Syria’s Assad Defies U.S., Presses Southwest Assault

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on opposition areas of the southwest on Friday for the first time in a year, a war monitor and rebel officials said, in defiance of U.S. demands that President Bashar al-Assad halt the assault.

Judge Sends Manafort to Jail Pending Trial

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Friday revoked bail conditions for Paul Manafort, a move that will force U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman to spend his time in a jail cell awaiting his criminal trial.

New York Sues to Dissolve Trump Foundation, Cites Illegal Conduct

Donald Trump

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York’s attorney general on Thursday sued U.S. President Donald Trump and his namesake foundation, saying the nonprofit should be dissolved after more than a decade of illegal conduct, including support for Trump’s 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

Trump, Kim Agree on Denuclearization, But Deal Seen Symbolic

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged on Tuesday to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula while Washington committed to provide security guarantees for its old enemy.

Trump Says Summit With North Korea’s Kim Is ‘Very, Very Good’

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said he had forged a “good relationship” with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the start of a historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday, as the two men sought ways to end a nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula.

U.S. Slaps More Sanctions on Russians Over Hacking

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury sanctioned three Russian individuals and five entities on Monday over malicious cyber activities including providing material and technological support to Russia’s intelligence service, according to a statement.