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Israel, France trade jabs over Jerusalem

Subscriber onlyJERUSALEM -- French and Israeli leaders sparred verbally Sunday while new violence rippled across the region over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Continue reading...

Anti-U.S. clash violent in Beirut; Jerusalem move protested

Subscriber onlyBEIRUT -- Lebanese security forces clashed Sunday with demonstrators near the U.S. Embassy in Beirut as hundreds protested President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. Continue reading...

Nobel laureate warns of politics

Plans to cut U.S. science funding, immigration are criticized

Subscriber onlySTOCKHOLM -- At the Nobel Prize banquet Sunday night, an American researcher who shared this year's award for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address. Continue reading...

Russia's rich worry as U.S. makes blacklist

Subscriber onlyWhen Debevoise & Plimpton lawyers held a seminar in Moscow to explain the impact of new U.S. sanctions legislation, they had to rent out a hall in a hotel to hold all the worried clients who signed up. Continue reading...

U.K. hopeful for trade deal

Agreement with EU makes hard exit unlikely, official says

Subscriber onlyLONDON -- Now that the two sides have reached a preliminary agreement on their divorce terms, the likelihood of Britain leaving the European Union without a future trade deal has "dropped dramatically," the country's secretary for exiting the EU said Sunday. Continue reading...

Israelis demolish tunnel from Gaza

Hamas militants dug under border

Subscriber onlyJERUSALEM -- Israel on Sunday said it has destroyed a tunnel built by the Hamas militant group that stretched from the Gaza Strip several hundred yards into Israeli territory, declaring a breakthrough in its war against underground threats from the Palestinian enclave. Continue reading...

The world in brief

Subscriber only137 Syrian youths'evacuation urged Continue reading...

U.S. foresees more combat in Somalia

Pentagon plan outlines two years of operations against Islamic militants

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Amid its escalating campaign of drone strikes in Somalia, the Pentagon has presented the White House with an operational plan that envisions at least two more years of combat against Islamist militants there, according to U.S. officials familiar with internal deliberations. Continue reading...

Free of ISIS, Iraqi premier tells country

Border with Syria declared secure, all towns liberated

Subscriber onlyBAGHDAD -- Iraq's prime minister declared an end Saturday to the war against the Islamic State, more than three years after militants overran and captured one-third of the country and imposed a violent and austere rule over millions of Iraqis. Continue reading...

Arabs condemn Trump move

Peacemaker role of U.S. disputed

Subscriber onlyCAIRO -- Arab foreign ministers on Saturday demanded that the United States rescind President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, calling it a "grave" development that puts Washington on the same side as the Israeli occupation and the violation of international law. Continue reading...

Russian jets testing U.S. in Syria

Airspace breaches have led to close calls, Americans say

Subscriber onlyAL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar -- Russian fighter jets have flown dangerously close to U.S. warplanes in eastern Syria over the past month -- including one near-collision -- in what American officials say is a pattern of daily Russian violations of an agreement to separate rival forces converging on the last main pocket of Islamic State militants in the country. Continue reading...

China fears Koreas on war course

Minister calls standoff a ‘black hole’; U.N. team visits North

Subscriber onlySEOUL, South Korea -- China expressed pessimism about bringing the North Korean standoff to a peaceful resolution, even as Kim Jong Un's regime touted new United Nations support for "regular" talks. Continue reading...

Brit to press Iran on detainees

Subscriber onlyTEHRAN, Iran -- British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrived in Tehran on Saturday, where he was expected to discuss the fate of detained dual nationals, including a woman serving a five-year prison sentence for allegedly plotting to overthrow Iran's government. Continue reading...

Detainee urges Ukraine protest

Ex-governor faces collusion case, wants president impeached

Subscriber onlyKIEV, Ukraine -- From his jail cell in Ukraine's capital, opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili called on supporters to rally for the impeachment of the president and declared a hunger strike. Continue reading...

Northern Irish fear border's return

But breakthrough seen as U.K. negotiates its exit from EU

Subscriber onlyFLORENCECOURT, Northern Ireland -- Farmer John Sheridan drives his mud-caked Land Rover up and down country lanes and roads, back and forth across the snaking border separating Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. There's little sign he is crossing an international frontier. Continue reading...

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