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Greenland fallout: Trump’s canceled trip blindsides Denmark

The prime minister of Denmark said Wednesday she is “disappointed and surprised” by U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel his visit to Denmark after she called Trump’s idea of …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019

Trump calls Denmark leader’s comments ‘nasty’

President Donald Trump on Wednesday attacked Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, saying she had made “nasty” comments about his interest in having the United States purchase Greenland.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019

U.S. military drone shot down over northern Yemen

An American military drone was shot down in a rugged patch of northern Yemen, said U.S. officials and Yemeni rebels, immediately triggering accusations of Iranian involvement in a region where …


China threatens retaliation over U.S. arms sale to Taiwan

China vowed retaliation against a proposed $8 billion U.S. sale of advanced fighter jets to Taiwan, threatening to impose sanctions on American firms participating in such a deal.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019

U.S. and Mexico settle tomato squabble to stave off tariffs, shortage

The United States and Mexico have settled a bitter trade dispute over tomatoes, with the United States shelving an anti-dumping investigation against Mexican growers and withdrawing from tariffs that could …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019

Iceland’s leader won’t be around to welcome Pence

Iceland’s leader has announced she will skip U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to her Nordic nation, opting instead to keep a prior commitment to attend a trade union conference …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019

Trump flip-flops on tax cuts, citing ‘strong economy’

Trump’s flip-flop came after recent market volatility and economic uncertainty, and amid a debate about whether the United States was heading for a slowdown that would imperil his reelection chances. …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

Trump says would be ‘appropriate’ for Russia to rejoin G-7

President Donald Trump says it would be appropriate for Russia to be readmitted to a group of the world’s major industrial nations.


Police, protesters fill French beach resorts for G-7 summit

Thousands of French police are setting up checkpoints and combing Atlantic beaches to secure the southwestern coast for the world leaders who are coming for the G-7 summit this weekend.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019

U.S. extends limited reprieve on tech sales to China’s Huawei

The Trump administration has extended a limited reprieve on U.S. technology sales to Huawei, even as questions remain over how much of an effect broader sanctions are having on the …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

Israel bars entry to outspoken US congresswomen

Israel said Thursday that it will bar two Democratic congresswomen from entering the country ahead of a planned visit over their support for a Palestinian-led boycott movement, a decision announced …


Eco-activist Greta Thunberg sets sail for New York

Eco-activist Greta Thunberg has set sail from the English coastline for New York as part of her campaign to pressure politicians to put climate change at the top of their …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019

Monarch symbol of species in crisis as U.S. protections shrink

Monarchs are in trouble, despite efforts by Moore and countless other volunteers and organizations across the United States to nurture the beloved butterfly. The Trump administration’s new order weakening the …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

Dreadful heat, humidity envelops South with little relief in sight

Most of the South – from Texas to parts of South Carolina – will be under heat advisories and warnings as temperatures will feel as high as 117 degrees, forecasters …


Man invites police to help mow lawns in all 50 states

An Alabama man who traveled to all 50 states to mow lawns for free says he’s traveling cross-country again to bring together police officers and the community.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

Facing pressure, Trump delays tariffs on some Chinese goods

Responding to pressure from businesses and growing fears that a trade war is threatening the U.S. economy, the Trump administration is delaying most of the import taxes it planned to …


UAE’s ambitions backfire as it finds itself on front line of U.S.-Iran tensions

One of America’s staunchest allies in the Middle East and a driving force behind President Donald Trump’s hard-line approach to Iran is breaking ranks with Washington, calling into question how …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019

Cross-border ties still strong despite El Paso mass shooting

Chatting with friends and carrying his lunch cooler, Carlos Carrillo was among hundreds packing the international bridge as they returned to Mexico from their jobs across the border. The construction …


Taliban say differences resolved on US troop withdrawal

The United States and the Taliban have resolved differences in peace talks over the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan and guarantees from the insurgents that they will cut ties …


UK joins US Strait of Hormuz mission; Iran slams sanctions

Britain said Monday that it would join a U.S.-led naval security mission in the Strait of Hormuz, where Iran’s seizure of merchant vessels has raised tensions with the West. Earlier, …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019

Puerto Rico governor resigns as promised; successor sworn in

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello resigned Friday as promised, clearing the way for veteran politician Pedro Pierluisi to be sworn in as his replacement, a move that threw the U.S. …


Top China envoy: US ‘fanning flames’ of Hong Kong protests

The U.S. and other Western nations are “fanning the flames” of street protests in Hong Kong that aim to undermine the semi-autonomous region’s prosperity, stability and security, China’s top diplomat …


North Korea absent, US holds talks with Japan, South Korea

Unable to meet with a North Korean official, the chief U.S. envoy for North Korea met on Friday with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in Thailand.


U.S. will test new missile technology after Russia treaty ends

The U.S. is planning to conduct tests soon on new missile technology that would have violated a treaty with Russia that expired Friday, senior administration officials said.


Canadians worried by plan to let Americans import drugs

A U.S. plan to let Americans legally import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada is causing concern among Canadians that it could cause shortages of some medications.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019

Trump threatens 10% tariffs on China; stocks plummet on news

President Donald Trump intensified pressure Thursday on China to reach a trade deal by saying he will impose 10% tariffs Sept. 1 on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese imports …


UN says Afghan forces, allies killed most civilians in 2019

More civilians were killed by Afghan and international coalition forces in Afghanistan in the first half of this year than by the Taliban and other militants, the U.N. mission said …


Catholic charities tested by abuse scandals, border crisis

For U.S. charities affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, the past year has tested the resilience of their fundraisers and the loyalty of their donors in unprecedented fashion


Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ campaign on Iran faces key test

President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran is at a crossroads as his administration decides whether to end one of the last remaining components of the 2015 nuclear deal.


N. Korea says missile test was warning to South ‘warmongers’

North Korea’s test of a new missile is meant as a “solemn warning” over rival South Korea’s weapons development and plans to hold military drills with the United States, Pyongyang …