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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

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.

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 …

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 …

U.S. marks Independence Day with pomp, dazzle, hot dog contest

Americans are celebrating their country’s 241st birthday with big-time fireworks, small-town parades and the quirky spectacle of competitive hot dog eating.

Martin: Canada at 150 owes America thanks

As we hit 150, Americans deserve our thanks. They not only provided protective might and economic dynamism but also gave us a display of excesses to be avoided.

As July Fourth approaches, Americans debate democracy’s fate

Americans have disagreed about government and civic life since the country’s founding, about who should vote, who should run for office and the risks of political factions. But as the …

China strongly protests U.S. arms sales to Taiwan

China on Friday strongly protested a U.S. plan to sell $1.4 billion worth of arms to Taiwan and demanded that the deal be canceled.

Russian jet came within feet of U.S. reconnaissance plane, Pentagon says

A Russian fighter jet came “within several feet” of an Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea and lingered by the side of the U.S. plane for several …

UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 7:38 a.m.

Democrats fear House GOP will stall Russia sanctions bill

Legislation that would hit Russia with economic sanctions and limit President Donald Trump’s authority to lift the penalties faces an uncertain future in the House despite the bill’s heavily bipartisan …

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, …