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UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 7:38 p.m.

Judge credits, faults administration on family reunification

A federal judge commended the Trump administration for reunifying families in its custody with their children after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, while faulting it for leaving hundreds of …


Trump warns Iranian president against threatening U.S.

President Donald Trump warned Iranian President Hassan Rouhani late Sunday night that he will face dire consequences for threatening the United States.


CIA: China is waging a ‘quiet kind of cold war’ against US

China is waging a “quiet kind of cold war” against the United States, using all its resources to try to replace America as the leading power in the world, a …


White House: Russia call for Ukraine referendum illegitimate

The White House said Friday it “is not considering supporting” a Vladimir-Putin-backed call for a referendum in eastern Ukraine in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s meeting with the Russian …


Japan’s Abe: US auto tariffs will cost US jobs, harm economy

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned the U.S. on Friday that higher tariffs on auto imports would backfire and harm not only America’s jobs and economy but also devastate the …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

US proposes tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese imports

The Trump administration is readying tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese imports, ranging from burglar alarms to mackerel, escalating a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.


U.S. tariffs take effect, China warns of ‘counterattack’

The United States hiked tariffs on Chinese imports Friday and Beijing said it would be forced to make a “counterattack” in a dispute between the world’s two biggest economies that …


UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018, 3:25 p.m.

What do Costa Rica, Panama early exits from World Cup say about U.S. soccer?

Costa Rica and Panama were overwhelmed at the World Cup, both going two and out. What does that say about the United States, which didn’t even make it to soccer’s …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 4:20 p.m.

EU imposes tariffs on U.S. peanuts, motorcycles and whiskey

The European Union started enforcing tariffs Friday on American imports like bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice, part of a growing global trade rift that’s likely to intensify over the …


After U.S., Israel also backs away from U.N. human rights body

Diplomats said Friday that Israel has temporarily reduced its participation with the U.N.’s main human rights body, days after the United States pulled out largely over its allegation that the …


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 11:17 a.m.

North American trio beats Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters opted for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over risky Moroccan proposals for the first …


By Trump’s own yardstick, North Korea pact falls flat

After all the hype, all the vows to tackle what’s perhaps the world’s most urgent crisis, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fell short of the …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

Trump, North Korea’s Kim sign ‘important’ undisclosed document before summit’s end

President Donald Trump proclaimed Tuesday that his momentous summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un had gone “better than anybody could have expected” and announced that the leaders planned a …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 7:05 p.m.

Source: Trump administration has cut deal with China’s ZTE

The Trump administration has told Congress that it’s reached a deal that would allow Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. to stay in business, a source familiar with the talks who …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 12:20 p.m.

Liam, Emma lead top baby names in U.S. for 2017

For the fourth year in a row, Emma was the top girl’s name according to the annual list of the most popular baby names released by the Social Security Administration …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 11:17 a.m.

Trump says date, venue set for North Korea summit

President Donald Trump said Friday that the time and place have been set for his landmark meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un – but kept the world guessing for …


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Asylum-seekers in Mexico snub warnings of stern U.S. response

U.S. immigration lawyers are telling Central Americans in a caravan of asylum-seekers that traveled through Mexico to the border with San Diego that they face possible separation from their children …


U.S. reaffirms its ‘ironclad commitment’ to defend South Korea

President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke on Saturday with their South Korean counterparts after the historic meeting between leaders of the two Koreas, and Trump said “things …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 11:27 a.m.

Europe, U.S. police seize servers used by IS propaganda sites

Police around Europe and North America have seized servers and data from Islamic State propaganda outlets in a multi-country operation aimed at tracking down radicals and crimping the group’s ability …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

Despite tax cuts, U.S. economic growth slowed in first quarter of the year

The U.S. economy slowed to a moderate 2.3 percent annual growth rate in the first quarter as consumer spending turned in the weakest performance in nearly five years. Still, the …


U.S. businesses raise pay at fastest pace in 11 years

U.S. private-sector workers received the biggest pay raise in 11 years in the first three months of the year, a sign that the tight job market is slowly lifting wages.


Trump threatens countries who don’t back U.S. World Cup bid

President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold support from nations who don’t back the joint bid by the United States, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup.


Iranian foreign minister wants ‘respect’ from U.S.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the U.S. government of arrogance and belligerence, saying that Washington needed “a change in attitude” before any meaningful negotiations can begin over several …


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 1:55 p.m.

U.N. rejects Russian attempt to condemn U.S. aggression in Syria

The U.N. Security Council rejected a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of the “aggression” by the United States and its allies against Syria on Saturday.


U.S. job openings decline in February from record level

U.S. businesses posted fewer open jobs in February than the previous month when openings reached a record level, though layoffs fell.


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 8:03 a.m.

China vows to ‘counterattack’ U.S. as trade spat worsens

China’s government vowed Friday to “counterattack with great strength” if President Donald Trump goes ahead with plans to raise U.S. tariffs on an additional $100 billion worth of Chinese goods …


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Spy case: Russia, U.S. envoys leave Washington, St. Petersburg

Russian diplomats and their families climbed aboard buses and left their embassy in Washington on Saturday while across the Atlantic, American envoys took down the flag from outside the U.S. …


U.S. chess grandmaster Caruana wins shot at world title match

American chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana has won the candidates tournament for the right to take on world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway for his crown in November. The 25-year-old Caruana …


Alleged drug trafficker charged in smuggling from Mexico

An alleged drug trafficker was accused Tuesday of flooding the New York City area with large quantities of fentanyl from Mexico at a time when overdoses related to the powerful …


EU deplores U.S. tactics in negotiating tariffs

European Union leaders vented their frustration Friday that they only obtained a temporary exemption to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum and argue the measure should never have applied to …