July 12
CARACAS – Reuters
Energized by a massive vote against President Nicolas Maduro in an unofficial plebiscite, Venezuela’s opposition mulled on July 17 how to escalate protests and block a new congress it fears may enshrine Socialist Party hegemony
WAHINGTON – Agence France-Presse
Donald Trump’s eldest son released emails on Jul 11 showing he embraced Russian efforts to support his father’s presidential campaign, a shocking disclosure likely to further fuel speculation over Moscow’s suspected role in the election
U.S. President Donald Trump returned to Washington on July 16 after a brief overseas respite, facing an enduring and intensifying storm over his campaign’s contacts with Russia.
U.S. President Donald Trump hailed Iraq’s “victory” over Islamic State of Iraq and tLevant (ISIL) in Mosul on July 10, sayinhg that the northern city’s liberation showed the war against the jihadis was being won
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on July 13 wrapped up a four-day mission to the Gulf with little sign of progress in resolving the diplomatic crisis pitting Saudi Arabia and its allies against Qatar
India’s Supreme Court suspended on July 11 a government ban on the trade of cattle for slaughter, a boost for the multi-billion dollar beef and leather industries mostly run by members of the Muslim minority
BRASILIA – Reuters
Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a top contender to win next year’s presidential election, was convicted on corruption charges on July 12 and sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison
WASHINGTON – The Associated Press
A meeting between President Donald Trump’s eldest son and a Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign occurred at the behest of a Moscow-based singer with family ties to Trump’s businesses, according to a participant in the talks. Donald Trump Jr. acknowledged on July 10 that he made time for the meeting hoping to get information about Democrat Hillary Clinton.