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Washington Mayor Asks Trump to Withdraw Troops From U.S. Capital

Washington Mayor Asks Trump to Withdraw Troops From U.S. Capital

Washington, D.C.’s mayor has asked President Donald Trump to withdraw troops and other “extraordinary” federal law enforcement from the city, which is the nation’s capital.
Czech Spat With Russia Worsens Over False Poisoning Plot Intel

Czech Spat With Russia Worsens Over False Poisoning Plot Intel

The Czech Republic expelled two Russian diplomats over fabricated information on an alleged poisoning plot, bringing relations between the NATO member and its former Soviet-era master to a new low.
Post-Lockdown Mideast Shows Signs of Virus Trouble Returning

Post-Lockdown Mideast Shows Signs of Virus Trouble Returning

Saudi Arabia had barely inaugurated a slogan for loosening its coronavirus restrictions -- “Return carefully” -- when health officials looking at the numbers started to threaten another lockdown.
Erdogan Cancels Lockdown in Turkey, Citing Economic Fallout

Erdogan Cancels Lockdown in Turkey, Citing Economic Fallout

An employee cleans the terrace tables of the Elma Pub cafe ahead of opening following the easing of lockdown in Istanbul, Turkey, on Monday, June 1, 2020. Turkey unveiled its most expansive program of
Cities Face a Second Weekend of Unrest: Protest Update

Cities Face a Second Weekend of Unrest: Protest Update

Cities across the U.S. face a second weekend of protests, with incidents in New York and elsewhere sparking even more questions about police officers’ use of force.
Atlanta Protests Reveal Divides in Bastion of Black Success

Atlanta Protests Reveal Divides in Bastion of Black Success

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tries to quiet violent protesters by invoking the city’s abundance of black-owned businesses and saying “We are better than this.”
Protests Across America Through the Eyes of Black Photographers

Protests Across America Through the Eyes of Black Photographers

People gathered across the United States to mourn George Floyd and other victims of police killings and to demand justice.
Fauci, Virus Task Force Sidelined With Trump All-In on Reopening

Fauci, Virus Task Force Sidelined With Trump All-In on Reopening

The White House’s coronavirus task force has all but vanished from public view as President Donald Trump pushes Americans to put the outbreak behind them and resume normal social and economic life.The
Trump’s Re-Election Hopes Get Shaky With Recent Biden Gains

Trump’s Re-Election Hopes Get Shaky With Recent Biden Gains

A shifting battlefield map is imperiling Donald Trump’s re-election, putting the president on the defensive in states his team didn’t expect to be competitive in November.
Lawmakers in Eight Countries Form New Alliance to Counter China

Lawmakers in Eight Countries Form New Alliance to Counter China

A group of senior lawmakers from eight democracies including the U.S. have launched a new cross-parliamentary alliance to help counter what they say is the threat China’s growing influence poses to
As Virus Eases, Ireland Sees Ghosts of 2008 Economic Crash

As Virus Eases, Ireland Sees Ghosts of 2008 Economic Crash

Construction workers return to work on the Quays in Dublin, Ireland, May 18.
Federal Plan to Control D.C. Protests Taps 7,600 Personnel

Federal Plan to Control D.C. Protests Taps 7,600 Personnel

The federal plan to contain continuing protests in Washington, D.C. currently employs about 7,600 civilian law enforcement, National Guard and active-duty Army personnel stationed just outside the
U.S. Airlines Object to China’s Once-a-Week Flight Limit

U.S. Airlines Object to China’s Once-a-Week Flight Limit

U.S. carriers objected to China’s plan to ease its ban on foreign airlines starting June 8 -- a course-change that came a day after the Trump administration issued its own limit on Chinese flights.
Hong Kong’s Protest Movement Is Running Out of Cash

Hong Kong’s Protest Movement Is Running Out of Cash

At the height of last year’s protests in Hong Kong, Daniel Wong Kwok-tung regularly received late-night requests from a mysterious group known as Spark Alliance to provide legal assistance to
Canada’s Covid-19 Cases Could Rise as Much as 15% by Mid-June

Canada’s Covid-19 Cases Could Rise as Much as 15% by Mid-June

Canada could see coronavirus cases rise as much as 15% by the middle of the month, though cases are receding for all age groups, new modeling shows.
Curfews Halt Transit Services—and Leave Riders Stranded

Curfews Halt Transit Services—and Leave Riders Stranded

The suspension of services like Lyft, Uber, and Citi Bike has left protesters and essential workers scrambling for a way to get home.
Barr Says Trump Asked Him to Oversee D.C. Protest Response

Barr Says Trump Asked Him to Oversee D.C. Protest Response

Attorney General William Barr said President Donald Trump had asked him to oversee the federal response to increasingly violent protests in Washington after a weekend of disturbances that included the
The Political Week in Photos

The Political Week in Photos

The U.S. was engulfed in sometimes-violent protests that spread to other major cities across the globe following outrage over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, at the hands of
NYC Sets July for Outdoor Dining, With Parking-Spot Tables

NYC Sets July for Outdoor Dining, With Parking-Spot Tables

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is targeting a July relaunch of outdoor dining.
Police Think Madeleine McCann Is Dead; Parents Still Hope

Police Think Madeleine McCann Is Dead; Parents Still Hope

Praia Da Luz, Portugal (AP) -- German police said Thursday they presume a British girl who went missing in southern Portugal 13 years ago is dead, but Madeleine McCann's parents still nurture hope