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In Asia, Pompeo Faces Struggle to Squeeze North Korea, Iran

In Asia, Pompeo Faces Struggle to Squeeze North Korea, Iran

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo will arrive in Singapore for a regional summit that will spotlight the challenges facing U.S. efforts to keep up international pressure against both North Korea and
Manafort Jury to Hear From Gates After All: Trial Update

Manafort Jury to Hear From Gates After All: Trial Update

Paul Manafort’s tax- and bank-fraud trial moves into its third day in Alexandria, Virginia, federal court, with the focus shifting from President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman’s extravagant
‘Crushing’ Russia Sanctions Sought in Bipartisan Senate Bill

‘Crushing’ Russia Sanctions Sought in Bipartisan Senate Bill

A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia for interfering in U.S. elections, including penalties affecting Russian sovereign debt and energy projects, and
Zimbabwe’s Capital on Edge as Account of Violent Protests Unfolds

Zimbabwe’s Capital on Edge as Account of Violent Protests Unfolds

Zimbabwe’s capital remained on edge Thursday, a day after six people died during violent protests over election results, with most shops and banks in the center of Harare shutting their doors as the
RNC Escalates GOP Feud With Koch Network After Trump's Attack

RNC Escalates GOP Feud With Koch Network After Trump's Attack

The Republican National Committee joined President Donald Trump’s attack on the powerful public policy and political network built by billionaires Charles and David Koch, exacerbating a fight with
Pakistan to Decide on More Than $12 Billion Bailout in Six Weeks

Pakistan to Decide on More Than $12 Billion Bailout in Six Weeks

Pakistan’s incoming finance minister estimates the economy needs more than $12 billion to halt a looming financial crisis, with a decision on where to source the funds to be made within six weeks.

UK Jewish Leader Urges Apology Over Labour Anti-Semitism

London (AP) -- The head of one of Britain's main Jewish groups says the leader of the opposition Labour Party must make an "abject apology" to British Jews for allowing anti-Semitism to fester in the
Deripaska Regards U.S. Sanctions Demands as Too Harsh

Deripaska Regards U.S. Sanctions Demands as Too Harsh

Oleg Deripaska sees U.S. demands for lifting sanctions on aluminum maker United Co. Rusal as unacceptable, complicating talks with the Treasury Department, according to people familiar with his
Trump Edges Closer to Mueller’s Hot Seat

Trump Edges Closer to Mueller’s Hot Seat

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China Says It’s Ready to Retaliate on Latest U.S. Tariff Threat

China Says It’s Ready to Retaliate on Latest U.S. Tariff Threat

China said it was ready to retaliate against the latest threat by the U.S. to raise tariffs on its goods.
The Latest: Streets Quiet in Zimbabwe Capital After Results

The Latest: Streets Quiet in Zimbabwe Capital After Results

Harare, Zimbabwe (AP) -- The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local):
As NYC Public Housing Tenants Suffer, a Glimmer of Hope Emerges

As NYC Public Housing Tenants Suffer, a Glimmer of Hope Emerges

Lolita Miller had it all: mold, vermin, crime, stalled elevators, uncollected trash and winter days without heat or hot water.
Zimbabwean Leader Appeals for Calm After Election Violence

Zimbabwean Leader Appeals for Calm After Election Violence

Harare, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa won election Friday with just over 50 percent of the ballots as the ruling party maintained control of the government in the first vote

Iranians Protest Currency Drop, Economic Woes on Social Media

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Scattered protests broke out in several Iranian cities on Thursday over the dramatic drop of the country's currency and other economic problems ahead of the
Zimbabwe Renewal Hopes Dashed as Vote Dispute Sparks Mayhem

Zimbabwe Renewal Hopes Dashed as Vote Dispute Sparks Mayhem

Just days after the election that was supposed to underpin a political and economic revival in Zimbabwe, things have gone horribly wrong.
What Mueller’s Manafort Case Means for the Trump Battle to Come

What Mueller’s Manafort Case Means for the Trump Battle to Come

The special prosecutor can’t bring up the president, Russia, or collusion. Even so, the political implications are huge.
A Record Number of Democratic Challengers Are Outraising GOP Opponents

A Record Number of Democratic Challengers Are Outraising GOP Opponents

For the November 2018 vote, the party’s candidates are hoping to ride a green wave of cash.
Walmart Deadlocked With U.S. Over Bribery Probe

Walmart Deadlocked With U.S. Over Bribery Probe

Walmart Inc. set aside nearly $300 million last fall for a possible resolution with the U.S. government over international bribery allegations, a sign that an end to the years-long investigation was
Kavanaugh Documents Won't Be Ready Until October, Archives Says

Kavanaugh Documents Won't Be Ready Until October, Archives Says

Thousands of pages of documents related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s White House work won’t be ready for Senate review before the end of October, the National Archives said Thursday,
Nigeria's Ruling APC Bleeds as Key Figures Abandon Buhari

Nigeria's Ruling APC Bleeds as Key Figures Abandon Buhari

Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari lost a key supporter in his northern stronghold, a day after the senate president walked out of the ruling party amid a wave of defections to a swelling opposition