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URGENT: Security Forces Kill More Than 80 in 5 Days of Iraq Protests

URGENT: Security Forces Kill More Than 80 in 5 Days of Iraq Protests

Iraqi authorities have lifted a curfew in the capital, Baghdad, two days after imposing the measure in an attempt to quell anti-government demonstrations.
10 Injured in Blast in India-Administered Kashmir

10 Injured in Blast in India-Administered Kashmir

At least 10 people were injured in a grenade blast near a government building in India-administered Kashmir on Saturday, police said.
Trump Starts Impeachment Battle With Self-Inflicted Wounds

Trump Starts Impeachment Battle With Self-Inflicted Wounds

President Donald Trump’s battle against an accelerating impeachment inquiry is growing tougher after a week of damaging revelations and self-inflicted wounds that emboldened Democrats and put the
Thousands of Hong Kong Protesters Ignore Mask Ban as Violence Resumes

Thousands of Hong Kong Protesters Ignore Mask Ban as Violence Resumes

Violence escalated in Hong Kong as protesters set fires and vandalized train stations and banks, pushing back against government efforts to quell demonstrations when it invoked a colonial-era
After Another Week of Brexit Bluff and Bravado, What’s Next?

After Another Week of Brexit Bluff and Bravado, What’s Next?

Can Boris Johnson get a Brexit deal? Is he even trying to? Will he delay Brexit? Will he take Britain out without a deal?
Johnson’s Five Principles in His Bid to Break Brexit Deadlock

Johnson’s Five Principles in His Bid to Break Brexit Deadlock

Boris Johnson set out the principles of his Brexit proposal in a letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, saying he hopes the plan could form the basis for “rapid negotiations.”
Senate Democrats Ask IRS to Investigate NRA’s Tax-Exempt Status

Senate Democrats Ask IRS to Investigate NRA’s Tax-Exempt Status

Two top Senate Democrats are pressuring the Internal Revenue Service to investigate whether the National Rifle Association deserves to be a tax-exempt organization.
Will Johnson’s Irish Border Plans End Brexit Impasse?: QuickTake

Will Johnson’s Irish Border Plans End Brexit Impasse?: QuickTake

The frontier between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland remains the essential conundrum of Brexit. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is determined to leave the European Union by Oct. 31,
Bernie Sanders Halts Campaign Events After Experiencing Chest Pains

Bernie Sanders Halts Campaign Events After Experiencing Chest Pains

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has canceled campaign events “until further notice” after experiencing chest discomfort that required medical attention to treat a blocked artery.
Airbus Says Trump Tariffs on WTO Ruling Would Hit U.S. Jobs

Airbus Says Trump Tariffs on WTO Ruling Would Hit U.S. Jobs

Airbus SE said American jobs will be threatened if President Donald Trump hits its planes and parts with tariffs after the World Trade Organization authorized $7.5 billion in duties against the
U.S. Wins $7.5 Billion Sanctions Against EU in WTO Aircraft Fight

U.S. Wins $7.5 Billion Sanctions Against EU in WTO Aircraft Fight

The World Trade Organization gave President Donald Trump the go-ahead to impose tariffs on as much as $7.5 billion worth of European exports annually in retaliation for illegal government aid to
Serbia Moves to Ban Hydro Plants in National Parks After Outrage

Serbia Moves to Ban Hydro Plants in National Parks After Outrage

Serbia has vowed to end the building of small hydro plants in its national parks and other protected areas after protests by environmentalists and farmers.
Schiff Warns Trump Against Stonewalling: Impeachment Update

Schiff Warns Trump Against Stonewalling: Impeachment Update

Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is moving forward as several House committees are due to get private briefings Wednesday from the State Department inspector general on
Putin Says He Has Never Had Close Relationship With Trump

Putin Says He Has Never Had Close Relationship With Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin talked down his relationship with Donald Trump, saying he’s never been close to the U.S. leader.
Social Media Disrupted in Iraq as Protests Turn Violent

Social Media Disrupted in Iraq as Protests Turn Violent

Iraqi forces clashed with protesters on Wednesday and many Iraqis reported having trouble accessing social media as anti-government demonstrations flared for a second day.
Pompeo: ‘I Was on the Phone Call’ With Trump and Ukraine President

Pompeo: ‘I Was on the Phone Call’ With Trump and Ukraine President

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo discusses the July 25 phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy during a press conference in Rome. (Source: Bloomberg)
Elizabeth Warren Proposes Steep Lobbying Taxes on Top U.S. Companies

Elizabeth Warren Proposes Steep Lobbying Taxes on Top U.S. Companies

Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday unveiled details of a tax on lobbying that would cost some of the biggest U.S. corporations hundreds of millions of dollars.
Victory for Iran’s Women as Breakthrough Citizenship Law Passed

Victory for Iran’s Women as Breakthrough Citizenship Law Passed

Iran will for the first time grant citizenship to children born to an Iranian mother and foreign father after a long-awaited bill was signed into law by the powerful Guardian Council in a significant
Johnson Sets Out Vision for U.K. Trade Deals, Economy

Johnson Sets Out Vision for U.K. Trade Deals, Economy

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says "yes we will have those free trade deals" before setting out his vision for a "high-wage, low tax, highly-skilled, high-productivity economy." He made the comments
Pompeo Says ‘I Was on the Phone Call’ With Trump and Ukraine President

Pompeo Says ‘I Was on the Phone Call’ With Trump and Ukraine President

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo confirmed he was on a call between President Donald Trump and his Ukraine counterpart, while denouncing a request from House committees to take testimony from