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Ever wanted to live in 2 nations at once? Here’s your chance

For sale: A 1782 fixer-upper with thick granite walls, 1950s decor, and armed 24-hour security provided by both Canada and the United States of America.


Heritage Foundation: Paris Agreement bad deal

Even if every country met its commitments, the changes in Earth’s temperature would be almost undetectable.


UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 2:45 p.m.

U.S. starts giving arms to Syrian Kurds ahead of Raqqa assault

The United States started Tuesday to deliver weapons to Kurdish fighters closing in on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, Syria, the Pentagon said. .


Myanmar, having warmed to the West, turns to China again

Myanmar was supposed to turn away from China and toward the West when the United States helped the Southeast Asian country make the transition to a civilian government after five …


U.S.-Turkish relations deeply strained ahead of Erdogan’s visit to White House

Barely two months ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was one of President Donald Trump’s biggest fans. But as he prepares to meet with Trump on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., …


U.S. warns on sanctions over Venezuela’s move on constitution

The Trump administration is warning that it might impose more sanctions on Venezuelan officials over President Nicolas Maduro’s push to rewrite the constitution amid an escalating political crisis with near-daily …


UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 11:04 p.m.

US soldier killed fighting the Islamic State in Afghanistan

A U.S. soldier was killed fighting the Islamic State offshoot in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Twitter on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 1:53 p.m.

US ambassador says ‘no love’ in dealings with Russia

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says there’s no question Russia was involved in the U.S. presidential election and insists President Donald Trump would fully support strong action against …


George Critchlow: Turkey’s refugee policy puts U.S. to shame

Turkey’s willingness to open its borders to millions of refugees and commit scarce national resources to their well-being is remarkable.


North Korea blames U.S. and South Korea for Malaysia attack

UNITED NATIONS – North Korea on Monday tried to shift the blame for the deadly attack in Malaysia on the estranged half- brother of its leader Kim Jong Un to …


Nelson Cruz homers as Dominican Republic beat United States at WBC

With their team playing the United States in a frenzied atmosphere at the World Baseball Classic, Dominican rooters spent much of the game on their feet while honking horns, pounding …


U.S. awash in ‘terrible’ human rights abuses, Chinese government report claims

The Chinese government has released a report on human rights in the United States, just a week after the U.S. State Department released its own report on human rights around …


UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 7:26 p.m.

U.S. general says Russia has deployed banned missile

A senior U.S. general on Wednesday accused Russia of deploying a land-based cruise missile in violation of “the spirit and intent” of a nuclear arms treaty and charged that Moscow’s …


U.S., China lock horns on missile defense against NKorea

WASHINGTON – If China was hoping for a concession from the U.S. after recently suspending coal imports from cash-poor North Korea, it got the opposite. The U.S. is starting to …


Egypt’s Mukhabarat hires Washington lobbyists to boost image

Egyptian intelligence has hired two U.S. public relations firms in Washington to lobby on the country’s behalf and boost its image, the first such engagements by the country’s powerful security …


Protests mount in China against South Korea’s missile system

Beijing’s escalating condemnation of South Korea over a U.S. anti-missile system has triggered protests against a popular retail giant and a reported ban on Chinese tour groups visiting the country, …


1st senior Chinese official visits Washington in Trump era

China is sending its first senior official to visit the U.S. since President Donald Trump took office.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 1:05 p.m.

Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, dies at 69

Norma McCorvey, who was 22, unwed, mired in addiction and poverty, and desperate for a way out of an unwanted pregnancy when she became Jane Roe, the pseudonymous plaintiff of …


Iran defeats U.S. at freestyle wrestling world cup

Iran’s wrestling team has defeated the United States wrestling team to win gold medal in the Freestyle World Cup. During the final competitions, Iranian wrestlers sealed a 5-3 victory against …


U.S. returns largest tract of Okinawa land to Japan in 44 years

The U.S. military announced the return to the Japanese government of the largest tract of land in more than 40 years, reducing American-administered areas on the southern island of Okinawa …


WTO says Boeing offered illegal tax breaks by Washington Legislature

A World Trade Organization panel on Monday ruled that Washington state offered billions in illegal tax breaks to plane maker Boeing, and that the U.S. government must take action to …


Wondolowski, Green lift US to 2-0 exhibition win at Cuba

Chris Wondolowski and Julian Green scored second-half goals, lifting the United States to a 1-0 victory Friday over Cuba in its first exhibition game in 69 years at the Caribbean …


Russia accuses U.S. of siding with ‘terrorists’ in Syria

Russian officials accused the U.S. on Thursday of siding with “terrorists” in Syria, in a sign of escalating tensions between Moscow and Washington amid the battle for the northern Syrian …


Russia accuses U.S. of nurturing aggressive nuclear strategy

Amid the widening U.S.-Russian spat over Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday issued a strongly-worded statement accusing the Pentagon of nurturing an aggressive nuclear strategy threatening Russia.


Israel to get $38 billion in U.S. military aid over 10 years

The United States will provide Israel’s military with $38 billion during the next 10 years, officials said Tuesday, the largest batch of military assistance the U.S. has ever pledged to …


U.S. investigating potential covert Russian plan to disrupt fall elections

U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are probing what they see as a broad covert Russian operation in the United States to sow public distrust in the upcoming presidential election …


Charles Krauthammer: The price of powerlessness

The reordering of the Middle East is proceeding apace. Where for 40 years the U.S.-Egypt alliance anchored the region, a Russia-Iran condominium is now dictating events.


UPDATED: Wed., June 29, 2016, 4:48 p.m.

North America leaders urge against Trump’s isolationism

The leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico convened a summit Wednesday intended to reaffirm their close cooperation on security, the environment and trade at a time of rising …


Lionel Messi leads Argentina over U.S., into Copa America final

Lionel Messi was too much for the United States to contain. The five-time world player of the year set up Ezequiel Lavezzi’s opening goal in the third minute, then scored …


U.S.: Facing Argentina, Messi in Copa semis not overwhelming

American players maintained over and over that playing Argentina and Lionel Messi in a Copa America semifinal on Tuesday night was a big deal, yet not mind-boggling.