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U.S. Sanctions Myanmar Military for Human Rights Violations

U.S. Sanctions Myanmar Military for Human Rights Violations

The Trump administration imposed sanctions on four commanders and two military units in Myanmar over their involvement in alleged ethnic cleansing of the country’s Rohingya Muslim population.
Manafort Jury Ends Day Without Reaching a Verdict: Trial Update

Manafort Jury Ends Day Without Reaching a Verdict: Trial Update

Jurors are weighing the evidence for a second day in the fraud trial of Paul Manafort after the judge responded late Thursday to four written questions they posed.
U.S. Ends Syria Stabilization Funding: AP

U.S. Ends Syria Stabilization Funding: AP

Washington (AP) -- The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the U.S. from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic
Eritrea Leader to Revisit Ethiopia as Talks Turn to Rebels

Eritrea Leader to Revisit Ethiopia as Talks Turn to Rebels

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki will make his second trip to Ethiopia since the Horn of Africa nations declared peace in July, amid signs that Ethiopian rebels previously designated as terrorists
Lira Plunge Brings Back Sense of Gloom as Emerging Markets Drift

Lira Plunge Brings Back Sense of Gloom as Emerging Markets Drift

Turkey’s lira ended a three-day rally and slid as much as 8 percent, underscoring the fragility of emerging-market sentiment. Gauges of stocks and currencies headed for a third week of declines amid
Turkish Court Refuses to Release U.S. Pastor Andrew Brunson

Turkish Court Refuses to Release U.S. Pastor Andrew Brunson

A Turkish appeals court rejected U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson’s bid for freedom, setting the stage for a new round of sanctions by the Trump administration.
Trump Ignites Wall Street Debate With His Tweet on Earnings

Trump Ignites Wall Street Debate With His Tweet on Earnings

President Donald Trump brought a long-simmering debate on Wall Street to the surface Friday when he prodded regulators to look into scaling back how often publicly traded companies report financial
White House Press Briefings Are Getting Shorter

White House Press Briefings Are Getting Shorter

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her team are spending less and less time at the White House podium taking questions from reporters.
China Fears Trump Wants a New Cold War

China Fears Trump Wants a New Cold War

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Brazil Urges Venezuela's Opposition to Unite Against Maduro

Brazil Urges Venezuela's Opposition to Unite Against Maduro

Venezuela’s opposition should overcome its internal divisions in order to unify more effectively against President Nicolas Maduro, Brazil’s foreign minister said in an interview.
Inside the Coup Plotting Before the Venezuela Drone Assassination Attempt

Inside the Coup Plotting Before the Venezuela Drone Assassination Attempt

This past April, a number of Venezuelan military dissidents were holed up in neighboring Colombia plotting to overthrow the government of President Nicolas Maduro when they were approached by a group
Spain Remembers Terror Attacks That Killed 16 in Catalonia

Spain Remembers Terror Attacks That Killed 16 in Catalonia

Barcelona, Spain (AP) -- Barcelona on Friday marked the first anniversary of terror attacks that killed 16 people, though the divisive local issue of whether to pursue the region's independence from
Navy's Troubled $11 Billion Carrier Falters on Another Milestone

Navy's Troubled $11 Billion Carrier Falters on Another Milestone

Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc., the sole U.S. builder of aircraft carriers, continues to fall short of the Navy’s demand to cut labor expenses to stay within an $11.39 billion cost cap mandated by
Israeli Police Again Question Netanyahu on Corruption Allegations

Israeli Police Again Question Netanyahu on Corruption Allegations

Jerusalem (AP) -- Israeli police are again questioning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of their investigations into corruption allegations.
Turkish Court Rejects Pastor's Appeal as More Sanctions Loom

Turkish Court Rejects Pastor's Appeal as More Sanctions Loom

A Turkish appeals court refused to release American pastor Andrew Brunson, raising the prospect of further U.S. sanctions targeting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government and renewed market
Benettons Confront Italy's Populists Over Bridge Disaster

Benettons Confront Italy's Populists Over Bridge Disaster

The collapse of a 50-year old bridge in Northern Italy this week has highlighted the tensions running through the country's populist coalition. After the disaster, Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini
Merkel to Meet With Putin on Saturday

Merkel to Meet With Putin on Saturday

Angela Merkel meets Vladimir Putin this weekend in a surprise move that analysts say shows how foes and allies of the U.S. are shifting. Syria, violence in Eastern Ukraine and a joint natural gas
China, Unsure of How to Handle Trump, Braces for ‘New Cold War’

China, Unsure of How to Handle Trump, Braces for ‘New Cold War’

Perhaps nowhere outside America’s heartland is Donald Trump given more credit than in Beijing.
Trump Warns He’ll Revoke Justice Official’s Clearance

Trump Warns He’ll Revoke Justice Official’s Clearance

Washington (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Friday that he suspects he'll "very quickly" revoke the security clearance for a Justice Department official whose wife worked for the firm involved in
Ready-to-Wear and Re-Wear — Meet Sustainable Fashion

Ready-to-Wear and Re-Wear — Meet Sustainable Fashion

The fashion industry consumes a lot of resources and creates a lot of mess to keep you looking stylish. There’s the crude oil that has to be extracted to make synthetic fabrics, the water and