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IS Fighters Surrender to Afghan Forces After Taliban Assault

Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) -- More than 150 Islamic State fighters surrendered to Afghan government forces on Wednesday in the face of an onslaught by the Taliban in the northern Jawzjan province,
Promoting Voter ID Laws, Trump Says Identification Needed to Buy Groceries

Promoting Voter ID Laws, Trump Says Identification Needed to Buy Groceries

"If you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card, you need ID," Trump said at the event at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. "You go out and you want to buy anything,
Meet the New Pakistan, a Lot Like the Old Pakistan

Meet the New Pakistan, a Lot Like the Old Pakistan

Imran Khan claims a fresh vision, but he’s backed by established power brokers.
Four Years After Its Revolution, Ukraine Is Still a Mess

Four Years After Its Revolution, Ukraine Is Still a Mess

Lingering corruption and a lagging economy contributed to the country’s stalled reforms.
Theresa May Is Banking on Corbyn to Help Deliver Her Brexit Plan

Theresa May Is Banking on Corbyn to Help Deliver Her Brexit Plan

Theresa May was still reeling from the late-night resignation of David Davis, who quit hours earlier in protest at her Brexit plans. In a desperate bid to rescue her proposals, the prime minister sent
Assange May Be Ready to Take First Steps Into a Different World

Assange May Be Ready to Take First Steps Into a Different World

Julian Assange soon will leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London -- his refuge from criminal charges for the last six years -- and enter a changed world.
Iceland Wants Foreigners to Stop Buying Its Land

Iceland Wants Foreigners to Stop Buying Its Land

A little over a century ago, a young woman named Sigridur Tomasdottir threatened to throw herself into the icy gorge of Iceland’s iconic Gullfoss waterfall in a bid to stop English businessmen from
Trump Says China May Be ‘Getting in Our Way’ on North Korea

Trump Says China May Be ‘Getting in Our Way’ on North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump suggested China is obstructing nuclear talks with North Korea as the world’s two biggest economies tussle over trade.
Trump's Tariffs Confusing to Beijing, Says Eurasia's Hirson

Trump's Tariffs Confusing to Beijing, Says Eurasia's Hirson

Michael Hirson, director at Eurasia Group, discusses the Trump administration's proposal to raise the tariff from 10% to 25% on Chinese goods. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia." (Source:
U.S. May Raise Tariffs to 25% on China

U.S. May Raise Tariffs to 25% on China

The standoff between the U.S. and China could be heating up. Sources in Washington are telling Bloomberg the Trump administration will propose raising tariffs on $200B worth of imports from 10 to 25%.
Trade Between U.S. and China Getting Heated, Says Asia Society's Cutler

Trade Between U.S. and China Getting Heated, Says Asia Society's Cutler

Wendy Cutler, vice president at Asia Society, discusses the Trump administration's increase in tariffs from 10% to 25% on Chinese imports. She speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
As Trump Brings Home Korea War Dead, Families Blast U.S. Agency

As Trump Brings Home Korea War Dead, Families Blast U.S. Agency

North Korea’s return of about 55 American war dead marks a hopeful milestone in their almost seven-decade journey home. But it could be years before they’re reunited with their families, and some
Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order Against Making 3-D Guns

Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order Against Making 3-D Guns

A judge issued a temporary restraining order against the distribution of materials to make guns using 3-D printers.
China Slams U.S. ‘Blackmailing’ as Trump Weighs Higher Tariffs

China Slams U.S. ‘Blackmailing’ as Trump Weighs Higher Tariffs

The Trump administration will propose raising to 25 percent its planned 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports, a move that would ratchet up pressure on Beijing to return to the
Judge Unseals Ex-Playboy Model’s Lawsuit Against Elliott Broidy

Judge Unseals Ex-Playboy Model’s Lawsuit Against Elliott Broidy

A lawsuit by former Playboy model Shera Bechard against top Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy was unsealed by a judge, though the complaint over her $1.6 million hush payment remains redacted in
Texas Firm Behind Printable 3-D Gun Plans Backs Down for Now, Official Says

Texas Firm Behind Printable 3-D Gun Plans Backs Down for Now, Official Says

A small Texas nonprofit company agreed not to publish new instructions on the internet for making downloadable guns with 3-D printers until at least September after New Jersey sued to block the plan,
U.S. Gives Rusal Investors More Time But Keeps Deripaska on Hook

U.S. Gives Rusal Investors More Time But Keeps Deripaska on Hook

The U.S. Treasury Department gave investors more time to sell their shares and debt in En+ Group Plc and affiliate, United Co. Rusal, but stopped short of removing the aluminum and power companies
California Urges Resistance to Census Citizenship Question

California Urges Resistance to Census Citizenship Question

Sacramento, Calif. (AP) -- California's top elections official urged residents Tuesday to formally oppose a Trump administration plan that would ask whether a person is a U.S. citizen on the 2020
South Africa's ANC Resolves to Change Constitution on Land

South Africa's ANC Resolves to Change Constitution on Land

South Africa’s ruling party decided to complete a proposed amendment to the nation’s constitution to make it clearer under what conditions land can be expropriated without compensation, prompting the