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U.S. Defies North Korea With Drills Involving 230 Aircraft

U.S. Defies North Korea With Drills Involving 230 Aircraft

The U.S. and South Korea on Monday began a five-day joint air exercise on the Korean peninsula involving 230 aircraft and 12,000 American troops, in what North Korea has dubbed the largest-ever joint
Ivory Coast Confident ‘Turbulent’ 2017 Is Over

Ivory Coast Confident ‘Turbulent’ 2017 Is Over

Mutinous soldiers patrol at the entrance of the Ivory Coast's central second city Bouake, on May 14, 2017. Gunshots rang out early on May 15 in the Ivory Coast cities of Abidjan and Bouake amid a
New Battle Looms in Powerful Indian States as Modi Tightens Grip

New Battle Looms in Powerful Indian States as Modi Tightens Grip

Narendra Modi’s steady conquest of India’s state governments and his drive to unify taxes across the country are fueling a new competition between provincial chief ministers for investment in
U.K. Fears Brexit Breakdown as May Takes Best Offer to Lunch

U.K. Fears Brexit Breakdown as May Takes Best Offer to Lunch

Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, right, and Theresa May, U.K. prime minister, pose for photographers outside number 10 Downing Street in London, U.K., on Wednesday, April 26,
Nationalists Prevail in Local Election in France's Corsica

Nationalists Prevail in Local Election in France's Corsica

A coalition of movements pushing for greater autonomy for Corsica looks likely to dominate a newly constituted assembly on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, returns from the first round of
Germany Bids to Reopen North Korea Channels to Halt Slide to War

Germany Bids to Reopen North Korea Channels to Halt Slide to War

The North Korean embassy in Berlin is a gray, monolithic office block notable only for the tall surrounding fence, the red-star flying from a flagpole in the courtyard -- and its prime real-estate
Kushner Avoids Upstaging Trump on Jerusalem Embassy Decision

Kushner Avoids Upstaging Trump on Jerusalem Embassy Decision

President Donald Trump’s chief negotiator for brokering a Middle East peace agreement said he doesn’t want to upstage his father-in-law by prematurely announcing a decision on moving the U.S. Embassy
It's Time for U.S. Military Families to Leave South Korea, Senator Says

It's Time for U.S. Military Families to Leave South Korea, Senator Says

Washington (AP) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that he believes it's time to start moving the families of American military personnel out of South Korea as North Korea pushes the U.S. closer to a
Warner Calls Senate Tax Vote ‘Swamp 101,’ GOP Cites Transparency

Warner Calls Senate Tax Vote ‘Swamp 101,’ GOP Cites Transparency

Republican senators defended the late-night, early-morning debate and vote that produced their sweeping revisions to the U.S. tax code, after criticism from Democrats that the bill’s final version
Trump Obstruction of Justice Case Developing, Senator Says

Trump Obstruction of Justice Case Developing, Senator Says

A Senate investigation into connections between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election suggests a potential case of obstruction of justice is developing against the
The Year of Chaos Is Far From Over for Australia's Leader

The Year of Chaos Is Far From Over for Australia's Leader

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull won some relief from the chaos imperiling his leadership, with his deputy winning a special election on Saturday. The next month could be much tougher for
Boycotted Qatar's Emir to Join Gulf Summit in Kuwait This Week

Boycotted Qatar's Emir to Join Gulf Summit in Kuwait This Week

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will attend this week’s Gulf Cooperation Council summit, the first official gathering of the bloc since Saudi Arabia and three allies severed ties with
Mattis Says Boeing Working to Fix Tanker Woes, Meet Commitments

Mattis Says Boeing Working to Fix Tanker Woes, Meet Commitments

Boeing Co. “has been excellent” working with the U.S. Air Force to fix as many as three potential deficiencies with its new $44.5 billion aerial-refueling tanker, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.
Trudeau’s China Trade Mission Risks Upending Canadian Alliances

Trudeau’s China Trade Mission Risks Upending Canadian Alliances

BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 31: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau views a guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People on August 31, 2016 in Beijing, China. At the

Coveney Hopes for Brexit Breakthrough as Clock Ticks Down

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said while he hoped enough progress would be reached in coming hours to allow Brexit talks move on, the U.K. government has yet to provide enough clarity on the
U.K.'s May Fighting Fires at Home as EU Brexit Deadline Looms

U.K.'s May Fighting Fires at Home as EU Brexit Deadline Looms

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is battling to put out multiple political fires at home as she prepares for a crucial meeting in Brussels that she hopes will end the deadlock in Brexit talks.
Houthis Under Pressure in Yemen as U.A.E. Denies Missile Claims

Houthis Under Pressure in Yemen as U.A.E. Denies Missile Claims

Yemen’s Houthi rebels, bruised by the defection of their powerful ally, former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, said they fired a ballistic missile at a nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi, but the United
France's Griveaux Says Africans to Take Lead on Libya Migrants

France's Griveaux Says Africans to Take Lead on Libya Migrants

African countries have to take the lead on rescuing migrants trapped in camps in Libya, French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said.
House Republicans Prepare Contempt Action Against FBI, DOJ

House Republicans Prepare Contempt Action Against FBI, DOJ

U.S. House Republicans are drafting a contempt of Congress resolution against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray, claiming stonewalling in producing material
Turnbull Flags Australian Personal Tax Cuts Before 2019 Election

Turnbull Flags Australian Personal Tax Cuts Before 2019 Election

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull aims to introduce personal income tax cuts before the next federal election, due in 2019, to complement the government’s drive to trim corporate rates.