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Iraqi election seen as a contest between Iran’s challenger and America’s incumbent

Hadi al-Ameri has fought for and most recently commanded a militia armed and trained by Iran.

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For decades, Colombia battled leftist guerrillas. Now one is a leading presidential candidate.

Polls show Gustavo Petro is unlikely to win, but his strong run highlights drastic polarization at a transformative time for Latin America’s closest U.S. ally.

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How to get to North Korea's nuclear site

A small coterie of foreign reporters has set off on a marathon journey to a remote location in North Korea to witness Pyongyang's purported ...

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What the US and North Korea mean when they talk about 'denuclearization'

Denuclearization is one of the first words that comes to mind when discussing diplomatic efforts on the Korean Peninsula.

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Viewpoint: Is Trump playing into Kim Jong-un's hands?

North Korea expert Jean Lee describes the best possible outcome of a summit with Kim Jong-un.

NY Times /
Asia and Australia Edition: Trump, North Korea, Philip Roth: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Chicago Council Backs Obama Presidential Center Plans

The effort to build the Obama Presidential Center in a park on Chicago's South Side where Barack Obama's political career began cleared its biggest hurdle yet Wednesday when the City Council signed off on the proposal. The vote was widely expected but was still historic for both the city where the nation's first black president started and for ...

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As America Looks Inward, China Looks to Outer Space

China’s launch of a satellite this week, part of a mission to the far side of the moon, is but one of its recent endeavors into space.

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US Excludes China From Military Drill Over South China Sea Actions

The United States has disinvited China from a major international maritime exercise, saying Beijing's "destabilizing behavior" in the South China Sea is inconsistent with the principles of the U.S.-led drill. "China's continued militarization of disputed features in the South China Sea only serve to raise tensions and destabilize the region," ...

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Pompeo: US Won't Tolerate Russian Meddling in 2018 Vote

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Wednesday the Trump administration would take "appropriate countermeasures" against any Russian interference in the November congressional elections, but acknowledged officials have yet to figure out what "effective deterrence" might work. Pompeo told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that the ...

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France: New US Sanctions on Iran Could Destabilize Region

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Wednesday if the United States imposed new tough sanctions on Iran, it risks further destabilizing ...

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S. Korea Tries to Ease Trump’s Doubts Over N. Korea Summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in was more optimistic than U.S. President Donald Trump about prospects for the U.S.- North Korea nuclear summit, ...

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To experts, North Korea dismantling nuclear site is like destroying evidence

Cheryl Rofer is a chemist who spent 35 years working on environmental cleanups everywhere from Estonia to Kazakhstan, disassembling and decommissioning nuclear weapons, and overseeing the destruction of chemical weapons.

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North Korea expands threat to cancel Trump-Kim summit, saying it won’t be pushed to abandon its nukes

Pyongyang canceled talks with South Korean officials that were scheduled for Wednesday.

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As tensions with Trump deepen, Europe wonders if America is lost for good

Continental leaders worry the president may be the new normal, not an aberration.

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