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Pena Nieto Trip to U.S. Called Off After Phone Call With Trump

Pena Nieto Trip to U.S. Called Off After Phone Call With Trump

A preliminary proposal for Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to visit Donald Trump at the White House this month or next has been postponed indefinitely, according to two officials familiar with
Iran Chides Police for Using Force Against Female Veil Protester

Iran Chides Police for Using Force Against Female Veil Protester

Iran’s Interior Ministry chided police for using force against a woman protesting the mandatory headscarf, a rare conciliatory gesture toward women challenging a primary tenet of the Islamic
White House Says ‘We Will See’ as North Korea's Kim Hints at Talks

White House Says ‘We Will See’ as North Korea's Kim Hints at Talks

The White House said “we will see” after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un indicated he may be willing to hold talks, while reaffirming the U.S. insistence on Pyongyang’s “verifiable” denuclearization.
Christianity’s Holiest Site in Jerusalem Shut in Israel Tax Flap

Christianity’s Holiest Site in Jerusalem Shut in Israel Tax Flap

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Christianity’s holiest site, was closed to visitors on Sunday in an unprecedented move to protest proposed Israeli tax and land policies governing
Italy’s Five Star Leader May Seek ‘Grand Coalition’

Italy’s Five Star Leader May Seek ‘Grand Coalition’

Luigi Di Maio, the anti-establishment Five Star Movement’s candidate for Italian premier, may seek a pact with the Democratic Party and other groups to form a government after the country’s March 4
U.A.E. Jumps to DP World's Defense in Djibouti Port Dispute

U.A.E. Jumps to DP World's Defense in Djibouti Port Dispute

The United Arab Emirates denounced Djibouti’s cancellation of DP World Ltd.’s contract to run the Doraleh Container Terminal, calling it an “arbitrary” flouting of a signed agreement.
China Seeks to Repeal Term Limit, Opening Way for Xi

China Seeks to Repeal Term Limit, Opening Way for Xi

China’s Communist Party moved to repeal presidential term limits enshrined in the constitution, the clearest sign yet that Xi Jinping intends to stay on as leader past his second term.
Sri Lanka Cabinet Reshuffled After Poll Defeat

Sri Lanka Cabinet Reshuffled After Poll Defeat

President Maithripala Sirisena reshuffled the cabinet in Sri Lanka for the second time since forming a unity government in 2015 after its two main coalition partners were defeated in local government
As Brexit Tensions Rise, EU's Other Big Spat Edges Toward Truce

As Brexit Tensions Rise, EU's Other Big Spat Edges Toward Truce

Poland may be digging in over a Holocaust law that’s alarmed the U.S. and angered Israel, but a longer-running battle with its European Union allies might be about to reach some sort of truce.
U.S. Says Manafort Secretly Paid Ex-EU Leaders to Pitch Ukraine

U.S. Says Manafort Secretly Paid Ex-EU Leaders to Pitch Ukraine

They were informally called the “Hapsburg group,” a misspelled reference to the monarchy that ruled parts of central Europe through World War I.
Trump Predicts NRA Support for Gun Limits in Plan to Come Soon

Trump Predicts NRA Support for Gun Limits in Plan to Come Soon

President Donald Trump predicted the National Rifle Association will sign on to legislation he says will come together “very soon” to tighten gun laws -- although the group’s national spokesman
Trump Says He Plans Capital Military Parade If Cost Reasonable

Trump Says He Plans Capital Military Parade If Cost Reasonable

President Donald Trump said he plans to have a military parade through Washington including flyovers by warplanes if it can be done at a “reasonable” cost.
Trump Fights Complacency at Summit Sapped of Insurgent Energy

Trump Fights Complacency at Summit Sapped of Insurgent Energy

The crowd at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference was lower-key and often sparser than in recent years, when the anger and existential dread generated during eight years of a Democratic
Fact-Checking the Dueling Memos on Alleged Bias in Russia Probe

Fact-Checking the Dueling Memos on Alleged Bias in Russia Probe

A House panel on Saturday released a Democratic rebuttal to a Republican memo that alleged bias in the handling of the Russia probe by the FBI and Justice Department.
Panelist Stuns CPAC by Slamming GOP ‘Hypocrites’ on Sexual Misconduct

Panelist Stuns CPAC by Slamming GOP ‘Hypocrites’ on Sexual Misconduct

An annual summit of conservative activists and movement leaders faced an extraordinary bit of dissent on Saturday from a columnist who torched “hypocrites” within the Republican Party for overlooking
Low Mexico Wages Are Nafta Death Knell, Say Two House Democrats

Low Mexico Wages Are Nafta Death Knell, Say Two House Democrats

Improving labor rights in Mexico must be a central issue in reaching a new North American trade deal or the U.S. Congress won’t approve it, two Democratic lawmakers said on the eve of a new round of
Heavily Redacted Democratic Memo Counters GOP Account of Russia Probe

Heavily Redacted Democratic Memo Counters GOP Account of Russia Probe

The House Intelligence Committee released a rebuttal by House Democrats to a Republican memo alleging bias and misconduct by the FBI and Justice Department early in their investigation of Russian

Mulvaney Says U.S. Can Outgrow Higher Spending, Debt Costs

At the recent pace of economic growth, gains in government revenue will outstrip rising spending and the extra borrowing costs connected to rising interest rates, President Donald Trump’s budget
Renzi Urges Italian Election Foes to Combat Violence in Campaign

Renzi Urges Italian Election Foes to Combat Violence in Campaign

Italy’s ex-premier Matteo Renzi urged politicians to combat all forms of violence ahead of the March 4 elections, after street battles between far-left and far-right activists in the past few days.
Rouhani Defends Rights of Academics in Iran After Prison Death

Rouhani Defends Rights of Academics in Iran After Prison Death

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani defended the need for greater freedoms for academics and university researchers in the Islamic Republic following the controversial death of a environmentalist in a