Boris Johnson ducks questions about police call at his home

From CNN. Boris Johnson, one of the two men who could become the United Kingdom’s next prime minister, has repeatedly dodged questioning over what happened when police were called to an alleged altercation at the south London home he shares with girlfriend Carrie Symonds. CNN’s Hala Gorani and Bianca Nobilo discuss. #UK #BorisJohnson #CNN #News

Steve Mnuchin details new sanctions on Iran

From CNN. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin outlined the new sanctions against Iran, saying “these sanctions are all very important for recent activities” and will “lock up billions of dollars more in assets” that support the office of the Ayatollah Khomeini. #CNN #News

NYT: Trump pulls back on approved military strikes on Iran

From CNN. President Donald Trump abruptly called off military strikes against Iran after previously approving the strikes in retaliation for Iran shooting down a US military drone, The New York Times reports. The operation was already underway in its initial stages — ships were in position and planes were in the air — but no…

Hope Hicks’ House committee testimony revealed

From CNN. Former White House communications director Hope Hicks told lawmakers that she had “never been asked to lie about matters of substance or consequence,” contending that “white lies” she had told on behalf of President Donald Trump were about small matters, such as his availability. The comments are part of the 273-page transcript of…

Video shows Iran shooting down US drone

From CNN. The Pentagon has released a video that they claim shows Iran shooting down a US drone. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said it had shot down an “intruding American spy drone” after it entered into the country’s territory. A US official confirmed to CNN a drone had been shot down, but said the incident occurred…

Amanpour confronts Saudi minister on Jamal Khashoggi killing

From CNN. The murder of Jamal Khashoggi was “gruesome” but a United Nations report into the journalist’s killing is “flawed,” Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said. In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, al-Jubeir denied that Riyadh should accept responsibility for Khashoggi’s murder, and said he disagreed with the findings…

Protesters defy military crackdown in Sudan

From CNN. Protesters in Sudan are once again finding their voice, just weeks after a brutal crackdown by the military transitional government that took over power after ousting authoritarian President Omar al-Bashir. CNN’s Ben Wedeman reports from Khartoum. #Sudan #CNN #News

Ex-Trump confidante Hope Hicks testifying before Congress

From CNN. Once the President’s closest West Wing confidante — the recipient of his repeated phone calls, the witness to his angriest moments, and according to other campaign aides, the person who steamed wrinkles out of his pants — sources now say their relationship has changed. Instead of carrying out a near-constant conversation, they rarely…