Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it confiscated the tanker "Stena Impero" in strategic Strait of Hormuz for breaking "international maritime rules." Britain says Iran also seized a Liberian-flagged vessel.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel insists she's fit to carry on serving as chancellor through to the end of her term in 2021 while condemning US President Trump's xenophobic tweets against four minority Democratic congresswomen.
As more countries opt for the Russian long-range missiles, Washington faces a difficult choice over whether to penalise its key partners.
Ankara and Washington have been caught in a diplomatic tailspin ever since the latter began supporting Turkey's foes--the YPG and FETO--and ignoring its militaristic needs in an increasingly hostile Middle East.
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