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U.S., China Aim to Restart Talks to Defuse Trade War,  Sources Say

U.S., China Aim to Restart Talks to Defuse Trade War,  Sources Say

The U.S. and China are trying to restart talks aimed at averting a full-blown trade war between the world’s two largest economies, two people familiar with the effort said.
Trump Says Guns Created on 3-D Printers Don’t ‘Make Much Sense’

Trump Says Guns Created on 3-D Printers Don’t ‘Make Much Sense’

President Donald Trump said guns made with 3-D printers don’t "make much sense" after a group of states sued his administration to block its legal settlement allowing a Texas nonprofit to publish
Italian Economic Growth Slows to Weakest in Almost Two Years

Italian Economic Growth Slows to Weakest in Almost Two Years

Italy’s economic growth slowed to the weakest pace in almost two years, possibly spelling trouble for the populist government’s costly projects.

Bombing in Yemen Wounds Prominent Politician

Sanaa, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni officials say a roadside bombing in the southern city of Aden has wounded a prominent politician, his son and two other people.

Spain Taxi Driver Continue Protest Against Uber and Rivals

Madrid (AP) -- Traffic is still snarled in some of Spain's biggest cities as striking taxi drivers are extending their protest against ride-hailing services.

In Paris, British Foreign Minister Tries to Sell Brexit Plan

Paris (AP) -- French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian and his newly-appointed British counterpart, Jeremy Hunt, are holding their first working meeting in Paris.

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Tajikistan Tourist Attack

Moscow (AP) -- The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a weekend attack on Western tourists in Tajikistan that left four people killed.
Latest News Updates on Historic Zimbabwe Election

Latest News Updates on Historic Zimbabwe Election

Harare, Zimbabwe (AP) -- The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local):
Economists Have Lost the Trust of Politicians

Economists Have Lost the Trust of Politicians

The problem goes deeper than Donald Trump.

Germany: Court Acquits Man Accused of July 2000 Bombing

Berlin (AP) -- A German court has acquitted a man accused in an 18-year-old bombing that injured 10 recent immigrants from eastern Europe, including six Jews.
Iran Adviser Says US Must Return to Nuclear Deal for Talks

Iran Adviser Says US Must Return to Nuclear Deal for Talks

Tehran, Iran (AP) -- Iranian officials reacted skeptically on Tuesday to President Donald Trump's comments that he's willing to negotiate with his Iranian counterpart, saying instead that if Trump
Who’s Who in the Paul Manafort Trial

Who’s Who in the Paul Manafort Trial

Here are the players to watch in the courtroom as former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort goes to trial in Alexandria, Virginia, for tax- and bank-fraud charges. Jury selection begins on July 31.
What's to Come in the Paul Manafort Fraud Trial

What's to Come in the Paul Manafort Fraud Trial

Paul Manafort’s trial in Alexandria, Virginia, is set to begin Tuesday -- the first courtroom test in U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s wide-ranging probe of Russian interference in the 2016
Trump Officials to Face Senate Scrutiny Over Family Separations

Trump Officials to Face Senate Scrutiny Over Family Separations

The Trump administration will face tough questions Tuesday at the first public hearing probing the the president’s "zero tolerance" policy that led to the separation of thousands of migrant children
Trump Loyalist Gets Surprise Fight From Democrat in Senate Race

Trump Loyalist Gets Surprise Fight From Democrat in Senate Race

The U.S. Senate race in Tennessee shouldn’t have been much of a worry for Republicans in 2018. Democrat Phil Bredesen has made it so.

The Latest: Afghan Official: Militants Hit City of Jalalabad

Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local):

11 Die in Afghan Roadside Blast; Militants Hit Eastern City

Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) -- A roadside bombing hit a passenger bus in western Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people, as militants launched a coordinated attack on a city in the country's
Allies in Name Only? The U.S. and Turkey Slug It Out: QuickTake

Allies in Name Only? The U.S. and Turkey Slug It Out: QuickTake

Donald Trump’s tweets often come out of the blue, but his July 26 threat to sanction ally Turkey capped a crescendo of reproaches between the NATO allies since an attempted coup against the government
The Ugly Side of Poland’s Booming Economy

The Ugly Side of Poland’s Booming Economy

The ruling Law and Justice party is trafficking in a xenophobic, nationalist narrative.
Russia’s Tiny Neighbor Prepares Its Cyber Revenge

Russia’s Tiny Neighbor Prepares Its Cyber Revenge

Estonia, the tiny eastern European nation that says it was the first target of state-sponsored cyber warfare from Russia, may soon be able to strike back.