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The State Strikes Back

The State Strikes Back

We've talked about how the violence might start: what happens when the State strikes back?
Turkey to Look for Alternatives if US Doesn't Deliver F-35s

Turkey to Look for Alternatives if US Doesn't Deliver F-35s

Turkey's foreign minister says his country could look "elsewhere" if the U.S. doesn't deliver F-35 fighter jets.Mevlut Cavusoglu also said in an interview with private NTV television Tuesday that
Detained US Investor in Russia May Get House Arrest

Detained US Investor in Russia May Get House Arrest

Russian law enforcement has applied to have detained U.S. investor Michael Calvey released on house arrest pending a trial on charges of embezzlement.The Moscow City Court says the Investigative
US, EU at Odds Over Venezuela Sanctions

US, EU at Odds Over Venezuela Sanctions

The crisis in Venezuela is causing divisions between the Trump administration and EU governments, which have failed to back Washington's call for tougher sanctions against President Nicolas Maduro.
UN Population Fund Chief Laments US Funding Cut

UN Population Fund Chief Laments US Funding Cut

The U.N. population agency chief says she regrets the U.S. government's decision to cut funding for programs that help ensure safe pregnancies worldwide.Dr. Natalia Kanem said Wednesday that more than
US Pork Industry Cancels Convention Over African Swine Fever Fears

US Pork Industry Cancels Convention Over African Swine Fever Fears

The U.S. pork industry canceled its annual convention on Wednesday over concerns that international attendees could bring in an incurable hog disease at a time when American farmers are already
Mexico Slams US Border Slowdown as 'Very Bad Idea'

Mexico Slams US Border Slowdown as 'Very Bad Idea'

Mexico's foreign minister on Wednesday criticized hold-ups in the flow of goods and people at the U.S-Mexico border, and said he planned to discuss the matter with U.S. Department of Homeland Security
WikiLeaks accuses Ecuador of spying on Assange at embassy

WikiLeaks accuses Ecuador of spying on Assange at embassy

WikiLeaks has accused the Ecuadorian government of spying on founder Julian Assange.The group's editor-in-chief, Kristinn Hrafnsson, told a news conference Wednesday that Assange's meetings with
US to Start Warning Travelers About Kidnapping Risk Abroad

US to Start Warning Travelers About Kidnapping Risk Abroad

The risk of being kidnapped or taken hostage is being added to the travel advisories issued by the State Department.State Department advisories have until now included warnings about such things as
US Transport Chief Defends FAA for Not Immediately Grounding Boeing 737 MAX

US Transport Chief Defends FAA for Not Immediately Grounding Boeing 737 MAX

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Wednesday defended the Federal Aviation Administration's decision to not immediately ground the Boeing 737 MAX fleet after a deadly crash in March of an
US Vice President Urges UN to Recognize Venezuela's Guaido

US Vice President Urges UN to Recognize Venezuela's Guaido

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence called on the United Nations on Wednesday to "stand up for democracy" and recognize Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as that country's legitimate leader."While
US Resumes Airstrikes in Somalia After Brief Pause

US Resumes Airstrikes in Somalia After Brief Pause

The United States said Wednesday it has resumed airstrikes against the al-Shabab Islamist group in Somalia, after a brief pause that followed accusations from Amnesty International that it had tried
Pompeo Defends Trump's Aid Cuts to Central America

Pompeo Defends Trump's Aid Cuts to Central America

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended President Donald Trump's move to halt American aid to three Central American nations from which record numbers of migrants have fled to the U.S.-Mexico
Pentagon to Seek Housing for Up to 5,000 Migrant Children

Pentagon to Seek Housing for Up to 5,000 Migrant Children

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has approved a request to identify places to potentially house up to 5,000 unaccompanied migrant children, the Pentagon said Wednesday.In March, the
Family Seeks Answers in Immigrant's Death After Detention

Family Seeks Answers in Immigrant's Death After Detention

The family of a 27-year-old man who died after a short stint in a California immigration detention facility demanded answers Wednesday about what happened to him and the timing of his release.Melissa
Factbox: Global Civilian Gun Ownership

Factbox: Global Civilian Gun Ownership

Americans have the highest rate of civilian gun ownership in the world, with 4 in 10 saying they either own a gun or live in a home with guns, according to a 2017 Pew Center study. The top 5 countries
In Leaky White House, Trump Team Keeps Middle East Peace Plan Secret

In Leaky White House, Trump Team Keeps Middle East Peace Plan Secret

In a White House where no secret is safe for long, one development has remained stubbornly confidential — the contents of a Middle East peace plan authored by President Donald Trump's advisers Jared
US Senate Bill to Mandate Disclosure of Nuclear Power Approvals Involving Other Nations

US Senate Bill to Mandate Disclosure of Nuclear Power Approvals Involving Other Nations

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators will introduce legislation on Wednesday mandating that the executive branch disclose details about authorizations it gives companies on sharing sensitive nuclear
US Consumer Prices Rise Solidly, But Underlying Trend Tame

US Consumer Prices Rise Solidly, But Underlying Trend Tame

U.S. consumer prices increased by the most in 14 months in March, but the underlying inflation trend remained benign amid slowing domestic and global economic growth.The mixed report from the Labor
Pentagon Foresees More Border Assignment Work

Pentagon Foresees More Border Assignment Work

The Pentagon is expecting a request from the White House to do more to help prevent illegal migration across the U.S. border with Mexico, the acting defense secretary said Wednesday. Some 6,000 troops