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Netanyahu, furious over U.N. vote, summons U.S. ambassador

Fuming over a United Nations Security Council resolution passed Friday that deems Jewish settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem illegal, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took the rare …

Russia strongly warns U.S. against striking Syrian army

The Russian military on Thursday strongly warned the United States against striking the Syrian army, noting that its air defense weapons in Syria stand ready to fend off any attack.

New vitriol from Philippine leader

Like those from a battering ram, the hits just keep coming from the recently elected president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte.

Russia suspends cooperative nuclear research deal with US

Russia has suspended an agreement with the United States on research cooperation in the nuclear and energy sectors, the latest move underlining worsening tensions between Washington and Moscow.

U.S., Japan, South Korea condemn nuke test by North Korea

The United States, Japan and South Korea on Sunday roundly condemned North Korea’s recent nuclear test and called for tough new measures to further isolate the communist state.

Flawed Syria deal nonetheless offers hope for peace

Saturday’s deal to renew a nationwide truce in Syria, open aid routes and establish a U.S.-Russian military partnership may be the best hope yet to end the brutal five-year civil …

$400M to Iran was contingent on release of prisoners, U.S. says

The Obama administration said Thursday that a $400 million cash payment to Iran seven months ago was contingent on the release of a group of American prisoners.

Newfoundland death triggers air bag probes in US, Canada

Auto safety investigators in two countries may have a new air bag problem to deal with.

Homeownership rate of 62.9 percent matches a 51-year low

The proportion of U.S. households that own homes has matched its lowest level in 51 years – evidence that rising property prices, high rents and stagnant pay have made it …

US, allies say they’re at key moment in fight against IS

The United States and its anti-Islamic State coalition allies said Thursday they’ve reached a key moment in their campaign to defeat the extremist group, despite several months of limited ground …

U.S.-backed Syria fighters give IS 48 hours to leave town

BEIRUT – U.S.-backed Syrian fighters on Thursday gave Islamic State militants 48 hours to leave an encircled town near the Turkish border without a fight, a last-ditch effort to protect …

U.S. goes after more than $1 billion taken from Malaysian fund

WASHINGTON – The United States moved Wednesday to recover more than $1 billion that federal officials say was stolen from a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund and used for high-end real …

N. Korea vows to end diplomat communication channel with US

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea said Monday it will end a diplomatic communication channel with the United States and hinted at harsher punishment for Americans detained in the country …

NATO leaders gear up for threats from Russia, south

NATO leaders geared up Friday for a long-term standoff with Russia, ordering multinational troops to Poland and the three Baltic states as Moscow moves forward with its own plans to …

‘Hot, wet and wild’ 2016 weather as U.S. has warmest June

America’s warm, wild and costly weather broke another record with the hottest June, federal meteorologists say. And if that’s not enough, they calculated that 2016 is flirting with the U.S. …

Official: EU trade negotiations to go on despite Brexit

The European Union and the United States will continue negotiating a major free trade deal, despite Britain’s decision to leave the EU, Europe’s top trade official said Wednesday.

China pledges to cut steel glut, avoid race to devalue yuan

China promised to rein in production of steel that is flooding global markets and work with Washington to enforce North Korea nuclear sanctions, as high-level talks between the superpowers ended …

Scott Martelle: Turkey’s press crackdown troubling

Turkey is a longtime U.S. ally in a part of the world where reliable friends are sorely needed, but such oppressive behavior raises serious questions.

US, Russia-brokered cease-fire goes into effect across Syria

A cease-fire brokered by the United States and Russia came into effect across Syria on Saturday, marking the biggest international push to reduce violence in the country’s devastating conflict, but …

Russian fighter jet sale to Iran would violate arms ban, U.S. says

The U.S. says Russia’s proposed sale of fighter jets to Iran would violate a U.N. arms embargo extended as part of the nuclear accord with Tehran.

Carli Lloyd of the U.S. is named FIFA world player of the year, and Jill Ellis is coach of the year

Carli Lloyd won soccer’s highest individual honor by being named FIFA’s women’s world player of the year and her coach, Jill Ellis, who was chosen FIFA’s top women’s coach for …

Diplomats set plan for political change in Syria

Invoking the need for joint action after the attacks in Paris, foreign ministers of nearly 20 nations agreed Saturday to an ambitious yet incomplete plan for bringing peace to Syria …

Gabby Douglas edges teammate Aly Raisman for spot world championship in all-around final

Though Raisman recovered with a solid beam routine, it wasn’t enough to overtake Gabby Douglas, leaving Raisman fifth overall but ineligible for the final as the third American finisher.

Panama outscores U.S. 3-2 in shootout for third place in CONCACAF Gold Cup

CHESTER, Pa. – Music and shouts of celebration blasted from the Panama locker room next door as U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann tried to put another positive spin on another loss. …

U.S. soccer topples Turkey

The United States scored the first two goals and then allowed a penalty kick in the 90th minute during a 2-1 win over Turkey on Sunday.

U.S. out to end slide

SOCHI, Russia – Before departing for the Olympics, the U.S. women’s hockey team received a few visitors at their training facility in Bedford, Mass. Members of Team USA’s 1998 gold-medal …

U.S. Cup berth on line

Alejandro Bedoya (19) remembered back four years ago, when he walked onto the field with his American teammates to face Mexico at the Rose Bowl and saw the crowd of …

Djokovic propels Serbia past U.S.

BOISE – Even an ankle injury couldn’t stop world No. 1 Novak Djokovic from dominating Sam Querrey 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-0 to give Serbia an insurmountable 3-1 lead in …

U.S. to face hot qualifier

MIAMI – The U.S. national soccer team practiced in relative anonymity at Florida International University on Monday morning before boarding a flight to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, where Wednesday’s World …

U.S. women open Olympic soccer campaign against France today

GLASGOW, Scotland – More than 400 miles from center stage, the coach of the U.S. women’s soccer team leaned toward the microphone and gave her own musical opening to the …