U.S. officials described the action as a protective response, rather than a military escalation.
Above, residents walked through rubble in the once popular resort town of Zabadani yesterday.
• “This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!”
That was Mr. Trump’s reaction to the appointment of a special counsel to investigate ties between his presidential campaign and Russia. He denied any collusion, adding: “I can only speak for myself.”
We explore the many attempts Mr. Trump made to build a personal relationship with James Comey, whom he later ousted as the director of the F.B.I., including an awkward hug.
• In Britain, Prime Minister Theresa May wooed Labour voters in her party’s election manifesto.
She also recommitted to a target of keeping net immigration below 100,000 a year, which many consider unrealistic.
Here’s how the three main parties’ manifestoes compare ahead of the June 8 vote.
• In France, Marine Le Pen, the…