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Cloud Wins Texas Race to Replace Disgraced Ex-Rep. Farenthold

Cloud Wins Texas Race to Replace Disgraced Ex-Rep. Farenthold

Republican Michael Cloud won a special election on Saturday for the Texas House seat formerly held by Blake Farenthold, who quit Congress after reports that he used taxpayer money to settle a sexual
Vitiello Tapped as Acting ICE Director

Vitiello Tapped as Acting ICE Director

Ronald Vitiello is the new acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Trump administration said, as President Donald Trump looks to fine tune his “zero-tolerance” policy on

Giuliani Promises Exiles Trump Will Bring Down Iran Regime

The collapse of Iran’s Islamic regime “is around the corner,” and the U.S. will keep increasing sanctions until it happens, President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani told an exiled Iranian
N.J. Shutdown Averted as Governor Said to Reach Budget Deal

N.J. Shutdown Averted as Governor Said to Reach Budget Deal

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and his fellow Democrats in the Legislature have agreed on a state budget, hours before a constitutional deadline, according to two people familiar with the deal.
Najib’s Party Picks Ahmad Zahid to Lead Malaysian Opposition

Najib’s Party Picks Ahmad Zahid to Lead Malaysian Opposition

The party of ousted Malaysian Premier Najib Razak has chosen his former deputy, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, as its new president to lead reform after a shock election loss in May ended its six-decade rule.

Iran’s Khamenei Warns Against Complacency Amid Rial Anger

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has warned government officials not be lazy or take their posts for granted as President Hassan Rouhani’s government tries to contain mounting public anger

The Latest on Nationwide Protests Against Trump’s Immigration Policy

New York (AP) -- The Latest on nationwide protests over a Trump administration immigration policy (all times local):
South Sudan Fighting After Cease-Fire Leaves at Least 15 Dead

South Sudan Fighting After Cease-Fire Leaves at Least 15 Dead

A permanent cease-fire pact reached between South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar has not stopped fighting on the ground, with at least 15 civilians killed in a single
U.S. Backs Off Trump Tweet on Saudis Helping Lower Oil Price

U.S. Backs Off Trump Tweet on Saudis Helping Lower Oil Price

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration backed off an assertion he made earlier indicating he persuaded Saudi Arabia to effectively boost oil production to its maximum capacity, which would have
A Retirement, a Failed Coup and a Taboo: Weekend Reads

A Retirement, a Failed Coup and a Taboo: Weekend Reads

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Austria's Kurz Wants to Build Bridges, Reduce Tension in EU

Austria's Kurz Wants to Build Bridges, Reduce Tension in EU

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said he sees his role as helping to ease regional tensions as he takes over the presidency of the European Union through the rest of this year.
The Man They Call AMLO, and Why He’s Captured Mexico

The Man They Call AMLO, and Why He’s Captured Mexico

Notes and impression on Andrés Manuel López Obrador from the campaign trial.
Singapore Terrorism Threat at Highest Since 9/11, Minister Says

Singapore Terrorism Threat at Highest Since 9/11, Minister Says

Singapore faces its highest terrorism threat level since the time of the September 11 attacks in the U.S. in 2001 and the 2002 Bali bombings, Singapore’s defense minister said.
Abbas Rejected U.S. Offer for Kushner Meeting, Al Hayat Says

Abbas Rejected U.S. Offer for Kushner Meeting, Al Hayat Says

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas rejected an offer to hold a joint meeting with U.S. presidential adviser Jared Kushner and other Arab leaders, Al Hayat reported, citing diplomatic sources.
Najib Says Freezing of 1MDB-Linked Bank Accounts Unreasonable

Najib Says Freezing of 1MDB-Linked Bank Accounts Unreasonable

Malaysia’s embattled former Prime Minister Najib Razak has warned that political parties should not be victimized, as his United Malays National Organisation votes to choose a new leader.
North Korea Steps Up Production of Uranium Fuel, NBC Reports

North Korea Steps Up Production of Uranium Fuel, NBC Reports

U.S. intelligence agencies believe that North Korea has increased its production of fuel for nuclear weapons at multiple secret sites in recent months, NBC reported, citing unidentified American
Italy's Populist Playbook: How to Shake Up the EU Establishment

Italy's Populist Playbook: How to Shake Up the EU Establishment

Populists around the world looking to take on establishment forces would do well to study the tactics of Italy’s new prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, who won a series of concessions on migration at his
Los Angeles, New York Oppose Trump Bid to Detain Children

Los Angeles, New York Oppose Trump Bid to Detain Children

The Trump administration shouldn’t get court permission to detain immigrant children because of a crisis of its own making, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco said.

Australian Who Planned Travel to Syria Faces Terrorism Charges

A 21-year-old Brisbane man has been charged with terrorism-related offenses after he was arrested at his home on Saturday by members of Australia’s Joint Counter Terrorism Team.
U.S. Says Order Reuniting Families Shows Need to Modify Flores

U.S. Says Order Reuniting Families Shows Need to Modify Flores

The U.S. government said an order this week by a federal judge that it has to reunite immigrant children with their families requires it to detain the minors.