US president Donald Trump has threatened military action in Syria following an alleged chemical weapons attack. In a tweet, he warned Russia that missiles "will be coming" to Syria. A Kremlin spokesman dismissed Trump's "Twitter-diplomacy."
Washington has cut funding pledged for stabilization projects in Syria. The Trump administration said increased contributions from coalition partners made the US payment unnecessary.
Turkey is a country in crisis, the Lira's freefall being a case in point. President Erdogan needs to tackle this, but a diplomatic row with the US could force him to go against his nature, writes DW's Seda Serdar.
Donald Trump may not agree, but there is little he can do as legislators call for fresh sanctions on Russia for its reported meddling in US elections. But penalizing Moscow again has two major problems apart from Trump.
Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin held a private meeting for a little over two hours. Trump said he had "no reason to believe" that Russia had interfered with the 2016 presidential election.
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