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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.


Trudy Rubin: ‘Brexit’ would be huge step back

If Europe falters, the negative ripple effect would reach across the Atlantic. As Garton Ash rightly notes, the great global challenges we face – from a rising China to an …


Colombia scores 2 first-half goals, beats US in Copa opener

Cristian Zapata scored his first international goal, James Rodriguez added a 42nd-minute penalty kick and Colombia beat the United States 2-0 Friday night in the opener of the Copa America.


Deal reached to extend Syria truce to Aleppo, US officials say

The United States and Russia have persuaded Syria’s government and moderate rebels to extend the country’s fragile truce to the northern city of Aleppo, although sporadic clashes continue, U.S. officials …


Trudy Rubin: Turkey needs to support effort against Islamic State

A decision to assault Raqqa is hung up in large part not by resistance from jihadi enemies, but by opposition from Turkey, a (supposed) NATO ally


Toyota recalling 60,000 Avalons, Camrys for air bag defect

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 60,000 Avalon and Camry sedans in North America because their front passenger air bags may not deploy in a crash.


U.S. becoming top haven for tax cheats

WASHINGTON – The U.S. lambastes and strong-arms countries that help drug lords and millionaire investors hide their money from tax collectors. Critics say it should look closer to home. America …


Trudy Rubin: Uprooting ISIS’ territorial power more crucial than ever

Syrian Kurds are the only fighters willing and able to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State. The United States should work to clear the political obstacles that prevent this.


Russia, China oppose US missile-defense in South Korea

The foreign ministers of China and Russia are opposing the possible deployment of an advanced American missile-defense system in South Korea.


Trudy Rubin: Syrian mess awaits next president

If the nascent cease-fire collapses, it’s hard to see what Plan B the administration can come up with. The whole Syria mess seems likely to land front and center on …


Syria cease-fire holding despite some fighting, U.N. envoy says

A U.S.-Russia-brokered cease-fire in Syria, now in its sixth day, is largely holding despite sporadic clashes in some areas, a U.N. envoy said Thursday, raising expectations ahead of next week’s …


Crystal Dunn scores 5 goals as U.S. routs Puerto Rico 10-0

The U.S. women’s soccer team’s younger reserves not only didn’t disappoint in their Group A finale in CONCACAF qualifying for the Rio Olympics, they delivered a record performance.


Cease-fire in Syria announced by world powers

The United States, Russia and other world powers agreed to implement a nationwide “cessation of hostilities” in Syria’s civil war to start in one week in an effort to stop …


Obama honors U.S. women’s soccer team for World Cup victory

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama welcomed the U.S. women’s 2015 World Cup champion soccer team to the White House Tuesday, saying the team’s victory with class, excitement and style inspired …