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Most-wanted Chinese tycoon applies for US political asylum

Chinese real estate tycoon Guo Wengui, one of the ruling Communist Party’s most wanted exiles, has applied for political asylum in the United States, his lawyer said, in a move …


Bobby Wood’s equalizing goal gets U.S. out of Honduras with 1-1 draw

Bobby Wood scored off a scramble in the 85th minute, and the United States escaped from Honduras with a 1-1 tie after nearly falling into a deep hole in World …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

Mattis: North Korea threat would bring massive military response

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday shot back at North Korea’s latest nuclear provocation with a blunt threat, saying the U.S. will answer any North Korean threat with a “massive …


U.S. seizes control of Russian posts in San Fran, DC, NY

The United States seized control Saturday of three Russian diplomatic posts in the U.S. after confirming the Russians had complied with the Trump administration’s order to get out within two …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 9:45 p.m.

Second round of NAFTA talks opens in Mexico City

Mexico is taking U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to leave the North American Free Trade Agreement more seriously as a second round of talks opens Friday in Mexico City on …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 5:24 p.m.

U.S. ban on Americans traveling to North Korea takes effect

A U.S. ban on Americans traveling to North Korea took effect Friday amid concerns about the fate of those who have been detained there in the past. The U.S. said …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

Western U.S. bakes, with heat expected into holiday weekend

Strong high pressure baked much of the West in high heat Wednesday, and forecasters said the siege would last into the Labor Day weekend and likely beyond.


Froma Harrop: U.S. needs coherent immigration policy

Americans across the political spectrum generally support a generous immigration program, as long as it’s orderly.


More than 200 doomed Puerto Rico dogs saved by airlift to U.S.

They were a mix of breeds and sizes, ranging from puppies to seniors. All faced a grim future in Puerto Rico animal shelters, where chronic overcrowding results in many dogs …


Robert J. Samuelson: U.S. must challenge China on intellectual property

There is much to dislike in President Trump’s trade agenda, but he is correct on one subject: China’s relentless quest to extort American “intellectual property” – technologies, business methods, patents.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 1:27 p.m.

U.S. demands big NAFTA changes, setting stage for tough talks

The United States won’t settle for cosmetic changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, the top U.S. trade negotiator said, as negotiations to rework terms of the pact began.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 6:43 p.m.

North Korea nuke conflict renews push to change Guam government

The nuclear conflict with North Korea that has made Guam the target of a threatened attack has led to new calls to change the government of the Pacific island whose …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:31 a.m.

Pentagon cites artillery “mishap” in 2 U.S. deaths in Iraq

A Pentagon spokesman says the two U.S. soldiers killed Sunday in Iraq were casualties of a U.S. artillery “mishap.”


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 4:19 p.m.

North Korean tensions aren’t deterring tourists from Guam

Tourists haven’t been deterred from visiting the tropical island of Guam even though the U.S. territory has been at the center of North Korean and U.S. threats during the past …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 9:52 p.m.

U.S. debate on arming Ukraine puts pressure on Russia, Trump

Seeking leverage with Russia, the Trump administration has reopened consideration of long-rejected plans to give Ukraine lethal weapons, even if that would plunge the United States deeper into the former …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 9:33 a.m.

North Korea still mastering how to deliver a nuke to U.S.

U.S. intelligence officials are pretty sure North Korea can put a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental missile that could reach the United States. But experts aren’t convinced the bomb could …


Respond to North Korea with cool head

It is extremely rare for a U.S. president to use such language that evokes nuclear attacks.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 1 p.m.

A snapshot of Guam before U.S.-North Korea conflict and now

North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers. …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 2:38 p.m.

A back road to hope: U.S. immigrants stream over into Canada

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, migrants who came to the U.S. from across the globe – Syria, Congo, Haiti, elsewhere – arrive here where Roxham Road dead-ends …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 10:17 p.m.

U.S. to respond by Sept. 1 to Russia’s expulsion of diplomats

Russia’s top diplomat said Sunday his country was ready for more engagement with the United States on North Korea, Syria, Ukraine and other pressing matters, even as Moscow braced for …


UPDATED: Sun., July 30, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

Putin says U.S. will have to shed 755 from diplomatic staff

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday the United States would have to cut its embassy and consulate staff in Russia by 755, heightening tensions between Washington and Moscow three days …


UPDATED: Sun., July 30, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

U.S. bombers fly over South Korea after North’s second ICBM test

The United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Sunday in a show of force against North Korea following the country’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile test. The …


UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 8:54 p.m.

Cuba’s public face of diplomacy with U.S. leaving post

The public face of Cuba’s diplomatic opening with the United States is leaving her post to become ambassador to Canada, officials said Sunday.


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 11:13 p.m.

Biting criticism for El Salvador players for gnawing on American players

Pushing and shoving? Of course. Pinching? Borderline. But biting? Retired stars Landon Donovan, Alexi Lalas and Steve McManaman said lengthy suspensions are needed to stop players from sinking their teeth …


UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 12:02 a.m.

Tillerson talks tough on Russia, vows U.S. support for Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Russia on Sunday that it must take the first steps to reduce tensions in eastern Ukraine and that American and European sanctions would …


UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017

Syria cease-fire begins; Trump eyes cooperation with Russia

U.S. President Donald Trump called for expanded cooperation with Russia on Sunday, as a cease-fire brokered by the two powers and Jordan for southern Syria came into effect.


Tillerson slowly embraces traditional diplomacy amid crises

Six months into a job he didn’t seek or particularly want, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appears to be slowly embracing a more traditional approach to American diplomacy after …


UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 3:43 p.m.

U.S., Russia reach deal on Syria cease-fire

The United States and Russia have reached agreement on a cease-fire in southwest Syria, three U.S. officials said Friday as President Donald Trump held his first meeting with Russian President …


Cooperation needed to thwart North Korea

The net encircling Pyongyang must be urgently tightened through international cooperation.


UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 8:38 p.m.

North Korea vows more ‘gift packages’ of missile tests for U.S.

SEOUL, South Korea – Grinning broadly, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delighted in the global furor created by his nation’s first launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, vowing Wednesday …