Little of note has been achieved in the 18 months since President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un signed a vague agreement on denuclearization in Singapore.
At least six people have so far been killed in the unrest, which erupted last week over increases in the price of gasoline.
After nearly three decades, the U.S. is considering removing Sudan from its list of terrorist sponsor states after a change in government.
Pyongyang warned that the planned aerial drill will "throw a wet blanket" on struggling negotiations.
North Korea fired two missiles into the sea off its eastern coast on Thursday as denuclearization negotiations with the U.S. remain stalled.
The latest round of sanctions marks a sinister step toward eviscerating any remaining humanitarian exemptions.
Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey expects its allies to support the country's invasion of northeastern Syria, but that it is willing to stand up to threats and condemnation if necessary.
A previously sanctioned Russian company's investment in a Kentucky aluminum mill has been questioned in a letter published by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) after concerns over the timing of the investment.
So far, Trump has held his fire, wary of igniting a much wider Middle East war that some supporters warn could sink his chances for reelection. But analysts say the region is headed for a major conflagration despite the president's restraint.
"Hong Kongers are fighting for freedom, fighting for democracy, fighting for human rights," a pro-democracy activist said. "These are values that the United States stands for."
Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said America's efforts "to topple the legitimate government" were in breach of international law.
Foreign Minister Javad Zarif gave an interview in New York City, where he is under tight visa restrictions, during a visit to the United Nations.
The man confessed to the sale, telling police: "I thought [North Korean beer] could be sold at a high price."
With Tehran's demanded sanction relief nowhere in sight, the United States must assume time is again running out to prevent a nuclear Iran.
Putin said it was "not possible" for Mueller to find evidence of collusion "because it simply did not exist."
The people never held to account for their warmongering in Iraq are now driving U.S. policy against Iran. They can't be allowed to drag us into another war.
Nearly all of the Iranian economy is now sanctioned, with little real effect. It's time for statesmanship and prudence, not chest-puffing and bellicosity.
"How can we start a dialogue with an administration who is threatening Iran?" asked Majid Takht Ravanchi.
Trump's freewheeling remarks to reporters came after the president made the last-minute decision to call off an approved airstrike on Thursday
"I firmly put responsibility on this administration and the president," California Representative Jackie Speier said.
Relations between Washington and Pyongyang look far less promising than they did one year ago, with denuclearization negotiations stalled since the collapse of the Hanoi summit.
"The more the U.S. hostile acts towards the DPRK grow, the stronger our countermeasures will become," the nation's foreign ministry warned.
The North Korean foreign ministry demanded the U.S. abandon its "current way of calculation" if it wished to revive bilateral talks.
The Wise Honest was seized in Indonesia earlier this month.
The legislation would force the government to seize financial assets and revoke or deny visas of individuals involved in expansionary Chinese policy.
"The unabated oppression that the Uyghur community faces at the hands of China is a stain on the conscience of the world," Nancy Pelosi told Newsweek.
Washington's demand that Turkey kill a deal for Russia's S-400 anti-aircraft system was "unacceptable," a Kremlin spokesman said.
Economic pressure on the company comes as the trade battle between the U.S. and China continues to escalate.
"I hope that the Iranian people demand better leadership, but we'll have to wait and see," the senator told Fox News.
As The Century Foundation's Dina Esfandiary argued, however, "I don't think they're worried about not having international support."