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Syrian raids kills 32 more people

U.N. to vote on resolution for immediate 30-day cease-fire

Subscriber onlyBEIRUT -- Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia continued their relentless bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day Friday, killing 32 people, opposition activists and a war monitor reported. The death toll from the past week climbed to more than 400. Continue reading...

U.S. sets new N. Korean sanctions

Measure aims to cut off illegal oil, coal trading linked to China

Subscriber only President Donald Trump announced harsh new shipping sanctions against North Korea on Friday -- a clear signal, near the end of an Olympic Games marked by a rapprochement on the Korean Peninsula, that his pressure campaign against Pyongyang will not let up. Continue reading...

Embassy's Jerusalem shift set for May

Move to celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary; Palestinians mark date as a calamity

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's administration plans to officially move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May to mark the 70th anniversary of the creation of the state, two U.S. officials said Friday. Continue reading...

Israelis investigate Palestinian’s death

Subscriber onlyJERUSALEM — An initial inquiry suggested that a Palestinian whose beating by soldiers was caught on video died from tear-gas inhalation, the Israeli military said Friday, ahead of a planned autopsy. Continue reading...

The world in brief

Subscriber onlyMogadishu car bombings kill 18 people Continue reading...

New Manafort counts allege tax, loan scams; charges also target associate Gates

Subscriber onlyPaul Manafort was using fraudulently obtained loans and tax-cheating tricks to prop up his personal finances as he became chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign in 2016, according to a new 32-count indictment filed Thursday against him and his business partner. Continue reading...

African asylum seekers embrace Israel

Many among 40,000 migrants fear death if deported to war-torn homelands

Subscriber onlyEven as he faces a potential deportation from Israel, 30-year-old Eritrean asylum seeker Johny Goytiom Kafl brims with satisfaction as he looks out upon thousands of fellow protesters rallying against the impending expulsions, all while peacefully secured by police. Continue reading...

Held by police, says Putin foe

Subscriber onlyRussian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has been barred from running in next month’s presidential election, said he was briefly detained by police Thursday. Continue reading...

Wildfire threatens Guantanamo base

Subscriber onlyA wildfire ignited mines laid by the Cuban military decades ago and jumped the fence line at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay on Thursday, threatening buildings and forcing evacuations of six neighborhoods. Continue reading...

Not exiting Syria legal, letters say

Troops can stay, Congress not factor, assert Defense, State

Subscriber onlyThe U.S.' executive branch has decided that it needs no new legal authority from Congress to indefinitely keep military forces deployed in Syria and Iraq, even in territory that has been cleared of Islamic State fighters, Pentagon and State Department officials said. Continue reading...

Iran says U.S. scaring off foreign firms

Subscriber only Iran will consider abandoning its nuclear accord with world powers if the U.S. maintains a "policy of confusion and uncertainty" that is scaring foreign businesses away from the Islamic Republic, a senior official said Thursday. Continue reading...

British aid group barred from Haiti 2 months

Subscriber onlyAid group Oxfam Great Britain will be suspended from operating in Haiti for the next two months pending an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by its employees, a government official said Thursday. Continue reading...

The world in brief

Subscriber onlyU.S. Embassy bomber in Montenegro ID'd Continue reading...

Turkey open to contact with Syria

Russia urges two neighbors to talk as tension at border rises

Subscriber onlyTurkey signaled Wednesday that it's ready for communication with Syria as Russia sought to avert a direct clash between the two countries over a Turkish military offensive against a Kurdish enclave. Continue reading...

No profiting from office, Trump Jr. says

President’s son calls claim ‘nonsense’ on real-estate development trip to India

Subscriber onlyDonald Trump Jr. said that any talk of his family profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" while on a visit to India that has raised ethical concerns about using the name of the American president to promote international business ventures. Continue reading...

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