New US sanctions on 7 Russian oligarchs from Putin's inner circle. Former US Asst. Sec. of State for European Affairs & Amb. to Poland, Daniel Fried, tell DW's Brent Goff how this fits into Trump's chaotic foreign policy..
US President Donald Trump has called for an immediate halt to Turkey's strikes against Kurds in Syria as Washington slapped sanctions on Turkish officials. Vice President Mike Pence is set to lead a mediation effort.
The strategic city of Manbij has come under Syrian government control after Russia and Syria moved troops into areas near Turkey's border, filling a vacuum left by withdrawal of US forces.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Saudi Arabia seeking to capitalize on his country's growing influence in the Middle East. Both parties stand to gain a lot.
Emmanuel Macron has urged the US and Iran to resume talks, following German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who met separately with the leaders of both countries. Technology, peace and patriotism also featured in speeches.
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