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Israel charges Netanyahu's wife

Corruption, fraud case involves ordering up $99,000 in food

Subscriber only Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was formally charged Thursday with fraud and breach of public trust in a long-running corruption case involving the use of outside caterers in the official prime minister's residence, state prosecutors said in a statement. Continue reading...

Trump favors summit with Putin

White House adviser Bolton to visit Moscow, discuss meeting

Subscriber only As Donald Trump presses ahead with plans for a summer summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, the U.S. president is jolting relationships with some of America's longest and strongest allies. Amid concerns over Trump's apparent desire to be cozy with the Russian leader, he is pursuing increasingly nationalistic foreign and trade policies and delivering scathing personal attacks on traditionally friendly leaders who don't share his views. Continue reading...

NATO chief fears ties unraveling

But Stoltenberg hopes alliance’s bond with U.S. will bear up

Subscriber onlyThe bonds between Europe and North America are under strain and there's no guarantee the trans-Atlantic partnership will survive, the head of NATO warned Thursday. Continue reading...

Japan to put evacuation drills on hold

Subscriber onlyJapan plans to suspend the civilian evacuation drills it started last year while North Korea was repeatedly test-firing missiles near and over Japanese islands, officials said Thursday, citing diplomatic overtures from Pyongyang. Continue reading...

EU plan pays Africans to hold migrants

Subscriber onlyUnwilling to share responsibility for tens of thousands of people arriving each year in search of better or safer lives, European Union leaders are preparing in coming days to take more steps to keep migrants out. Continue reading...

Saudi king backs truce with Taliban

Subscriber onlyThe kingdom of Saudi Arabia threw its weight behind the Afghan government’s attempts to kindle a peace process with the Taliban this week, reflecting growing international pressure to bring Afghanistan’s long war to a negotiated end. Continue reading...

The world in brief

Subscriber onlyGermany to loan ailing Jordan $100M Continue reading...

Trudeau: Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17

Subscriber onlyTORONTO -- Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country's youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Canada lawmakers OK bill to fully legalize pot

Subscriber onlyCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that marijuana will be legal nationwide on Oct. 17. Continue reading...

Commerce chief takes flak over tariffs

U.S. metal-making at risk, Ross says at Senate hearing

Subscriber onlyCommerce Secretary Wilbur Ross defended the Trump administration's tariffs on imported steel and aluminum before Congress on Wednesday amid withering, bipartisan criticism from senators who called the levies unjustified and economically ruinous. Continue reading...

Asylum-seeker law passes in Hungary

Subscriber only Hungarian lawmakers voted to tighten the country’s asylum eligibility rules and threatened Wednesday to incarcerate people who help asylum-seekers, votes that coincided with a United Nations’ observance dedicated to refugees. Continue reading...

U.N. condemns Syria siege, rebel strikes

Subscriber onlyThe United Nations said Wednesday that the Syrian government and rebel forces both committed war crimes during the five-year government siege of the eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus and the two-month offensive earlier this year to retake the area from insurgents. Continue reading...

S. Korea pressing North on making plans to ax nukes

Subscriber onlySouth Korea urged North Korea on Wednesday to present a plan with concrete steps toward denuclearization, raising the pressure on its leader Kim Jong Un as he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a visit designed to convey the countries' growing closeness. Continue reading...

The world in brief

Subscriber onlyWHO hopeful Ebola in Congo is waning Continue reading...

In the news

Subscriber onlyRichard Tarsa, police chief of Adams, Mass., said investigators think a woodchuck carried off more than a dozen small U.S. flags from a cemetery to line its burrow, after residents reported that flags -- including replacements -- were being taken from veterans' graves. Continue reading...

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