Donald Trump

Russia tried to use Trump advisers to infiltrate campaign

The new information adds to the emerging picture of how the Russians tried to influence the 2016 election, not only through email hacks and propaganda but also by trying to infiltrate the Trump orbit. The intelligence led to an investigation into the coordination of Trump's campaign associates and the Russians.

These officials made clear they don't know whether Page was aware the Russians may have been using him. Because of the way Russian spy services operate, Page could have unknowingly talked with Russian agents.

Trump launches investigation into steel dumping

It is designed to stop countries from flooding the US with artificially cheap steel and undercutting local suppliers.

China is most often associated with the practice but the president said it had "nothing to do" with Beijing. He said it was about protecting US security.

The news caused shares in US steelmakers to rise sharply.

However, Asian steelmakers also climbed as investors appeared to shrug off the news.

Mockery, anger in South Korea over USS Carl Vinson 'bluffing'

But its no-show has caused some South Koreans to question his leadership and strategy regarding their unpredictable neighbor in the north.

And as the country prepares to vote for a new president on May 9, the claim could have far-reaching implications for the two countries' relations.

"What Mr. Trump said was very important for the national security of South Korea," Presidential candidate Hong Joon-pyo told the Wall Street Journal.

Turkey referendum: Trump congratulates Erdogan

In a phone call, the US president also thanked Mr Erdogan for supporting America's missile strike on a Syrian government airbase on 7 April.

In the poll, 51.4% of Turkish voters backed the changes.

Mr Erdogan rejected criticism from international monitors who said he had been favoured by an "unequal campaign".

"Know your place," he told the observers.

The narrow victory was ruled valid by Turkey's electoral body, despite claims of irregularities by the opposition.

North Korea says it 'will go to war' if US provokes it

Speaking to the Associated Press in Pyongyang, Han Song-ryol said the situation on the Korean Peninsula was in a "vicious cycle" as tensions with the US and its allies deepen.

White House to keep visitor logs secret

The White House cited "grave national security risks and privacy concerns" as the reason for its decision.

Former President Barack Obama voluntarily disclosed more than 6 million records during his presidency.

Critics say the logs allow for monitoring of individuals or groups who may be trying to influence policy.

White House Communications Director Michael Dubke said the administration is following a 2013 federal court ruling that found most of the logs are considered presidential records and are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Trump's stunning u-turns

NATO, he said, is "no longer obsolete."
    He backed down a threat to brand China a currency manipulator.

    Syria war: Trump and Putin trade barbs as ministers meet

    Donald Trump said Russia was backing "an animal" in Syria's Bashar al-Assad.

    Vladimir Putin said the US had violated the law in bombing a Syrian airbase and that the level of trust with the US had worsened since Mr Trump took office.

    However, Mr Putin did choose to meet Rex Tillerson after the US envoy had held talks with Sergei Lavrov.

    The meeting between the president and the US secretary of state had been in doubt, but a spokeswoman for the US embassy in Moscow, citing Kremlin officials, confirmed it was taking place.

    Trump's modelling agency 'closing down'

    In a leaked email supposedly seen by the New York Post and Mother Jones, Trump Models' president Corinne Nicolas allegedly reveals the closure to staff.

    Last week, employees said the agency was operating as normal, but this new email claims the organisation wants to focus on their other businesses.

    Trump's travel spend: $20M in first 80 days

    This puts the president on pace in his first year of office to surpass former President Barack Obama's spending on travel for his entire eight years.

    The outsized spending on travel stands in stark relief to Trump's calls for belt tightening across the federal government and the fact that he regularly criticized Obama for costing the American taxpayer money every time he took a trip.