The US has failed to create a crisis in Iran’s cooperation with the UN atomic agency which has repeatedly confirmed the peaceful nature of the country's nuclear program, Bloomberg reports.
US bid to create crisis in Iran-IAEA ties 'falling flat': Report
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has appointed Elliott Abrams, a hawkish neoconservative, to handle US policy toward Venezuela.
Pompeo names US neocon Elliott Abrams to head up policy toward Venezuela
Submitting to mounting pressure, US President Donald Trump signed a bill to reopen the government for three weeks, backing down from his demand that Congress give him money for his border wall before federal agencies go back to work.
Trump ends shutdown, signs bill to reopen government
Japan and the US are unlikely to open negotiations on a proposed bilateral trade pact before the end of this month, due chiefly to the prolonged partial US government shutdown, sources said.
Japan-US talks on bilateral trade deal likely to face delay
Russia has warned that the United States’ new space missile program would weaponize outer space and ignite an arms race there.
Russia: US igniting arms race in outer space by weaponizing it
US President Donald Trump’s longtime ally and presidential campaign adviser, Roger Stone, has been arrested over charges that he obstructed US Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into possible collusion between the Trump election campaign and Russia before the 2016 US presidential election.
Trump’s election adviser Roger Stone arrested by FBI over Russia probe
The US Navy has dispatched two warships through the Taiwan Strait in the third such operation in the past four months amid tensions with China, which regards Taiwan as a breakaway republic.
US angers China by sailing warships through Taiwan Strait
Roger Stone, a confidant of US President Donald Trump, was arrested in the special counsel’s Russia investigation in a pre-dawn raid at his Florida home on Friday and was charged with lying to Congress and obstructing the probe.
Trump associate Stone arrested, faces obstruction charge
From power restaurants in Washington and a belt-buckle maker in Colorado to a brewery in California, businesses that count heavily on federal employees as customers are feeling the punishing effects of the government shutdown in the US.
Federal shutdown hits businesses hard
The United States is attempting to push Venezuela in to a civil war by recognizing un-elected opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president, an American human rights expert and peace activist says.
US fomenting a civil war, coup in Venezuela: Expert

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