No end in sight to the US-China confrontation
The closure of the US consulate in Chengdu is the latest development that spotlights the rising tensions between Beijing and Washington. Here's an overview of all the points of contention.
Russia sentences US ex-marine to 16 years in spy trial
A Russian court sentences former US marine Paul Whelan to 16 years in a penal colony for espionage in a case that strained ties with Washington and fuelled speculation of a prisoner swap. Moscow City Court found Whelan guilty of receiving classified information as he stood in the dock with a sign that read "Sham trial!" and pleaded for US President Donald Trump to intervene in the case.
Top US general Milley admits 'mistake' after Trump photo-op
"I should not have been there," said Mark Milley, the most senior US military officer, after accompanying Donald Trump to a photo op following a protest in Washington, DC. He noted the army should stay "apolitical."
"We built this": Bob Marley's daughter rallies Washington protesters
Bob Marley's daughter Makeda Marley joins a Black Lives Matter protest in Washington, D. C., and says that protesters can let Donald Trump know they "built this country".
Huawei gets 5G go-ahead in UK
Huawei has finally gotten the go-ahead to build noncore parts of the UK's 5G network. The news is not likely going to be well received by the Donald Trump administration.
US rejects Iraqi parliament's call to withdraw troops
Washington and Baghdad should not discuss troop withdrawal, the US State Department has said, refusing parliament's request for US soldiers to leave. Protesters in Iraq urged both the US and Iran to stop their meddling.
US begins withdrawal from Paris climate accord
Washington has formally launched its withdrawal from the 2015 Paris climate accord after Donald Trump rejected it as harmful to the US economy. The process doesn't become complete until the day after the 2020 election.
US strikes deal with Honduras on asylum-seekers
The US and Honduras have signed a deal which would allowing Washington to send more asylum-seekers there. But critics say it's not safe to seek asylum In Honduras, as it's is among the world's most violent countries.