The Saudi government said it fired five top officials and arrested 18 other Saudis as a result of an investigation showing that Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fistfight in the country’s consulate. President Trump responded to the Saudi announcement, saying “I think it’s a great first step.”
The Trump administration’s struggles to curtail illegal immigration have exposed a deep rift among the president and his top advisers, one that could lead to changes in the Cabinet and undermine the government’s response to a record surge of migrant families at the southern border.
The government insists that removing the autocrat Francisco Franco from the Valley of the Fallen, a sprawling state-funded monument, is essential to dignify Spanish democracy. But the country has never achieved consensus about its bloody civil war and decades of dictatorship.
National security adviser John Bolton has told U.S. allies he believes the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty puts Washington in an “excessively weak position” against Russia “and more importantly China,” a diplomat said.
Suzanne Israel Tufts's departure ends a madcap week, as the administration quickly scuttled an arrangement to make her acting Interior watchdog amid media reports and scrutiny from Capitol Hill lawmakers.