Lithuania’s intelligence service warned that Russia was now able to attack the Baltic States with as little as 24 hours’ notice after stepping up its military presence in the region.
• “He’s done a fantastic job in a very difficult situation.”
That was President Trump welcoming Egypt’s authoritarian president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The moment highlighted a fundamental American shift away from international human rights toward a focus on counterterrorism.
And Mr. Trump’s envoy to the United Nations called President Bashar al-Assad of Syria a war criminal but didn’t rule out cooperating with him to defeat the Islamic State. “Right now Assad is not our No. 1 person to talk to,” she said.
• Jared Kushner, Mr. Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, once again served as a primary diplomatic envoy as he visited Iraq.
Mr. Kushner also played a central role in preparing Mr. Trump’s talks with President Xi Jinping of China scheduled for later this week. One key topic will be North Korea. An online ad suggests that the country has been working on thermonuclear weapons.
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