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US Takes Steel, Aluminum Tariff Fight to WTO

The United States is requesting that a World Trade Organization dispute resolution panel get involved in a clash over international retaliation over U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum, according to a U.S. official familiar with the matter. The requests, filed Thursday, cover tariffs by China, the European Union, Canada and Mexico, which followed ...

Dog named Magic found alive two days after brick wall collapses on him

"They say men don’t cry, but I was so happy, I was crying," his owner said after the dog was discovered in the rubble.

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US Giving Saudis More Time to Finish Investigation into Missing Journalist

The U.S. appears willing to give Saudi Arabia a bit more time to finish its investigation into Turkish allegations that Saudi agents killed a ...

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Turkish Investigators Revisit Saudi Consulate as Pompeo Prepares to Brief Trump

Turkish investigators carried out searches Thursday at the Saudi consulate and the nearby consul’s residence in Istanbul in connection with the ...

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US, Saudi Arabia Have Leverage on Each Other; Using It Has Costs

The United States and Saudi Arabia have had a mutually dependent relationship for seven decades based on a central bargain: the kingdom would pump ...

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Border Insecurity in Iran Amid Regime Crackdown on Minorities   

Armed conflict between Iranian security forces and separatist militants on the Iranian border is growing, as the government tightens its grip on the ...

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Market Can Cope with Push for Zero Iranian Oil Sales, Says US Envoy

The United States still aims to cut Iran's oil sales to zero and does not expect restored oil sanctions against Tehran to have a negative impact on a market that is well-supplied and balanced, a senior U.S. official said on Monday. U.S. special ...

Trump vows 'severe punishment' if journalist was murdered by Saudis

US President Donald Trump vowed in a "60 Minutes" interview that the United States would get to the bottom of what happened to a missing Saudi journalist and that there would be "severe punishment" if he was found to have been murdered.

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Iran and Iraq: From foes to friends

Can the Iran-Iraq war explain today’s conflicts shattering the region?

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American Pastor on Trial in Turkey

The trial of an American pastor whose detention has sparked a diplomatic standoff between Ankara and Washington resumed Friday in ... /
Trump vows to send Jeff Sessions and DOJ to Chicago to combat police reforms recommended by ACLU

After Donald Trump promised to send Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Chicago to block an agreement between the ACLU and the Chicago centered around ...

'Tehran Taboo': A provocative look at Iran's capital

The film by Iranian director Ali Soozandeh has screened all over the world, but one place it hasn't hit cinemas is Iran itself.

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Trump Says he May Pick new UN Ambassador This Month

In the latest shake-up for President Donald Trump’s turbulent administration, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley abruptly announced she is resigning at the end of the year, raising questions about who will fill the key national security post and about the outspoken diplomat’s own political ambitions. Trump later told reporters he was considering five ...

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Iran Widens an Already Huge Rift Between Europe and U.S.

Since President Trump announced that he would pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, European leaders are actively working to help Tehran get around new sanctions.

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DealBook: The Unknowable Fallout of China’s Trade War Nuclear Option

China holds more than a trillion dollars in United States debt, and an escalating trade war could tempt it to wield that debt in a way that has long been unthinkable.

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US Envoy to UN Nikki Haley Announces Resignation

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, is resigning. "It has been an honor of a lifetime," said Haley, sitting alongside President ...

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After Missing Enlistment Goal, US Army Vows to Boost Recruiting

It will take time to overcome the recruiting challenges that caused the U.S. Army to miss its enlistment goal this year, but plans to beef up ... /
Judge stops sending convicts to jail, but for good reason

  A Cleveland judge is fed up with the Cuyahoga County Jail and vows not to send any more suspects to jail following the deaths of six inmates who died in the last four months, reports. READ MORE: Suge Knight’s son posts photographic “proof” that Tupac is alive and hanging out with Beyoncé Only those charged […] The post ...

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What Did Mike Pompeo Get From Kim Jong-un? Four Takeaways

Absent in statements on the secretary of state’s visit to North Korea is any indication that Kim Jong-un will dismantle his nuclear weapons.

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US, China Trade Criticism in Testy Beijing Meeting

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told his Chinese counterpart the United States has "grave concerns" about China's actions, in a meeting that underscores worsening relations between Washington and Beijing. "We have a fundamental disagreement," Pompeo told Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Monday in Beijing, which saw both sides use unusually ...

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US Urges UN Court to Toss out Iranian Case on Frozen Assets

The U.S. on Monday urged the United Nations' highest court to toss out a case filed by Iran that seeks to recover around $2 billion worth of frozen ...

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A Second Trump-Kim Appears Closer, Experts Still Await Concrete Denuclearization Steps

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made his fourth trip to Pyongyang Sunday. During his day-long trip to North Korea, Pompeo and leader Kim Jong Un ...

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Refugee Families Split Due to Stricter Screening to Enter US

Death threats drove Hadi Mohammed out of Iraq and to a small apartment in Nebraska, where he and his two young sons managed to settle as refugees. ...

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Pompeo Seeks Allied Unity in Dealing With N. Korea

America's top diplomat left Tokyo for Pyongyang on Sunday after pledging that the U.S. would coordinate with allies Japan and South Korea on efforts ...

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Solar panels unveiled at Chernobyl nuclear power site

Ukraine launches its first solar plant in the abandoned area around the former nuclear power station.

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Pompeo Arrives in Japan, First Stop on Asia Tour

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Japan Saturday where he met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Taro Kono. Heading to Asia on Friday, Pompeo said he hoped to develop options for the timing and location of the next summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. His Asia tour will ...

Trump's battering of Iran is affecting the cost of oil

Oil prices have marched to a four-year high. A growing chorus insists that Washington's policy against Iran has ratcheted up geopolitical tensions and could knock out up to 2 million barrels a day of Iran's exports. This has sparked a surge in ...

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