Jul 20 2018
On Wednesday, Donald Trump said "it's true" that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 US Presidential Election and that he would hold Mr Putin responsible. He said he had mis-spoken when he appeared to side with Putin, who denies any state-sanctioned interference, over his own agencies.
The invitation came as an apparent surprise to the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats when he was told about it during a live interview at the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado.
Coats also appeared to be caught by surprise on a major White House announcement: that Trump had invited Putin to visit Washington in the fall - the first such visit in almost 13 years.
"OK", he continued, pausing for a deep breath. "The president had said going into this that we wouldn't solve all the world's problems in one meeting, in one conversation with the Russian government but we think it's a pretty good place to start".
What happened at Monday's one-on-one between Trump and Putin with only interpreters present remained a mystery, even to top officials and US lawmakers who said they had not been briefed.
Coats acknowledged he has no idea what was said in Trump's one-on-one meeting with Putin, accompanied only by translators.
Groenewegen takes Tour stage, Porte gains
The Tasmanian was left in tears on the side of the road after he crashed out of the race with a fractured right clavicle. While it wasn't rainy and muddy like in April for the Paris-Roubaix race, the heat and sun made it dry and dusty.
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Schumer suggests longest shot ever for Supreme Court
Trump is expected to announce his pick from the list , which now comprises over 25 judges from across the country, on July 9. Health care is also "very important" to him , and he says he's upset "by what Republicans are trying to do to health care".
"The warning signs are there", he said. "The system is blinking. It is why I believe we are at a critical point".
"He does believe that they [Russia] would target U.S. elections again. But that is the president's prerogative", Mr Coats added.
He defended the decision to charge foreign nationals who are unlikely to be deported to the US. While they aren't necessarily expecting this to lead to war, they are determined to see it not lead to peace.
The White House continued to fuel the week-long fire when White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee announced on Wednesday that Trump was considering a widely-panned request from Russian Federation. The cover was in reference to the political attacks launched by the White House on Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 USA presidential election.
Among those Russian Federation was seeking to question was former United States ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul.
In an interview with CNBC television, Trump said "getting along with President Putin, getting along with Russia's a positive, not a negative".
Coats, whose office briefs Trump nearly daily on the most classified information on security threats to the United States, made clear that he did not agree with the president's decision to meet with Putin one-on-one, with only translators by their sides. "I call on President Trump to say once and for all, not through his spokespeople, that the lopsided, disgraceful trade he called an "incredible offer" is off the table". He previously worked in the Canberra press gallery and recently finished a Masters of Journalism at Columbia University in NY.
Jul 18 2018
Horror for Netflix as it misses subscriber targets
In a letter to shareholders, Netflix acknowledged the miss: "We had a strong but not stellar Q2", the statement said. As of June 30, Netflix had 130 million subscribers, including 57.4 million in the US.
Jul 16 2018
Police say 4 protesters arrested after shooting
Several police officers were slightly injured in the scuffles, Chief Waller said, and some squad cars were damaged. Chicago's Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating the shooting, according to the Tribune .
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Trump hits the links at his Scottish golf resort
Replying to that, Trump blamed former US President Barack Obama for not doing enough at the time to respond to the crisis. Putin as it seems to be, a meeting between the Russian President and his counterpart could not be more concerning", Sen.
Jul 14 2018
Anderson has his work cut out against Isner in Wimbledon semifinal
The length of the first semifinal means that Djokovic's matchup with Nadal will be played under the lights on Centre Court. It will be the second Grand Slam final for Anderson, who reached the final of the US Open past year to Rafael Nadal .
Jul 13 2018
Netflix captures most Emmy nods title from HBO
If he wins this year, he'll tie Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul for the most wins in the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category. Diana Rigg's turn as Olenna Tyrell in the series has seen her nominated for Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
Jul 13 2018
France midfielder Paul Pogba ready to make sacrifices for the team's cause
They are favourites, but we will do our best to surprise them. However, Croatia's Ivan Perišić levelled in the 68th minute. I don't think there is a plan just for Modric.
Jul 12 2018
USA unveils $200 billion list of China imports for tariffs
China is no stranger to trade fights, but their approach toward the United States is being handled differently than prior battles. That prompted fears it might go beyond matching Washington's duty increases by disrupting operations for USA companies in China.
Jul 12 2018
Southgate waistcoat wanted by Museum of London
Gareth Southgate believes his heroes have the power to unite England by securing a place in the World Cup final . Anyway, we won and the staff made this big thing about my lucky socks, saying I had to wear them next game.
Jul 10 2018
Trump admin wants more time to reunite migrant children with their families
The process takes about a week, he said in the declaration, though it can take longer to complete verification. Ordinarily, the Office of Refugee Resettlement only uses DNA testing as a "last resort", White said.
Jul 08 2018
Iran says Trump 'destabilising' oil market
Opec, together with a group of non-Opec producers led by Russian Federation , reduced output in 2017 to prop up the market. Trump late on Wednesday accused the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) of driving up fuel prices.
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