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Pearl Harbor Day is Thursday. The following are Spokesman-Review editorials on the attack. Don’t discriminate, Dec. 11, 1942

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 10:11 a.m.

U.S. joins trade fight against China at WTO

The United States is joining a fight against China at the World Trade Organization in a decision likely to ratchet up tensions between Washington and Beijing.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 8:37 a.m.

U.S. declares ‘ethnic cleansing’ against Rohingya in Myanmar

The United States declared the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be “ethnic cleansing” on Wednesday, threatening penalties for military officials engaged in a brutal crackdown that has …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

U.S., South Korea start drills in show of force against North Korea

The United States and South Korea on Saturday started joint naval exercises that will involve three U.S. aircraft carriers in what military officials describe as a clear warning to North …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 6:26 p.m.

Syria indicates it will join Paris climate accord

Syria plans to join the Paris climate accord, an official from the war-ravaged country said Tuesday, a move that leaves the United States as the only United Nations member state …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 1:37 p.m.

U.S. makes final finding on Canadian softwood lumber imports

The U.S. Department of Commerce issued its final finding Thursday on the softwood lumber duties Canadian producers must pay, escalating a trade dispute amid the renegotiation of the North American …

Russia takes on Mideast diplomacy as U.S. retreats

After watching for years as the United States called the shots in the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin is seizing the reins of diplomacy in the Middle East, establishing footholds …

Trump announces company’s return to U.S.

A $100 billion semiconductor company based in Singapore will legally relocate its home address to the United States, President Donald Trump announced Thursday.

The quest to visit all 50 states: How many have you seen?

I recently reached a goal that I’ve been working on for most of my life: I visited all 50 states. And I’ve been surprised by how many others I know …

Report: 152 Afghan trainees have gone AWOL in U.S. since 2005

At least 152 Afghans sent to the United States for military training during the course of the war against the Taliban have gone AWOL, and the problem, which worsened last …

CIA chief says U.S. needs Pakistan help on Taliban safe havens

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the United States is going to do everything it can to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table in Afghanistan, but Pakistan must …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 11:59 a.m.

Russia’s Putin: Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda

President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia remains open to cooperation with Washington even though President Donald Trump’s political foes in the U.S. have tried to prevent him from fulfilling …

Puerto Rico still stumbles in the dark a month after ‘Maria’

This is life one month after Hurricane Maria slammed into the U.S. territory on Sept. 20 as a Category 4 storm that killed at least 48 people, destroyed tens of …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 3:24 p.m.

U.S., Israel to exit U.N. agency over alleged anti-Israel bias

The United States announced Thursday it is pulling out of the U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and a need for …

Could cyberattacks knock out lights in the U.S.? Not so easily

Hackers likely linked to the North Korean government targeted a U.S. electricity company last month, according to a security firm that says it detected and stopped the attacks.

Russia scores temporary win against U.S. on cybercrime suspect

Russia on Wednesday won the latest round in a judicial tug-of-war with the U.S. over who should try a Russian cybercrime suspect arrested during a holiday in Greece.

U.S. rules out negotiated IS withdrawal from Syria’s Raqqa

The U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State group said Wednesday that it won’t accept a negotiated withdrawal for hundreds of IS militants holed up in the Syrian city of Raqqa, …

Amanda Erickson: Fear of crime drives America’s gun craze

It was in the 1960s and ’70s that Americans began talking about guns and gun rights as a crime issue. This framing turned the issue of gun ownership into a …

U.S. factory orders increase 1.2 percent in August

Orders at U.S. factories increased by 1.2 percent in August, driven by strong gains in aluminum and other metals, industrial machinery and autos.

North Korea accuses U.S. of imposing an ‘economic blockade’

North Korea’s U.N. ambassador accused the United States on Tuesday of imposing “an economic blockade” on his country and deploying nuclear assets on the Korean peninsula aimed at toppling leader …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 8:58 a.m.

Bizarre attacks in Havana hit U.S. spy network in Cuba

Frightening attacks on U.S. personnel in Havana struck the heart of America’s spy network in Cuba, with intelligence operatives among the first and most severely affected victims, the Associated Press …

’Devastating’: Travel rules leave Iranian-Americans in limbo

U.S. Navy veteran Mohammed Jahanfar has traveled overseas four times in the past year to visit his Iranian fiancee, most recently hoping to complete government paperwork that would allow her …

U.S., Mexico reach deal to conserve Colorado River water

The United States and Mexico unveiled an agreement Wednesday to preserve the overtaxed Colorado River, including spending millions of dollars on conservation and environmental projects and drawing up plans to …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Expansion work closes busiest U.S.-Mexico border crossing

Detoured traffic into Mexico from the busiest border crossing with the United States was unusually light Saturday as motorists heeded calls to avoid freeways during a weekend shutdown for southbound …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

U.S. flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

In a show of American military might to North Korea, U.S. bombers and fighter escorts flew on Saturday to the farthest point north of the border between North and South …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

U.S.-backed SDF says it took Syria’s largest gas field from IS

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters captured Saturday the country’s largest gas field from the Islamic State group in an eastern province that borders Iraq as they race with government forces to capture …

Cuban official: Still no clue on U.S. diplomat health mystery

Cuba so far hasn’t unearthed any information about who or what caused a mysterious series of health incidents that have affected U.S. and Canadian diplomats in Havana, its top diplomat …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 7:38 p.m.

Amnesty says fires continue at Rohingya villages in Myanmar

Amnesty International said new satellite images and videos taken as recently as Friday afternoon in Myanmar’s Rakhine state show smoke rising from Rohingya Muslim villages, contradicting Aung San Suu Kyi’s …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, noon

Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” and hinting at a frightening new …

Cambodia retaliates for visa ban, suspends U.S. MIA searches

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday he will retaliate against a U.S. halt on the issuing of most visas to senior foreign ministry officials and their families by suspending …