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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.
Catalonia's Divided Separatists Offer Sanchez Chance of Progress

Catalonia's Divided Separatists Offer Sanchez Chance of Progress

Carles Puigdemont wants Catalan separatists to keep pushing for an independent republic, a play he bailed out on when he had the chance last year.
North Korea Is Working on New Missiles, Report Says

North Korea Is Working on New Missiles, Report Says

North Korea has continued to build missiles in the weeks since leader Kim Jong Un agreed to “work toward complete denuclearization” with U.S. President Donald Trump, the Washington Post reported.
U.S.-Led Infrastructure Aid to Counter China in Indo-Pacific

U.S.-Led Infrastructure Aid to Counter China in Indo-Pacific

Julie Bishop Photographer: Josh Edelson/Bloomberg
The Key Takeaways From Trump's Meeting With Italy's Conte

The Key Takeaways From Trump's Meeting With Italy's Conte

Chris Krueger, Cowen Washington Research Group policy analyst, discusses the key takeaways from President Donald Trump's meeting with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. He speaks with Bloomberg's
Manchin Says He’s Undecided on Kavanaugh After Two-Hour Meeting

Manchin Says He’s Undecided on Kavanaugh After Two-Hour Meeting

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia became the first Democrat in the chamber to meet with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and after the two-hour private session Monday the senator said he
Trump Celebrates Kelly's First Full Year as Chief of Staff

Trump Celebrates Kelly's First Full Year as Chief of Staff

Washington (AP) -- President Donald Trump is celebrating his chief of staff's survival for a full year on the job.
Robert Wilkie Sworn In as Trump’s Veterans Affairs Secretary

Robert Wilkie Sworn In as Trump’s Veterans Affairs Secretary

Washington (AP) -- Robert Wilkie has been sworn in as the next secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Cohen Documents Review Cost $368,081 in June, Retired Judge Says

Cohen Documents Review Cost $368,081 in June, Retired Judge Says

The retired judge hired to analyze thousands of documents seized in the April raid on the home, office and hotel room of President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, told a judge
FEMA Head of Personnel Resigns Amid Sexual-Misconduct Claims

FEMA Head of Personnel Resigns Amid Sexual-Misconduct Claims

Washington (AP) -- The former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's personnel office had improper sexual relationships with subordinates and created a "toxic" work environment that
Asia's Longest-Serving Leader Seen Grooming Sons for Succession

Asia's Longest-Serving Leader Seen Grooming Sons for Succession

Prime Minister Hun Sen now has more power than at any point in his 33 years running Cambodia. The only question is when he might give it up.
U.S. Military in Africa Says Changes Have Been Made to Protect Troops

U.S. Military in Africa Says Changes Have Been Made to Protect Troops

Dakar, Senegal (AP) -- The U.S. military in Africa has taken steps to increase the security of troops on the ground, adding armed drones and armored vehicles and taking a harder look at when American