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Historic hideaways: Five historic hotels with guided tours that bring the past to life

For travelers who seek out historic hotels, learning about a property firsthand and from an expert is a lovely perk. No brochure or website can make history come alive – …


Trump says he might extend deadline in US-China talks

President Donald Trump said that “there’s a possibility” he would extend a March 2 deadline in trade talks with China if the two countries are closing in on a deal.


UN court has jurisdiction to hear part of Iran-US dispute

The International Court of Justice ruled Wednesday that it has jurisdiction to hear part of a case brought by Iran against the United States that seeks to claw back around …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 3:26 p.m.

Optimism over U.S.-China trade talks boosts stocks again

Stocks extended their gains in afternoon trading on Wall Street Wednesday as investors remained optimistic that the U.S. and China will make more progress in resolving their costly trade dispute.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 12:45 p.m.

Pentagon official assures Iraqis of limited US military role

The top Pentagon official assured Iraqi leaders Tuesday that the U.S. will stick to its limited military role in Iraq, a message aimed at recent talk by some Iraqi politicians …


US strikes IS-held mosque as Syria battle intensifies

The U.S. military said Tuesday it struck a mosque that had allegedly been used as an Islamic State control center, as American-allied Syrian forces battled the extremists in their last …


More immigrants sue U.S. over end to protected status

Immigrants from Honduras and Nepal have filed a lawsuit alleging the Trump administration unfairly ended a program that lets them live and work in the United States.


U.S.-backed fighters launch final push to defeat IS in Syria

U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian forces said Saturday they have launched a final push to defeat the Islamic State group in the last tiny pocket the extremists hold in eastern Syria.


Descendants from last U.S. slave ship gathering in Alabama

The years have been hard on Africatown USA. Established by the last boatload of Africans abducted into slavery and shipped to the United States just before the Civil War, the …


6 people arrested after largest US-Australian meth seizure

Australian police arrested six people after what authorities said Friday was the largest single seizure of methamphetamine in the United States and the biggest drug haul bound for Australia.


U.S. emergency aid for Venezuela arrives at Colombian border

Trucks carrying U.S. humanitarian aid destined for Venezuela arrived Thursday at the Colombian border, where opposition leaders vowed to bring them into their troubled nation despite objections from embattled President …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 5:48 p.m.

Russian official: Another nuclear pact with U.S. in trouble

Another U.S.-Russian nuclear pact is in danger following the U.S. move to withdraw from a Cold War-era arms control treaty, a senior Russian diplomat said Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

Migrant caravan detained in old factory, across from Texas

A caravan of 1,600 Central American migrants is surrounded by Mexican authorities in an old factory a short distance from Texas, where they hope to seek asylum but appear to …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 8:11 p.m.

Trump to meet North Korean leader Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he will hold a two-day summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam to continue his efforts to persuade Kim …


Hashtag stirs debate over role of Christian schools in U.S.

Provocative hashtag, vice president’s wife rekindle debate over role of Christian schools in U.S.


Russia to pull plug on nuclear arms pact after US does same

Following in the footsteps of the U.S., Russia will abandon a centerpiece nuclear arms treaty but will only deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles if Washington does so, President Vladimir Putin said …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 9:52 p.m.

Trump suspends arms treaty, citing Chinese, Russian threats

The United States announced Friday that it is pulling out of a landmark nuclear arms treaty with Russia, arguing that it should not be constrained by a deal Moscow is …


EU states called on to recognize Venezuela opposition leader

The European Parliament is calling on the European Union’s member states to recognize Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim president.


European nations create workaround to US Iran sanctions

Three European countries working to preserve a deal that was meant to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon have established a new system so their companies can continue trading …


Trump to say when, where he’ll hold 2nd North Korean summit

President Donald Trump says he’ll announce next week the site and date for the second summit he’s planning to hold with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon) …


Immigration lawyers blast delays in citizenship, green cards

Immigration lawyers on Wednesday blasted delays in the U.S. government’s handling of applications for citizenship, green cards and other immigration benefits.


Taliban say they are not looking to rule Afghanistan alone

The Taliban said Wednesday they are not seeking a “monopoly on power” in a future administration in Afghanistan but are looking for ways to co-exist with Afghan institutions – the …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 7:09 p.m.

U.S. hits Venezuela with oil sanctions to pressure Maduro

The Trump administration on Monday sanctioned Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, ratcheting up pressure on socialist President Nicolas Maduro to cede power to the U.S.-backed opposition in the oil-rich nation in …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 6:39 p.m.

Venezuela backtracks on order to expel U.S. diplomats

Nicolas Maduro’s government backtracked Saturday from its order for U.S. Embassy personnel to leave Venezuela, moving to defuse tensions with Washington just hours after international diplomats traded heated rhetoric at …


China demands U.S. drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

China demanded Tuesday that the U.S. drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei, shifting blame to Washington in a case that has severely …


U.S. airstrike in Somalia kills 52 al-Shabab extremists

The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed 52 al-Shabab extremists in response to an attack on Somali forces.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 12:57 p.m.

U.S. starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from Syria

The U.S. military said Friday it has started pulling equipment, but not troops, out of Syria as a first step in meeting President Donald Trump’s demand for a complete military …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:16 p.m.

Mexico launches plan to stimulate U.S. border economy

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched an ambitious plan Saturday to stimulate economic activity on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border, reinforcing his country’s commitment to manufacturing and trade …


Trump aide trying to allay Israeli concerns on Syria pullout

The White House has sent national security adviser John Bolton on a mission to allay Israel’s concerns about President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.


American officials due in Beijing for talks on trade battle

American officials are due in Beijing Monday for talks aimed at easing the U.S.-China trade battle that threatens to hobble global economic growth.