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North Korea is committed to a summit with Trump and 'complete denuclearization,' South Korea's president says

North Korea is committed to a summit with Trump and 'complete denuclearization,' South Korea's president says

South Korea's president said Saturday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is committed to a US summit and "complete denuclearization." South Korean President Moon Jae-in met Kim at the border on
'I'm just overwhelmed with gratitude': An American man jailed in Venezuela for 2 years has finally arrived back in the US

'I'm just overwhelmed with gratitude': An American man jailed in Venezuela for 2 years has finally arrived back in the US

An American who was jailed in Venezuela for two years arrived back in the United States on Saturday. Joshua Holt and his wife, Thamara Caleno, were jailed on weapons charges that US officials
Trump and Sen. Orrin Hatch announce American hostage returning to US from Venezuela

Trump and Sen. Orrin Hatch announce American hostage returning to US from Venezuela

President Donald Trump announced Saturday that a Venezuelan prison would be freeing an American hostage and his wife after two years. The hostage, Josh Holt, is from Utah and has been in prison
Obama warns: if America stays so divided, our democracy and economy won’t survive

Obama warns: if America stays so divided, our democracy and economy won’t survive

Former President Barack Obama remains hopeful that America can solve its political divisiveness. But he also has a stark warning for the US: Our economy and our democracy are at risk if we can't get
The FBI has obtained wiretaps of a Putin ally tied to the NRA who met with Trump Jr. during the campaign

The FBI has obtained wiretaps of a Putin ally tied to the NRA who met with Trump Jr. during the campaign

Spanish police have turned over to the FBI wiretaps of conversations involving Alexander Torshin, a prominent Russian banker suspected of money laundering who met with President Donald Trump's eldest
Countries in Asia are looking for ways to counter China's growing power — with and without the US's help

Countries in Asia are looking for ways to counter China's growing power — with and without the US's help

China's more assertive posture in its near abroad has its neighbors more concerned about Beijing's ambitions, and President Donald Trump's seeming vacillation on US commitments to the region have many
One side effect from Trump's trade war could linger for years beyond his presidency

One side effect from Trump's trade war could linger for years beyond his presidency

President Donald Trump's abrupt, erratic approach to trade, even when he does not follow through on the harshest protectionist threats, is already damaging faith in the global trading system. "The
Theresa May's Brexit red lines will make Britain a 'haven for criminals'

Theresa May's Brexit red lines will make Britain a 'haven for criminals'

EXCLUSIVE: Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem politicians call on Theresa May to ditch one of her main Brexit lines amid news that Britain is going to leave the European Arrest Warrant. The European
Trump's hard-line negotiation methods could be ruining the US's reputation

Trump's hard-line negotiation methods could be ruining the US's reputation

President Donald Trump has long branded himself an expert negotiator. Recent policy decisions, including his recent exit from planned talks with Kim Jong Un, have cast doubt on Trump's ability to
TRUMP: US is having 'very productive talks' with North Korea on restoring summit plans

TRUMP: US is having 'very productive talks' with North Korea on restoring summit plans

President Donald Trump indicated on Friday that the proposed summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may still happen. In a tweet posted on Friday night, Trump said the US was having "very
Putin has lost faith in Trump's promise to improve US-Russia relations

Putin has lost faith in Trump's promise to improve US-Russia relations

Russian President Vladimir Putin said President Donald Trump's promises to improve US-Russia relations have stalled because of political firestorms currently engulfing the Trump
It looks like 3 of the biggest issues in Michael Cohen's case are going to be addressed in his next hearing

It looks like 3 of the biggest issues in Michael Cohen's case are going to be addressed in his next hearing

Federal prosecutors filed a joint letter with the lawyers for President Donald Trump, adult-film star Stormy Daniels, and Michael Cohen setting a proposed agenda for Cohen's Wednesday court
Aides to a GOP congressman say they spent most of their days chauffeuring their boss's family and cleaning up dog poop

Aides to a GOP congressman say they spent most of their days chauffeuring their boss's family and cleaning up dog poop

Former staffers for Rep. Tom Garrett claim they were required to preform personal errands for the congressman. These errands included grocery shopping, driving his family, and looking after his
Obama made a joke about ‘the modern presidency’ and people ‘going to jail’

Obama made a joke about ‘the modern presidency’ and people ‘going to jail’

President Barack Obama had a rule in his White House that no one would get in trouble for making a mistake as long as there wasn't "malicious intent" behind it, he said at a tech conference in Las
About 40 US soldiers held off hundreds of Russian mercenaries in a brutal firefight in Syria

About 40 US soldiers held off hundreds of Russian mercenaries in a brutal firefight in Syria

Roughly 40 US commandos held off about 500 forces loyal to the Syrian government — including Russian mercenaries — in an intense firefight in early February, The New York Times reports. No US troops
Hillary Clinton jokes that she wouldn't mind being CEO of Facebook (FB)

Hillary Clinton jokes that she wouldn't mind being CEO of Facebook (FB)

Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was awarded Harvard University's Radcliffe Award on Friday. During the ceremony, she joked that if she could be CEO of any company, it'd be
Jim Carrey takes aim at Democrats with a drawing of Adam Schiff with his pants down, about to get kicked

Jim Carrey takes aim at Democrats with a drawing of Adam Schiff with his pants down, about to get kicked

Jim Carrey called out Democrats on Twitter on Friday for their "calm reasonable manner" and told them "show some passion." Carrey tweeted a drawing of Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff with his pants
Trump reaches deal with China to lift sanctions on Chinese tech giant ZTE despite blowback from Democrats, GOP

Trump reaches deal with China to lift sanctions on Chinese tech giant ZTE despite blowback from Democrats, GOP

The Commerce Department told members of Congress that the Trump administration reached a deal to lift sanctions on Chinese phone maker ZTE. President Donald Trump also announced the easing of
The head of the Border Patrol union called Trump's National Guard deployment 'a colossal waste of resources'

The head of the Border Patrol union called Trump's National Guard deployment 'a colossal waste of resources'

Representatives from the Border Patrol union are complaining that President Donald Trump's deployment of National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border has had "no benefit." The deployment has so far
Kellyanne Conway's husband reportedly gives anti-Trump writers suggestions on how to improve their arguments

Kellyanne Conway's husband reportedly gives anti-Trump writers suggestions on how to improve their arguments

Writers have said they received un-solicited suggestions on how to improve their anti-Trump arguments from the husband of White House official Kellyanne Conway. George Conway has attracted attention