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.
At UN, US and Iran invoke 'self-defense' for military confrontation
The US ambassador to the UN has said Washington is prepared to "engage without preconditions" to avoid further conflict. Iranian officials have warned the US against launching another retaliatory attack.
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.
US blacklists roaming Iranian oil tanker in Mediterranean
Washington says the vessel, which was detained by Gibraltar for 6 weeks, is "blocked property" under anti-terrorism laws. The ship's next destination is a mystery after Turkey and Lebanon denied it was heading their way.
India slaps retaliatory tariffs on US goods
India has imposed higher levies on a range of US products after Washington ended key trade privileges for New Delhi. The US accuses India of being a "high-tariff country" that limits access to its gigantic market.
Trump waited to ban Huawei
Playing a waiting game in Washington. Bloomberg has been told the Trump administration held off on blacklisting Huawei out of concern it could derail trade negotiations with China and officials only went ahead when talks stalled.
Russia detains US citizen suspected of spying
Russia has opened a criminal case against a US citizen for alleged spying. Relations between Moscow and Washington have soured since Russia's annexation of Crimea and allegations Russia interfered with US elections.
Donald Trump's motives for Syria withdrawal remain as murky as its implementation
President Trump's surprising move to order the withdrawal of all US forces from Syria via Twitter stunned Washington. But why he did it and whether his order will be implemented remains murky.