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February 28, 2019

Trump claims ‘100 percent’ of ISIS caliphate defeated in Syria

btgbtg/iStock(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) -- President Donald Trump claimed on Thursday that "100 percent" of the Islamic State caliphate -- the self-proclaimed Islamic state in Syria -- has been defeated. Beginning back in December, citing U.S. success in Syria, Trump has ordered most American troops in Syria to withdraw. The Pentagon would not confirm the president's assertion about ISIS being defeated, instead referring ABC News back to the White House. Trump made the announcement while speaking ..
February 28, 2019

After second Trump-Kim summit collapses, the road ahead for the US and North Korea

ANNECORDON/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were not able to come to a formal agreement during their second summit in Hanoi this week. So what happens next? Experts say it's likely the U.S. will return to "working-level" talks with North Korean officials, as countries in the region urge a sustained dialogue between the two countries. During a press conference following the summit on Thursday, Trump told reporters that while he decided not to p..
February 28, 2019

‘Russophobic fuss’: Kremlin swats at US bill targeting Putin’s wealth

Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- The Kremlin on Thursday shrugged off newly introduced U.S. legislation aimed at the personal wealth of Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying that the bill is only the latest sign of "Russophobic fuss" in the U.S. government. "It can hardly be taken seriously. Most likely it’s just some more Russophobic fuss. We’ve long learned to take that with irony," Putin's spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters, according to Russia's TASS news agency...
February 28, 2019

Hanoi summit collapse could be ‘big blow’ to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s pride, experts say

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(HANOI, Vietnam) -- The summit collapse in Hanoi, Vietnam, between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a huge blow to Kim’s pride and, experts say, could appear to his own people back home that he lost face in the high-stakes meeting. “In North Korea, Chairman Kim is like God. They would think that he has been humiliated by Trump," Park Hyung-joong, head researcher at the Korea Institute of National Unification in Seoul, told ABC News. "On top ..