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# political instability
Trump repeatedly suggested that US should invade Venezuela - report
A top US official told The Associated Press that the President made the suggestion at a meeting in August.
# You're Fired
Ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson lashes out at Russia in final remarks
Tillerson did not address reports he only learned of his sacking after Donald Trump tweeted about it.
White House visit: Simon Coveney to brief Trump administration on Northern Ireland
The Tánaiste is to travel to New York and Washington DC following this morning’s Cabinet meeting.
# Progress
Rex Tillerson says US ready to talk to North Korea 'without preconditions'
Tillerson, however, remains determined to force it to abandon its nuclear arsenal.
# Investigation
Cuba 'sonic attack' claims: Doctors treating US embassy staff find brain abnormalities in patients
The finding is also one of several factors fueling growing scepticism that some kind of sonic weapon was involved.
# Embattledasaurus Rex
'Rex is here': Trump passes up the chance to back Secretary of State Tillerson
A senior White House official did not deny reports that Tillerson would be replaced by CIA director Mike Pompeo.
Donald Trump says an IQ test would prove he's smarter than his Secretary of State
“I can tell you who is going to win,” Trump told Forbes magazine.
# Secretary of State
Tillerson denies he considered resigning from Trump cabinet but doesn't say whether he called him 'a moron'
“I serve at the appointment of the president and I am here for as long as the president feels I can be useful to achieving his objectives.”
# american embassy
US withdraws diplomatic staff in Cuba over mystery 'sonic attacks'
The attacks of an unknown nature have targeted at least 21 US embassy staff in Havana over the past few months, the US said.
# North Korea
Minister: 'No immediate threat' to Ireland amid US-North Korea nuclear tensions
Minister Charlie Flanagan says Ireland must however remain vigilant.
# Come to the table
US tells North Korea: 'Stop missile tests if you want to talk'
The UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously approved a US-drafted sanctions package over the weekend.
# Nuclear Weapons
US wants UN ban on North Korean exports of coal, iron and seafood
The move could cost Pyongyang about €850 million in annual revenue.
# High Stakes
Trump to deliver 'high-risk' speech to Muslim world today promoting 'peaceful vision'
The speech will come less than a day after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Iran to ‘dismantle its network of terrorism’.
# Classified Information
Trump says he had 'absolute right' to share information with Russians
The Washington Post reported Trump had shared “highly classified” information with Russian officials.
# you got this
'What's the plan?' Confusion reigns on Syria as Trump sends secretary of state to Russia
The Trump administration has done little to clarify on how it will approach the situation in Syria.
# hostile relations
Trump's secretary of state says US has 'no comment' after North Korea launches missile
“The United States has spoken enough about North Korea.”
# Wayne Tracker
Trump's Secretary of State accused of using alias to talk about climate change
New York’s Attorney General is looking into whether Exxon deceived the public and investors for decades.
# The Wall
'Neither confrontation nor submission': Trump's top diplomat in Mexico to calm tensions
White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the visit was symbolic of the meaningful relationship the two countries have.
# rex tillerson
Trump picks oil chief (with no diplomatic experience but plenty of ties to Russia) as Secretary of State
Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan said he is already looking forward to meeting the new appointee.