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Trump to Hold Pakistan Aid Linked to Action Against Terror

Trump to Hold Pakistan Aid Linked to Action Against Terror

The U.S. will continue to withhold $255 million in military aid to Pakistan as the White House reviews the nation’s "level of cooperation" in fighting terrorism, a National Security Council
Denmark's Prime Minister Commits to Cut Income Tax in 2018

Denmark's Prime Minister Commits to Cut Income Tax in 2018

Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said he wants to conclude the government’s planned tax reform this year, targeting income tax cuts for workers with low and medium-sized wages.
U.S. Affirms Pence Plan to Visit Israel This Month After Delay

U.S. Affirms Pence Plan to Visit Israel This Month After Delay

Vice President Mike Pence, who postponed a Middle East trip after Arab leaders denounced the U.S. for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, will come this month despite speculation that he had
Islamic State Threat Endures After Defeats, U.S. General Warns

Islamic State Threat Endures After Defeats, U.S. General Warns

The U.S. general commanding forces against the Islamic State said it has lost 98 percent of the land it claimed and 7.7 million people have been liberated from its control, but warned the group could
US VP Pence's Planned Visit to Israel Up in the Air Again

US VP Pence's Planned Visit to Israel Up in the Air Again

Jerusalem (AP) -- Israel's Foreign Ministry on Monday said an expected visit by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence appears to have been postponed again.
Trump Calls for Change in ‘Failing’ Iran as Protests Turn Fatal

Trump Calls for Change in ‘Failing’ Iran as Protests Turn Fatal

U.S. President Donald Trump said Iran is failing and called for a change there, as security forces clashed with demonstrators rallying in a rare show of displeasure with the country’s leaders.
Death Toll in Iran Protests Climbs as Rouhani Calls for Calm

Death Toll in Iran Protests Climbs as Rouhani Calls for Calm

The death toll in protests that have agitated Iran over the past five days climbed, as security forces clashed with demonstrators rallying in a rare show of displeasure with the country’s leaders.
North Korea’s Olympics Peace Bid Tests U.S.-South Korea Alliance

North Korea’s Olympics Peace Bid Tests U.S.-South Korea Alliance

After a year filled with nuclear provocations that raised fears of a devastating war in Northeast Asia, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un started 2018 on an optimistic note.
North Korea Signals Olympics Truce, Seeks Talks With Seoul

North Korea Signals Olympics Truce, Seeks Talks With Seoul

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for urgent talks with South Korea to make the Winter Olympics next month a success even while repeating claims that he could strike the U.S. with a nuclear bomb
Kim Jong Un Says Nuclear Button to Hit U.S. ‘Always on My Desk’

Kim Jong Un Says Nuclear Button to Hit U.S. ‘Always on My Desk’

Kim Jong Un repeated claims that he could hit the U.S. with a nuclear weapon, saying that its deterrent is “irreversible” and would prevent President Donald Trump from starting a war.
U.S. Courts Will Review Rules After Sexual Harassment Claims

U.S. Courts Will Review Rules After Sexual Harassment Claims

The federal judiciary will examine its practices for responding to claims of sexual harassment, U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts said weeks after a prominent appellate judge retired amid a misconduct
Macron Declares 2018 ‘Decisive Year’ for Europe to Get Stronger

Macron Declares 2018 ‘Decisive Year’ for Europe to Get Stronger

France’s Emmanuel Macron declared 2018 “a decisive year” and said cooperation between France and Germany is necessary for Europe to become economically stronger and be a global leader on equal footing
Cuomo Seeks to Salvage Agreement on Financing Hudson Rail Tunnel

Cuomo Seeks to Salvage Agreement on Financing Hudson Rail Tunnel

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration is fighting back at President Donald Trump’s U.S. Department of Transportation casting doubt over its commitment to finance the $12.7 billion Gateway
Trump Ramps Up Rhetoric Early on Eve of Mid-Term Election Year

Trump Ramps Up Rhetoric Early on Eve of Mid-Term Election Year

President Donald Trump spent his New Year’s Eve focused on the coming midterm election year, touting his administration’s accomplishments in an effort to boost congressional Republicans facing tough
May Plans Cabinet Shake-Up With Five Ministers Going, Times Says

May Plans Cabinet Shake-Up With Five Ministers Going, Times Says

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to make major changes to her cabinet in the new year, possibly sacking as many as five ministers, according to the Sunday Times.
France’s Macron to Meet Turkey’s Erdogan in Paris

France’s Macron to Meet Turkey’s Erdogan in Paris

President Emmanuel Macron will meet his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Paris on Jan. 5 to discuss bilateral relations as well as the Middle East issues, according to French president’s
Iran’s Rouhani Backs People’s Protest Right in First Remarks

Iran’s Rouhani Backs People’s Protest Right in First Remarks

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his country’s people have the right to protest and criticize but that such actions must be for the good -- and rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s backing of
South Korea Said to Seize Ship Suspected of Oil Transfers

South Korea Said to Seize Ship Suspected of Oil Transfers

South Korea is holding another vessel over suspicions it transferred petroleum products to a North Korean vessel -- the second seizure to come to light since President Donald Trump warned China
Fugitive Catalan Leader Asks Spain to Restore His Government

Fugitive Catalan Leader Asks Spain to Restore His Government

Madrid (AP) -- Catalonia's fugitive former president has called for Spanish authorities to open negotiations regarding the restitution of what he calls his "legitimate government."
Merkel Reclaims Role of EU Anchor in Outline of 2018 Agenda

Merkel Reclaims Role of EU Anchor in Outline of 2018 Agenda

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she’ll team up with France to hold the European Union together and pledged to form her next government “without delay.”