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|Rare glimpse of Assad family ties to Russia in kids' stay at seaside camp
SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (Reuters) - News that Russia hosted the teenage children of Bashar al-Assad at a lavishly-rebuilt Black Sea summer camp in Crimea last year has given a rare glimpse into the personal lives of the Syrian president's family and his close relationship to Moscow.
POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 1:10 PM
|Rosenstein told Trump last week he is not a target in Russia probe
(Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told President Donald Trump last week that he is not a target of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, according to a source familiar with the probe.
POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 6:02 PM
|Man linked to 9/11 attacks on U.S. captured in Syria: Pentagon
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man linked to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, who was said to have praised "violent jihad," was captured in Syria by U.S.-backed forces more than a month ago, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 8:42 PM
|Exclusive: EPA chief's aides, security agents made $45,000 trip to Australia
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, under fire from lawmakers for travel and security expenses, spent about $45,000 in government money to fly five people to Australia to prepare for a planned trip that was later canceled.
POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 8:23 PM
|Trump's looming trade war gives Democrats an opening in farm country
JAMESTOWN, N.D. (Reuters) - North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp, one of the most endangered Democrats in the U.S. Senate, knows a political gift when she sees one.
POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 5:47 PM
|Justice Department watchdog to report on Clinton-related FBI leaks
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A long-awaited U.S. Justice Department internal watchdog report on former FBI chief James Comey's public disclosures on Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state and whether FBI employees leaked information to try to hurt her 2016 presidential bid is expected to be issued next month.
POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 2:44 PM
|U.S. tells Russia to address election concerns, chemical weapons
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House national security adviser John Bolton told Russia's ambassador on Thursday that better relations between the two countries required addressing U.S. concerns on election meddling, a chemical attack in Britain, and the situations in Ukraine and Syria, the White House said.
POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 7:48 PM
|North Korea seeks 'complete denuclearization,' Moon says; U.S. vows pressure
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has expressed its commitment to "complete denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula and has not attached conditions, South Korea's president said on Thursday, but Washington remains wary and has vowed to maintain "maximum pressure" on Pyongyang.
POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 2:10 PM
|U.S. official calls on Myanmar to free journalists
DHAKA (Reuters) - U.S. envoy Sam Brownback called on Thursday for the release of journalists jailed in Myanmar while covering the plight of ethnic Rohingya Muslims forced to flee a military crackdown.
POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 1:14 PM
|Africa's last absolute monarch renames Swaziland as 'eSwatini'
MBABANE (Reuters) - Swaziland's King Mswati III, Africa's last absolute monarch, said on Thursday he was officially renaming the country as the Kingdom of eSwatini.
POSTED APRIL 19, 2018 3:28 PM