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Australia Rejects U.S. Plea for Extradition of Iranian Student

Australia Rejects U.S. Plea for Extradition of Iranian Student

Australia has rejected a U.S. extradition request for an Iranian student who had been accused of conspiring to smuggle electronic military devices to his homeland.
Rick Perry Urged Trump to Call Ukraine Leader on Energy Issues

Rick Perry Urged Trump to Call Ukraine Leader on Energy Issues

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry urged President Donald Trump to talk with Ukraine’s newly elected president, a suggestion that resulted in the telephone call that’s triggered House Democrats to
Trump’s Aberdeen Golf Course Posts Loss for Seventh Year in Row

Trump’s Aberdeen Golf Course Posts Loss for Seventh Year in Row

President Donald Trump’s golf links north of Aberdeen in Scotland again lost money in 2018.
Turkey Boosts Syria Border Troops as Erdogan Flags Incursion

Turkey Boosts Syria Border Troops as Erdogan Flags Incursion

Turkey reinforced army units at the Syrian border hours after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signaled an imminent cross-border operation against U.S.-backed Kurdish militants in Syria.
U.S. Disputes Assessment North Korea Nuclear Talks Broke Down

U.S. Disputes Assessment North Korea Nuclear Talks Broke Down

The U.S. disputed an assessment from North Korea that talks in Sweden between the two countries on denuclearization had broken down on Saturday, after Pyongyang’s top negotiator said the U.S. arrived
Trump Slams Romney for Criticism as Third GOP Senator Chimes In

Trump Slams Romney for Criticism as Third GOP Senator Chimes In

Donald Trump spent part of Saturday tweeting about Senator Mitt Romney after the Republican lawmaker criticized the president’s calls for China and Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden,
Irish PM Says Friday ‘Reasonable’ Deadline for New Brexit Offer

Irish PM Says Friday ‘Reasonable’ Deadline for New Brexit Offer

Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar pointed to Friday as a “reasonable” deadline for an improved offer from the U.K. to break the Brexit impasse, as the deadlock over the Irish border continued.
Larry Summers Slams Rich Cities’ Use of Investment Incentives

Larry Summers Slams Rich Cities’ Use of Investment Incentives

Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers said the federal government should prohibit richer U.S. states and cities from offering incentives to attract private investment.
North Korea Says Nuclear Talks Broke Down, but U.S. Disagrees

North Korea Says Nuclear Talks Broke Down, but U.S. Disagrees

North Korea said denuclearization talks with the U.S. broke down Saturday, a characterization disputed by the Trump administration, which cited “good discussions” during the session in Stockholm.
Biden Fundraising Setback Stirs Questions About His Durability

Biden Fundraising Setback Stirs Questions About His Durability

Joe Biden’s campaign was keeping its latest fund-raising numbers close to the vest. Then, on Thursday, the former vice president broke the news himself, putting the campaign on the defensive.
Medvedev: Trump Impeachment Wouldn’t Harm U.S. Political System

Medvedev: Trump Impeachment Wouldn’t Harm U.S. Political System

The situation surrounding a possible impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump will not harm the American political system, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said according to Interfax, which
Thousands March to Frontier in Pakistani Kashmir

Thousands March to Frontier in Pakistani Kashmir

Thousands of people in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir have begun marching toward the highly militarized Line of Control that divides the territory between Pakistan and India to protest the lockdown in
Trump, Sanders, Warren Policies are Rattling This Investor

Trump, Sanders, Warren Policies are Rattling This Investor

The 2020 U.S. presidential candidates, the incumbent included, are leaving one prominent bullish investor feeling his least optimistic in more than a decade.
France to Step Up Intelligence Screening After Police Attack

France to Step Up Intelligence Screening After Police Attack

France’s anti-terrorism office is investigating a possible terrorist attack after an employee of the police knifed four colleagues to death
IMF Weighs New Program for Congo as Backdrop Improves

IMF Weighs New Program for Congo as Backdrop Improves

The International Monetary Fund is considering a new financing partnership with the Democratic Republic of Congo following renewed discussions between the two parties, Prime Minister Sylvestre Ilunga
Pompeo Says State Department Responded to Congress on Ukraine

Pompeo Says State Department Responded to Congress on Ukraine

The State Department has given Congress an “initial response” to a request for documents related to the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said.
Pressure Mounts on Iraqi Premier as Protest Death Toll Nears 100

Pressure Mounts on Iraqi Premier as Protest Death Toll Nears 100

Iraq’s Adil Abdul-Mahdi is facing the biggest test of his short premiership after clashes between security forces and protesters killed almost 100 people over five days.
European Vineyards, Cheesemakers React to Blow From U.S. Tariffs

European Vineyards, Cheesemakers React to Blow From U.S. Tariffs

Spanish winemaker Baron de Ley has made the U.S. a priority for exports as it seeks out new markets to help cushion the blow of Brexit — only to face the threat of tariffs
Trump Orders Ban on Immigrants Who Can’t Pay for Health Care

Trump Orders Ban on Immigrants Who Can’t Pay for Health Care

The Trump administration said it won’t admit immigrants who can’t cover their own medical costs, a policy criticized as likely to lead to separations for some families and that could quickly face